Kathy Eldon was born in Cedar Rapids in Iowa, USA. In 1993, Eldon's son, Dan – who was a Reuters photographer and war correspondent – was stoned to death in Somalia. Inspired by his memory, in 1997 Eldon and her daughter, Amy Eldon Turteltaub, founded the Creative Visions Foundation, dedicated to inspiring and empowering creative activism. Through Creative Visions, Eldon has incubated more than two hundred and sixty projects and produced award-winning films, including a feature about her son, The Journey is the Destination. She is the author of seventeen books.