About

 
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I was born and raised in Canada and had some amazing experiences there as a youngster thanks to my offbeat mother and overly creative father. When my parents decided to move to Spain (which was a pretty bold thing to do forty years ago), I ended up finishing my BA in Florida, becoming a founding coach at NBTA and playing a few years of pro tennis. While there, I met some influential veterans and decided to look for leadership and purpose by joining the US Special Forces and almost made it, with the cadres endorsements I should have recycled, but I was devastated and turned the page (I continue to support the GBF). Onwards to Europe, after a series of socially successful corporate roles and some memorable accomplishments, my thirst for a purpose was still intact and I decided it was time to start doing something to make the world a better place to live, instead of just talking about it. So, I founded @laneo, a social enterprise, to clean up the planet and engage people and brands through experiential education. After that, I did a stint with some passionate folks @boardriders, then co-founded @guidigo with a close friend and had an unforgettable run, co-founded two social startups @brozerly and @oneplusone, grew @doblet with a super-smart team from the Valley, launched a long series of other endeavours (that taught me a lot) and advised a bunch of other startups across Europe. Because causes are a big part of my life, I'm a delegate for @mountainwilderness and do as much as I can on @kiva to help others. I live in Bordeaux and love moments with my family & friends, good music, fine wine, backpacking, slack-lining, travel, a simple life and especially hanging out with my (wonderful) other half and doing anything to make my young son smile.