JJ Williams, resides in Baja California, Mexico and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Lantern Hill Center for Transformational Travel and Service Learning. JJ and his wife Abby have a heart for those in need, especially young people and their families. Living in Mexico full-time, JJ finds himself looking for ways to help educate, feed, provide opportunities for the local indigenous field workers only miles from his house. As a photographer, JJ has worked with the Fuente and Newman Families along with Prometheus capturing the many celebrities and amazing moments provided by the annual “God of Fire Dinner.”
Favorite smokes: Opus X, Cien Años, Padron 1964, H. Upmann Magnum 40.
Michael Williams: Lives and works in Harrisburg, PA. Several years of working in the Baltimore City Schools cultivated a deep passion for working with students experiencing challenging life-situations. He continues to teach, now in Harrisburg, PA, using his Art Degree to teach inner city youth about ceramics, art, and developing young artistic talent. Michael has been to Mexico and Southern California serving the poor on the streets of Los Angeles on Skid Row, caring for homeless people in San Diego, and also working alongside the poor in Mexico. Michael is an artist & many of his creations embody the cigar lifestyle and deep history of the industry.
Favorite Smokes: -H. Upmann Magnum 50 LE 2005, Padilla 1932 Torpedo, "Shark", El Triunfador, Diamond Crown Robusto #2, Torano Tribute 2004, Opus X, Padron 80th, Davidoff Millenium Lancero