Here is Renee's interview with Sandy Gibson, co-founder and CEO of Better Place Forests.
He shares about Better Place Forests, including his personal story, and how Better Place Forests helps you choose a beautiful, serene location for end of life arrangements.
Listen to the complete interview here:
About Better Place Forests in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
A protected forest with endless views
Experience jaw-dropping views of the Housatonic River Valley and distant mountains, unforgettable fall foliage, a seasonal stream that provides a peaceful soundtrack, and a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War.
A private spot for your memorial
Choose an area that speaks to you: Chestnut oaks and maples in the peaceful highlands, sweeping valley views, or the eastern ridge alive with historical significance.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
This 130-acre forest is in a region known for its lush greenland, outdoor recreation, and environmental treasures—including the Housatonic River and Bear Mountain.
Sandy Gibson, Chief Executive Officer
When Sandy was a young boy, he lost his father to a stroke and his mother to cancer. For most of his life, his parents have been memories to him. After years of visiting their graves in a dreary Toronto cemetery, Sandy began to imagine what a better place to remember his parents might look like. In 2015, he founded Better Place Forests with his two best friends to help families write better endings to their stories.
When he’s not in the office, you can usually find Sandy on the golf course or listening to audiobooks on 2x speed.
Sandy graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with an A.B. in History. A lifelong entrepreneur, he headed several companies and worked in finance and software for over 10 years before starting Better Place Forests.
Photos: Better Place Forests