Andrew TaitExecutive Director
Andrew Tait (born in New York, 1955) is founder and architect of The Environmental Community™. With over 72 member organizations this environmental platform will deliver everything from eco-education programs to entertainment, creating shifts in society, changing how people live and work.
Mr. Tait has a Business Administration degree and became a full time environmentalist in 1999. He is the founder of One Earth, One Mission™, Change For Earth™ and Race To Save Earth™. Mr. Tait credits the TEC Team, including hundreds of volunteers that have provided over 126,000 hours of their time toward launching a platform for change.
As part of his green initiatives Mr. Tait focused on environmental technologies. After contracting with two inventors Mr. Tait paid to patent an eco-friendly solution. The patented formulation is an eco-friendly alternative to Chlorine and green alternative that can replace toxic chemicals currently being used for numerous commercial chemical applications.
Mr. Tait established My Natural Pool™ an eco-friendly water treatment for swimming pools and NaturGard™ a product used for water, farm and agricultural applications. Mr. Tait then formed Worldwide Pure Water™ a global water solutions provider. Worldwide Pure Water™ currently holds the patent assignment and exclusive global marketing rights to this unique elemental nanotechnology. To further advance water technologies, eco-friendly solutions and to perform product testing Mr. Tait initiated BioPenta Labs™.
As an environmentalist and humanitarian Mr. Tait states, “Big chemical companies and their lobbyists have bought enough political influence to derail the environmental protections granted by the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Their influence has contaminated the very agencies and high courts that are supposed to protect people and the environment. They have effectively hijacked our democracy and Americans will pay for it with their lives.”
In addition to the application listed above Mr. Tait is seeking philanthropic partners for humanitarian projects. In primarily third world countries the elemental nanotechnology can be used to treat drinking water sources and that could save up to 80% of the ten to twenty thousand children that globally die every day from exposure to contaminated water. Mr. Tait points out that the effects of Colloidal Silver and Colloidal Copper nano-particles on water borne pathogens are well documented. Another global application that Mr. Tait is looking to address is the treatment of standing water to prevent mosquito infestations. This would reduce the number of mosquito borne pathogens and plagues, such as Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, and Malaria.
Mr. Tait has established One Earth Trust to help fund humanitarian projects.
LaDonna StachuraDirector of Project Development
LaDonna Stachura oversees teams of volunteers toward implementing platform and project strategies. Her organizational skills have enabled The Environmental Community and all of its member organizations to track thousands of volunteers and interns. Her tracking system enables a tremendous amount of data including all assignments and web work to be turned in from remote locations and then tracked through each process.
Ms. Stachura has traveled the world and experienced many cultures. “I believe the Earth as we know it can be saved, we all just need to do our part. I believe in living by example and I know that I am doing my part in our effort to create change and save Earth.” Ms. Stachura looks forward to working with Environmental Destinations and Environmental Vacation Club toward implimentation of the activist and travel phases of their operations.
After purchasing a home in need of a facelift, she decided to remove the carpeting and create a floor as a work of art. As an environmentalist she knew this would be an easy way to decrease potential allergens in the home. The end product she designed is easy to maintain. Plus there was no waste since her carpent went into a backyard project and was placed under pebble walkways to help block weeds. The entire process was environmentally friendly and her floors were created using new no/low voc paints.Ms. Stachura’s designs can be found in homes and businesses throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. These projects and other artistic work of hers can be seen on Artistic Floor Design. Ms. Stachura also creates mosaic art re-using glass that otherwise would go to waste. Her tables, windows and backyard stepping stone creations enhance her home and backyard.
A full video of Ms. Stachura’s backyard will be featured online to teach people how to make full use of their backyards. These video presentations will teach people everything from building their own backyard shower, creating an oasis for enjoying their backyards to creating and maintaining a backyard wildlife sanctuary.
Ms Stachura indulges her love for education and creativity as she volunteers each year as a judge for the Destination Imagination region, and state problem solving challenge competitions. "Judging the structure projects, I am constantly amazed that these kids (especially the elementary level) can engineer a "prop" that weighs ounces and can hold literally hundreds of pounds. I look forward to these events every year.”
LaDonna Stachura became the first Director for the environmental platform and she is a shining example of what individuals can accomplish when they are fully committed to creating change.
Dex PetersonProgramming & Business Integration Manager
Mr. Peterson grew up in rural America where he developed a love of nature and appreciation of ecological variety found within the ecosystems. He was called a tree-hugger even when his technological career placed him in the urban jungles. Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was an ideal match for Mr. Peterson since it was in alignment with his mindset and our National Parks System which is to be good stewards and caretakers of our planet..
The information and technological platform that the various members of The Environmental Community offer promote eco-education, activism, and preservation to sustainability. This is an amazing platform that will shine a light on the various paths whereby individuals and businesses alike can transform our mode of living in peace and harmony with Mother Earth.
Mr. Peterson has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Kaplan University. After working for corporations like Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Alcoa, he turned to consulting. As a result his service, support, and data skills will be very beneficial to the various member business entities within The Environmental Community.
All TEC member organizations such as: One Earth, One Mission, Race To Save Earth, One Earth Financial, Environmental Business Network and many others welcome Mr. Peterson to our environmental and business management team.
Alex MarronSenior Projects Coordinator
Alex Marron has served as an Executive Director, Director of Business Affairs & Management, Web Producer, News Anchor and Graphic Associate with three online news stations. After realizing his primary interest was in business development he began his search for a group that would offer the greatest opportunities combining business and environmental activism.
He has initiated his own online organization and is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Alex is looking forward to the numerous challenges and opportunities that are offered by such a large environmental group.
