PAUL ASPLUND

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As Executive Director, Paul oversees all activities of the Wayfarer Foundation

After a career which has included hospitality, technology, education and entertainment, perhaps the most important credential he has for leading the Wayfarer Foundation is his lived experience. That experience led to him co-founding his first NGO in 1994, and he has since worked with low-income communities in Bolivia, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. 

He is a passionate advocate for people struggling with inequality, poverty and homelessness—all issues he believes are solvable. This belief drives him to seek partners and collaborators who work in their own communities to deliver much needed services with dignity, love and compassion.

Paul believes that everyone deserves the chance to flourish and that dignity, agency and opportunity can change lives. He sees it happening every day.