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MATT and KYM MCKISSOCK and family...Warren Majengo Foundation. USA. Matt, his wife Kym and their children, live and work in Warren, Pennsylvania. Matt, Kym and family started McKissock LP. in 1990, www.mckissock.com, an online education company, which has grown into a hugely successful business. Matt, with two friends visited Majengo for the first time in March 2009 and was so inspired with what he experienced, decided to commit himself and his family to taking over the basic operating costs of Majengo: food, clothing, medical, accommodation, education. For insight into what inspired Matt, please click to download MATT McKISSOCK’S LETTER. Since then, Matt and his family have gathered great family and friends together – to fundraising events, travelling to Tanzania twice a year and working hands-on with every aspect of the orphanage. Without Matt, and his ongoing enthusiasm, commitment and sharp, business accumen, Majengo would not be here today.
JAMIE BEES – Warren Majengo Foundation, USA
Having retired from Cummins Inc. in 2006, Jamie Bees was ready to embrace active volunteering and travel opportunities, and eager to expand on her already impressive record of volunteering for children’s hospitals and organizations that support child education and development. After meeting Matt and his family in 2007, Jamie became involved in Majengo, seizing on the chance to go and see the Majengo orphanage for herself with Diana McKissock in February, 2010. It was there that Jamie first met Majengo’s founder, Lynn Connell. Enchanted with the orphanage and those involved after visiting Tanzania, Jamie was inspired to join the board of the Warren Majengo Foundation in April of 2010. Jamie’s duties as part of the Majengo team include actively trying to attract new members and donors to our cause, donor retention, and providing logistical oversight and coordination of activities and events. Jamie lives in Warren, PA, with her husband Larry. They have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Jamie can be contacted at Majengo@mckissock.com
IAN ASHBAUGH – Warren Majengo Foundation, USA
Ian is a pharmacist and owner of the Youngsville Pharmacy in Youngsville, Pa. His hobbies include photography, bird watching, cycling, stick fighting in the SCA, eastern martial arts, cooking and kayak building. He lives in north-western Pennsylvania with his wife Becky and son Kai. After traveling with Matt McKissock in March 2009 to Tanzania to meet with Lynn Connell and experience, first hand, the Majengo Orphanage, he became an ardent supporter of the cause and is a board member for the Warren Majengo Foundation.
Born and raised in Warren, Pennsylvania, Jeff Scutella graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2005 and spent over a year working in disaster relief in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Returning to Warren he began a rental apartment business. Jeff was instrumental in securing charitable status for Warren Majengo Foundation. He oversees the finances of Majengo, communicating monthly with Majengo staff reviewing financial statements and contributes with strategic planning. Jeff is proud to be a part of Majengo’s grassroots effort bringing safety, education and comfort to innocent children halfway around the world. Both Jeff and his wife, Stephanie, volunteer regularly with Majengo fundraisers in the Warren area.
Matt Moore was raised in Western New York, educated at Gannon University in mechanical engineering and GMI in manufacturing management. After working in Sweden for 14 years in the automotive suppoly industry (engineering, sales, production, exec positions), Matt has relocated back to Western N Y. His interest in photography and membership in the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) – recreational western sword fighting, brought him close to Majengo’s Ian Ashbaugh in 2011. Through Ian, he met many “amazing” people involved in the Majengo project, including Matt McKissock and Lynn Connell, became totally sold on the project, and got involved as one of Majengo’s key stategists, fundraisers, and outreach, involving family and friends, including his adapted daughter Sofia, born in China, and ex wife Cheryl, a special education teacher offering great advice for the Majengo kids. Matt looks forward to his first visit to Majengo in 2012.