Amy has worked with at-risk youth and been a self-employed photographer. She has a degree in Photography from the Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology with a B.A. in Art from Ohio State University. Amy lives in Columbus, Ohio. She's been married to Joel for over ten years. In 2010 they adopted their son, Tesfa, from Ethiopia. Giving back to the country what has given her so much is a top priority. When they are not pretending to be superheroes, Amy and her family enjoy camping and biking.
Ali is a classical singer and voice teacher with a Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University, and a Masters and Doctorate from Eastman School of Music. She lives in Westerville, Ohio with her children, Lila and Elijah. Lila was adopted from Ethiopia in 2007 and Elijah in 2010. Ali feels strongly about honoring her children's birth country by working to improve the lives of it's orphans and vulnerable children. In her spare time, Ali enjoys running, sewing, knitting, and impromptu dance parties with her children.
Lauren is a founding board member and EOR's partner and project chair. She's a Certified Nurse Midwife, catching babies in Vancouver, Washington. She is the lead midwife in a busy private practice and enjoys caring for women and teens. She has a B.A. from Hofstra University, a B.S. from Montana State and a M.S. from Oregon Health Science University. Originally from the East Coast, this "Jersey Girl" has lived out west since 1992. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Casey and their two beautiful, energetic daughters, Meron & Riley. Meron was adopted from Ethiopia in 2007.
Working to improve the Lives of Orphan & Vulnerable Children
Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc.
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Kim is co-founder of Ethiopian Orphan Relief. After the adoption of her daughter from Ethiopia she wanted to give back to her daughters homeland. When not volunteering with EOR you might find her gardening, white water rafting, shopping at Target or enjoying time with family and friends. She hails from the Big Sky Country but now calls Portland, Oregon home. Married for 19 years she shares her home with her husband Chris and their children Anthony and Annie Rose. Kim also is a former Board Member for the Maurice Lucas Foundation.