Founder Interviewed on StoryLine Bus founder Gavin P. Smith was invited to participate in an interview aboard the StoryLine Bus, a project in collaboration with the Wake Forest University Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship Center.  The StoryLine Bus is an audio interview studio on wheels, designed to be a traveling interview studio to capture stories of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and community and social action.  The StoryLine Bus is part of ECHO, an organization dedicated to fostering trusting relationships and connection (social capital) among diverse people in greater Winston-Salem, NC and beyond.  Through StoryLine, ECHO aims to honor the rich diversity of voices throughout the community and to celebrate history, hopes and common humanity.

Aboard the bus, Gavin shared his personal story and the roads that led to the founding of in 2013.  In the interview, Gavin spoke of the work of Civilian Exposure, his service on the Community Assistance Panel for Camp Lejeune, and the various studies that were recently released from the ATSDR/CDC in Atlanta about civilian, military and child mortality risks due to extensive and ongoing Camp Lejeune contamination.

The StoryLine Bus interview provides another unique opportunity for to reach a broader audience in a lasting way.  Interviews from the StoryLine Bus will be featured on public radio stations across the state, at Wake Forest University and in a future regional museum project in Winston-Salem, NC.

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Civilian Exposure

Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

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