Board & Advisors

Marcel Arsenault

Co-Founder/Board Chair

Marcel Arsenault, with his wife Cynda Collins Arsenault, is co-founder of One Earth Future, as well as the Arsenault Family Foundation and the Secure World Foundation. Through these foundations, Marcel pursues his passion of promoting systems of governance which prevent war.

Marcel served as a board member for MARC for 5 years (currently Arc Thrift-funding advocacy and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities).  His achievements have won him numerous awards including the “Conservationist Award” for his participation in Open Space projects in Boulder, Colorado and the distinguished “Steven B. Hart” award from the Colorado Historical Society for restoring the Tabor residence and the Tabor Grand Hotel in Leadville.  He was also Vice Chair of Eco-Cycle Boulder, one of the earliest and largest non-profit recycling organizations in the United States.

As founder of Real Capital Solutions, Marcel oversees a portfolio exceeding $1.5 billion in real estate assets.  He has delivered numerous presentations to various universities and real estate organizations.  He has authored several articles on real estate, including one academic publication, and is a contributing author of How to Build a Real Estate Empire.

He earned a B.S. degree from McGill University and was working toward a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Colorado when he started his career as an entrepreneur.

Cynda Collins Arsenault

Co-Founder/Board Member

Cynda Collins Arsenault is a Co-Founder and Board Member of One Earth Future and the Arsenault Family Foundation. She is also co-founder and President of Secure World Foundation an operating foundation promoting cooperative solutions for the secure and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.  She has 45+ years of experience in non-profit work including peace and justice, criminal justice, mental health, disability rights and environmental issues.

In her personal philanthropy she focuses on bringing women’s critical skills to the table for solving the difficult problems we face, with a particular focus on women, peace and security. She helped establish and works with OEF’s initiative Our Secure Future- Women Make the Difference.  She is a member of the Women's Donor Network, Women Moving Millions and The International Women’s Forum.  She is the founder of Women Powering Change, an annual gathering of women working to create a better world.

Collins Arsenault received her BA in Sociology and Psychology at University of California Berkeley and her MA in Education from Colorado State University.

John Fidel Collins Arsenault

Board Member

John Fidel Collins Arsenault is an investment analyst for Real Capital Solutions. He is also a musician and DJ with numerous recordings. He serves on the family Boards of One Earth Future, Secure World Foundation and the Arsenault Family Foundation.

He received his BA in Diversified Studies with an emphasis on bio-chemistry and philosophy at the University of Colorado in Boulder.