Paul Lynch, MD
Paul Lynch is a physician and photographer from Scottsdale, AZ. He co-founded WorldPix in 2015 as a way to help the poor and sick around the world through the power of photography. A practicing pain management physician, he also co-founded the Arizona Pain Foundation, where his clinical practice gives a portion of profits each year. The Arizona Pain Foundation currently supports causes in over 20 countries around the world.
Ryan Plakonouris is a South African photographer. His photographic career began at 8 years old when his Father, Iky of Iky’s Photographic, put a camera in his hands at a motocross event and said “start shooting”! One of Ryan’s images from the event was selected for front page media. Since then, he has achieved a degree in conservation and has worked in many African countries in careers such as conservation, hospitality management, construction and professional photography with focus on game reserves and wildlife. Ryan currently operates Pro Photo Safaris and is the CEO and President of World Pix.
In addition to Paul Lynch, MD, and Ryan Plakonouris, our board includes:
Carly Bryant is the newest addition to the board of directors of WorldPix.
Carly pursued a degree in social work and then later achieved a second degree in nursing and nursing education because she wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives. During this time, Carly also worked in sales in order to support her family. After completing her degrees and as she raised her family and built her career, she devoted many hours to ministry, mission work, and to outreach programs because of her desire to help people.
Carly eventually became a member of the Women’s Art Guild in Huntsville, Alabama where she lived for several years. This is a volunteer fundraising organization for the Huntsville Museum of Art that has provided approximately 3 million dollars in support for the Art Museum since it’s inception in 1964.
Recently, Carly with her husband, Doug, moved to Arizona to be close to her family. Carly’s initial goal was to be close to her grandchildren, relax in retirement, and paint. But soon she was asked to join the board of directors of Worldpix to be marketing director. Carly says, “Being involved with WorldPix is a perfect combination for me. It combines my love of art, my heart to help those less fortunate, and my experience with sales and fundraising, to promote the charitable causes that WorldPix helps support through the sale of professional photos. I am honored to be a part of WorldPix.”
Steve Sliker contributes to WorldPix as a cinematographer, manager of the Youtube and Vimeo channels and is our content creator and SEO specialist. Steve’s work has been seen on many websites across the valley (Phoenix, AZ) and has helped companies like Godaddy, Arizona Pain, Paindoctor, Multivista, Legacy Traditional School and Bryan University. An avid portrait and documentary photographer/cinematographer, he has produced several high-end commercials for companies through out Phoenix, AZ and has helped guide channels to over a million views and thousands of subscribers.
Steve is a world class videographer who pieces together interesting and insightful stories for clients all over the country. He was trained at the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism where he learned how to tell both written and visual stories. Shortly after school, Steve realized he had a knack for digital marketing and started Pivotal Studio, a digital marketing, photography and videography studio that helps small business grow online. Check out his site, here.
When he isn’t working for companies, Steve really enjoys giving back to his community. His Roman Catholic faith has shown him that God is in every photo, video, and keyword search, all you have to do is find him. He hopes to follow God’s calling to serve and is thankful to be given the opportunity to be on the Worldpix board.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
WorldPix Team Members
Robert Rose is responsible for day-to-day operations of the charity. Additionally, he manages the blog and overall site content. Robert is a jack of all trades and helps our charity grow everyday.