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LEADERSHIP

Since its founding in 2002, Booster has become the most innovative fundraising company in the country.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chris Carneal
Founder + CEO

Growing up the son of an educator, Chris first had the idea for the Boosterthon Fun Run as a college student at Samford University. After 49 school principals told him he had a good idea but they’d rather wait until another school tried it first, one client finally said yes. The school needed to raise $3,000. Chris, with his ambition to serve his clients well and create an amazing experience for students, raised the school an astounding $22,000. The school was beyond thrilled and Boosterthon took off. Under Chris’s leadership and client-focused care, Booster has now grown nationwide to serve more than 3,000 school partners a year with 700+ team members who have helped profit schools more than $270 million to improve education. Chris sits on multiple school advisory boards, has won Atlanta’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Award, and earned the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition Community Award in 2016, an honor bestowed by the White House to leaders across the country who promote fitness in their local communities. Chris has a passion to create a remarkable company culture—on that cares for each other and our clients, attracts and develops great leaders, and celebrates people like no other. He and his wife Lyndie live in Atlanta, GA, with their four children.

And every year, Chris calls his first-ever client to say "thank you" for taking a chance on a 22-year-old with a big idea.

Stephen Murray
President + COO

Stephen joined Booster within its first decade. Since then, Stephen has led and influenced every aspect of the organization. He’s played executive roles on HR, Sales, and Operations, making him the perfect President for Booster. As an active member in the Greater Atlanta community, Stephen serves on the board of his children’s school, his local YMCA, as well as an advisor to a non-profit that supports social-good entrepreneurs. He has a big heart to improve organizations through effective leadership, developing team members, and putting people first. A self-admitted "fitness junkie," Stephen is an accomplished athlete, completing marathons, an ultra-marathon, and an Iron Man triathlon. He and his wonderful wife Brittany have three incredible children.

His go-to karaoke song? “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed. It’s quite the sight.

Stan Holcombe
Chief Financial Officer

With over 25 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur and banking consultant, Stan joined Booster in 2010. In the years since, he’s brought a ton of financial wisdom and experience to our fast-growing organization. In his spare time, Stan serves on a local school’s Finance committee, President of the Athletic Association, and Treasurer of the Parent Club (you’re noticing a theme here—he’s a wizard with numbers and spreadsheets). Stan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance.

He loves to travel with family, play golf, ski, hike, watch college football, and read (mostly ancient history—to remind him of his childhood).

Todd Trappe
Senior VP of Technology

Like many others before and since, Todd was initially drawn to Booster by the quality of its people—he loved their desire to make an impact and become better leaders. In his words, “Booster is an amazing organization because it consistently helps team members get better and make a difference at work, home, and in the community.” Booster’s mission of strengthening schools hits close to home for Todd. Both his wife and mom were teachers, and he himself served as an elementary school P.E. teacher after graduating from Georgia Tech. Now, he and his team develop our online giving platform, funrun.com, which makes the entire donation process seamless, fun, and more profitable for schools.

Todd loves all things outdoors. Shortly after marrying his wife Sarah, the two took a five-month road trip exploring the country’s national parks. They slept in their car and ate PB&J’s the whole way.

Kim Miller
VP of Marketing

Kim joined Booster because of the purpose-driven culture and its mission to change the world. As a mom of two, there’s nothing more that she wants for them than to help them believe they can do what they love and positively impact our world in the process. Her mother was an elementary school teacher, so Kim saw first-hand how hardworking and dedicated teachers are to developing the next generation. That’s why she loves that her team at Booster gets to focus on producing materials and resources that help make educators and volunteers’ lives easier and more fun while raising funds. Kim completed her undergraduate degree at The Florida State University and earned her Master’s in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. She is an avid learner and enjoys being involved in professional associations like the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She also is an active member on her son’s Parent Volunteer Association and serves as Kindergarten room mom. #MomLife

Fun fact: Kim sang in the company rock band when she worked at Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits – the band was called “The Drumstix!”

Jody Dozier
VP of Operations

Before joining Booster in 2009, Jody Dozier graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master's degree in Education and served as Director of a Children's Sports League. Jody and his team help Booster team members serve schools as efficiently and effectively as possible, so schools maximize their financial results. A huge basketball fan, Jody has coached several youth basketball teams. He and his wife Christina have four lively kids.

