It took me 45 years to figure out who I am and what
really matters to me. This project is not just a journey
into the heart of human rights issues effecting children
across the globe, it has been a journey from apathy to
activism for me personally.
In spending a tremendous amount of time immersed
in these issues and painting these children, I have
learned a great deal about myself. I have discovered
that even when we believe we are educated, we can be
uninformed...too often by choice. Ignorance is an easy
hat to wear. It protects us from realities that might
otherwise force us to take action. When asked if writing
The Trouble with the Alphabet was depressing, I always
respond "At first, until I began to understand that doing
whatever we can with whatever we have is not depres-
sing no matter the challenges. What is depressing is in-
difference." In activism there is only hope.
With a degree in International Business from Chico
State University of California, Brock's business strengths include client relations, sales and new business develop-
ment. While he has honed these skills in a variety of
arenas he has learned that there is more to a career than
"what you do"...there is "why you are doing it."
On a personal side, he brings to this project an unparalled
belief in the vision of his wife, who two years ago changed
the course of their lives in one moment of inspiration.
"My commitment goes far beyond launching a company,
and leaves little room for the ego that used to guide me,
it is truly about participating in any way possible in a
mission to change the world."