| ORIGINAL | "Michael & Marlene Mitchell"

Trinidad/Tobago – New York

The Mitchells are remarkable elders we met at our niece’s wedding to their son in Trinidad, their homeland. Michael’s visage is etched with experiences that molded him into the entrepreneur he is today. A “stowaway” from Trinidad/Tobago, Michael worked his way from laboring on the docks of NYC, to the factories, to holding tight the light of opportunity and accepting the challenge of changing his world with hard work and ideas. Marlene is a bright, elegant health care professional who has instilled her children with a desire for learning, insight and compassion for others.