1. Ecuador In the Shadows

    Throughout time, many of the most creative and intellectual minds have done their best in the shadows.  Some never garner recognition for their talents.  This handicraft workshop is hardly known outside of its own community, but the artists there make the most exquisite works!

  2. Ecuador Coffee

    is fruit.  Picked from the tree, the coffee fruit is a welcome change from the everyday lollipop.

  3. Ecuador Bag it!

    Coffee fruit, freshly picked and ready to be processed.

  4. Ecuador Still.

    The water in the high-altitude 'Paramo' ecosystem is so still it acts like a mirror beneath a dazzling tree.

  5. Ecuador Workhorses in Green

    The workhorses here delightfully swim in a sea of good-for-them leafy greens.

  6. Ecuador A hand, please.

    Locals at a prospective tourism site are eager to point out the unique flora and fauna there.

  7. Ecuador Break Time.

    During a "Sustainable Tourism Workshop" (nine hours away from her neck of the woods) we got the chance to tour a site and swim in the river where a community has had many successes developing their tourism product.

  8. Ecuador Developing.

    Handicraft producer in a small indigenous (Kichwa) community called Chaguamango anticipates the sale of her art to the first group tourists to visit the community.  We continue to develop and refine our tourism product to cater to international travelers who want to help conserve the Amazon.

  9. Georgia Summer fun

    Enjoying summer with my new host family and friends along with fellow volunteers.

  10. Georgia PST Georgia 2010

    My time during Peace Corps training.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.