T minus one month and we will be heading out on the Mocha Club Journey 2016!
This summer we are headed to Ethiopia and Kenya! We will spend time with our partners at Women at Risk in both the capital city of Addis Ababa, and in Nazareth, a town a few hours outside of the city. We will also visit New Dawn Educational Centre and Heritage Kenya Organization (HEKO) in Nairobi, Kenya. Our trips provide an opportunity for Mocha Club members and their friends to visit Africa and witness firsthand what giving up a few mochas a month can do, while having a chance to serve the African people. The trip will be 12 days long and we team up with the local indigenous leaders in each country to serve alongside them in the orphanages, schools, and other various projects that Mocha Club supports.
We have assembled & would like to introduce you to our team…
Curtis Stoneberger has been a long-time friend of Mocha Club and currently stands as the Director of US Programs. His first trip to Africa was a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with MC Artist, Sidewalk Prophets. He enjoys rides on his motorcycle, family time at his cabin, and music.
Fallon Klug officially joined the Mocha Club team in Nashville in early 2013, but has been a long-time member and supporter. As the MC Manager of Administration, she’ll make sure your trip to Africa is just one of the many ways you stay connected to the club! Fallon loves dancing, her puppy Henry, and leftovers.
I am a Mocha Club member and a graduate student currently living in Lansing, Michigan. I love hearing people’s stories and having a heart for children led me to pursue a degree in school psychology. I love to spend as much time outside as I can (even if that’s only April-October in Michigan!). I find joy in: coffee, music, books, dancing (poorly), and helping others feel seen, heard, or appreciated.
I live in Nashville, Tennessee. I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, but I guess I finally got tired of the rain so I packed up my car and moved to the south! From 9 to 5, I work as a personal banker for consumers and small businesses. The rest of my time is filled with friends, Mexican food, sailing, Netflix, runs in the park, and politely asking strangers if I can pet their dog. I’ve been a Mocha Club member since 2010 so I’m incredibly excited to be joining them on this trip and so grateful for the opportunity to visit all the places and meet all the people behind the amazing projects they support.
I am the Executive Director/Founder of a Nonprofit called Beneath The Skin. We provide Peer to Peer mentoring and resources to youth and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, etc. in order to support, equip, and guide them on a path of self-love and worthiness. I have an incredibly supportive Husband who travels as a touring musician full time, he had the opportunity to meet Katie with the Mocha Club which in turn, allowed us to get more involved. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to go on this adventure and learn from the incredible people of Kenya and Ethiopia, as well as the group I will be traveling with! The Mocha Club is truly changing lives and to play even a small role through supporting their mission and giving back is the least I could do!
I was raised in south Louisiana, surrounded by the arts! Drawing, painting and music were all big parts of my life. When I was about 13yrs old, photography stepped into the picture (do pun intended..)!
I fell in love with taking photographs at the same time I fell in love with a cute blonde in my grade that some years down the road for some crazy reason said yes to marrying me!
We moved to Nashville during our first year of marriage to continue the pursuit of wold domination via. entertainment photography and once we arrived in music city, we really hit our stride!
4yrs later, we live in East Nashville with our 2 kids Charlie Brown (Chocolate Lab) and Dwayne Michael “Carter” III (Golden Retriever). I’m working mainly in the entertainment, celebrity and editorial worlds of photography, traveling often and enjoying every minute I get here in Music City!
Website : robbyklein.com
Booking live concerts and personal appearances, managing day-to-day business affairs, and assisting artists and other talented entertainers with long-term strategies for their careers is what I’ve called work for the past 23 years. I spent almost 19 of those years working for a nationally recognized booking agency and artist management group. However, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long and it’s hardly felt like work… at least most of the time. Yes, the business side of the industry can try anyone’s patience, but I cannot express how grateful I am to have had this privilege of working with some of the most creative and artistic people in the world. I think seeing, hearing, and experiencing things that reflect God’s image to the world around us, whether the artist acknowledges it or not, is truly something special.
Originally from Los Angeles, I lived there until 2008 when my family and I moved to Dallas. After spending eight valuable years in Texas, we moved to Nashville in October of 2015. Although I continue to travel throughout the year to oversee Stonewood Entertainment’s concerts and special events, my greatest joy is spending time with my wife Jen, our five children (Piper, Elijah, Ryleigh, Micah, and Josiah) and our new community of friends and neighbors. And when I’m not at home, I enjoy playing basketball, camping, reading, listening to music, trying new desserts, and riding motocross. Tell me about an adventure and an opportunity to see God at work… and you’ve got my attention!