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Ray has over 20 years of experience in the business and non-profit sector. Providing nonprofit leadership for eleven years in Hawaii before re-locating to Utah, he served as the Executive Director of Ohana Makamae Inc. in Maui, and as Board President of Ma Ka Hana Ka `Ike, a nationally recognized, building and trades program for “at risk” youth. Prior to his work with non-profits, he worked in the telecommunications and entertainment industries. Awards: 2009 State of Hawaii – Governor’s Innovation Award for Nonprofits, 2008 Maui- Executive Director of the Year, 2005 Outstanding Community Service Award, 2004 State of Hawaii - Collaborative Nonprofit Leader of the Year.
Ben received his BA in Politics and Society from the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2010. While attending school, he served as a writing tutor for the university. This experience has developed a deep appreciation for the role that education must play in each individual’s life. This passion motivates him to create as many opportunities for those underserved to receive the fair treatment that they deserve. He sees Grassroots.org as an outlet to realize this goal in working with the numerous non-profits connected to the site, so that they may better serve their communities.
Ever since his return to New York City, Rob has been navigating this city's tech community and learning a lot about digital value. When he is not blogging about transportation issues, taking Skillshare classes and indulging in his favorite texts, Rob is making sure that all of Grassroots.org's members are taking advantage of the organization's free capacity building tools and tech services. To him, Grassroots.org is a great market place for social innovation. He hopes to expand and improve this market place so social innovation becomes more accessible.
Web Development Manager
Computer networking and web development are the things Val's liked the most. Doing his best to be part of the grassroots' family, where he can apply his knowledge and will be able to learn new things to improve his skills. A well-organized person and a good team player who is willing to be train and to accept challenging projects. He's a web developer having 3+ years of experience in developing web applications using open source languages like PHP, MySQL, Joomla, Wordpress, Jquery and other API integrations. Also used MVC architecture PHP framework like (CodeIgniter and Cake). Sometimes, doing awesome things are his passion! =)
A hardworking and responsible person eager to learn new skills and meet new challenges. Kris’ goal is to help Grassroots.org by using his skills in Web Development which includes PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery and PHP Frameworks CodeIgniter and CakePHP. He is willing to do tasks that are new to him and takes it as a challenge and as a learning process to enrich his knowledge. Outside work, Kris enjoys extra curricular activities such as basketball, biking, muay thai, boxing and more.
Lloyd Kenneth Maypa
Social Media and Marketing
Prior to joining Grassroots.org, Lloyd was a Business Development and Operations Manager for a BPO firm. Now that he is with Grassroots.org, he applies his skills in business development and online marketing to enhance the organization's structure and branding. He focuses on leveraging social media to increase awareness and create a healthy community of nonprofit leaders and members. When he is not working, he spends time with his family and practices Muay Thai.
Marmel is no stranger when it comes to volunteer work and working with non-profits. She has been a service volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations since 1997 and has no plans of stopping just yet. Using her Business Computer Applications background and her 10 years of working experience in HR, Training and Development, and Corporate Management, Marmel has made it her personal goal to help change the world--one charity at a time.