Gary Kurkjian - Accountant
Gary’s journey through life took a sharp turn when he left his last managerial job in the corporate world of Qatar and headed back to his home country Lebanon. The vast experiences that he has gained throughout his 12 years spent working in some of the Gulf countries have developed his managerial and interpersonal skills. But, for Gary, it was those last 4 years which he remembers most; the years when he was practicing yoga which became his true passion. Gary is now a part time yoga instructor teaching yoga at several studios in Beirut; he is also the co-founder of Ganatch, an NGO that promotes active citizenship and works on environmental projects in Lebanon.
Marco Pinarelli - Vice President & Photographer
Having changed professions a few times, from the law field to the farming fields; Marco, who is of Italian origins, set foot into the world of professional photography at ICP in New York. His travels to what we superficially call as -the third world- countries nourished his critical view of contemporary societies, leading to a conflicting relationship with them. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2004 mainly shooting for designers and architects. His work has been extensively published around the world. The foundation is the answer to his curiosity and desire to making his surrounding a better place. He is now based between Lebanon and Greece.