Leadership Team

Get to know the U.S.-based leaders of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Get to know the U.S.-based leaders of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Get to know the U.S.-based leaders of Mentors International.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

Extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and an unwavering commitment to helping others. These are just three of the common threads that bring the Mentors International Leadership Team together in an effort to permanently end generational poverty throughout developing nations. Our Leadership Team together has more than 50 years of experience in leadership, education, training, mentoring, and management, as well as finance and economics, training and development, and marketing and communications. Read below to learn more about the members of our Leadership Team.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

Extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and an unwavering commitment to helping others. These are just three of the common threads that bring the Mentors International Leadership Team together in an effort to permanently end generational poverty throughout developing nations. Our Leadership Team together has more than 50 years of experience in leadership, education, training, mentoring, and management, as well as finance and economics, training and development, and marketing and communications. Read below to learn more about the members of our Leadership Team.

Leadership Team

Blazing a Path Towards a
More Prosperous World

Extensive knowledge, diverse expertise, and an unwavering commitment to helping others. These are just three of the common threads that bring the Mentors International Leadership Team together in an effort to permanently end generational poverty throughout developing nations. Our Leadership Team together has more than 50 years of experience in leadership, education, training, mentoring, and management, as well as finance and economics, training and development, and marketing and communications. Read below to learn more about the members of our Leadership Team.

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Chris has more than 25 years of sales, finance, and general management experience and has held management and executive-level positions in the transportation, education, healthcare, and financial information services industries. He has also held executive-level positions in a number of business start-up ventures and has successfully led several high growth companies to the private equity funding stage.

Chris has personally worked with each of our in-country directors. He knows many of our mentees by the first name. He brings vast knowledge and understanding of our global programs and operations as well as a powerful vision for the future. He has personally witnessed great poverty throughout the world, and he has mentored and motivated countless individuals towards greater self-reliance. He is committed to our vision of helping to create a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.

Chris earned his BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and received an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and children.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Chris has more than 25 years of sales, finance, and general management experience and has held management and executive-level positions in the transportation, education, healthcare, and financial information services industries. He has also held executive-level positions in a number of business start-up ventures and has successfully led several high growth companies to the private equity funding stage.

Chris has personally worked with each of our in-country directors. He knows many of our mentees by the first name. He brings vast knowledge and understanding of our global programs and operations as well as a powerful vision for the future. He has personally witnessed great poverty throughout the world, and he has mentored and motivated countless individuals towards greater self-reliance. He is committed to our vision of helping to create a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.

Chris earned his BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and received an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and children.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Chris has more than 25 years of sales, finance, and general management experience and has held management and executive-level positions in the transportation, education, healthcare, and financial information services industries. He has also held executive-level positions in a number of business start-up ventures and has successfully led several high growth companies to the private equity funding stage.

Chris has personally worked with each of our in-country directors. He knows many of our mentees by the first name. He brings vast knowledge and understanding of our global programs and operations as well as a powerful vision for the future. He has personally witnessed great poverty throughout the world, and he has mentored and motivated countless individuals towards greater self-reliance. He is committed to our vision of helping to create a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty.

Chris earned his BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and received an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and children.

President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

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President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

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President

Curtis Beesley

Curtis Beesley was born in Utah and grew up in Southern California and has a vast sales and executive management career in the private sector that includes the construction, manufacturing, and youth leadership industries. His passion is people and specifically helping others to see their value and full potential to achieve life’s highest measures regardless of their surrounding conditions. Curtis has spent much time with our in-country staff and the families we serve. He takes the time to intently listen first, and then provide mentoring.

Striving to do good every day by living the “Golden Rule” is the innate desire of his heart.

Curtis received his BS in Business Management from BYU with a minor in Spanish.

Curtis enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds and quality time with his wife Stephanie and their four kids along with his brand-new grandbaby.

Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

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Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

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Director of Programs

Luis Kemeny

Luis was born in Brazil to European parents. He has a Business degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in International Business Administration from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.

His professional experiences include worldwide responsibilities for two high-technology companies in Northern California, one as the Director of International Operations for TeleSensory Systems, Inc., (15 years) and the other as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elesys, Inc. (16 years).

He has traveled to over 45 countries multiple times to identify, appoint, and manage distribution channels. Kemeny has been engaged with our organization for over 10 years and has been involved in various aspects of operations. He currently focuses on managing programs and curricula for the Learning and Mentoring Centers. He and his wife live in Kaysville, Utah, have six children, and 26 grandchildren.

