January 24, 2012

On Sabbatical

Sabbatical: any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.

As many of you know, my wife and I — along with two of our friends — have a non-profit organization called Compassion4. Much to our joy and excitement, Compassion4 is growing exponentially — and that means it's taking up more of our personal and business time. For us, this is a Good Thing. We love what we do with Compassion4, and for it to grow and develop as it has in such a short amount of time is truly a blessing.

As we begin 2012, Compassion4 has already taken several bold moves — and those bold moves require constant supervision, work, and back-end support. Now that we have an employee living in Cambodia full-time — along with girls at our Girl's Transition Home — we have put a huge amount of responsibility on our shoulders. This, too, is a Good Thing. Our team is devoted to improving the lives of in-need and at-risk women and children in Cambodia, and our goal is to continue this work to our dying day(s). We are responsible for these women and kids, and helping them is our top priority.

Long story short, as the President of Compassion4, I feel it's time to devote more of my energies working toward Compassion4's purposes and efforts. My entire life has been leading me to this point, and I honestly feel I need to focus all my energy on our work in Cambodia.

So, effective immediately, I will put myself on a sabbatical from RAILhead Effects until March 1, 2012 — so I won't be taking any orders or building any effects for just over a month. This will give me time to take care of the Compassion4 business I need to attend to with my full attention, and then I can come back and work on spreading great tone around the globe.

I truthfully feel that my customers are some of the best around. I have formed awesome friendships with many of you, and I truly appreciate each and every one of you. It's because of the great relationships I have with you, I feel confident you all will understand where I'm coming from, and support me in this decision.

LET ME BE CLEAR: I am NOT shutting down RAILhead Effects. I am NOT quitting the effect pedal business. I am merely taking one month off to work on my non-profit and fulfill those responsibilities. If you hear I'm going out of business, please correct those who say so. RAILhead Effects WILL be back March 1, 2012!

If you're so inclined, please keep tuned to our Compassion4 web site and our Compassion4 Facebook page.

I will see you in March!

Rock onward,
Maury aka RAILhead




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