OUR TEAM

- Come meet the people behind the movement! -

JESSICA HOTZ

VISIONARY

Jessica is the co-founder of Elevate along with her husband Brandon! She loves spending her time sharing the vision, advocating on behalf of our national partners and planning future strategy. She’s our visionary! Meet Jess…

I love coffee, my backyard and my husband! Favorite Quote: “He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.” -Charles Dickens





BRANDON HOTZ

IMPLEMENTOR

Brandon is just as kind as he looks. He is the co-founder of Elevate and keep us moving toward our short and long-term goals! He’s our implementer. Meet Brandon…

I love my wife, family, competition and working toward making the world a better place.

Favorite Quote: “If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.” -Unknown



JESSICA MADRON

MARKETING DIRECTOR



I enjoy a good joke, spontaneous adventure, the right documentary, and outdoors everything. I appreciate time spent with family and friends, my morning coffee, and the perfect song rec.

Favorite Quote: "Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved." -Ralph Waldo Emerson



SARA FERGUSON

PRODUCT MANAGER

Sara has fearless style, incredible humor and serves with passion when nobody is looking. She does anything and everything product related. From ordering to shipping, she works with passion every step of the way. Meet Sara…

My favorite quote is:  "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right" - Henry Ford

I love being a daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  I love being outside and feeling the heat from the sun. I love adventure and just winging it.  I love the simple things in life, new socks, cottage cheese and a good challenge.



HEATHER SCHMITZ

CREATIVE DESIGNER, BOARD MEMBER & EVERYTHING ELSE

Heather’s heart is huge. She has sacrificed so much to make Elevate what it is! She is the designer behind everything you see. From our logo to brochures, she is the passion driven artist. Her love for design is huge, but so small compared to her love for people. She understands the ins and outs of Elevate as she has been a part of it before it was ever a thought. Meet Heather…

What I love about Elevate is how it intertwines the hearts and lives of individuals across the world, creating partnership with lasting impact all around. We sought to bring positive change to the lives of our national partners and yet today we are humbled by the realization that it was they who've changed us.

I spend my days being Mommy to two sweet kiddos, Wifey to a handsome farmer, and Capturer of Memories through my camera lens.

Favorite Quote: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." -Agnes Bojaxhiu

BOARD MEMBER & THE WORLDS LEADING ENCOURAGER

Matt and his wife love people so deeply. Being a practicing lawyer, he is able to help us with the technical things. He has great experience with cross cultural living and understands the complexities of the developing world. He is an incredible father and friend. Meet Matt…

I love spending time with my family and friends.

My favorite quote is, "So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain." -Helen Keller



MATT NEHER

MATT NEHER

BOARD MEMBER & THE WORLDS LEADING ENCOURAGER

Matt and his wife love people so deeply. Being a practicing lawyer, he is able to help us with the technical things. He has great experience with cross cultural living and understands the complexities of the developing world. He is an incredible father and friend. Meet Matt…

I love spending time with my family and friends.

My favorite quote is, "So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain." -Helen Keller



SETH TSCHETTER

BOARD MEMBER

Seth is talented at so many things. He runs his own company and gives us guidance as it pertains to business. Meet Seth…

I enjoy playing with our son, Brigham, being creative and cooking.   

Favorite Quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Unknown



BOARD MEMBER & THE WORLDS LEADING ENCOURAGER

Matt and his wife love people so deeply. Being a practicing lawyer, he is able to help us with the technical things. He has great experience with cross cultural living and understands the complexities of the developing world. He is an incredible father and friend. Meet Matt…

I love spending time with my family and friends.

My favorite quote is, "So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain." -Helen Keller



MATT NEHER

ANDREW VRBAS

BOARD MEMBER

Andrew is a gifted entrepreneur with a heart for serving people. He and his wife started a fantastic company who's mission is similar to ours; using local sales to create livelihoods globally. He has joined the Elevate team as our newest board member and will be a huge asset as our company grows! Meet Andrew...

I enjoy great conversation and traveling.

My favorite quote is, "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together". -African Proverb



 

 

You challenge and inspire us to grow as people. You remind us that partnership is key and that success is measured by the way we love, not what we produce! You aren’t our partners, you are family and we love being on this journey with you.

To our National Partners,

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