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I am an explorer athlete and one of my deepest passions is to share to the world all that i've explored. I trekked 12,000 km northward across eight African countries for two years, entirely by foot and kayak. I started in late 2015 and finished in February, taking an eastern route from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. Most recently i cycled across the North American continent from BC in the west Newfoundland on the eadt. Along my journey I have made meaningful impacts through media, Tedx Talks and the everyday Africans I've met along the way.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Born a Turks and Caicos Islander I spent my childhood in a small village near Stuttgart, Germany, before moving to Toronto, Canada at age 16. It was never enough to be the norm. Prior to embarking on Crossing Africa, I was one of Toronto's top fitness experts and a former professional track and field athlete representing Turks and Caicos.
Playing with kids in Malawi during my expedition across Africa.
WHAT AM I UP TO?
I'm currently working on my book along with my co-author, conducting speaking engagements, and preparing for my next expeditions (Project EVA and mini adventures in Canada). This requires a lot of time working with logistics and scheduling which leaves me with no time to work on anything but this.
- Project EVA (December, 2018)
- Hike Entire Bruce Trail (August, 2018)
- Project ROOTS (February, 2020)
- Kayak Zambeizi River (2022)
IN THE MEDIA:
- Story Untold (Podcast)
- Toronto Life (Article)
- Toronto Star (Feature Article)
- CTV News (TV News)
- The Social (Live TV Episode)
- The Marilyn Denis Show (Live TV Episode)
- Your Morning (TV Episode)
- TEDx Talk - AlUbayyid (Talk)
- Cairo Scene (Article)
- Marriott Travelers (Article)
- Travel Africa Magazine(Magazine)
- Western Union (Influencer)
- Travel Noire (Article)
- Africa News (TV News)
- Global News (TV News)
- Nomad Magazine Africa(Magazine)
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