The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?

Meet Alex.  I am proud to call him a friend – but in a professional environment – I don’t know that I have ever met anyone that has been a bigger champion of their community and local businesses.  It’s truly incredible to watch him better the community around him.

What word did you choose and why?


I don’t want to wait around for someone else to do something new to improve our way of life in our community. I feel more confident in taking those changes.  The community has instilled confidence in me, knowing that I am going to do what I can to take care of the community.  I want to be more intentional with the things that I do.

What is something you want to accomplish this year?

Keep building our community to the place that is the envy of others. Create a place that welcomes people from the outside from all walks of life.  I want that to be an attribute of the community and not just something that only a few say.




What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 4 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

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