With extensive experience working with Non profit organizations for over 10 years, she is now heading up the Small Steps for compassion organization in TZ, Africa.Her contributions include being an officer for the MIC foundation and a VP of an orphanage in the DRC, Africa. She has worked with numerous foundations and programs in Guatemala, Honduras, Africa, and the United States. Shannin has a strong passion to fight for abandoned and neglected children and help make opportunities for the less fortunate. Her drive and passion make her a perfect president for our organization.
As president and COO for a company in the semiconductor industry, with an engineering background, Paul dedicates time to philanthropic projects. Having aided and partnered with Orphans heart, Mercy for Children, and The Make it Count foundation, Paul brings a perspective and expertise necessary to The Small Steps for Compassion organization.
A sales professional in the technology industry, Doug is dedicated to helping those in need. He has a strong volunteering background in serving youth for over 25 years. Serving in numerous 3rd world countries as well as locally. Doug's background and skills are a welcomed value to our organization.
With over 18 years of youth ministry experience, Elisabeth not only brings her love of children but also many valuable strengths; including marketing and fundraising. She first became involved with African ministries in 2008 with MFC and in 2009 started serving Small Steps for Compassion. Her passion and excitement for the children are a driving force and a valuable asset to our organization.
Director of Operations
A retired Lieutenant from the Tanzania People's Defense Forces where he studied Aerospace, Law and Administration. Post service, Juma received a degree in Zoology and became a professional Safari Guide. He had done that for the past 20 years. An avid philanthropist, Juma has dedicated his time and resources to giving back to his community and working with Small Steps for Compassion.
Seth is passionate about changed lives. His role as Community Life Pastor at The Shoreline Church allows him a front row seat in seeing life-transformation take place in peoples' lives. He is madly in love with Vanessa, his wife of 15 years and their 2 kids, Jude and Isla. In addition to his Masters in Theology, Seth holds a Bachelors in Speech Communications from Oregon State University and spent several years doing PR and Marketing for a Seattle based record company. He is thrilled to join the Small Steps team and is excited to contribute to such an amazing effort.
Jeff is a dad, husband, and hte owner of Bear Coast Coffee in San Clemente. Since he opened the doors to his cafe, he's used every opportunity to connect with the community in order to do as much good as possible. Beach clean ups, sponsoring little league teams, and that's how he connected with Small Steps. He has an amazing wife, Jamie, who owns a local apparel company, Saturday Morning Pancakes. He has a daughter Maddie, and a 2 year old son who is his spitting image.
With a deep passion, rooted in giving a voice back to those whose voices had been taken away, Corrinne finds joy in helping fundraising efforts and leading team trips to Small Steps in Tanzania, Africa. She is currently in her last semester at Point Loma Nazarene University where she will graduate with a bachelors in Engineering and a minor in Non-profit organization management. Corrinne, has over 10 years of experience being involved and working with non-profit organizations. She plans to use her background and experience to continue to making an impact in the world, specifically making sure that all children feel loved.