Tom and Paula Eklund, Directors - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom and Paula live in Glendale, AZ, and manage the Outreach360 program from their home. Tom has an industrial engineering degree from Arizona State, and Paula has an education degree, also from Arizona State. Prior to founding Outreach360 (formerly Orphanage Outreach), Tom worked for IBM in engineering and sales, and Paula worked for American Express in customer service.
Bryan Linck, Associate Director - email@example.com
Bryan is a graduate of Central Michigan University, with an undergraduate degree in education and a masters degree in non-profit/business management. He volunteered with Outreach360 (formerly Orphanage Outreach) several times before joining the staff full time in January, 2006. Bryan lived in the Dominican Republic where he was the OO Team Director, responsible for leading all volunteers. He is currently back in the states where he is working as Associate Director, residing in Michigan with his wife Amy and twin girls.
|Bryson Adams, Program Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryson is from Mt. Shasta, CA. He has bachelor degrees in Spanish and Secondary Education from Pacific Lutheran University, a master's degree in Spanish from Cal State Univ - Sacramento, and has done graduate work in the Spanish program at Middlebury College. Bryson has been involved with Outreach360 since 2008. Prior to working with Outreach360, Bryson taught high school, coached, assisted with theater productions, led study abroad trips, and more. Bryson is the Outreach360 Corporate Program Director, responsible for our Learning Center academic programs. Bryson is also the official Outreach360 videographer and photographer.
|Courtney "Coco" Barrett, Nicaragua Country Director|
Coco joins us from Toronto, Canada. Coco first volunteered with Outreach360 (formerly Orphanage Outreach) in February of 2004, and has been working with Outreach360 full time since November 2004. Coco is responsible for all of Nicaragua's in-country activities of Outreach360. Prior to joining Outreach360, Coco worked with the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf in Toronto, and still volunteers annually at an all deaf-blind camp in the state of Washington.
|Alma Fletes, Nicaragua Leader|
Alma is a native to the town of Jinotega, Nicaragua. A social worker by trade, Before joining Outreach360, Alma worked with the organization Aldeas Infantiles SOS Nicaragua, where she was the director of several pre-school centers in Jinotega. Alma joined Outreach360 in 2010 as a team leader and brings with her a lot of energy and knowledge about the needs in Nicaragua.
|Krystina Irvin, Nicaragua Leader |
Krystina comes to us from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, where she served as the Service and Volunteer Coordinator while also earning an M.A. in International Relations. A native Minnesotan, Krystina received a B.A. in Spanish from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.
|Margaret Goll, Nicaragua Leader |
Margaret graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with majors in History and English, and a minor in Spanish. She also studied abroad at Oxford University in England. Margaret joined us after spending two years with the Peace Corps in Mozambique, Africa. Prior to her Peace Corps experience, Margaret worked at the Nebraska Human Resources Institute, overseeing college counselors mentoring outstanding high school leaders. She has also worked as a program coordinator with the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C., enabling thousands of junior high school student leaders from around the country to develop their leadership skills.
Dominican Republic Staff
|Amanda Frye, Dominican Republic Country Director|
Amanda is originally from Chicago, but lived in Colorado for 10 years prior to joining Outreach360. She has a Spanish degree from Regis University, and worked with Compassion International for almost five years. Before joining Outreach360, she also led teams to a number of locations, including the Dominican Republic.
|JoLeah Stiles, Dominican Republic Leader |
JoLeah, originally from south Texas, is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Journalism. Before moving to the Dominican Republic, she worked with Invisible Children for 2.5 years. She spent one of those years traveling around the United States giving presentations about Invisible Children at schools and churches. A proponent of all things whimsical, she loves musicals, anything having to do with Peter Pan, and exploring new places.
|Brian Friend, Dominican Republic Leader |
Brian is a graduate from the Concordia University Texas where he majored in Theology and History. Prior to joining our staff, Brian joined us three times – for a winter break trip, and as an summer intern, and as a short term leader for two months of spring break.
|Sarah Edwards, Dominican Republic Leader |
Sarah is a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Her major was in International Business Administration, with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Sarah joined us after completing three years with the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Sarah taught English, continuing education, and computer skills to Spanish migrant workers and their families in Florida, as well as mentored youth at a Florida Boys and Girls Club.