Founder of Both Ends Believing
Craig Juntunen is the founder and visionary behind BEB – which first originated in 2010 as a social movement and advocacy organization to raise awareness about the need of institutionalized children around the world.
Craig Juntunen is the founder and visionary behind BEB – which first originated in 2010 as a social movement and advocacy organization to raise awareness about the need of institutionalized children around the world. Juntunen authored Both Ends Burning: My Story of Adopting Three Children from Haiti and is the Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed documentary STUCK. In 2013, Craig toured the country with his documentary, visiting and screening STUCK in 62 cites in 80 days to make children living outside of parental care a relevant social issue.
In his early life, Craig was involved heavily in athletics, playing quarterback for a total of fourteen seasons. He finished his athletic career as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League. He was elected into the Northern State of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idaho Hall of Fame. His experience as a leader on the football field led to an entrepreneurial career. He built and sold a company before founding Chances For Children, a foundation involved in creating sustainable communities in Haiti. His early experience with the Chances for Children Foundation alerted him to the needs of children living outside of parental care, which he identified as one of the greatest human rights crises of his lifetime.
Craig is married and has three children adopted from Haiti: Amelec, Espie and Quinn.