The I AM GENIE FOUNDATION is a wish granting organization focused on inspiring people to serve, like a Genie. Since 2009 the Genie and his team have granted hundreds of wishes worth over $1 million to local heroes in cities across the globe. Add to this, millions have been inspired via our our inspirational events and over 250 media stories on Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, CBC and more.
Joshua Dawson: Founder Father of two and lover of life, he received his Bachelor of Commerce in International Marketing in 1998 and sold his first business to Canada's largest travel company at age 30. Throughout his career, Josh has travelled the world extensively living in Canada, America, Australia, Ireland and England. Although avoiding the use of traditional labels, Joshua has amassed a diverse, unconventional (and certainly odd) roster: TEDx presenter, writer, entrepreneur, stock trader, marketer, Thai scuba diver, race car driver, fighter jet pilot, and principle investment advisor. As a real-life Genie, he spends most his days on the road granting wishes. A gypsy by nature, this fun-loving Genie is on a mission - to bring the light.
Ingrid Thornhill: An island hippy girl at heart, Ingrid’s life experiences are rather unique. At the age of 5 she'd meditate to feel the heartbeat of ancient trees and spent hours in solitude writing letters to God. A true lover of nature and animals, Ingrid proclaimed at the age of 6 she would be farmer, had her own baby deer, and grew a veggie garden. Having travelled extensively around the world, Ingrid has had some incredible experiences which include motorbiking across Southern India, deep water diving in the beautiful Bahamas, painting in South Africa, camel back riding in Egypt and party coordinating in Japan. Ingrid is the most fulfilled when she is travelling around the world with her main squeeze, Joshua Dawson. Together they are on a mission, to help others in need, shine their light, and bring joy to the world.