The Team: Founders and Board
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. ―Ryunosuke Satoro
Clay is also known as MacGuyver as he always has what you need to fix most anything, anytime, anywhere. He has been married to his wife for 20 years and is a fun dad who loves to spend time with his three teenagers. After taking his family on a trip to Kenya, it changed the way they saw things. While Clay works full time as a project manager for LexisNexis, he comes alive on the ground in Kenya and is an integral part of Just One. Among many other things, he overseas Just One Africa operations, directs trips, and continues to grow our on the ground partnerships. He loves the people of Kenya, and is passionate about helping to provide clean water and caring for the orphans and vulnerable children. Clay loves adventure, especially with his family, and is always ready for an exciting new experience.
Alastair was born and raised in South Africa and has experienced first hand the effects of living in a developing country. After moving to, and then attending college in the United States, he devoted his time to nonprofit organizations overseeing marketing strategies, leading trips, and conducting conferences. Alastair has developed a passion for seeing communities in Africa become sustainable under their own power. This passion is what stirred his heart to become a part of what Just One is doing. Alastair currently serves as the worship director for Cross Church in Cumming, GA while using any time available to help further the cause of helping those in need.
Joel earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2001. Since 2001, he has held a number of accounting and regulatory compliance roles, and currently works as a regulatory compliance consultant. Joel has long been interested in clean water projects, and was excited at the opportunity to join the Just One Africa Board of Directors. As Chairman, Joel assists primarily with business, finances, legal, and regulatory considerations and functions.
Noel started looking at life differently early on. From starting a general contracting company at the age of 12 and reselling “deformed” cookies from a local business on the school bus to winning the Ranatra Fusca individual’s award for creative thinking, looking at the world differently has always moved him toward what’s possible. After leaving Georgia Tech while studying engineering, Noel has gone on to develop skills from sales to executive management, strategy and planning helping grow and turn around a company from a small print shop to a SaaS model software provider to the healthcare industry. Noel’s love of children (starting primarily with his 3 boys) drives him to seek ways to protect and serve the most vulnerable from financially adopting children to getting involved in trafficking advocacy. Noel is very excited to be privileged to serve on the board of Just One and help them grow their reach and abilities. Noel lives north of Atlanta with a wife who’s out of his league and three “all-boy” boys.