We gather to give thanks for the
positive energy of family, friends,
work, and so much more


‘So much to be thankful for’

As we work to light the world, we at New Fortress Energy are grateful for the bright blessings we in turn receive through our families and friends, our work, and all the other wonderful moments we’re fortunate to experience. We asked some of our team members to share their favorite reasons to be thankful, and their responses illuminate the spirit of this special time of the year. From all of us to all of you, we wish you abundant peace, love, joy, and positive energy this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.


Celebrating family and friends

“This holiday season I am beyond thankful for my family, friends, and my dog Francis. I feel so grateful to be able to truly enjoy working with such a hardworking and kind team here at New Fortress Energy every day.” - Emily Chase, New York City

“I’m thankful for being blessed with my wonderful wife and daughter and having had a supportive and nurturing family that gave me the opportunities to thrive and grow.” - Ash Afkhami, Houston

“This year I am thankful for my family, for my friends, and for New Fortress Energy. Some events to highlight in 2023 for which I am thankful for are my wedding (and everyone who was able to attend), graduating with honors from an MBA program, starting a book club with my high-school friends, reaching over 100 Pilates classes, and going to an adult tennis summer camp.” - Jaifa Mezher, New York City

“I’m thankful for my immediate family in Miami. This year I relocated from Nevada to Florida with my wife and 3 kids. We’re thankful for the grandeur that Miami has to offer - the beautiful vegetations, the beaches and all the perks of a meaningful and challenging work at NFE. I’m also very thankful for our family and friends in the USA, Canada and Nigeria.” - Ebenezer Alawode, Miami LNG

“I am thankful to have my wife and children. I am thankful to have the health and the ability to be able to provide their wants and needs. I am also thankful for every day longer I get to be here in good health with my loved ones.” - Shawn Allen, Houston

“I am thankful for the life I lived, the places I have seen, for the family and the extended family I have created. Life is just a short road and it’s the core memories of all these 4 things that get you going on this beautiful road. I am also grateful to have a good roof over my head and a job that allows me to grow professionally.” - Awilda Bassat, New York City

“I’m thankful for my family and friends who offer incredible support with my zany ideas big and small who also keep me laughing daily. I’m also thankful for the everyday things such as a nice home to live in, a dependable car to get to work and out of town to play, to have food on the table so we’re never hungry and the ability to give to others who are less fortunate. I have been blessed in all areas of my life; for that, I’m extremely grateful.” - Christina Lozano, Ingleside

"I am very grateful for my children’s and all our health. I am also grateful that they are doing well in school and are enjoying the experience (athletic training,  band, Tennis, National Honor Society) thus far. I am grateful for my job and the wonderful people I work with and the teams that I am on." - Noel Ballard, Houston

NFE Team

Appreciating positive energy

“I am thankful to be part of a company that is bringing real change to the world! It is inspiring to work alongside such incredible people all motivated towards the same goal to combat global power inequity.” - Harrison Lewis, New York City

“I am most thankful for the health and happiness of my family including the fun I had traveling this year with my children and encouraging their adventurous spirit. I am also so very thankful for the opportunity to work for a company where I am inspired daily by the expertise and excellence of my peers. It is a blessing to be contributing to something larger than myself that is creating such a positive impact in the world.” - Ashley Crouse, Houston

“I am thankful for my friends, family and to be a part of an inspiring NFE team who brings creative energy solutions around the world.” -  Alex Bowman, New York City

“I am thankful for the friends and family who have always had my back and gotten me through the toughest of times this year. I’m also grateful to work every day with my talented and driven colleagues at NFE in order to make a positive difference in energy markets around the world.” - Noah Kauppila, New York City

“For this holiday season, first I am really grateful to God for this amazing year. Second, I am thankful to my 2 beautiful kids who taught me to be a better me, to my very supportive and encouraging husband, to my parents, friends, rewarding management and colleagues at NFE. I wish everyone to stay healthy and ‘happy holidays.’” - Raj Bollaypelly, Houston

“Overall, I am thankful for a healthy family, as well as their content and joyfulness. I am also thankful for the exciting future here at New Fortress, and the ability to work with exceptional colleagues on the FLNG Team." - Will Murphy, Ingleside

NFE employee and family

Counting even more blessings

“This year, I am thankful to have friends and family that are both happy and healthy. I am also grateful to NFE for giving me coworkers, who have since turned into close friends, with whom I am fortunate enough to travel the world.” - Mia Butera, New York City

“I am grateful to have my friends and family by my side and am extra thankful for all the wonderful opportunities that I’ve been lucky to experience.” - Karine Tokhunts, New York City

“I am thankful for my family. They are the ones that are left behind when work takes us away. I am thankful for my employment at NFE. It provides a wonderful environment to grow and not be held within typical oil and gas structures and norms. I am thankful for the FLNG 1 Team. Without the unique blend of skill sets, we would not be where we are.” - Jimmy Childress, Houston

“This year, my wife and I are so grateful and thankful for the well-being of our family, especially for our daughters who have thrived in their own competitive world. We are truly fortunate, as parents, to witness their hard work, determination, and dedication come to fruition in their respective endeavors.” - John Chang, New York City

“This holiday season I am thankful for the love and support of the people closest to me – family, friends, and colleagues. I am thankful for the snuggles shared with my daughter, small acts of kindness, and little victories. And most of all…. PIE!” - Emily Hills, Houston