Beau Miller is executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based NGO Aythos, which was the first relief organizations to reach some of the devastated villages of the Sindhupalchok District. He arrived in Nepal on April 30, and took time to email with me this week.
What prompted your first trip to Nepal?
I first went to Nepal in 2008 to teach English for five months. Prior to that, I was a brewer in Colorado, and I left to try to understand a little bit more of the world.
This is now my seventh trip. Nepal is the kind of place that never leaves you, even if you don’t understand why that is. It’s just a very special place, despite a lot of the issues it has. It’s the kind of place I find my thoughts drifting back to, and whenever I see a photo or hear somebody talk about it, I immediately have the urge to go back.