Co-Founder • International Trade
Anne M. Campbell Rojas graduated from IU with a B.A. in Apparel Merchandising and minors in Business and Spanish. She lived in Spain focusing on cultural studies and sharpening up her language skills.After college, she moved to New York City working in the fashion industry for one of the top women’s clothing designers, BCBG Maxazria. She attended national trade shows selling to boutiques in the U.S. and was educated on inventory management and business strategy.She has traveled around Europe, Mexico, Jamaica, Central and South America, Kenya, Thailand and Morocco. Anne is the lead product development/design manager for The Village Experience’s wholesale line, The Opportunity Collection, with artisans in Kenya, India and Thailand. Anne is founder and partner in The Village Experience and is available to speak on her experiences.
Co-Founder • International Tourism
Kelly S. Campbell graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Apparel Merchandising and Business. After graduation, she lived in New York and Miami working in international public relations for major fashion companies BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger, and Anthropologie. Kelly received her Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Indianapolis and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She lived in Cape Town and Kenya volunteering for non-profits and exploring Africa. Upon her return to the U.S. she was employed as Vice President of a local non-profit. Kelly has traveled extensively through Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America designing trips and developing projects. She was named one of Indiana’s “Top 40 under 40″ by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2011, was a panelist at the NAWBO “Trailblazers” event in 2012, is the current face of The University of Indianapolis’s Capital Campaign, and was a member of the Rotary Club’s Business Exchange Program to South Korea in 2011. Kelly is founder and partner in The Village Experience and is available to speak on her experiences.
Addison Demaree is an international yogi and humanitarian working to promote inner and worldly peace around the globe. Her unique combination of philosophic and business studies at Loyola University Chicago empower her to transform a fiery passion for social justice into practical and sustainable solutions for the communities she serves. After college, she spent fifteen months in Costa Rica developing an English and enrichment program for the children of a small rural community. She has also traveled through England, France, Panama, and Nicaragua. She has most recently returned from a three month spiritual pilgrimage in India. From inspirational speeches in the recreation rooms of prisons in Chicagoland to jumping out of a plane in New Zealand, Addison has been blessed in being able to fearlessly follow her passions for travel and social justice.
Amy King’s first visit to Haiti was in 2007 for a rural medical mission. Since then she has traveled all over the country from beaches to the mountains with various projects ranging from art therapy to adventure expeditions and leading The Village Experience’s socially responsible tourism trips. At home in Indianapolis, Amy advocates for Haiti through highly acclaimed photo exhibits and events combining arts and humanity. She enjoys networking through social media and through haiti.provocate.org which is an initiative to connect all Indiana-based groups involved in Haiti. Additionally, Amy has been an employee of the VA Hospital in downtown since 2002. She studied at Purdue University and IUPUI and has a B.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
John Campbell owned and operated Chart Pet Nutrition and Supplies based in Indianapolis, Indiana until selling it in 2011 and becoming the current Senior Operations Manager of the Phillips Indianapolis Distribution Center. John has an extensive background in management, operations, and sales and held the position of Chief Operating Officer of World Wide Chemicals, Inc. for over 20 years. He has traveled through Europe, Asia, and Africa for both work and pleasure. John has played an essential role in advising the management team at The Village Experience and helping them get to the next level.
Larry Baker is a serial entrepreneur and the current founder and owner of Earthwave Technologies located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Larry has a heart for philanthropic ventures and has played an active role in The Village Experience since inception.
Joseph Muya is a native Kenyan and current resident of Nakuru. He currently owns and operates The Lake Nakuru Lodge and Crescent Island Tented Camp in Kenya. He believes strongly in community outreach and conservation and one of his most recent accomplishments has been getting Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He has worked in partnership with The Village Experience since the beginning and guides them on all endeavors throughout Kenya.