Dan Keys

New Zealand
Dan Keys

Dan (or DK) is the founder of the Active Hearts Foundation. He is directly involved in all parts of the charity; specifically researching, facilitating and overseeing our village projects and leading our charity expedition treks. He is an experienced trekking guide, leading tours throughout the world since 2005 and in Nepal since 2011. Inspired by his close friend Arjun Adhikari, the idea to create a grassroots front line charity was conceived. Dan has a passion for culture and really getting to know the local people away from the tourist crowds. He is competent in the Nepalese language and happiest when immersed in projects in rural Nepal. The Active Hearts family really is just that. We are extremely lucky to have Dan's mum, Dee, and sister, Emma, working tirelessly with all things admin, fundraising and when possible on the ground in Nepal.

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