Kevin Adair - President
Kevin Adair sees each human life as a century-long interactive creative performance. International audiences may recognize Kevin as a juggler, magician, hypnotist, fire dancer, and motivator. After decades of performing and over 10,000 shows, Kevin's trade-winds led him to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where for 12 years he has worked in social, ecological and community development. Kevin founded the social-eco enterprise, FdS Haiti, which works with local communities to address issues people find most daunting in their lives. Kevin developed the: Listen. Lead. Listen Again. implementation strategy, which is also Kevin's article and book series at medium.com/@kevinadair. Kevin holds a Double BA with Honors from Illinois Wesleyan University, with continuing education credits including the National Geographic Society Geotourism Ambassador Training.
Frantz Fanfan - General Manager
Frantz is a true Haitian migration success story. Born in Haiti, he started out working during his high school years, milking 100 cows every day, then going to school in the afternoon. Frantz later worked in the tourism sector of Bavaro - Punta Cana starting in 2001 for prominent companies such as VIP Tours, Tourinter, Club Caribe, and Nexus. Frantz speaks Spanish, English, Haitian Creole and French and has been a solid member of the Fuego del Sol corporate team since the company’s inception in 2005. Frantz has worked as Tourism and Outreach Manager for the FdS project and Recycling Director for the waste management project. Currently Frantz oversees all aspects of Fuego del Sol operations including employee relations, training, briquette production, program development, and delivery coordination.
Sarah Vaira - Technical Operations manager
Sarah is a Northern California native, but mostly recently has been living in Seattle Washington where she worked with community recycling and composting education programs. Sarah is a proud, self proclaiming "recycling-nerd" and is fascinated by all the things humans use and throw away. Her role with FdS Haiti is to make sure our recycling systems work. Sarah holds a BA in Humanities for Leadership and Environmental Studies from Seattle University.
In addition, FdS employs 24 Haitian workers in jobs relating to waste collection and sorting, briquette and stove production and delivery.
Frida Hyppolite - Project Specialist & Tour Coordinator
Frida speaks fluent Spanish and Haitian Creole, and is proficient in English as well. She has worked with FdS in program development since 2009. Frida was the featured presenter for ecological cook stoves and Haitian – Dominican issues for sessions led by the Yale University Pell Grant program. She oversees local community outreach in the Dominican Republic and leads international tours for FdS. Frida holds a diploma from the Institute: Compu Estrella Abreu, Higue, Dominican Republic.