Staff & Board - WaterStep

Mark Hogg: CEO & Founder


Kurtis Daniels: Director of Training and Field Operations


Claudia Daniels: Director of Training and Trips


Sarah Yoder: Director of Finance

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Shelby Catlett: Accounting and Administrative Assistant

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Derek Howard: Director of Shoe Program

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John Gillig: Regional Shoe Coordinator


Diego Lyra: Business Development Coordinator


Lori Ockels: Shoe Collection Coordinator


Board of Directors

Vaughn Pruett Bell

President; Chief Marketing OfficerFollow

Kelly Dearing Smith

Vice-Preseident; Strategic Communications Manager, Louisville Water CompanyFollow

Garrison Cox

Secretary; Director of Corporate Communication at Hilliard LyonsFollow

Jason Waters

Treasurer; Certified Financial Planner, ARGI Financial GroupFollow

Kevin Nolan

CEO, GE AppliancesFollow

Charles O'Koon

Former CEO Cardinal KitchensFollow

John Huber

Former CEO, Louisville Water Co. (retired)Follow

Christian Condit

Global Granite & MarbleFollow

Scott Elwell

Sr. Manager at Neptune Technology Group IncFollow

Douglas A. Weaver


Dr. Sam Yared

MD, PLLCFollow

Advisory Board

Robert L. Brown, Attorney, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

David Givens, Senator, State of Kentucky, Frankfort, KY

Greg Heitzman, Retired MSD Executive Director, Louisville, KY

Nat Irvin, Futurist, MBA Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Angela Leet, Louisville, KY 

Ron Oliver, V.P for Mission and Outreach, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

Barbara Sexton Smith, City Council

Key Volunteers

 Joe Jacobi, Director of Manufacturing

Lynn Smith, Hand Pump Repair Instructor

Larry Freibert, Instructor

Bill Smock, Medical Director