D. Kimbro Stephens V.P.Legal Affairs
D. Kimbro Stephens, an Arkansas native and resident of Hot Springs, has grown to love life in the Natural State. His appreciation for nature has further risen by living in the Ouachita Natural Forest since 2008. I have grown to appreciate a State that preserves its natural beauty, and I am contributing my efforts to promote green Earth technologies and initiatives so generations to come can continue to enjoy the natural beauty that I have come to enjoy.
Mr. Stephens graduated with Honors in Economics from Harvard University and received his Juris Doctor Degree with Honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mr. Stephens is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and has served as an active member of the Arkansas Hospital Association.
Mr. Stephens has acted as CEO, General Council, and Compliance Officer plus other positions for several mission driven mental health facilities in Arkansas. Mr. Stephens maintains a private law practice and has joined The Environmental Community in its mission to preserve and protect the environment.
Dr. Steven E. HudsonDirector of Education
Dr. Hudson focuses on instructional development and design, educational policy analysis and evaluation, curriculum development and design, gifted and talented students, at-risk students, special needs students, advanced placement students, and minority education. He has written over sixty curricula in the core subjects as well as science, physical education, study skills, and social skills. A recognized public speaker Dr. Hudson has presented in excess of one hundred in-services, workshops, and staff development classes for teachers, administrators, and members of Tech-Prep Imitative, and members of the Texas Legislature.
Dr. Hudson is known for his ability to motivate students and staff. Dr. Hudson has served as a core campus committee member of three Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation visits, two in the United States of America and one in Guatemala. He has extensive experience working with curriculum development and design, gifted and talented students, at-risk students, special needs students, advanced placement students, and minority education and has been called on repeatedly to design curricular and instructional elements for these areas.
As a socially aware Social Studies composite secondary teacher Dr. Hudson has been instrumental in bringing to the forefront of the educational agenda the need for the development of a social knowledge base and social awareness agenda among the nation’s secondary students about issues of global warming, human trafficking, destruction of natural habitat, and the need for social understanding on a global scale.
Sumit Celly Technology Design Architect
Sumit has been designing and developing software solutions for large corporations for a number of years. He enjoys working with people from the technical, marketing, sales, and financial organizational divisions to come up with solutions that can add valuable to One Earth Financial along with other members of The Environmental Community.
His management education helps him understand the points of view of people working in different parts of an organization. He would love to help create solutions for companies that go beyond just profit.
Sumit is also a member of the beta gamma society, an organization whose members have received the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by the AACSB international.
Dharma BharathWeb Development Intern
With her passion of developing science and technology applications Dharma has pursued both Bachelor’s and Master’s with her Major in the field of Physics and her Minor in Information Technology.
During the course of my education, I learned data collection and acquisition along with data storage within a Relational Database Management System. Dharma also trained in data retrieval and information development from within the database management system. She has also analyzed the same with Standard Descriptive and Inferential Statistical Methods.
Dharma is interested in advanced research within this specific topic and intends to publish in the areas of database development and report generation. She is also looking at statistical data analysis within the MS Excel environment.
Tiffany PorterGraphic Artist
Tiffany Porter (born in California) became part of The Environmental Community in July 2011. Early in her career Tiffany possessed strong creative qualities that when several game art designers reviewed her work and on several occasions they suggested that she should pursue the field of Graphic Design / Multimedia.
Tiffany began her quest for the graphic industry by attending Westwood College – School of Design. During the course of just over three (3) years, Tiffany completed her A.A.S. in Graphic Design & Multimedia followed by a B.S. in Visual Communication with graduation honors (Cum Laude).
Since Tiffany joined The Environmental Community she has been tasked with numerous graphic designs to create and she has developed more creative and professional detailed work with each assignment. Tiffany is an innovative graphic artist with inventive skills.
It is her goal to continue in designing powerful visuals to motive others for the cause of keeping planet Earth clean and healthy while keeping the visual portion of the website portals lifelike in order to reflect the mission, vision and goals of the organization motto.
Ruchira KhannaTechnical Writer
Ruchira is a Biochemist by profession with a couple of years experience in the Biotechnology industry. In addition to being a technical writer she also discovered she may be able to use her biochemistry experience developing eco-friendly formulations for BioPenta Labs.
The environmental platform that Earth Media Network is a member of spoke to Ruchira since she had worked for several nonprofit organizations and she discovered that all of the for profit members of this green platform all donate to Race To Save Earth.
Ruchira will also have the opportunity to do grant writing, as well as science and mathematical projects while on assignment through Earth Media Network.
Virginia de SouzaOperations Manager
From a young age Virginia has been committed to environmental education and expanding how people can rejuvenate the planet. She feels that humanity can continue to expand so long as it is done in harmony with nature.
As a young girl she raised money to help save the Amazon Rain Forest. Today one of her goals is to open a day orphanage for children providing them with a safe place to learn, play, and grow. Virginia would like to open these orphanages in the disadvantaged areas of Brazil.
Another one of her goals is to economically convert ocean water into drinking and agricultural water. Virginia points out that this would help the financially disadvantaged with the means to improve their daily lives.
Virginia has gained her degree from the University of Phoenix in Global Business Management. With over fifteen years working for several companies she has expanded her understanding and knowledge in dealing with a wide variety of essential environmental issues.
As, an early career achievement Virginia gained the lifetime achievement award for career excellence in her field from Strathmore’s Who Who.
Today, Virginia is very excited to be part of the management team for One Earth Financial while assisting The Environmental Community since she now realizes her lifelong dreams can soon become a reality.