Meghan Noone, originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, founded Noonetime in 2011 after a life-altering trip to Kenya with Ray Johnston in 2008. Ray invited Meghan to join him on a self-discovery safari where her newfound sense of her authentic self and true purpose were powerfully ignited.
Growing up, sports played a significant role in Meghan’s life. She began playing soccer at the age of 5. She played throughout her high school and college years and went on to coach high school and youth soccer. She also worked as a teacher for children with special needs for many years. It was obvious that sports could help change the life of the kids she met in Kenya.
Dada Meghan Girls’ Football Club became the foundation of Noonetime. Meghan brings her passion and expertise of the sport to help foster empowerment and important life skills through team cooperation, discipline, leadership development, motivation, and self-esteem. Clean water, education, reforestation and conservation, have all become equally important to Noonetime’s vision of global change.
While continuing to work on Noonetime and expanding the impact of the program, Meghan, based in Los Angeles, is a producer, model, actress, network marketer and Ms. City of Angeles 2015.
Vice President/LOGISTICS coordinator
Ray first introduced Meghan to Kenya, Africa in 2008. He has been an integral part in the development and operation of Noonetime Charities and Noonetime's returning trips to Kenya.
Ray has been intimately involved with East and Central Africa for over 30 years. He has extensive professional and personal experience in East African Cultural & Natural History conservation issues and is also Founder and President of Pure Wild Safaris.
Ray has experience managing lodges and camps in Kenya, close affiliation with the Samburu people of Northern Kenya, and international experience as a board member and advisor on Non-profit organizations in Kenya, Mexico and the US.
Megan McElwee Garrett
Megan is a marketing professional with over a decade of experience in brand development and marketing. Her background is in Direct Response Marketing, developing targeted social media campaigns, copywriting and developing content for brochures and websites.
Megan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and currently resides in Pacific Palisades, CA.
Megan joined Ray Johnston in 2006 on a life changing trip to Kenya, Africa. She has supported Noonetime Charities over the years and is excited be part of the organization on a greater level where she can utilize her skill set to assist in the growth of the organization.
The work of Noonetime has attracted notoriety from all over the world and continues to collect accolades for its amazing work empowering children and families in Africa.