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

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Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

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Chief Financial Officer

Justin Mellor

Justin Mellor, CPA, CFE, currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Justin has more than 15 years of extensive experience in both finance and accounting. He has held management and executive-level positions in healthcare, not-for-profit, and retail. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Lifting Generations and was the Chief Financial Officer for Gold Cross Ambulance.

Justin earned both his BA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and three daughters.

DIRECTOR OF MAREKTING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has worked in the non-profit sector for over 16 years. Previous to her position at Mentors International, she worked for the Utah Safety Council helping to promote their mission of saving lives through education and training. Sarah has a background in marketing, communications, and website design.

Sarah enjoys running and experimenting with new recipes. She also likes to hike and explore the National Parks with her husband and three kids. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mentors International and truly believes this organization is making a difference where we serve.

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has worked in the non-profit sector for over 16 years. Previous to her position at Mentors International, she worked for the Utah Safety Council helping to promote their mission of saving lives through education and training. Sarah has a background in marketing, communications, and website design.

Sarah enjoys running and experimenting with new recipes. She also likes to hike and explore the National Parks with her husband and three kids. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mentors International and truly believes this organization is making a difference where we serve.

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett has worked in the non-profit sector for over 16 years. Previous to her position at Mentors International, she worked for the Utah Safety Council helping to promote their mission of saving lives through education and training. Sarah has a background in marketing, communications, and website design.

Sarah enjoys running and experimenting with new recipes. She also likes to hike and explore the National Parks with her husband and three kids. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mentors International and truly believes this organization is making a difference where we serve.

Office Manager

Melanie Winterton

Melanie Winterton came to Mentors International because of her love for humanitarian aid and serving others. Melanie has always put people first and is dedicated to being an ally for all. Melanie has worked as an office manager for nine years and truly enjoys the relationships she has built with her co-workers.

Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, gardening, and painting, She feels very blessed to be part of an organization that does much good in alleviating poverty throughout the world.

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Office Manager

Melanie Winterton

Melanie Winterton came to Mentors International because of her love for humanitarian aid and serving others. Melanie has always put people first and is dedicated to being an ally for all. Melanie has worked as an office manager for nine years and truly enjoys the relationships she has built with her co-workers.

Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, gardening, and painting, She feels very blessed to be part of an organization that does much good in alleviating poverty throughout the world.

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Office Manager

Melanie Winterton

Melanie Winterton came to Mentors International because of her love for humanitarian aid and serving others. Melanie has always put people first and is dedicated to being an ally for all. Melanie has worked as an office manager for nine years and truly enjoys the relationships she has built with her co-workers.

Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, gardening, and painting, She feels very blessed to be part of an organization that does much good in alleviating poverty throughout the world.

Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

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Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

Follow Epi on Social Media

Administrative Assistant

Epi Reyes

Epi Reyes has 41 years of diversified experience as a bilingual administrative assistant, bookkeeper, translator, and office manager. She is very organized, dependable, loyal, and hardworking. She was born in El Salvador, served a mission in Costa Rica, and has lived in the US for 30 years.

Epi feels fortunate to work at a non-profit organization which makes such a difference in peoples’ lives. She enjoys the natural beauty, the warm water of a beach, and lying in a hammock drinking from a coconut or reading a book.

SENIOR ADVISOR

David Christensen

David Christensen is an educator, corporate trainer, instructional designer, writer, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of the Keystone Course used in the Mentors International program to foster ‘mindset’ change as a path to sustainable self-reliance.

David is passionate about lifting others out of poverty. He served as the CEO of Lifting Generations before it merged with Mentors International. We are grateful to still have his expertise on our team.

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SENIOR ADVISOR

David Christensen

David Christensen is an educator, corporate trainer, instructional designer, writer, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of the Keystone Course used in the Mentors International program to foster ‘mindset’ change as a path to sustainable self-reliance.

David is passionate about lifting others out of poverty. He served as the CEO of Lifting Generations before it merged with Mentors International. We are grateful to still have his expertise on our team.

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SENIOR ADVISOR

David Christensen

David Christensen is an educator, corporate trainer, instructional designer, writer, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of the Keystone Course used in the Mentors International program to foster ‘mindset’ change as a path to sustainable self-reliance.

David is passionate about lifting others out of poverty. He served as the CEO of Lifting Generations before it merged with Mentors International. We are grateful to still have his expertise on our team.

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With vast experience and an unwavering commitment to helping others, our leadership team guides us in our effort to lift others trapped in generational poverty throughout developing nations.

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