Dorian and Beyond is proud of its focus on developing partnerships with local Bahamian creatives. These partnerships make an immediate impact on the Hurricane Dorian-impacted economies.
This website has been made possible with funding from Global Giving, USA for IOM and USAID via IOM. However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the funders.
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Founding Sponsor
Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 173 member states and offices in over 100 countries, IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
Crystal A deGregory, Ph.D. | Dorian and Beyond, Founder + Director
A proud native of Freeport, Bahamas, historian and storyteller Dr. Crystal A. deGregory is a research fellow at Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was on the island of Grand Bahama during Hurricane Dorian and in the wake of its wreckage, gave voice to the sufferings and survival of the Bahamian people in international print, radio and television media including for TIME, New York Times, CBC, BBC and CNN. In the remaining months of 2019, she volunteered with various relief efforts as well as spearheaded her own “For The Children,” a school supply and uniform fund. A Phi Beta Kappa alumna of the historic Fisk University, she also earned Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in history from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Education from Tennessee State University. Follow her online at @HBCUstorian.
Nia Cambridge | Dorian and Beyond, Project Manager
Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, Nia Cambridge is a geographer interested in bridging the gap between climate change science and public policy. Her interest in capturing the stories of hurricane survivors began in 2017, when Hurricane Irma decimated Ragged Island, and has since grown into a passion for identifying and rectifying factors that make certain populations more vulnerable to extreme climate events. An award-winning undergraduate research fellow, Nia has over two years of research and administrative experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Richmond where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and plans to commence graduate studies in Fall 2021. Follow her online at @niacambridge.
Davia Saunders | Dorian and Beyond, Program Assistant
Freeport native Davia Saunders is a rising junior at Burman University in Alberta, Canada. A psychology major, she is interested in pursuing a career with specialties in disaster and trauma psychology . She is a 2018 graduate of Grand Bahama Academy of Seventh Day Adventist, where she was class valedictorian. Follow her online at @DaviaSaunders.
Brinard Sweeting + Visionary Pro Digital | Webmaster
Brinard Sweeting is a young, certified, accoladed and experienced digital professional, who is committed to honesty, transparency and creating technological and digital advancement opportunities for small businesses. A Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) and Certified Web Design Specialist, Sweeting serves as the president and digital director of the creative and super-talented team at Visionary Pro Digital, a website design and digital marketing agency based in The Bahamas.
Jennisan Enriquez + JaySky Productions, Videographer/Photographer
Jennisan Enriquez, at age 13, received her very first DSLR camera as a Christmas gift from her father when he noticed she had a talent for creating and expressing herself through films and photography. Today, she is a self-employed mother of two who will make your unforgettable day extraordinary with her professional videography, photography and airbrush makeup services. Jay Sky Productions works with multiple talented artists to make sure your desires are met on your beautiful day.
Lisa Davis + Total Media Bahamas | Videographer/Photographer
Lisa Davis is the multimedia specialist and visionary behind Total Media Bahamas. A fully certified multi-skilled audio studio/live sound engineer (Chicago), Apple certified videographer (Orlando) and photographer, Lisa has more than two decades of experience in the media field. As the owner of Total Media Bahamas, she provides a one stop shop for just about anything you can see or hear for television, radio, social media, print or marketing. She is passionate about bringing digital visions to fruition and Dorian and Beyond is no different.
Lyndah Wells + Lyndah Wells Photography | Featured Photographer
Lyndah Wells is a fearless photographer, speaker and brand ambassador for the innovative light modifier company Magmod. Almost every day, she wakes up to do what she loves as an award-winning and internationally-published wedding photographer in the beautiful islands of The Bahamas. Her approach to life is visible in the bold, colorful and emotive images she makes for her clients. With her upbeat personality, Lyndah is mum to two energetic girls and is married to the love of her life, whom she met while on a 10-day vacation in The Bahamas.
Photo by Lyndah Wells © 2019