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Numana has a position available for an Event Leader/Office Associate! CLICK HERE to download the job description.  Send your resume to morgan@numanainc.com if you're interested in joining our amazing team today!

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ASHLEY BURNS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ashley comes to Numana after working for the Wichita Children’s Home, at a drop-in center for homeless youth, located in Wichita, KS. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Human Services from Friends University. Ashley has also made several trips to Haiti serving alongside Christopher’s Hope Ministry and Mission of Hope. Why Numana? I have always had a desire to serve. Not just with my hands, but mostly with my heart. In December of 2009, I was twenty-two years old and the Lord revealed the beginning piece of how I would fulfill that desire. Nine full days in Gonaives, Haiti changed my life, my heart and my dreams. Since then I have served with a full heart in different parts of Haiti over 8 unique trips. Short-term trips are an amazing opportunity to love and serve people, but they again are short term. Numana provides the honor and opportunity to serve full-term and long-term, where the service of my hands and heart reach across the globe. What has been one of your favorite memories with Numana? The first event I went to as staff. There was a moment where I walked into the church sanctuary that was filled with volunteers packaging food, and realized I was in a room full of people who had the same heart-driven passion as I did. It’s a powerful reminder to see the body of Christ working together before you. And this is my “job”. Where can we find you when you’re not working? It will be hard to find me. Because I’ll be tucked away in the middle of no-were Kansas in a river, pond or lake with a pole in my hand and a stinger full of fish. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Adventure. Whether that means driving through the countryside looking for it, or jumping on a plane and having no idea what I am getting myself into. Favorite quote? “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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MORGANBOLANDER

EVENT LEADER

Why Numana? Numana was an easy decision for me. This organization is the perfect marriage of my previous experiences. Since 2009 I have been flying in and out of Haiti. I have served with Christopher’s Hope Ministry and Mission of Hope,both partners with Numana (I didn’t now that at the time). I spent about four months living at Mission of Hope, it was there that I learned about Convoy of Hope (another partner of Numana). My main focus at MOH was actually the orphanage. Working with the kids, I soon learned about Numana’s food because that was what was for dinner. They paired the Numana food pack with their own amazing sauce and I loved it! Numana also combines the experience I have with the food industry. I have worked with the Texas Roadhouse of Wichita for several years. The fast-paced environment has equipped me with the skills to lead food packaging events for Numana. What has been one of your favorite memories with Numana?I had just gotten back from Mission of Hope, Haiti, and I went to volunteer at a Numana event, It was one of the first events I had ever been to. I walked in and saw a table of miscellanies items that were being sold. On the table, I also saw a pamphlet about Mission of Hope. The pamphlet had photos of the kids I had spent so much time with. I picked up the pamphlet, took a picture of it, sent it to the kids in Haiti then called them to hear sheer laughter. In that moment my Haiti world and my American world collided and I knew I wanted to be a part of Numana for more than one event. Where can we find you when you’re not working? When I’m not working you can find me spending time with my family or trying out new work-out classes. If the weather is nice, you will most definitely find me on the lake with my best friend. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without?Um, I’d say coffee. I love that stuff. Favorite quote? “Be still and know that I am God” Pslam 46:10

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JESSICAWASHEE

EVENT LEADER

Jessica joined Numana after graduating from Friends University of Wichita, KS with a double major in marketing and business administration. Her heart is centered in serving others facing struggle and hardship. She has dedicated years in several ministry projects advocating and serving alongside the homeless community not only within her own Wichita community, but nationwide. Why Numana? I truly love working alongside others who have the same passions as I do. I’ve been waiting to see how the next step of my life would be directed, and I truly feel this opportunity is a gift from God. Where can we find you when you’re not working? Most likely exploring somewhere outdoors with my dogs, exercising or trying to find a way to get out into the wild. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Travel. I love meeting new people, creating adventure and growing through experiences. It keeps life interesting and exciting. Favorite Quote
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” – Jennifer Lee

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ERIC SHAVER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Eric was a Youth Pastor for almost 20 years before working at a maximum-security prison as one of their Clinical Chaplains for almost 5 1/2 years.  He has served multiple communities with disaster relief and has a personal stake in the wheelchair mobile and disability community. Why Numana? It gives me the opportunity to bring ministry to those who cannot go themselves. Where can we find you when you’re not working? Hopefully, you can't...but more than likely off somewhere with my family. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Science Fiction and Comic-Cons Favorite Quote “Uuuuuuuuuuur Ahhhhhrrrrrr Uhrrr Ahhhhrrrrrr Aaaargh...” – Chewbacca

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PETER VOURGANAS

WAREHOUSE WARRIOR

Why Numana? I’ve had a desire to serve others for my entire life. When I got out of the military in 2018, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with the rest of my time here on earth and in truth, I wasn’t doing anything positive for anybody during that transitionary phase of my life. When I received an email requesting an interview from our Director, Ashley Burns, I was absolutely floored at what an incredible opportunity I was being presented. I honestly don’t even remember applying to Numana, so when people ask me why I moved from Houston, Texas to El Dorado, Kansas I always tell them: “God”. I’m so blessed to be a part of a team that wants nothing but to make the world a better place, one full belly at a time. What has been one of your favorite memories with Numana? I remember taking a 2-second breather during one of the first events I worked by myself on the back and when I looked around, every single one of the 150+ Volunteers in the room had a smile on their faces as they danced to the music, laughed with one another, and had so much spirit and such a strong passion for helping others they managed to package over 30,000 meals in under 40 minutes. It was a beautiful thing I got to witness, that day.Where can we find you when you’re not working? Either at the gym, or lost in my own world jamming out to music. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without. Music, without a doubt. Favorite Quote? Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” (look it up, it’s great)

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BRENT HAMMETT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Brent comes to Numana after having worked in the music industry touring as a drummer and creating media content for artists. Why Numana?  My family adopted a beautiful little girl from DR Congo. Our daughter was suffering from malnutrition, failure to thrive and terrible parasites. After nursing her back to health, it became my burning passion to help other children who were in the same condition.   Numana’s mission to serve the hungry aligns perfectly with that passion! No brainer!  Tell us about yourself. I drink a LOT of vanilla coke zero. I love to waterski and mountain bike. Where can we find you when you’re not working? With my family! They are the best. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Traveling. If I’m home for more than a few weeks, I get a little antsy. Favorite quote?  “The ragamuffin who sees his life as a voyage of discovery and runs the risk of failure has a better feel for faithfulness than the timid man who hides behind the law and never finds out who he is at all.” Brennan Manning  

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