Mariel Kanene is the Founder of TAOP & Company and Artistic Director of The Art Of Perspective Magazine + Pamoja Fitness. His passion for storytelling was ignited in Kinshasa, Congo where he was born, developed in Texas where he grew up, and cultivated in Washington, DC where he became a grown-up. Mariel is now currently living in Dallas, TX. By day, Mariel spends his days slowly trying to change the world—one meaningful interaction at a time. When Mariel is not in the office, he spends his free time in athletic pursuits from weightlifting to yoga, swimming, and the occasional boxing class. He loves good conversations over good coffee and even better carménère wine. He hates talking about himself in the third person. Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated.