Footsteps was Founded in 2010 by Austin Cameron, who brought on board his sister Tiara Cameron in 2012. Austin and Tiara are two siblings of a close family of seven children.
About Austin Cameron – CEO Footsteps For Africa
Austin served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) from 2002-2004, spending time in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. It was during a time of civil unrest, the economies collapsing, food shortages increasing and lack of safety becoming more apparent.
Given the increasing food and supply shortages, the Mormon Church started shipping in supplies, which missionaries distributed to an ever-increasing population of needy individuals. Austin became aware of many other organizations shipping in various goods to assist the people. It became clear, however, that only a small percentage of goods was reaching the people who needed it most. Corruption and inefficiency were hampering a multitude of humanitarian efforts, with populations of people that desperately needed assistance that was not finding them.
Austin returned to school in the United States after his mission, but did not forget the plight of so many in Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia. He was resolved to do something about it.
In 2006, Austin decided to return to Africa for an anthropology study abroad to Namibia. He studied the Himba, and exotic and beautiful tribe in northern Namibia. Like in Zimbabwe and Zambia. As part of the study abroad, he toured the country, during which they visited extremely impoverished areas. Austin’s desire to help was solidified. When he returned to the country in 2009 to conduct his master’s thesis research, he brought stacks of new shirts for the children he knew he would visit. It was a very small effort, but the beginning of something bigger.
In 2010, Austin started Footsteps for Africa. While Austin is also an entrepreneur running a successful International Company, Footsteps remains his biggest passion.
About Tiara Cameron – Chair, Board of Directors
Tiara Cameron joined Austin to help in the Footsteps effort in 2012. Tiara is the Partner in a Salt Lake City based Hedge Fund, Chair of the Board of directors of Footsteps, Fitness Lifestyle Expert, Digital Influencer, Author, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Model, Single Mother of 3
Tiara Cameron is a partner in Vision Capital Partners, which is an alternative finance company founded in 2004. Vision’s experienced management team brings an entrepreneurial approach to providing creative capital opportunities throughout the United States to the small and middle markets and consulting and advisory services.
She is a fitness lifestyle expert, single mother-of-3, international fitness model, entrepreneur and founder and CEO of WomensProtein.com . Tiara learned the value of building a strong body in her years of athletics, ballroom dancing.
Her message of Emancipation, not Emaciation has helped people recover from eating disorders, discover their inner athletes, and free themselves from harmful self-images that keep them from actively participating in the world. She is a motivational speaker and a published author. Tiara is a Corporate Wellness consultant and international fitness model.
Tiara’s greatest passion lies in being the mother to her three exceptional children. She is dedicated to doing all she can to help other children in Africa enjoy the safety, nutrition, education and healthcare her own children enjoy living in the United States.
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