In addition to his love for basketball, Jody loves woodworking and once built his wife a porch swing. It’s a wonder it’s survived his four lively kids.

Mark Norman
VP of Sales

Mark Norman first started working for Booster in 2007 as a Program Specialist, our entry-level role. Since then, Mark has essentially served schools through every position in the field, including General Manager of Team Charlotte for four years. Now, as Vice President of Sales, Mark and his team train Booster's field team members to become great problem-solvers for our school partners. Mark’s grandmother, mother, sister, and wife are all teachers, so he loves that he gets to serve schools every day. A proud Minnesota native, Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in History. He and his wife Sarah have three amazing kids.

In addition to hiking and camping with his family, Mark still enjoys a good game of hockey.

According to Mark, the classic 90s film The Mighty Ducks was loosely based on his life.

Martie Hendrick
Senior Director of Program Experience

Martie and her team lead the development of the entire Boosterthon program experience—everything our wonderful clients interact with from the Pre-Program meeting all the way to the last dollar collected. She and her team make thousands of choices that all build up to an exceptional fundraising experience. She’s also led the development of new event experiences like Dance Fit, Splash & Dash, and Obstacle Challenge. Hailing from Auburn University, Martie brings tremendous fun, energy, and professionalism that is felt through the Booster team on campuses across the country.

You can find her cooking and going on walks with her husband, dog, and young son.

Her top elementary school accomplishment you ask? Captain of the safety patrols—the penultimate leadership position of any student, and a guaranteed spot on the Washington D.C. field trip.

Daniel Armstrong
Vice President of Logistics

With 13 years working with Booster, Daniel has the beloved “worked my way from the mailroom” story—he started as a part-time team member serving schools in the Atlanta area. His exceptional knack for solving complex logistical problems became evident quickly, from starting our Booster Spirit Wear printing production process to leading supply chain teams to operating our warehouse that ships hundreds of thousands of orders per year. Daniel has tackled and figured out our most head-scratching operational initiatives, all of which make the fundraising and spirit wear process easier and more delightful for our clients.

We believe he was destined to work for Booster; in elementary school he won his “run-a-thon” 3 years in a row. He went on to run cross-country at the University of Georgia. Daniel, his wife, and two kids live in a 1940s bungalow, a home he is constantly renovating on his own, because he’s a craftsman at heart.

Pete Lovelace
General Manager, Booster Spirit Wear

How do you bring the Booster magic of client care to the customer apparel industry? Hire a leader with the head and heart for incredible hospitality and experience. Pete’s professional career took him to Ritz Carlton hotels and notable golf courses, which ultimately made him the perfect fit for a client-first organization. Pete leads our Booster Spirit Wear offering, which has grown to be one of the nation’s largest custom apparel and product organization known for providing the highest quality garments, outrageously good customer service, and straightforward, fair pricing.

Pete sits on multiple apparel Boards that produce sustainable apparel products and seeks to bring humanity back into the apparel industry.

Moving his way down the Eastern seaboard—born in New Hampshire, college at James Madison University—Pete, his wife Emily, and three daughters now live in Atlanta, where Pete coaches lacrosse for his girls’ teams. He was named Coach of The Year for the county lacrosse league.

His AIM screen name? SweetPete007. Even as a teenager, he had that James Bond elevated flair for the debonair.

Jared McFadden
Vice President of Talent & HR Operations

Jared and his team ensure that every Booster team member embodies the professionalism, enthusiasm, and virtues that makes our organization so special. We are only as good as our people.

Jared sits on two boards outside of Booster. One being on the young alumni business school council for his alma mater, Berry College.

Jared is a shoe man, having a growing collection of basketball shoes. His 3 girls walking around in matching throwback high-tops.

creating program excellence

Melanie Morris
Director of Logistics
Melanie and her team ensure your program's inventory is accurate and delivered on time, every time. 1 million+ items are shipped per year with 99.8% accuracy.
Ike Ubasineke
Director of Leader Development
Our 700+ team members are our secret sauce. They are professional, fun, and beloved by our clients. Ike trains our teams to be the best leaders and role models out there.
Jey Choi
Funrun.com Product Owner
Jey works with our team of developers to innovate your donating experience. She ensures funrun.com, our powerful pledging site used by millions, is easy to use and raises more money for schools.