Our Mission

Noah’s Ark Communities is a charitable organization providing a safe residential living, learning and work environment to individuals living with developmental disabilities generally, with a focus on the autistic spectrum disorder. The organization’s mission is to develop residential villages nationally, serving about 120 individuals each. Residents of Noah’s Ark Communities typically will be age twenty-one and over because state-provided benefits are generally terminated when an individual reaches such age.

Our Story

Parents of individuals with developmental disorders may ask themselves about the future.

What will happen to my child if I am unavailable to care for them? Where will they live and will they have a reasonable quality of life?

Founded by Egide Thein in 2018, Noah’s Ark Communities will be the answer to those questions.

Meet the Team

Egide Thein

Founder

Egide Thein was born in Luxembourg and lives in Naples Florida. He graduated from the Belgian Military Academy (Ecole Royale Militaire), as well as from the US Defense Information School. He served in the Luxembourg Armed Forces and with the Allied Mobile Force of NATO (AMF). He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served as Chief of Staff of the Crown Prince of Luxembourg, as Luxembourg’s Consul General in New York, as Director of Luxembourg Board of Economic Development, as Spokesman for the European Economic Communities at the United Nations, and as General Representative for the Americas of BCEE Luxembourg.

He founded the Luxembourg Business Journal and the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Truth Technologies, a company developing solutions to combat financial crimes, money laundering, terrorist financing and bribery. He founded Noah’s Ark Communities in 2018. He has earned a number of international awards and speaks several languages.

Clifford “Chip” Olson

Clifford (Chip) Olson is the CEO of RE 1 Advisor, LLC. RE 1 Advisor is a real estate advisory & management service that provides professional knowledge to create real estate and business opportunities as well as solve problems with real estate investments nationwide.

Since 1987, Chip has marketed or developed large office complexes, industrial condominiums and residential projects in Southwest Florida. He has also consulted for investors on developments in Tennessee, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, Colorado and Washington State. Chip has served as a court appointed receiver for retail centers, model homes, hotels and a marina.

In addition to his professional ventures, Chip has also served on the Community Development District, Business Improvement District, advisory board for a community bank and advisory boards to the local government. Chip is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a principle in Valuation Alliance, a small business valuation company serving the real estate and construction industries.

Taylor Rowe

Taylor Rowe is a Digital Marketing extraordinaire working for OneIMS. OneIMS is a full service results driven online marketing agency that originally started in Chicago. Recently, OneIMS opened up a new office in Southwest Florida and Taylor began to assist Noah’s Ark.

by Françoise-Marie Thein

Françoise-Marie Thein

She studied Decorative Arts in Brussels, Belgium, and while teaching Fine Arts at Notre Dame de Lourdes in Diekirch, Luxembourg for several years, she started working as an independent artist. Her artwork is featured throughout the Noah’s Ark website.

Over the years, Françoise-Marie has refined the fine art of watercolor on silk and also turned to charcoal sketching, oil on canvas and her passions, sculpture, terra cotta, ceramics, and fused glass. Her sculptures are in terra cotta, wax, resin, stone and bronze, her other art is fused glass, mosaics, and paintings. Her works can be found in private, corporate and public collections in the U.S., Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Japan, Ireland, Bermuda.

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