Our Board

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Todd Hamblin, Executive Director

The former Chief Marketing Officer of Lexmark International, Todd Hamblin has spent much of his career creating great customer experiences. As ARB's CEO, he takes great satisfaction in watching his team solve complex searches, enabling clients to keep their valuable assets in the family. Though Todd takes every chance to travel, and has climbed two of the world's "seven summits" — Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Aconcagua — he is thrilled to call the beautiful state of Utah home.

Matt Hamblin, Director of Finance and Ag Projects

Matt has a deep interest in improving the lives of those in Mozambique through education and increased economic prosperity. He is dedicated to tackling the biggest hurdles facing Mozambicans, and sees these efforts as paying dividends in the future, especially food, housing, school supplies and uniforms, and the women’s centers providing sanctuary where local women can improve themselves.

Melissa Cutler, Director of Media Relations and Fundraising

Melissa is inspired by this quote from Mother Teresa: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Feeding the one, or educating the one gives her hope for the future of the women and girls of Mozambique. A visit to meet the students sponsored by No Poor Among Us reinforced the value of the organization’s efforts to provide much needed education and self-sufficiency skills, as well as a guiding light in dark circumstances. She saw how students often lived alone in mud huts, walking hours per day to school. To each of these girls, education is the best starting point to changing her future.

Ellen Knell

Ellen Knell

Ellen Knell is a professor at Brigham Young University and the Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Center for Language Studies. She supervises over 50 less commonly taught languages and is the coordinator of the BYU Dual Language Immersion Endorsement program. Ellen and her family lived in Asia for ten years, and she has trained language teachers in China, Africa, India, and South America.

David Simmons

David Simmons has worked and invested in the media, communications, and travel management industries in addition to being actively involved in a variety of community organizations for nearly 40 years. He currently serves on the board of Western Governor’s University, co-chairs the Utah Sports Commission, and has been or is currently a board member of many other private firms and not-for-profit organizations including four years chairing the Utah State Board of Business and Economic Development. David and his family live in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a love for American presidential history and has traveled to all seven continents in the world.