Co-Founder, President, Executive Director & Board Member
Todd is an attorney who brings 8 years of non-profit legal and administrative experience to the main leadership role of ToolLife. His previous work involved overseeing development and micro-business operations in Haiti, Tanzania and Honduras, including meeting with beneficiaries during site visits. His idea for a tool charity sprang from his passion as a woodworker. When not at work, he usually can be found making guitars, furniture and sawdust in his woodshop in Nashville, where he lives with his wife and 3 sons.
Co-Founder, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member
Kevin is an experienced operational/financial professional, both in industry and nonprofit settings. After completing the transition from the footwear and apparel industry into the international nonprofit sector in 2006, Kevin became immersed in a world that he, like so many others, barely realized existed. What he always found striking was the spirit and ambition of people everywhere, no matter how desperate their situation and surroundings would seem. By helping co-found a tool charity, he hopes to tap directly into that spirit and ambition. Kevin and his wife Debbie have 3 adult children and a very, very energetic young grandson.
Stan is a partner at the Nashville law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis and a former Assistant Attorney General. He has served on several other nonprofit boards, including Exchange Club of Nashville, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, St. George's Episcopal Church, St. George's Kindergarten, and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Sennet Society.
Wendell is the CEO of HARCO, LLC, a residential real estate development company. A native of Nashville, he has over 15 years experience in the residential construction industry.
Jessica Deloris Haley
Jessica is a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University. She is a past intern with NASA, serves as a program coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and is a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader.
Vanessa is the Director of Global Brand Coordination & Communication at SVP Worldwide, the parent company of SINGER. In addition to being one of the earliest supporters of ToolLife, she has been active with Big Brothers Big Sister of Middle Tennessee and just completed a construction/service trip to Haiti in 2012.
Amy is the Program Manager for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Her past work experiences include interning with The World Bank as a project expert for psychosocial issues among youth in fragile states and serving as a Community Development Worker in Nepal. She was the recipient of the Nashville International Center for Empowerment’s (NICE) 2013 Sonrisa Trippe Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of the impact her work has had on the lives of refugees and immigrants in Middle Tennessee.