Born in Chicago & relocated at a young age to Miami, Teri hails from a family deeply rooted in moral, religious and social responsibility. Through the charitable organization ALSAC The Abrahams were ground-floor participants in the creation and implementation of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s. Today the Abraham Family Foundation supports orphanages in Lebanon & Haiti, Haitian farm-shares, Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Camillus House, Honeyshine Mentoring Program, Overtown Youth Center, Zoo Miami, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Miami Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, the Humane Society of Miami, The American Red Cross, Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and too many others to mention. An attorney by education, Teri currently works in Coral Gables as a real estate broker & title agent, investor & property manager. A Palmetto Bay resident since 1994, Teri raised her 2 children as a single parent in the very same neighborhood where she grew up. She is a lifelong children’s & animal rights advocate, lifelong equestrian, & promoter of social responsibility. Her dream is to one day become Zen enough to drive through South Florida traffic without cursing. After all, nobody is perfect.
David J. Boczar, CFP®, CFA is the founder of Emerald Wealth Advisors, a private wealth management firm and registered investment advisor headquartered in Westport, Connecticut. David works with families, individuals and entrepreneurs to help them achieve their financial goals. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, David has approximately 35 years in the financial services industry with a wide array of experience in global markets, investment research, money management, investment banking, financial planning and insurance. His work has taken him to Latin America, Europe, China, Japan, Asia and Africa. At Emerald Wealth Advisors David works with his clients comprehensively in areas such as asset management, capital preservation, retirement planning, educational planning, risk management/insurance planning, estate planning strategies, wealth transfer and succession planning. He is independent and his investment advisory business is fee-based.
Dr. Alok Mehta
Dr. Mehta hails from India and brings great insight to TheoEco’s wok in the region and the USA having emigrated to the states in the 1980’s. He and Steve Richards are also former co-workers and collaborators since the mid-80’s in a technology company Richards co-founded outside Boston. Alok also earned his PhD in computer science and works at a hedge fund in Chicago. Born at the Taj Mahal (close by anyway in Jaipur, India) he lends a unique perspective to what TheoEco is doing. Dr. Mehta is also a proud father of three and World Champion Racquetball player most recently representing team India in the World Championships in July of 2016.
Amit is an indispensable member of TheoEco as one can’t help but notice as the credits roll on all of TheoEco Nepal Project’s documentaries as associate producer, editor, music composer, guide, translator, etc. and is our principal contact in Kathmandu. TheoEco’s Steve and Bobbie Richards met Amit, his father Reverend Shyam Nepali, and their family through the Anglican Church’s Diocese in Singapore through the introduction of Reverend Lewis Lew upon their first days in Kathmandu in September 2015. Amit provides great insight and perspective to what is up in Nepal. Similarly, he can provide unique perspectives on what we are doing in the USA (though he may not realize it yet). Amit is an active member of Golgotha Church serving between the youth and the choir. He also works with the Anglican Church in Nepal as office manager and the Jubal Music Ministry where his vision is to spread the Gospel throughout the world via audio/video takes root. For more on his ministry please follow these links:
Bobbie is TheoEco’s youngest director and is co-founder of TheoEco Institute with her dad Steve Richards. Traveling to Kathmandu together in the fall of 2015 she experienced first-hand the aftermath of Nepal’s mega-quakes and the rebuilding efforts. She co-produces TheoEco’s documentaries and acts as cameraman, writer, and director of many of TheoEco’s productions. She is also the author of TheoEco’s most read blog “Cats in Kathmandu” written through the eyes of her cats who lived in Kathmandu with Bobbie and her father in the fall of 2015. A high school student, Bobbie plans to pursue her passions when she graduates in 2018.
Steve Richards – Managing Director
Steve Richards co-founded the TheoEco Institute in the Spring of 2015 as a way to further his work at Yale Divinity School, and before. His interest in how Christianity and Capitalism were intertwined led to a study began before their arrival in New Haven: “Economics in the Gospels” the first in a series of economic studies in of the world’s great religions. An environmentalist at heart he is deeply concerned with how the intersection of theology and economics impact the ecology, all of which is the kernel that led to the TheoEco Institute. Richards is a small businessman with two businesses related to pension plans and focused on helping participants get the most out of them when faced with plans that are terminating. In addition to these businesses Richards is also producer and sometimes director of TheoEco’s documentaries. A fervent believer in Capitalism in mixed economies, he is a proponent of businesses that put ownership into the hands of the workers for the betterment of all stakeholders. Richards is a proud Hurricane from the University of Miami as well as Babson College where he earned his MBA. He currently teaches at the National Theological College in Kathmandu, Nepal via teleconferencing equipment provided through the generous donations of All Souls Episcopal Church, he and Bobbie’s church on Miami Beach, FL.