Board Of Directors

Chris Steed

Chris has over 15 years of sales and management experience. He held various sales positions with a Fortune 500 telecommunications company from 2005 to 2011. In 2011, Chris responded God’s prompting and relocated his family from Jacksonville, Florida to Guatemala to work with the 12x12 Love Project, a 501(c)(3) housing ministry, where he currently serves on the board of directors and as Operations Manager in Guatemala. Chris is passionate about serving the poor and finding creative, real-world solutions to the challenges faced by those who are suffering in poverty. Chris has a B.S. in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Holly Steed

Currently living in Magdalena Milpas Altas, Guatemala, Holly works with the 12x12 Love Project. The 12x12 Love Project is a 501(c)(3) housing ministry that serves the poor in rural Guatemala. She works alongside her husband in helping families, who live in extreme poverty, with housing, education and medical needs. She oversees the administrative side of the ministry as well as special projects. Holly is married with 5 children. Holly has a B.S in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Ryun Pavlicek

Mr. Ryun Pavlicek currently serves as General Manager of Coggin Honda of Jacksonville, an Asbury automotive store. From 2002 to 2012, he held various positions within the company, including general manager of four Asbury dealerships. Prior to his current position he served Asbury as Vice President of Operations from 2012-2013. Mr. Pavlicek holds a B.S. in Sociology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, and a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Howard Tietjen

As Senior Vice President at Madden Media, Howard Tietjen uses his 35 years of business experience to lead the New Business Development and Marketing teams for Madden Media. With a national team of 10 Account Managers, Howard is responsible for the development and execution of sales and marketing plans that have accounted for a 33% growth in revenue over the past 3 years. Howard also leads the sales and product training efforts of the company. Howard has a Bachelors Degree from Jacksonville University. He is also certified as a Travel Marketing Professional by the Southeast Tourism Society and as a Certified Tourism Executive by the Texas Travel Industry Association.

Robin Rossmanith

Robin Rossmanith is the founder of Shop to Stop Slavery and Limitless Hope. Shop to Stop Slavery connects consumers to products that generate economic and social benefits to the producers, especially female producers in developing countries. Limitless Hope is a nonprofit to educate and empower vulnerable women & youth in Jacksonville Florida through vocational training & employment. Robin is also the U.S. Operations manager for Made By Survivors, a nonprofit & social enterprise that educates & employs survivors of human trafficking in India. Robin has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and minor in Christian Education Ministries. She has been married 16 years & the mother of 3 children. Robin has always been moved by the story of the underdog & champions the cause of women's empowerment as a means to alleviate poverty.