Meet Our Team

Randy    Founder + Chief + Creative Guru  "As a photographer and filmmaker, no matter the walk of life, I am finding that after all of these many years, of tending to my relationship between me and this thing called a camera, that  I am driven more and more by the important and inspiring stories of each and every ‘one’. Stories that impact, empower and heal lives.  Stories filled with raw, unfiltered truth that are full of compassion, love, hope, wisdom and strength that will punch people in the heart - stories to create positive change and understanding within our world. We are constantly seeing how people are finding community, empowerment, healing and hope through 7 Billion Ones, and it is incredible!"     Contact Randy    Here

Randy

Founder + Chief + Creative Guru

"As a photographer and filmmaker, no matter the walk of life, I am finding that after all of these many years, of tending to my relationship between me and this thing called a camera, that I am driven more and more by the important and inspiring stories of each and every ‘one’. Stories that impact, empower and heal lives. Stories filled with raw, unfiltered truth that are full of compassion, love, hope, wisdom and strength that will punch people in the heart - stories to create positive change and understanding within our world. We are constantly seeing how people are finding community, empowerment, healing and hope through 7 Billion Ones, and it is incredible!"

Contact Randy Here

Mark   Story Warrior (Board Member)  “ I’ve seen and experienced the power of 7 Billion Ones to transform and empower real people.  It was cathartic for me to tell my story. It helped pick me up. By recounting my story, I was reminded of strength within that I’d forgotten I had. I’m a lot more open to tell my story as a matter of fact. The experience with 7 Billion Ones has definitely made it easier for me to help others in very similar situations.”     Mark’s Story    Here

Mark

Story Warrior (Board Member)

I’ve seen and experienced the power of 7 Billion Ones to transform and empower real people. It was cathartic for me to tell my story. It helped pick me up. By recounting my story, I was reminded of strength within that I’d forgotten I had. I’m a lot more open to tell my story as a matter of fact. The experience with 7 Billion Ones has definitely made it easier for me to help others in very similar situations.”

Mark’s Story Here

Amy Jo   Story Editor + Story Warrior (Board Member)  "I have always been a believer in the power of storytelling, and I have seen firsthand what it can do over and over again in the time I’ve spent with 7 Billion Ones. My world is wrecked and my perspective changed every time I read a story, attend an event, or help out with a shoot.  7 Billion Ones has created a community full of incredible and beautiful individuals, of both storytellers and listeners, that truly has the power to change lives.  I am honored for the part I've been able to play in this movement!"

Amy Jo

Story Editor + Story Warrior (Board Member)

"I have always been a believer in the power of storytelling, and I have seen firsthand what it can do over and over again in the time I’ve spent with 7 Billion Ones. My world is wrecked and my perspective changed every time I read a story, attend an event, or help out with a shoot. 7 Billion Ones has created a community full of incredible and beautiful individuals, of both storytellers and listeners, that truly has the power to change lives. I am honored for the part I've been able to play in this movement!"

Shaelyn   Story Coordinator  “My love for Seven Billion Ones began when I shared my own story. Now, as a team member, I love to see the way Seven Billion one helps to create a voice for the warriors living around us everyday. I never cease to be amazed by the perspective these stories bring reading the words of someone who took the bad and are using it for good. I learn something new everytime I walk in the doors for this thing they call a “job”. Every person I’ve met through this project has left me better. Seven Billion Ones has changed my heart, I’ll never get used to the power behind these stories.”   Contact Shaelyn Here

Shaelyn

Story Coordinator

“My love for Seven Billion Ones began when I shared my own story. Now, as a team member, I love to see the way Seven Billion one helps to create a voice for the warriors living around us everyday. I never cease to be amazed by the perspective these stories bring reading the words of someone who took the bad and are using it for good. I learn something new everytime I walk in the doors for this thing they call a “job”. Every person I’ve met through this project has left me better. Seven Billion Ones has changed my heart, I’ll never get used to the power behind these stories.”

Contact Shaelyn Here

S   hea    Photographer (Kansas City Chapter)  "I believe that  7 Billion Ones can open the eyes of what some may consider “hopeless" individuals and cast a positive light using impactful imagery and powerful stories  thus, making this #youmattermovement - matter to me. Positively impacting lives…Bring it on!! I am “wrecked” in a good kind of way."     Contact Shea    Here

Shea

Photographer (Kansas City Chapter)

"I believe that 7 Billion Ones can open the eyes of what some may consider “hopeless" individuals and cast a positive light using impactful imagery and powerful stories thus, making this #youmattermovement - matter to me. Positively impacting lives…Bring it on!! I am “wrecked” in a good kind of way."

