Adam co-founded eduKenya and serves as the Executive Director. Prior to founding eduKenya in 2010, Adam initiated the Kenya Children Project (KCP) in 2006 in partnership with the Believers Centre Church in Mathare and Life in Abundance International. He worked full-time as a volunteer to launch the KCP, hosting vision trips in Kenya and traveling around the US to raise funds while sleeping on friends’ couches. After several years, Adam recognized the opportunity to leverage resources and duplicate the successful KCP model in other areas of the Mathare slum to facilitate the transformation of many more lives. eduKenya was founded to pursue this vision of transformation.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and Master of Arts in International Development from Eastern University. He enjoys playing sports, spending time with family, traveling and cheering for Philadelphia sports teams. Adam is married to Njeri Gould and has a daughter, Amani and son, Tele.
Steve retired after over 30 years as a Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual. He previously spent five years in college administration at Ripon College. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College of Financial Services. Steve enjoys spending time with family, running, mentoring and visiting the beach at Ocean City, NJ.
Steve is married to Sherrie Gould and has two children, Adam Gould and Emilie Goggans. He is a proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Ella, Sophie, Liam, Amani and Tele.
Luke grew up in Grove City, Pennsylvania and graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Business Management. With his degree, he began working with Northwestern Mutual in 2004 and became the co-owner of their Grove City office in 2017. He is married to Abbie and together they have two children, Madison and Landon. They are kept busy running their children around to their various activities. If his family isn’t at a Pittsburgh sporting event, you might find Luke running a Tough Mudder or snacking on a donut.
In addition to serving with eduKenya, he also serves as the Treasurer of the Grove City Area United Way and is on the board of directors for Grove City Area Education Center for Adults. eduKenya has been a passion of Luke’s since Adam first started this organization.
Danny works as an Associate at the Clifford Chance law firm in London, UK. He previously worked with the law firm of Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews in Nairobi. Prior to that, he served as a Legal Assistant at Ngatia & an Associates law firm. He earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. Danny enjoys sports, including football, basketball and rugby, as well as frequenting the theater. Danny is married to Ciku and has two daughters, Mwikali and Wangare.
John graduated from Washington and Lee in 2003 with a BA in European History. He worked at Apple for two years, then became a trader from 2005 until 2017, starting a hedge fund in 2017.
In his own words, John is passionate about eduKenya’s work, “I’m a part of eduKenya because my life experiences have given me a heart for Africa and I believe in the methodology and spirit of eduKenya to pursue God’s work and transform lives. I’ve seen firsthand the difference that has been made in the lives of children in Mathare, and that kind of change is compelling and moving, and I want to be a part of continuing that restorative process.”
In his spare time, John enjoys lacrosse, tennis, writing music, politics, and reading. He has two sisters and one brother.
Pete is retired from John Deere after over ten years working in Logistics. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with Kodak in a variety of supply chain management and logistics positions that took him and his family to five different countries to live, work and attend school. Prior to Kodak, he spent three years with Bell of Pennsylvania in their Initial Management Development Program and two years with the U.S. Department of Commerce in their Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westminster College and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Pete is married to Mary, and they have two grown sons, Kevin and Cory. Pete and Mary enjoy playing golf and spending time on Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York.
Mary was a high school teacher for about 15 years before joining Strathmore University, where she currently works as a lecturer. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Nairobi and Master of Arts degree and PhD in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University, USA. Dr. Mary loves reading and spending her Saturday afternoons in one of the many open-air markets in Nairobi.
She is married to Walter, and together they have four grown sons: Richard, Stephen, Stanley and Samuel. Her involvement with Edukenya is motivated by her own experiences growing up in Mathare and the accompanying challenges of going to school in that environment.