I fancy myself a social entrepreneur, engineer & bridge builder extraordinaire

 

who believes deeply in the power of connection.

Hi. I'm Avery. I've spent the past decade building an organization that has physically connected nearly one million rural people with education, healthcare & job opportunities. When not on a plane, building bridges, or renovating houses, the mountains are my playground. If you're coming through Colorado, let me know. Visitors are my favorite. 

 
 

Bridges

Find out about Bridges to Prosperity, and the impact of connecting rural last mile communities.

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Dream Big

Inspiring young women to pursue engineering is another point of passion. I was part of an IMAX film to do just that.

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traveler & advocate

Most of my personal and professional orientation is around solving the world's rural last mile isolation challenge. To say I am passionate about connecting people is an understatement, and scaling global impact is the name of the game. Most of my writing, speaking and general musings are around this crisis, and how to get more financing to the rural poor. 

I also love entrepreneurs and supporting the greater ecosystem of game-changers. While completing my MBA at Säid Business School at the University of Oxford, I was selected to act as the Managing Director of the Oxford Seed Fund, an early-stage funder for Oxford-led startups. I was also fortunate enough to lead the team that was responsible for screening applicants for the Skoll Venture Awards. If you're an early-stage entrepreneur with a great idea (and have an Oxford student, faculty or alumni founder), definitely hit me up and I'll connect you with the current leadership. 

More generally, I'm always up for a great conversation. Get in touch

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