Board of Directors

Matt Evans served as Managing Director of Impact Carbon, a climate finance nonprofit. While there, he worked with an amazing team that grew revenues by 16X, developed new social investment products, and launched new business lines including a UV water treatment retail and financing business. Matt also led the founding te [. . .]

Laurie Dinwiddie is a Senior Mortgage Associate with Pinnacle Capital Mortgage in Sonoma, CA. She has been active with Seeds of Learning since 2000 with over 16 trips to Central America through SOL. She was initially drawn to SOL as a workgroup volunteer, but became more involved and joined the Board of Directors after [. . .]

David Kyle has been a teacher at the Town School for Boys since 2008. His passion for education also extends internationally, having shipped over 120,000 books to developing areas in Haiti and South Africa through his non-profit, Literate Planet. He’s also fundraised for outdoor education schools and private school [. . .]

Felix is ready to lend his financial expertise and cultural knowledge to tackle the challenges of a thriving organization.

Born to Nicaraguan parents, who immigrated to San Francisco in the late 70’s, Felix has a deep understanding of Nicaragua and cross cultural interactions. As a youth, Felix would travel to N [. . .]

Mike brings to Seeds of Learning 20 years of youth development experience in multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and socio-economically diverse settings. He has served as Vice President for northern California’s largest inner-city youth organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Prior to this, Mike worked in youth [. . .]

Mark Etherington is currently the Chief Building Engineer for ScanlanKemperBard at Hamilton Landing in Novato, CA.  Mark has been a Seeds of Learning Work Group leader for 15 years. “I found my passion for this while trekking the Himalayas and seeing the poverty there. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Seeds of L [. . .]

Jenny is an organizational development & strategy consultant and management coach, working with nonprofit clients such as the Prison University Project and Teach For China. Previously she was a nonprofit program director for public housing community revitalization with Enterprise Community Partners, and she also work [. . .]

Kendal Stewart is a North Carolina native, but lived in Central America for eight years while managing the International Donor Relations department at Habitat for Humanity El Salvador. She feels at home in the region and has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of education there.

Community service has sha [. . .]

Mike has been involved with Seeds of Learning for many years. He has co-led or participated in work groups to Nicaragua and El Salvador in 1996, 1999, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Mike is beginning his third term on Seeds of Learning’s Board of Directors, having previously served from 2009-2011 and 2012-2014.

Mik [. . .]