The initial management team depends on the founders themselves. As we grow, we will seek individuals who are savvy in the areas of art, marketing, and international relations. Orphan Art has made a conscious decision to keep the organizational structure very flat, enabling the organization to keep expenses low and adapt quickly to emerging opportunities. The founding partner team members collectively have an extensive background.
Chief Executive Officer – Brice W. Keller
Mr. Keller served in the United States Navy and has been the owner of a successful business for 11 years. Additionally, Mr. Keller has had extensive experience in international travel to remote locations. Places he has visited include Brazil, Cost Rica, Cuba, Viet Nam, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, the Netherlands, and Italy.
Mr. Keller’s early life experiences resulted in his being raised virtually without the presence of a parent, he has been able to utilize those early life experiences to help develop a view of the world as seen through the eyes of child without adult guidance. Additionally, Mr. Keller’s international marble business has offered him the opportunity to travel throughout out the world, focusing on remote and economically disadvantaged areas. During these travels, he became aware that his life’s mission is to help parentless children to realize that they have resources within themselves to draw upon to influence the outcome of their lives. He has delivered supplies to orphanages on several trips outside of the United States. Currently he is raising his Thai/American daughter single handedly.
He has had sole custody of her since she was 6 months old. These life experiences are what forged the foundation for the ideas underlying Orphan Art.
Board of Directors
In addition to the two members of the organization’s management team the initial Board of Directors will include the following individuals. Orphan Art realizes that commitment by the members of the board is essential to the success of any not-for-profit organization, and has recruited board members who are committed to the success of the organization’s mission.
Howard Peiper, Doctor of Optometry, Chair.
Dr. Peiper is a nationally recognized expert in the holistic counseling field. His healing, health care and natural health professional credentials extend over a 30 year period and include those of naturopath, author, lecturer, magazine consultant, radio personality and host of a television show, Partners in Healing . He is the author of 12 best-selling books, and has made numerous public appearances including radio, TV and international lectures. Dr. Peiper holds a degree in Optometry and now practices in the field of Naturopathy.