Karim Bouzina, Charitable Director and the last of the four Co-Founders, came to the US from Algeria in 2011 in hopes of new opportunity. Karim and Ronnie originally met in 2015 while working for a bank in Seattle. After the two shared their goals and aspirations, Ronnie was quick to recruit Karim onto Fortitude’s platform to help with the inception. Karim’s first opportunity was partnering with Ronnie and Jake (Crocker) to help construct and facilitate the original “Help The Homeless” event in late 2015. From that point until today, Karim has managed and directed Fortitude’s charitable division.