Enjoy the Journey Project Inc. International
One of my ultimate goals of this project is to share my journey with as many people as I can. I was very fortunate to have the supporting cast I have had in my life starting with my family and friends, to my teammates and those I have encountered in my travels.
My dreams are to start a non-profit that will use sport to share and bring different cultures together. My hopes are to create an opportunity for young athletes to play basketball, travel, and immerse themselves in different cultures. My wish is to give them an avenue to experience something they otherwise would not have the opportunity to get to experience. As well as, show them there is a so much in this world for them to seek and chase after.
My plan is to travel and hold camps in foreign countries with the possibility of bringing local players with me to play against players their age or skill level in a foreign country, conduct a camp with the help of the kids and immerse them in the culture. While also extending the opportunity to welcome those same players back to California to play stateside, join our camps and immerse them in our culture as well.
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Enjoy the Journey,
Founder & Director
Aaron W. Moore is a partner at the firm Moore & Bogener, Inc. with an emphasis on business and real estate law. He began his career in general civil litigation and has experience in a variety of topics, including employment, trust litigation, and transactional work including business formation and contracts, and real estate.
Mr. Moore graduated from UCLA in 2003 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Boston University in 2006, where he was awarded as a Joseph G. Tauro Scholar. Additionally, he studied business transactional work at the University of Central London before becoming admitted to the State Bar of California in 2007. Mr. Moore is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District. Mr. Moore is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
In his spare time, Mr. Moore enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on UCLA athletics, and kayaking and hiking throughout Northern California.
Thomas J. O’Brien
Thomas is an owner at North State Tax & Financial. He is a tax professional specializing in small-businesses, corporation and other business entities. Thomas grew up in Northern California before attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He earned a degree in International Business and a minor in Management before moving back home to work at his family-owned business.
Mr. O’Brien has also been a Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce board member for the last two years. He enjoys giving back and volunteering in the community he grew up in. Thomas grew up in a “basketball” home with his father being a local coach. In his spare time, Thomas likes to play basketball, workout, follow Oklahoma State athletics and hangout with his wife and family.
Joaquin Villanueva Lozano
International Basketball Operations Director (Latin America)
Joaquin is an ambassador of the Enjoy the Journey Project International and Director of Basketball Operations in Mexico. He was born in Mexico City on March 10, 1986. He studied Civil Engineering at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) from 2004 to 2010 with a concentration in Waste Management. For three years Joaquin taught math at the high school level.
He started playing basketball at the age of 15. He was a member of the U18 and U20 Mexican National Teams. He played in two World Universiades, Bangkok in 2007 and Thailand in 2009 as well as, Belgrade, Serbia.
Joaquin has played professionally for eight years. Attaining a championship in the CIBACOPA in 2013 and the LNBP Championship in 2016.
In 2015, he represented his country Mexico, alongside Brody, at the Stankovic Intercontinental Basketball Champions Cup in Qingyuan, China. Where he also met Alina.
Currently, Joaquin plays for the Mineros de Zacatecas in the LNBP in Mexico.
Alina (Jiaxi Lin)
International Basketball Operations Director/Marketing Specialist
Alina is an ambassador of the Enjoy the Journey Project International and Director of Basketball Operations in China. Currently, Alina is a Spanish teacher at Zhuhai College of Jilin University. In addition to her work as a teacher, she also serves as a Translator and Marketing Specialist.
Alina graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in 2016, one of the top ten universities in China. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2017. During her studies, she was sent to the University of Valladolid in Spain as an exchange student for a year. She traveled to many European and African countries. In her free time, she taught Spanish children to speak Chinese. She has her own unique feelings and insights on cultural exchanges between China and the West. Her abundant teaching experience and overseas study experience will help the Enjoy the Journey Project International achieve its goals and improve the intercultural communication.
Furthermore, Alina brings an abundance of basketball experience. She was the president of the Basketball Association at Sun Yat-sen University. She adds a large network of basketball enthusiasts and has built strong relationships in her experiences. During Brody's trip to China in 2015 she served as his translator and for the Mexican National Team during the Stankovic Intercontinental Basketball Champions Cup. Together they hope to have a positive impact on all Enjoy the Journey Project participants.