Turk Pipkin

Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of the global education nonprofit The Nobelity Project, working for basic rights for children everywhere. He is the director of three feature films, including 2011 SXSW Film Fest Audience Award winner, "Building Hope," which tells the story of The Nobelity Project's partnership with a rural Kenyan community to build the area's first high school. Pipkin is currently helming the Friends of Kenya Fund, building classrooms, water systems and libraries at schools across rural Kenya. Pipkin is also the author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestseller, "The Tao of Willie," co-authored with Willie Nelson. Pipkin is also known for his acting roles in feature films and HBO's "The Sopranos." www.nobelity.org