Karen Nicolas has been leading reforestation efforts in Haiti since 2010. Her passion for reforestation grew from a desire to help people meet their basic needs in a sustainable way. As a lover of travel and adventure she grew a career out of working in relief efforts after natural disasters which led her to spending years in Haiti where she felt she could make the most difference.
She manages her team from her home in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Mackenson Nicolas, a Haitian native, and her two children. The four of them love to travel as often as possible to his home village in Haiti to see the trees growing and be close to his passionate and loving family.