Our Story


 

I graduated college and had no idea what the heck to do. So, I went on a volunteer trip to New Orleans and it changed my life.

Over the years, I couldn't kick the idea of traveling and volunteering. With the help of my friend, Ben, Have Fun Do Good morphed from a saying into a business. We started by taking a few trips to New York City with friends. 

That initial trip lead to our first Have Fun Do Good experience. 15 people signed up for our National Park Tour in August 2016. We knew we were onto something at that point.

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We're slowly but surely adding more experiences and events. We're a small team of passionate do-gooder's trying to leave our mark on this planet. 

Our mission is to create experiences that force participants to step out of their comfort zones, give back in the process and meet some amazing folks along the way. We've found that a lot of the "GOOD" comes from building a tight-knit community of strangers within a 4-5 day experience.  

There's something about giving back and traveling that you just have to experience for yourself. Hope to see you on a trip.

If you like to travel and you're looking for a unique opportunity to meet some amazing folks and do some good, Have Fun Do Good is for you. Check out our experiences here

-Adam


Team


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Adam Kunes

FOUNDER

Have Fun. Do Good. owner and founder Adam Kunes incorporates his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for service into everything he does. Adam is a proud graduate of Semester at Sea, a 100-day undergraduate cruise around the world. This experience opened Adam’s eyes to the world and shaped his views on what it means to truly give to others. His participation in many service-oriented trips both during Semester at Sea and at home inspired the concept for HFDG. Adam hopes his efforts will allow others to realize the opportunities to volunteer are endless and that service can be fun.
 


Ben Petchel

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Ben Petchel, a Bethel Park native was always fascinated with the camera. The 4-year, scholarship lacrosse player and art major at Seton Hill knew he'd end up becoming a photographer.  Ben is currently the head visual designer at Clockwise in Pittsburgh where he oversees photography and all things visual. During his free time, Ben photographs for companies such as, Luxe Creative, Creatives, Antonio Brown, Tribune Review, WHIRL magazine + Giant Eagle.  Giving back is extremely important to Ben. He travels nationally and internationally with Have Fun Do Good where he leads and documents immersive travel experiences. 

 

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Anna Poiarkoff

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Anna is a helper by profession, an explorer by nature and an overall lover of life. She grew up in smalltown-boondocks, Ohio. Her thirst for adventure started at a young age when her father would take her comet hunting in the middle of the night and it has only progressed from there. Anna has a knack for making new friends, an insatiable appetite for tacos and a small mission to change the world. Anna currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she is a licensed social worker. She doesn't always have fun but when she does, she does good.