Our Team

Kaitlyn Stephens, Executive Director

As one of the founding members of Mission Made, Kaitlyn has helped grow Mission Made into the business it is today. Kaitlyn is passionate about poverty-alleviation efforts and works directly with our artisans and partners to create economic development opportunities. As executive director, she focuses on business strategy, partner relations, and product design. Her favorite Mission Made activity is traveling to the communities of our artisan partners and building relationships.


Kelsey Stott, Director of Operations & Marketing

Kelsey began her career with Mission Made in August 2016 as a Marketing Intern. Her passion for making an impact was evident from her first day. Since then, she has taken the role as Director of Operations & Marketing. Kelsey manages our inventory, events, partnerships, artisan group communications, and marketing/social media. After working with Mission Made and traveling to Haiti to visit our artisans for the first time, she has developed the passion of helping to keep families together through the development of jobs and through sharing the beautiful story of Haiti and its people.


Trey Dowdy, CFO

Trey grew up in Dallas and graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Trey became involved early on in Mission Made, assisting with accounting and finances. Trey visited our artisans in Haiti for the first time in January 2018 and was excited to see how his background in finance has helped to make an impact on our artisans lives in Haiti.

 


Caroline Jacokes, Senior Brand Manager

Caroline became a part of the Mission Made team early on, helping to shape the companies brand with her creativity and passion for positive change. She now works with senior management to maintain and grow the Mission Made brand. Her creative abilities and passion for making a difference make her a huge asset to the Mission Made team. When she isn’t up late designing something spectacular, you can find her on adventures with her husband or snuggled up by her two dogs and cat (who thinks it’s a dog).

 

 

OUR INTERN TEAM

Suzannah Goodwin, Marketing Intern

Suzannah began working with Mission Made as the Marketing Intern in April of 2018. She works alongside Kelsey running social media, event prep and day-of management, and inventory management. Suzannah is a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington receiving her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and minoring in Spanish.

OUR FOUNDERS

Ross and Jocelyne Marino

What started as an idea for a small business for Ross’s two daughters grew into the non-profit organization that is Mission Made Global today. With little background in retail, fashion, or jewelry, Ross took a leap of faith and founded Mission Made. His passion for business and for serving others fuels the heart of the organization. Ross believes that providing jobs is the answer to eliminating global poverty and continues to champion those beliefs within our mission. His wife Jocelyne has been a supporter and contributor to the Mission Made from the very beginning. Her background in photography and merchandising provided us with the kick-start we needed to plan and set-up the very first Mission Made events. Ross and Jocelyne continue to support Mission Made and assist with the continued efforts to create jobs throughout Haiti.