Founder, BA & MA Ed Admn
Dan has been an administrator, director, and principal in government and Christian nonprofits for 16 years. He has trained, supervised, and evaluated hundreds of employees. His emphasis on leadership development includes accreditation, employment, and academic goals and measurements for local, state, and federal agencies. Dan is also a business owner and consultant. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Educational Administration. Dan is the founder of Helping Hand Outreach.
Certified Public Accountant, MBA, J.D.
Cleveland has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for three decades. He started his own CPA practice in 1984 and joined with his current partner in 2004. Cleveland is uniquely qualified to offer tax advice and planning. His education includes a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting, a Juris Doctor (law) degree, and a Master of Theological Studies degree. Cleveland serves on the boards of two non-profit ministerial organizations and is founder and director of a third. He has been active in Christian Ministry for twelve years including missionary work in Africa and India.
Attorney, J.D., LL.M.
Scott has been practicing law since 1974. He began his career as an attorney at Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis before moving to Washington State. Scott later founded Stafne Trumbull Law Firm in Arlington, Washington. He has represented clients in several areas of law including, but not limited to, constitutional law, land use law, and admiralty law. Scott has represented churches over the years and is a champion of religious liberty and equality.
Ryan is a licensed attorney in Washington and California. Ryan has assisted organizations and groups develop and get off the ground for more than 15 years. He has helped and served alongside local visionaries around kitchen tables and sat around large corporate board room tables. Some of his most rewarding experiences have been working with members of the community looking for help developing practical steps to meet the needs they see around them in their community. Ryan has also been involved in legislative affairs and policy work for over 20 years in both the private and public sector.
Ryan and his wife live in the South Puget Sound with their four children. Volunteering, mentoring, and investing in the lives of their family and others in their community is their preferred way of life and their doors are always open for a meal or a chat.
Tracy graduated from Washington State University with a BS in economics and BA in international business and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University. She is licensed in Washington State. Having lived a majority of her life outside of faith she brings a unique perspective to her Christian worldview. Tracy loves Jesus, and His heart for people inspires her to fight for justice for all who would call upon the name of the LORD.
Director of Development
Teresa brings great energy, people skills, and networking experience. She began her marketing career in 1997 as a buyer for a pharmaceutical company before starting her own business in credit and debt management. In addition to being a mother of four, Teresa is active in her church as director of outreach and events. She has extensive experience in organizing workshops and seminars including fundraising for World Vision and United Way.
Director of Mentoring
From an early age, Gary’s life has been committed to ministry in various forms. He began as a worship leader and youth leader, ultimately serving as a senior pastor throughout the next 35 years. His pastoral ministry included three Foursquare churches, two Nazarene churches, the men’s pastor at a Presbyterian church, and currently serves as pastor of a small non-denominational church.
In addition to Gary’s pastoral roles, he also supervised Foursquare churches in Central Washington and was instrumental in starting 14 new congregations. Gary also served a number of ministries outside of the organized church. They include: Ministerial Councils, Northwest Prayer Ministries, co-chaired the Billy Graham Crusade in Seattle, International Missions, and the Lausanne Council in a number of international cities.
Beginning in 1975, Gary began serving his communities as a chaplain for a hospital, police and sheriff departments, and recently began working as a chaplain for the Pierce County Fire Department. Gary is married and has four daughters.