9 results for group: leadership-team


Malikah Johnson

Malikah, a Chicago native raised in LA earned her degree at St. John’s Univerisity. With a background in business marketing, she loves creation and design. Malikah is also no stranger to philanthropy. During her tenure at St. John’s she spent a lot of her time volunteering for the American Heart Association, Red Cross and the Alzheimer's Association. However her charitable work extends back to childhood, being raised by a philanthropic family. Malikah was pleased to take on the position of office manager with THP from the moment she heard some of THP’s inspirational stories. She’s a firm believer in gratefulness, staying present and giving ...

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David Griffith

David “Griff” Griffith has been obsessed with rock climbing for over 40 years. He continues to climb all over the world practicing all aspects of rock craft: bouldering, sport, traditional and big walls. Drawing on this vast body of experience allows him to efficiently teach all techniques, styles and levels of ability. Griff clearly and simply explains techniques of movement, energy conservation and safety systems, he demonstrates them precisely, then observes and coaches the repetition of these skills with the goal of having efficient behavior become ingrained. He understands that climbing can be especially appreciated by veterans for its ...

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Natalie Ohanyan

Natalie pursued a career in the art world for several years after graduating from the University of Southern California with her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. After working at galleries, art fairs and one of the last standing fine art photography labs in Los Angeles, she decided it was time to pursue work that truly gave back. When not volunteering for The Heroes Project, she is creating sculptural and photographic artwork that is personal and autobiographical. She has decided to further push her understanding of relationships, and her interest in work that gives back to the community at large, and will begin her Master’s in Psychology ...

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Chris Simpson

In 2013, I ran into Tim and injured USMC Cpl. Kionte Storey while hiking up to Mt. Baldy. This moment absolutely floored me as I witnessed Kionte climb with one leg. I went home and googled The Heroes Project and discovered that Tim was holding a fundraiser on Mt. Baldy called Climb For Heroes. I said to myself, “It’s my turn to give back. These guys & gals go out to war and sacrifice their well-being to protect my freedom. Being involved and seeing these vets rehabilitate and reach their summit comes first now.” I reached out to Tim and volunteered for Climb For Heroes in 2013 and have been working with The Heroes Project ever since. This ...

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Stephanie Albala

Stephanie has worked in philanthropy for years. Before volunteering The Heroes Project, she worked at The California Wellness Foundation as part of the communications department. She has a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Stephanie was a stylist and assistant buyer at Penelope’s Vintage, an online vintage retailer, and she was an intern at Vogue Magazine. After spending years working in fashion, she decided to follow in her Mother's footsteps and entered the non-profit world. Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California and currently resides in Echo Park with her boyfriend and ...

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Michael Mailis

Executive Producer, founder, and CEO of Hyperion Media Group: a private equity firm specializing in strategic media and technology investments. Mailis formed the company in 2005, following an early investment in Legendary Pictures, the financing entity behind Warner Bros. Pictures releases The Dark Knight, 300 and Inception among others. Hyperion Media Group is a majority shareholder in Bandito Brothers, a commercial and motion picture production company in Los Angeles and DAX Cloud, a web-based media production workflow application. Mailis has served as an Executive Producer on It Might Get Loud, Act of Valor, Waiting for Lightning, Goodbye World, ...

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Ken Sauls

Originally from the Chicago area, Sauls’ passion for adventure was fueled early on by rock climbing in the Midwest. A trip to Yosemite Valley after graduating high school introduced him to the world of big wall climbing, which became a focus for years to come. Relocating to Telluride, CO in 1986, Sauls spent the next ten years climbing extensively throughout the lower 48 states. As his quest for adventure eventually led to places such as Alaska, South America, Pakistan, Nepal and Southeast Asia, his desire to create images in these places also grew. Sauls’ initial love of still photography was a natural foundation for motion picture production. ...

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Mark Zambon

When I lost both my legs above the knee from a bomb blast in Afghanistan, I did not know how to conquer this kind of injury. There is no way to properly prepare for the long days of rehabilitation that lay ahead. While physical therapy and intensive rehab helped prepare me physically, The Heroes Project was the catalyst in my emotional healing. By working together, I was able to set goals that only month’s before I would have never considered. As I grew strong enough to take on a 6-day a week training program over eight months, I found myself physically able to take on Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. More importantly, the emotionally healing process had ...

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Gyalbu Sherpa

Gyalbu Sherpa was born in the Rolwaling area in the Himalayas of Nepal in the year... well, we don’t know what year Gyalbu Sherpa was born in because they didn’t keep those kinds of records in the high villages of the Himalayas. And yes, Sherpa is his last name, along with 90% of the other people who are born in Rolwaling. Not only is it his name, it was his occupation. An occupation anyone can be proud of – an occupation that the first- born son will historically pursue. Gyalbu’s father was a Sherpa, and his grandfather was a Sherpa, and so on and so on. Of his five Everest summits, three were on the Nepalese Southeast Ridge and the ...

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