Jan has served on various nonprofit boards throughout the Dallas area and chaired fundraising events for Preston Hollow Elementary, Dallas Christian School, CARE Dallas, The Elisa Project, Connecting Point of Park Cities, Pink Day, Dallas Women’s Foundation, and Nexus.
Internationally, Jan is the Executive Director of Touch A Life and their work with survivors of human trafficking in Ghana. Their newest program, Life Academy, is helping create a path toward independence for young adult survivors of human trafficking and forced labor.
A native of Bentonville, Arkansas, Jan has called Dallas home for over 30 years. She loves power tools, tennis, and spending time with her husband, Scott, and two adult sons.
Mary is the founder of Lift Communications, a marketing firm serving nonprofits that don’t have the resources for a full time marketing staff. She is also the Marketing & Media Manager for Unite Life, a digital platform connecting seekers with churches around the world.
Mary loves reading, listening to podcasts, and baking bread. She graduated from Southeastern University with a degree in Journalism & Public Relations, giving her a permanent excuse to ask people to share their life stories. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Mary lives in North Dallas with her husband, Damien, and their two young boys, Lucas and Elijah.
Rachel Brown is the Development Director for Touch A Life. She is also a freelance writer for Darling Magazine, and she co-hosts the Wonderfully Made podcast, which features authentic conversations with world-changing women who are living out their unique purpose. She and her husband, James, live in McKinney with their darling baby girl, Ruby, and their hilariously large English mastiff, Coach. Rachel loves to travel, run, try new restaurants (especially the ones specializing in tacos!), read, and bake lemon bars.
Originally from Chicago, Rachel moved to Dallas in 2009 after graduating from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and she loves life in Texas. She is especially inspired by all of the movers, shakers, and do-gooders in her community.
Hunter Lacey is a freelance photographer and writer. After an internship with Touch A Life and a nonprofit management course through Pepperdine, she realized her desire to work in the nonprofit sector. After graduating, she spent four months in Lima, Peru working for Krochet Kids, then moved back to Dallas and worked for a marketing firm that works solely with nonprofits and ministries. Her current job - running her photography and writing business - still touches the nonprofit world. The majority of her work is done servicing non-profits, and 10% of all of her photoshoots go toward Touch A Life.
Hunter is originally from Dallas, but studied at Pepperdine University in California before moving back to her hometown. In her spare time, she loves traveling, reading, writing, drinking coffee, and spending time with her husband Grant and dog Wilbur.
Liz Navarro is a communications instructor at Southern Methodist University, public speaking coach, writer, TEDx speaker, and content creator. She empowers students, professionals, businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits to turn their authentic stories into compelling, clear, and shareable narratives.
Originally from Blackfoot, Idaho, the Potato Capital of the World, Liz attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she met her husband, Alex. They moved to Dallas after years of beach-side living, and are grateful to be raising their rambunctious toddler Lucy here. As a family, they enjoy traveling, ice cream, reading stories, and spending slow afternoons in the backyard with good food and friends.