Leadership

The Co-Founders:

Jolene Shrock is a hairstylist turned humanitarian. She married her high school sweetheart, Darin (CEO), and is the mother to three children adopted from Ethiopia (2009, 2011). Jolene loves children and is the heart and passion behind Awake & Alive.

Danielle Black is a teacher whose passion for education translates directly into the mission of Awake & Alive. She’s married to Karl (born and raised in West Africa), adopted a beautiful girl from Ethiopia (2009), and is the mother of three biological children. Danielle knows the power of education and is committed to the opportunities Awake & Alive can bring to the children of Ethiopia.

The CEO:

Darin Shrock brings a legal background to the Awake & Alive team combined with a passion for the children of Ethiopia. Darin helped form Awake & Alive and took on the role of CEO in August 2012. He now works full time for an automotive supplier in Goshen, Indiana and volunteers his time for Awake & Alive. In his free time he enjoys time with his family, reading, and running.

The Board:

  • Keith Sarber
  • Jolene Shrock
  • Danielle Black
  • Eyob Zeleke
  • Dan Formsma
  • Meggan Armbrustmacher
  • Justin Lugbill
  • Rachel Sapen
  • Jaclyn Wilkinson