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Jennifer Young 

Executive Director/Founder

B.A.  History with a minor in Business Administration

Lover of all things learning, travel and children of all ages. 

Jennifer started out as an education major but changed directions when her passion chose her to start a career in non-profit student service learning.  She believes that learning is essential both in the classroom and out of the classroom and has chosen this organization to optimize learning for undergraduate students by providing fair trade learning opportunities with community partners in Belize, Jamaica and here in the U.S. 

Jennifer has successfully raised six beautiful children and has a 29 year old step-son Brandon who lives in California.  She has visited Jamaica 7 times, and has toured the Caribbean staying in places such as Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, Curacao, Playa del Carmen Mexico, Cozumel Mexico, Isla Mujeres Mexico and Cancun Mexico. 




Allen Madding

Vice President

MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University.

Allen Madding is a follower of The Way, author, grant writer, blogger, guitar player, Harley Davidson motorcycle rider, hiker, traveler, Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys fan, and an information technology professional who lives with his wife Allison in St. Petersburg, Florida. He volunteers with Feed St. Pete, a food pantry providing food to struggling families in Pinellas County, Florida.

He has actively supported Habitat for Humanity participating in over 14 home builds. After a short-term mission trip to Venezuela in 2011, he became keenly aware of the level of hunger in his community and began seeking a way to contribute. Allen and Allison launched Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc., a nonprofit food rescue organization in Cumming, Georgia, in December 2011 to collect unsold food from area restaurants and delivering to community food pantries.


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Tamarah Etheridge


Office Manager at National Exterminating Company Warner Robins, Ga. 

Tammy has been working as an office manager for National Exterminating Company in Warner Robins, Ga. for 20+ years.  She has been happily married to her husband Glen for 18 years and has 2 children, 2 step children, and 8 grand children.  Tammy likes to watch her grandaughter Celena play travel softball in her spare time as well as travel the Caribben seeing places like Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Playa Del Carmen Mexico, Cozumel Mexico and Cancun Mexico.  Tammy has also lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Berlin Germany. Tammy also loves to go camping as much as possible when she is not working. 


Nick Young



President, Putzel Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Nick is the President of Putzel Electrical Contractors in Atlanta Ga.  He has been with Putzel for six years.  Before that he was the senior project manager at Classic Electric in Duluth Ga.   

Nick is married to Jennifer Young, president and founder of Ardenti Global Service Learning and together they have 7 children.  Nick grew up all over Calfornia from the north in Big Bear, to the South and in the desert in a town called Norco.  He moved to Georgia when he was 17 and became an helper to an electrician at age 18.  He worked his way up over many years from apprentice, to journey man, eventually to project estimating and management.  He became senior project manager at Classic Electric in 2005 and in 2011 he became the vice president at Putzel Electric.  Just last year he was moved into the position of President.  

Nick has toured the Caribbean with his wife, seeing places such as the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica 6 times, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun and Curacao.  Nick also loves to go camping in his spare time in the North Georgia mountains where he has property by a creek in Blairsville, Ga.  



Mathilde Finke



Board Member at Large

Mathilde is a mom, wife, real estate agent, and speech language pathologist.  She grew up in Savannah, Georgia where she received her BA degree in Speech Pathology from Armstrong State College, then moved to Atlanta in 1994.  In 1997 she attended Northern Arizona University where she received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology.  In 2004 she received her Educational Specialist Degree from University of Alabama.  She enjoys spending time on the water, playing tennis and making jewelry.  She also has a passion for real estate and has managed her own rental portfolio since 1996.


Allison Madding

Board Member at Large

Banking professional with 17 years experience. Experience includes loan processor supervision and coaching, commercial loan processing, closing, and funding, document preparation and post-closing review, residential loan processing, disclosure and closing package preparation. Compliance support, HMDA reporting and audits and loan servicing. Banking software administration and training. Proven record of performance in fast-paced commercial and residential loan environment, centralized loan processing, and dedication to outstanding customer service.

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