MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Amy Humphrey

Amy Humphrey

Executive Director

Amy Humphrey currently resides in Springville, Utah with her husband, Steve, and her four beautiful children. She has always been active in her children’s schools and her local community and has a soft spot for small children. For years her time and talents have gravitated towards service for children – especially those with special needs. She joined Rising Star in November 2006 and took her first trip to India shortly thereafter. She feels incredibly blessed to be part of this great organization.

ahumphrey@risingstaroutreach.org

Tawna Fowler

Tawna Fowler

Development Director

Tawna has been volunteering within her community and abroad for as long as she can remember.  From mentoring youth in local after school programs, to delivering wheelchairs to needy individuals in the Dominican Republic, she loves helping others reach their potential and feel of their own worth. In 2016, she traveled to Northern Greece and taught English to refugee youth from Iraq, where she found some of her greatest life examples and friends in the girls that she taught. Tawna received her Masters in Public Administration from BYU, with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management and International Development.  She has also pursued further graduate work at The Ohio State University, studying Educational Psychology and Philosophy. Tawna loves hiking and doing anything out-of-doors, reading classic lit, singing show-tunes around the piano, conducting field research, and connecting people with causes she cares about. When not doing one of those things, she can often be found acting like a big kid with her nieces and nephews.

tawnafowler@risingstaroutreach.org

Shalay Branch

Shalay Branch

International Programs & Outreach Director

Shalay Branch lives in Spanish Fork, Utah, with her son and three daughters. She found her passion for helping others when she started dancing and teaching West Coast Swing 18 years ago. In 2014, after being a Dance Coach and Event Director for over 16 years, Shalay went back to school for her Bachelor’s of Art in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. Shalay has been blessed to find her place working for Rising Star Outreach as the International Programs & Outreach Director. Shalay loves the outdoors, reading, being a mother, and helping others find joy in life.

shalay@risingstaroutreach.org

Aubrey Nielson

Aubrey Nielson

Sponsor A Child Manager

Aubrey started out at Rising Star Outreach as an intern. She loved being a part of the Rising Star family and the feeling was mutual as shortly after her internship ended she was hired on as Sponsor a Child Manager. She went on her first expedition to India in 2017 and loved playing with and getting to know all the kids that she hears so much about. Aubrey has a passion for service and feels very fortunate to be working with a non-profit. You will often find Aubrey reading or enjoying the sunshine.

anielson@risingstaroutreach.org

Allison Tueller

Allison Tueller

Communications & Media Manager

Allison’s non-profit work began in her early twenties when she volunteered a number of times in Zambia. Later, while attending Utah State University, she co-founded The Ungana Foundation in Rwanda and DRC. She and her husband, Jeff, began working with Rising Star just to create the often work side by side as the photo/videographers and web designers for Rising Star. Allison also designs all the print, reporting materials, and social media content. She and Jeff are proud sponsors of 3 girls at Rising Star and love visiting them on their annual trip to India.

atueller@risingstaroutreach.org

Hayden Gunnell

Hayden Gunnell

Finance Manager

Hayden Gunnell lives in Provo, UT and attends BYU.  His experience with nonprofits began a few years back when he worked as a Program Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley.  Ever since Hayden has enjoyed helping lift communities through participation in non-profit initiatives.  He’s happy to be back in a position where he can help fulfill a meaningful mission and make a difference.  Outside of work, he is a musician, an avid reader, and a writer. He also enjoys any outdoor activity, such as hiking, water skiing, and biking.

hgunnell@risingstaroutreach.org

Work with our team.

There are so many ways to contribute, whether here or there.

Work with
our team.

There are so many ways to contribute, whether here or there.

CONTACT US

801.820.0466
info@risingstaroutreach.org

FAX
678.623.0702

OFFICE
3305 N. UNIVERSITY AVE, STE 250
PROVO, UT 84604

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