Tiffany - A Detroit native...have lived in LA for 15 years (yes, I like it!) - and the proud mother to a 14 year old Daughter named November Skyy. I'm a casting director for commercials (Tiffany Company Casting), a speaker, and the founder of nonprofit, Shine On Sierra Leone. It's been 7 years and my life has changed and grown in ways I never knew were possible. I am in love with every child at our school and immensely proud of our accomplishments. I am deeply grateful to our amazing UK Goodwill Ambassador Tara Smith & Cash and Rocket for providng this unbelievable platform for Shine On to raise the necessary funds to build a secondary school and alleviate an 18 mile journey for our graduating students to continue their education. This is life changing for our organization. I meet many people that are inspired to "get involved", but rarely do they commit and show up in the way that my dear friend Selita has over the years. In 6 years, Selita has helped to build the first sustainable building in Sierra Leone, launched one of the countrys most successful Maternal & Child Healthcare programs and continues to support SOSL's groundbreaking education initiatives. I am so happy my dear friend, Selita will be my co-pilot, as she always is, as we expand.
Over to Selita:
I'm a model and actress and live betweeen LA and NYC. Tiffany and I met in Sierra Leone in 2007 when I went to Sierra Leone with Elle magazine to do an advertorial and to learn more about non-conflict diamonds. Tiffany was there representing her organization. I auto-gravitated towards her! She invited us to visit her school "Muddy Lotus"... That was the moment. Life changing. It was an awakening moment for me to think past my New Jersey condo and my New York City skyline view. It really helped me remember our world as a whole. I committed in that moment to help Shine On...and we have really done a lot together. Now I am thrilled to drive across Europewith Tiffany and the other wonderful women to continue the support of Shine On Sierra Leone, Orphan Aid Africa and Sumbandila!
The Sierra Leone culture is very much like my own, growing up in the Grand Cayman Islands. It really helped me remember my own culture, my own past and my own hardships, and it just made me realize that every child just needs a chance to grow up and be a child.
P.S. We love, love, to eat, so we plan to eat our way through the tour!