Marketers and Photographers

This week’s community members are marketing and communication gurus and photographers with wide ranging specialities. Hailing from France, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and Spain, these talented professionals span the globe.

Matthias Etienne Contius who heads off this post, is an art lover, creative thinker and idea catalyst specializing in marketing and advertising. Matthias lives in Paris, France and believes nothing is more exciting than communication done well.

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One Athlete’s Journey to the Olympic Games

Though he’s twice been named the best windsurfer in the world, the road to the Olympic games hasn’t been all smooth sailing for professional athlete, JP Tobin. From having to compete for fourteen years to eventually qualify for the Olympics to doing his final qualifier with the spine of a cobbler fish embedded in his foot (it later required surgery to remove), JP’s hard work and perseverance finally paid off to send him to the summer Olympics in London in 2012.

As he gears up for next year’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, we interviewed this multi-talented athlete and Star Wars fan (see his Backstory quote to see what we mean) to learn more about his background, what it’s like to train with the people he faces in competition, and the other sports he competes in both nationally and internationally.

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A life changing journey: Takao Miura

At the age of 24, Takao Miura, began a year-long journey that would change the course his life.

Always good at science and mathematics, Takao finished at the top of his university class in Sapporo, Japan, earning a degree as a speech therapist. Still, he wasn’t satisfied. He wanted more of a challenge, and the chance to improve himself in a different way.

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