Board of Trustees

Austin Baird Board Chair

Born in Texas. College, law school, wife, and kid in Utah. Development work in Bolivia, Mexico, DRC, and locally. He's run 100 miles at once and been a loser on Jeopardy. 

Brooks Dame Vice Chair

Brooks graduated from Thunderbird with a master degree in International Business specializing in marketing.  Brooks is the VP of HR at Woodgrain Millwork and Founder and CEO of Proof Eyewear. Brooks is often found speaking on business, start ups, social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship at universities, schools, business groups and community organizations. He has shot and produced 2 documentary films related to poverty in developing nations. "Que Vivan los Pepenadores" "Long Live the Trash sifters" was an award winning film that was screened at a handful of film festivals.  He currently lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife Cristi and 2 sons Nixon and Beckett.

Ian Foster Board Member

Ian studied Psychology as an undergraduate and is currently working on an MBA through California State University.  Professionally, he has a strong social work background, having worked with troubled youth for state and private agencies for much of his career. Ian has also been a reporter, a videographer and has worked various construction jobs. Also an adventurer, he currently lives in Alaska and operates a seasonal gold-dredging operation off the coast of Nome. 

 

Roger Dixon Board Member

Roger has more than twenty years of international development experience.  He was project manager for the health portion of the Hurricane Reconstruction Project for USAID, which focused on health facilities and infrastructure reconstruction in Central America and the Caribbean after Hurricanes Mitch and Georges.  He also worked for the WHO, implementing and evaluating public health projects in the Caribbean, Central America, Andean and South Cone countries of South America, Mexico and the US/Mexico Border Health Association. He taught public health administration, field epidemiology and project management classes in the BYU Department of Health Science and MPH Program for eight years.  Roger also served as Assistant Director of the BYU MPH Program. 

 

Arturo Fuentes Recruiter

Arturo holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic and is currently pursuing an executive program in Social Impact Strategy through the University of Pennsylvania. His previous experience includes development-based research, social impact assessment, and project evaluation for programs in Latin America, Subsaharan Africa, and the Middle East. Arturo was also an Arabic instructor at BYUs department of Near Eastern Languages.