Our Team

Chris Marlow

CEO/Founder

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Chris@helponenow.com
In 2007, Chris met a starving young orphan living in an abandoned gas station in Zimbabwe. That encounter compelled him to start Help One Now and dedicate his life to seeking justice by empowering leaders and organizing tribes to launch global movements that do good. He currently lives in downtown Raleigh with his wife, two daughters and his German Shepherd pup.

Website: http://chrismarlow.me

Payton Junkin

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Location: Birmingham, AL
Email: Payton@helponenow.com
In June of 2011, Payton met an orphaned boy while on a short-term mission trip in Haiti. He and his wife Heather, now call that boy “Son.” Their ongoing journey to bring him from Haiti to home led them to start a non-profit organization which merged with Help One Now in June of 2014. With a background in real estate, church ministry and non-profit work, Payton is passionate to “activate impact” for the communities we serve.  He is a proud Daddy to four boys.  

Brennon Bloemendaal

Haiti Operations Director

Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Email: Brennon@helponenow.com
Brennon is living and serving in Haiti as Help One Now’s Haiti Operations Director. He grew up in sunny southern California, but has spent much of the last 6 years working as a worship leader and church planter in Austin, TX. He has also worked with non-profit organizations for over 10 years, including work with former child-soldiers in Uganda and the D.R. Congo. He truly believes in the heart and work of Help One Now and is excited to join them, as well as you, in seeing hope, healing, and renewal in the communities we serve!

Website: http://www.brennonwayne.com

Genessa Newberry

International Operations Manager

Location: Springdale, AR
Email: Genessa@helponenow.com
Genessa is a Registered Nurse and has served with Tim as Pastors of Outreach for Keypoint Church as well as being the Arkansas State Director for The Not For Sale Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization. She brings her medical knowledge, experience in anti-trafficking and her passion for seeing every person become all that God created them to be, to the Help One Now tribe in Africa. She loves sewing, doing anything outdoors, spending time with her family and is famous for for using color to brighten the world around her.

Jon Stone

Director of Operations

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Jon@helponenow.com
Originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Jon picked up and moved to Raleigh shortly after college. Relatively new to the non-profit world his drive for meaningful and sustainable work led him down a path that intersected with Chris Marlow’s, and he has been working with Help One Now ever since.

Wendy Simmons

Child Sponsorships Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Wendy@helponenow.com
Wendy is the Child Sponsorships Coordinator for Help One Now. She first joined the team as an intern, making sure sponsors were connected, activated, and involved. She had been involved in community outreach and international mission before becoming a staff member at a local college ministry.

She and her husband Daniel live in North Raleigh with their three amazing kids: Riley, Neely, and Grant

Lamar Stockton

International Operations Director

Location: Austin, TX
Email: Lamar@helponenow.com
Lamar lives in Austin, TX and has been playing music since he can remember. He’s a doting husband, a proud father, a social activist, a working musician, and a child of God. Lamar loves sweet tea and real books. He is a worship pastor at Austin New Church and the Director of International Operations for Help One Now and works closely with our leaders in Haiti and Africa as they work to restore their communities.

Ken Nussbaum

Communications Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Ken@helponenow.com
Ken went to Haiti with Help One Now in the fall of 2010, and he’s been writing, editing, and advocating for HON ever since. He called Georgia, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Jamaica, Canada, and Seattle home at various points of his life before returning to Raleigh to join the team full time in 2015.

Ken has been married to Brenda, his high school sweetheart, for 16 years, and they have three amazing kids. In his spare time, he collects records and old books, and he refuses to give up hope of seeing the epic return of the Seattle SuperSonics.

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Scott Shackleton, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Location: Raleigh, NC
Scott built a CPA firm which focused on helping small businesses operate to their maximum effectiveness. He sold that firm in 2006 to devote more time to his life-long passion of serving poor neighbors near and far, and growing in the process. Scott speaks frequently for the American Institute of CPAs and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. Scott earned a BS in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Campbell University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina. Scott has 6 grown children and 2 grandsons. He has visited all 7 Continents, and currently is working on visiting all 50 states and 59 National Parks traveling as many back roads as possible.

Jennifer Allred

Trip Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Jen@helponenow.com
Jen lives in Raleigh, NC and has been coordinating trips for Help One Now since 2011. She enjoys the behind the scenes work that goes into organizing a successful trip and loves to personally connect with the tribe. She is also a musician who sings in local bands and plays in various orchestra pits. Other interests include napping, eating, and occasionally embarrassing her three daughters.

Marissa Pratt

Operations Manager

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Marissa@helponenow.com
Marissa serves as Operations Manager for Help One Now and lives in Raleigh with her husband and two girls. She is passionate about living a life full of adventure, authenticity and purpose. On any given day you’ll find Marissa at the playground with her girls, roasting coffee at Raleigh Coffee Company, or keeping the rest of us in line here at Help One Now. In 2008, Marissa experienced a life changing adventure when she took a year off from the “9 to 5” to participate in The World Race. She traveled to 11 countries in 11 months serving “the least of these” among a community of 30 others doing the same. If you have the chance, ask her about jumping 200 feet into a South African gorge.

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Izabel Rader

Cultivation Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Izabel@helponenow.com 
Izzy moved to Raleigh, NC in March of 2016 to intern for Help One Now. She graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans with a degree in International Business. Upon graduating, Izzy moved to Peru, where she spent her days exploring the Amazon and eating Piranha. Her passion for traveling and exploring different cultures ignited her interest to work for a non-profit that was doing meaningful work and creating real change around the world. Izzy now works full time on the Fundraising team for Help One Now.

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Austin Collins

Video Production Coordinator

Location: Raleigh, NC
Email: Austin@helponenow.com
Before moving to Raleigh for an internship with Help One in 2015, Austin was unsure of what field he wanted to work in. He spent much of his time from 2010-2015 traveling the United States in a band, and later on his own, while off and on attending Tallahassee Community College and working at a local church in Tallahassee Florida. After finishing a degree in communications, Austin was told by an old friend about the innovative work Help One Now was doing to fight extreme poverty in communities around the world, and he immediately knew he wanted to join the team. Austin now works for Help One Now producing videos and other content.