The overall vision and mission are driven by our commitment to modeling Jesus' passion for serving the poor.
We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Jimmy is the Co-Founder of CreatePossible and resource global. He also serves as the president of Goodcity Chicago. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where he routinely briefed President George W. Bush on U.S.-Asia relations. Known as a strong advocate of community development, he was the former Executive Director of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and the Managing Director of the U.S. Asian Business Council. He also served as the Special Assistant for the Governor of the State of Illinois under former Governor George H. Ryan. In 2009, Jimmy was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 following his bid for the United States Congress in the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Randall practices corporate and transactional law with an emphasis on international business transactions. Randall has worked on matters involving Europe and Asia, and has unique and extensive experience in Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Randall has advised clients involved in banking and financial services, real estate, construction, energy and oil & gas, agriculture, textiles, sports and entertainment, food and beverage, and shipping and transportation services. Randall has recently represented a variety of developers and investors in the negotiation and documentation of complex resort and residential developments in Mexico´s growing tourist destinations. Randall is a graduate of Yale University, and of the law faculties of Arizona State University and Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Prior to founding Torres Lindsey, Randall practiced as a member of the international section of two multi-national law firms, both ranked in the AmLaw 100. Randall is one of a select group of American attorneys also licensed to practice law in the Republic of Mexico.
Greg is the International Operations Director as well as the Treasurer at 1MISSION. He uses his logistical expertise to coordinate the home construction, community development work and short-term field trips of 1MISSION. In addition he uses his years of experience managing a civil engineering firm to oversee the finances of 1MISSION. Greg began his career as a field surveyor with Can-Am Geomatics Corp., a geomatics engineering firm in the oil and gas industry in northern Alberta, Canada, later becoming a partner and serving on the board of directors. When his company purchased an Arizona engineering firm in 2001, Greg moved with his wife and three kids to the Phoenix area. Greg served as president of Can-Am Engineering Geomatics until 2010 and then devoted his life to community development. Greg and his wife Merle led one of the first groups that traveled to Puerto Peñasco to build a home with 1MISSION, and he’s never looked back. He knows his way around the office, but you’ll most likely find him taking care of business from a taco stand in Mexico.
Right out of college, Jason fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a professional firefighter. During this time he started one of the fastest growing commercial landscape companies in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2008 at the age of 25, Jason left his career as a firefighter and started 1MISSION. He is a sought after speaker on important subjects such as poverty alleviation, social innovation, millennials, and short-term missions. He currently serves on the board of The Global CHE Network, representing 500+ agencies in 112 countries serving the physical and spiritual needs of people, and Mission Create, a nonprofit incubator. Jason and his wife Tina live in Phoenix with their three children.
Faya is passionate about technology and how it can be used to create change. While she has always worked in the technology private sector, Faya has long been interested in how to drive sustainable impact and has invested her time with numerous non-profits. Based in San Francisco, she currently works as a Director of Corporate Strategy at Cisco Systems. She first joined Cisco as part of the Corporate Development group where she led mergers, acquisitions, and investments for specific businesses. Prior to her time at Cisco, she held a number of roles at National Instruments, headquartered in Austin TX. Faya hold a B.S. of Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ian moved to Phoenix in 2001 with his family and they were quickly introduced to building homes for those in need in Rocky Point, MX. After 13 years of building, he has come to understand the importance of community development beyond just gifting homes. Because of this, his family has partnered with 1MISSION from the beginning. Ian was one of the first people to ride his bike 207 miles to Mexico to support 1MISSION, creating what is now known as the Bike’s Fight Poverty event, one of 1MISSION’s biggest fundraisers.
Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and is employed as an IT Program Manager for Safeway Inc. He loves leading technical teams but his true passion is introducing people to the idea that their bikes can shift someone's future.
Terry currently serves as Coordinator of the Global CHE Network and Vice President of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry. He provides leadership to a growing movement, equipping and mobilizing Christians to work together for effective Community Health Evangelism (CHE) ministries in rural poor communities and urban slums around the world. CHE is a breakthrough mission strategy that seamlessly integrates evangelism and discipleship with disease prevention and community-based development. After a decade of service in the Philippines, Terry pioneered for Medical Ambassadors International in 9 countries in Southeast Asia, working together with partners to establish CHE ministries in more than 400 communities. Later as International Coordinator he guided the expansion of a growing movement that now involves more than 500 organizations serving more than 4000 communities in 112 countries. Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Bible, and a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland Oregon.
Kendra's nonprofit experience, coupled with work in the public and private sectors, fuels her desire to drive social good. She currently works as Vice President of Corporate Operations for ArcSource. In addition, she also consults for nonprofits having previously served as an Executive Director and having held many fundraising positions. Kendra has worked in major cities such as New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Diego. She serves on the board of directors of Reveal NYC and is a leader at her church Reality SF. Her educational background includes the National Urban Fellows program, wherein she received her Masters of Public Administration, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego.