Our Team


Chief Executive Officer

Jimmy serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Mission Create.  He is also the Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Goodcity.  Jimmy comes to Mission Create with vast experience in the government and nonprofit industries both locally and globally. In 2009, he was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 following his bid for the United States Congress in the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. Jimmy was the former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the former Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Illinois, and also the former Executive Director of the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. He helped start Create Possible, Resource Global, the Global Executive Leadership Forum, US Asia Business Council, the National Center for Community Development, and serves on the board of directors for 1MISSION, Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Renew Chicago, and Resource Global. He is married to Sarah and they have three daughters.


Co-founder and CEO

Jason serves as the CEO of Mission Create, a nonprofit incubator. Since 2012, Mission Create has launched over 90 nonprofits.

He is also the founder and CEO of 1MISSION, a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Since 2008, 1MISSION has built over 900 houses throughout Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, with house recipients completing more than 160,000 hours of community service.

Just after community college, Jason began his vocation as a professional firefighter/EMT in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the same time, he started Trinity Landscape, which became one of the fastest-growing commercial landscaping companies in Arizona.

He left his career as a firefighter to co-found 1MISSION with his wife, Tina, in 2008. He serves on the board of the Global CHE Network, representing over 500 NGOs around the world focused on serving the holistic needs of people. Jason, Tina, and their four kids currently live in Phoenix.


Finance Director

Edric is originally from Sonora, Mexico. He dominated his education, graduating with a degree in industrial engineering, a minor in finance, and an MBA from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico. He’s held finance positions in both public and private sectors. All of this amazing experience makes him the perfect fit as Finance Director. In his free time, he enjoys travel and art like a true classy gentleman.


Executive Administrator

Although born and raised in Phoenix, Katie graduated college in Kansas and came to us from L.A., where she orchestrated events in a group home facility for pregnant and parenting teens. A super planner since birth, she’s the logistical genius behind all of our major events. When she’s not on the phone or checking out venues, you’ll find her running, hiking, or doing something crafty. Fun fact: Katie LOVES exclamation points!!!


Affiliate Success Manager

After Karlie graduated high school, she jumped right in to the world of nonprofits and missions. Since then, she has held positions at multiple organizations both in the mission field and in Stateside offices. Most recently, she spent time serving underdeveloped Muslim villages in Southeast Asia. When Karlie isn’t making spreadsheets or sending emails, you can find her searching Phoenix for the best chai tea latte.



Edwin graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Accountancy and later obtained his CPA. He’s held a number of prestigious roles including working for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange to London Stock Exchange, to running a private, high-wealth family’s business venture. Most recently, he has helped run his family-owned business restaurants located in Chicago’s Chinatown, Navy Pier, and Midway Airport. A longtime resident of the Windy City, Edwin enjoys traveling and volunteering in his spare time.


Affiliate Recruiter

Originally from San Diego California, Noah currently resides in Phoenix AZ where his professional career has developed. His investments within the Valley have allowed him to sit on a variety of advisory boards as well as serve on the National Leadership Council in the District of Columbia. In addition to his professional experience within the Valley, Noah serves in the role of student body president at Grand Canyon University.