MEET TEAM BENDIX
Danielle provides IT support for Bendix Academy. With many years of small business Information Technology experience, she is a valuable member of our team in keeping us connected, online, and streamlined!
Lead by Abbie, EctoHR created a custom recruiting plan focused on Bendix Academy’s mission and culture. Founded in 2005, EctoHR provides a variety of human resource consulting and outsourcing services to various clients.
Ruthie provides her talent to Bendix Academy by finding, researching, and writing foundation grant applications. She has extensive experience in helping nonprofits develop their fundraising abilities. Based in Eastern Kentucky and raised in Texas, Ruthie graduated...
Laura Huth-Rhoades is a dynamic, high-energy consultant and trainer at do good Consulting who specializes in the organizational growth needs of smaller, mid-sized, and start-up operations. Laura's talents meet at the intersection of fundraising and revenue...
Leah brings decades of experience as a graphic artist to Bendix Academy, designing beautiful and engaging pieces for use both online and in print. Leah is the mother of an early student of the mentorship program and understands Bendix's value and impact on young people.
Jake Larioza and his wife, Priscilla Melendez, are a dynamic duo who use their video and photography talents to produce highly effective and visually pleasing marketing videos for Bendix Academy. Their business, O&A Creatives, is based in Howell, Michigan.
Born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan, Todd was mentored by his father while restoring antique aircraft and fixing things around the house. Todd retired early from a career in information technology to become the Director & Creator of the Warbirds of Glory...
Cheryl is the corporate fundraiser on Team Bendix. With over 25 years of experience as a leader in global sales, including working in marketing at Delta Airlines, she understands the landscape and complexity of corporate giving and sponsorship. She has her own...
Rodney Beckwith III
Growing up on a farm in Niles, Michigan, Mr. Beckwith earned his mechanical abilities very early in life. These abilities served him well early on, helping him achieve the Eagle Rank in Scouting when he was only 16 years old. Mr. Beckwith attended Jackson Community...
Born in Monroe, Michigan and raised in Ann Arbor, Angela's family regularly welcomed troubled youth and foster children (and sometimes whole families) into their home. In her teenage years, her father ran for State Representative, an experience that involved her in...
Anna grew up in Romeo, Michigan but lived in Arizona in the 1980’s. While in the southwest, she became a Certified Foster Parent and adopted two siblings, aged four and six from the State of Arizona Foster Care System. The experience taught her many valuable lessons,...
As the former Executive Director of the Catholic Youth Organization of Detroit, Christopher brings a wealth of management and passion to the youth development landscape. A “well-seasoned” executive with a range of experience in for-profit and nonprofit work, his skill...
Sue Weir – Office assistant & Donor CRM
Sally Harvey – Bookkeeping
Shaun Tool – Construction advisor
Jes Wattles – Website development
Luanne Bibbee – Proofreader & Education Advisor
Rodney Beckwith – Lead Mentor
Bob Jacobs – Ambassador and outreach
John Scotta – Insurance advisor
Chantel Edwards – 3D SketchUp artist