What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
Kevin Adair was working at four resorts in Punta Cana and was driven through the neighboring communities including Higuey. He realized that he couldn't just be there catering to rich people, he had to work to improve the conditions for everyone in the DR and Haiti. That's when Kevin conceptualized El Fuego del Sol.
I don't know why this video keeps getting rejected by your site:http://www.youtube.com/user/kevadair#p/a/u/1/oy02Hjb5Ows
Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.
Kevin Adair, Founder and President of El Fuego del Sol, has over 20 years experience in the tourism/service sector including event design coordination and management. Kevin has developed events for hotels, restaurants, resorts and cruise ships around the world including Jamaica, Germany, Mexico and thousands of events in the United States. He has produced created, developed, and presented corporate events and presentations for companies including Hyatt Hotels, the Hotel Allegro, Dolphin Cruise Lines, Chicago’s Mayors Office of Special Events, and Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Kevin’s corporate presentations have appeared on international television programs including NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. Since 1993 Kevin has owned, developed, promoted and sold 11 real estate property projects in the United States. Kevin has also been working to improve environmental and social conditions throughout his life. Since 2005 Kevin has lived in the Dominican Republic working in the hotel and environment sectors. In late 2005 Kevin created the Dominican corporation, El Fuego del Sol, to actively work to improve the social and ecological environments in the DR. Kevin is now focused exclusively on developing and promoting the El Fuego del Sol property and project. Kevin graduated Cum Laude in Theater and Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University. Kevin is in the final stages of becoming a permanent resident of the DR.
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