Lindsay is a lifetime lover of elephants and in the spring of 2011, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of traveling to Africa where she was able to interact with elephants and get involved with some community outreach projects focused on elephant conservation, specifically in Kenya. After subsequent visits and living in the small village of Kwale in coastal Kenya, Lindsay returned to the states with a clear vision of how to combine her passion for protecting elephants, her activism on behalf of animals, her years of experience working in non-profit organizations and her love of this beautiful Kenyan community towards a common goal, which is where I Left My Heart In Kenya was born. In partnership with SHIFOGA (Shimba Hills Forest Guides Association), a community based organization located in Kwale, we have launched pilot projects to mitigate human-elephant conflict in a self-sustaining manner that the community can take ownership of.
Lindsay is a native of Boulder, Colorado but currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her sister, brother-in-law and their two awesome kids. She visits Kenya often to check in on the progress of the current projects and when not there has the help of some SHIFOGA members to oversee the day-to-day operations.
Patrick is also a native of Boulder, Colorado and has resided in Los Angeles, California for fifteen years where he works as an attorney with a practice focused primarily on the entertainment business, particularly music. Patrick has always been an avid lover of nature and wildlife, passions instilled as a child in Colorado.
After reconnecting in Los Angeles with long-time friend Lindsay, he jumped at the opportunity to visit Kenya and help work on the human-wildlife conflict initiatives Lindsay was getting off the ground there.