Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition Team: Ken Rutherford
One of my passions is volunteering internationally, which I do primarily through the Habitat for Humanity Global Village program. It all started while I was on a Habitat build in Egypt in 2009 when I realized that GV program provided the perfect opportunity to work with “like minded” people to support communities in need around the world while experiencing life from a totally different perspective.
Since this first trip I have had the opportunity to co-lead teams to Nepal, El Salvador, Fiji, Tobique First Nations and Lesotho, Africa and also participate on teams to Poland, Kenya, New Zealand, Philippines and Lesotho.
I am also very passionate about working with First Nations Communities to improve the housing situation and to launch a new youth leadership program. In 2016 I had an opportunity to participate on a Reconciliation trip to a remote First Nations community in northern Ontario where I learned so much about the culture, traditions and the very difficult living conditions.
From a career perspective – after 30 years as a restructuring executive I decided that a “change was as good as a rest” and recently opened a new event venue – the Aperture Room – in a heritage building in the heart of Toronto. This keeps me busy when I am not volunteering! ☺
I live in Toronto and love to spend my time exploring the city in search of cool new places and experiences. My wife (Holly) and I enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, sailing, travelling and spending time with our cute silky terrier, Kelsey.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as we share our wonderful Kilimanjaro adventure together. Safe travels!
For more information on Reach Beyond expeditions please contact Angus Murray via email or by phone at 1-888-688-9273 ext. 229.