Contact Shea Here

Michelle   Story Warrior (Board Member)  “I am so honored to have been able to be a part of 7 Billion Ones since the very beginning.  Seeing the power of story and connection in such a real and tangible way is life-changing in the best way possible. ”     Michelle’s Story    Here

Michelle

Story Warrior (Board Member)

“I am so honored to have been able to be a part of 7 Billion Ones since the very beginning. Seeing the power of story and connection in such a real and tangible way is life-changing in the best way possible.

Michelle’s Story Here

Caroline   Story Warrior (Board Member)  "I believe in the power of stories.  Releasing our journeys to the world validates that each of us are unique and full of purpose.  The 7 Billion Ones Movement not only captures incredible images, it captures the curves and lines of lives lived within the truth of what it is to be human, to love and be loved, to lose, to win and to survive through it all."     Caroline’s Story    Here

Caroline

Story Warrior (Board Member)

"I believe in the power of stories. Releasing our journeys to the world validates that each of us are unique and full of purpose. The 7 Billion Ones Movement not only captures incredible images, it captures the curves and lines of lives lived within the truth of what it is to be human, to love and be loved, to lose, to win and to survive through it all."

Caroline’s Story Here

Matt   Story Warrior (Board Member)  “In a world filled with Snapchat stories and Facebook profiles, it can be challenging to know who someone “really is”! I’ve always tried to listen to people, because eventually they will share what path they’ve taken. Whether homeless or a corporate executive, your life and story do matter. From it’s inception, 7B1’s has given a platform to those who want to share.  It’s an honor to be involved in such a life changing movement that empowers healing through testimony, and Hope for those still in life’s battles. “

Matt

Story Warrior (Board Member)

“In a world filled with Snapchat stories and Facebook profiles, it can be challenging to know who someone “really is”! I’ve always tried to listen to people, because eventually they will share what path they’ve taken. Whether homeless or a corporate executive, your life and story do matter. From it’s inception, 7B1’s has given a platform to those who want to share. It’s an honor to be involved in such a life changing movement that empowers healing through testimony, and Hope for those still in life’s battles.

Melody   Story Editor  “I absolutely love being a part of 7 Billion Ones! Everyone has a story and everyone deserves to be heard.  There is no greater gift than to feel loved and know you are valued....no matter your circumstances. ”

Melody

Story Editor

“I absolutely love being a part of 7 Billion Ones! Everyone has a story and everyone deserves to be heard. There is no greater gift than to feel loved and know you are valued....no matter your circumstances.

Krista   Story Warrior (Board Member)  "What makes you…well, YOU? The one in seven billion, YOU. It is your story. 7 Billion Ones is a platform unlike any other to share your story.  One story at a time, the 7 Billion Ones movement is changing lives by illuminating the unique beauty inside each and every person.  7 Billion Ones helped me express one of the most difficult periods of my life into words and portraits and the process changed my life for the better."     Krista’s Story    Here

Krista

Story Warrior (Board Member)

"What makes you…well, YOU? The one in seven billion, YOU. It is your story. 7 Billion Ones is a platform unlike any other to share your story. One story at a time, the 7 Billion Ones movement is changing lives by illuminating the unique beauty inside each and every person. 7 Billion Ones helped me express one of the most difficult periods of my life into words and portraits and the process changed my life for the better."

Krista’s Story Here

Amy   Story Warrior (Board Member)  Someone told me a long time ago, "Be kind - everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about". I literally remind myself of this quote daily. I heard Randy Bacon speak a few years back and his words and his message brought me to tears. Since then, I have read dozens of stories of real people and their courageous battles.  I am inspired. I'm reminded of how precious this life is. And I'm in awe of the human spirit. "

Amy

Story Warrior (Board Member)

Someone told me a long time ago, "Be kind - everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about". I literally remind myself of this quote daily. I heard Randy Bacon speak a few years back and his words and his message brought me to tears. Since then, I have read dozens of stories of real people and their courageous battles. I am inspired. I'm reminded of how precious this life is. And I'm in awe of the human spirit."

Hannah   Story Editor  “I believe in 7B1 because I've witnessed the power of sharing first hand. When I met Randy he told me that everyone has a story to tell and you never know who needs to hear yours. Those words made such an impression on me and have stuck with me as an important reminder. Each and every story I've read on 7B1 has made an impact on me. I'm so grateful for this platform, not only to have the chance to share myself, but to learn from others who have shared as well.  I love the way 7B1 is giving people a voice and amplifying those voices to reach as many people as possible. ”     Hannah’s Story    Here

Hannah

Story Editor

“I believe in 7B1 because I've witnessed the power of sharing first hand. When I met Randy he told me that everyone has a story to tell and you never know who needs to hear yours. Those words made such an impression on me and have stuck with me as an important reminder. Each and every story I've read on 7B1 has made an impact on me. I'm so grateful for this platform, not only to have the chance to share myself, but to learn from others who have shared as well. I love the way 7B1 is giving people a voice and amplifying those voices to reach as many people as possible.

Hannah’s Story Here