Mike Moora started MTF during the 1st quarter of 2018, after recognizing the initiative’s need after a visit to Central Malawi in late 2017. Mike is a retired engineer, who was involved in various segments of the energy and environmental sectors, and since 2007 has been active in Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – USA doing pro bono infrastructure projects in Malawi. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska, USA and enjoys many aspects of outdoor adventure and recreation.
Board of Directors
John Pepe is a professional engineer who lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. He has a keen interest in supporting development projects in countries such as Malawi, and founded the Alaska Professional Chapter of EWB-USA in 2006. John has traveled to numerous African and Asian countries, providing pro bono design and support on different infrastructure and emergency relief projects. He enjoys numerous outdoor activities, and has traveled to destinations around Alaska and the world in pursuit of adventures. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.
Cydney Johnson operates several businesses in the Denver, Colorado area, while concurrently tends to the needs of three young children. Her professional experience includes the start-up and successful operation of both an event planning company, and also a children’s fashion clothing design and manufacturing operation. To supplement the events she plans and supports, she purchased an established floral design/arrangement company several years ago, which she now operates. Cydney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from The Art Institute of Colorado and has volunteered her rare leisure time with several local charities and support groups . She is married to Kiel, who has a career in law enforcement.
Laura Wright is a naturalist, photographer, bird watcher, builder, entrepreneur, truck driver, outdoor adventurer/guide, and much more who lives and works in Talkeetna, Alaska. Recently she provided IT and planning/support services to a successful local alternative education startup. Laura is currently on the Board of Directors for the Susitna River Coalition, and is also active with the community issues. When Winter comes, Laura can often be found harnessed to 2 or 3 of her sled dogs, skijoring over the miles of trails in the community and across Alaska’s backcountry. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Rutgers University.