Our Fierce Humans


Sofi Seck - Co-Founder

Karen Butterfield - Grant and Logistics Chair

A newspaper editor, Karen lives just west of St. Louis. Prior to becoming an editor, Karen was an intern and staff writer for the same paper. Her passion for education and literacy ignited her desire to be involved with Expedition Subsahara.

Adia Ndor - Merchandising and curator 

Adia is the heart of Expedition Subsahara. A native of Dakar, Adia manages our artists in Senegal. She makes sure that every piece of art meets Expedition Subsahara’s standards. Adia has a bachelor’s degree in business and manages a small shop in Dakar. 

Our Artisans - Natti, Ami, Fatou, & Sofi.

Almost every basket on planet earth, is made completely by hand. Think about that for a second... Baskery is most definitely an art. It’s a skill that is passed down from  generation to generation. We love creating our pieces and we hope that they bring positivity in every space that they inhabit.