Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, our team serves organizations and clients around the globe.
ADDO inspires. So do our people. Get to know the dynamic leaders who make up the ADDO team.
Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries. Kevin co-founded ADDO in 2011 with a goal to inspire people today to impact tomorrow. Prior to founding ADDO, Kevin’s background included non-profit charitable work, business ventures, and politics. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Kevin served on a presidential campaign team and then worked as a representative for a United States Congressman. In consecutive years, Kevin was named to the “40 under 40” lists for Georgia Trend and then the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Kevin is the author of three books, including The Lens of Leadership. For his leadership and business acumen, Kevin has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. For fun, Kevin has been cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa, trekked Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, and ridden a llama in Colombia. However, he most enjoys being at home to cheer on the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs. Kevin was raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, and is active in his local church. Known for his grassroots appeal and southern charm, Kevin speaks extensively at businesses, universities, and within the faith community.
Garrett Gravesen has crossed all 7 continents and has become an expert storyteller along the way. He has spoken to people from more than 100 countries, delivered a commencement address to 30,000 people, and was recently named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young People of the World” by the Junior Chamber International in India. Garrett co-founded both ADDO Worldwide and the ADDO Institute with Kevin. Garrett is a proud alumnus of Harvard Business School and the University of Georgia, where he became the youngest student body president in school history. Before attending Harvard, Garrett did investment banking for Merrill Lynch & Co. in Hong Kong, and worked at an AIDS orphanage in Africa. Professionally, Garrett Co-founded H.E.R.O. for Children, the largest pediatric AIDS organization in Georgia, and the Global LEAD Program, which together have galvanized over 10,000 next-generation leaders in service programs in the United States, Africa, and Europe. Garrett speaks at conferences and to companies about innovation, storytelling, and “10 Seconds of Insane Courage.” On a personal note, he once led a team 100 days from Kenya to Cape Town, wore a tuxedo atop Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China, and has been to North Korea, Cuba, and Antarctica…legally. More notably, Garrett kissed a penguin on the frozen continent and only packed his tuxedo.
Facilitation and Hosting
Canicka Cabarras is a seasoned media personality, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker with a passion for connecting with people. You may spot Canicka on-air as a regular host for FOX Sports, traveling as the FOX Sports South host and brand spokesperson to major sporting events including the Superbowl, MLB All-Star Game, and NBA All- Star Game among others. For her many contributions locally and globally, she has been voted as one of Georgia’s 30 Under 30 and Atlanta’s 50 Most Beautiful People. One of her proudest opportunities to serve was as an ambassador for girls through her work with the Women’s Sports Foundation, The Buckhead Christian Ministries, and World Vision. Canicka graduated from Georgia State University with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing and is currently a Master of Arts candidate with a focus on Clinical Mental Health. Visiting over 20 international destinations in the last year alone, Canicka’s primary goal is to use her life experience to enhance mental health awareness worldwide and empower others to become the best versions of themselves. As a member of the ADDO team, Canicka is a shining example of our vision to inspire people today to impact tomorrow.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Holly's earliest childhood memories consisted of sports and family. Trying her hand at nearly every sport available, she ended up falling in love with volleyball and went on to play at the collegiate level with both Butler University and Kennesaw State University, where she earned her degree in Psychology. As a team captain, she learned that servant leadership was foundational to building successful teams and set her sights on developing both personally and professionally in this area. Consulting for Fortune 500 companies like Chevron Corporation launched Holly's career and uncovered a passion for relationship building and professional coaching. Holly has held positions from Marketing Manager to Account Executive at a national technology platform company. Her breadth of knowledge and experience make her a perfect fit for the ADDO team. Holly's hard-working yet fun spirit is a breath of fresh air to all who know her. In her free time, you can find Holly spending time with her husband, James, and son, Judah. Although she tries not to hold on too tightly to her glory days, she still loves playing volleyball and working out. The beach is Holly's happy place, but she will take sunshine and outdoors any way she can.
Development and Support
Lindsay joined ADDO after 15 years as an educator with Cobb County School District. She brings her educational expertise and leadership background as an academic coach and member of the administrative team that she served on for 5 years at her last school. Born and raised in Connecticut, Lindsay attended Central Connecticut State University to obtain her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She wanted to spread her wings and fly after graduation, so she left the “nutmeg” state of Connecticut and drove 1,600 miles to the “peach” state of Georgia to begin her career in education. Lindsay got her first kindergarten teaching job and continued her studies to receive a Masters in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. She then attended Lincoln Memorial in Tennessee to receive her Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Lindsay won Teacher of the Year two times during her educational career in Cobb County. Over the course of her time as a teacher and educational leader, she impacted close to 7,000 lives and worked with over 500 educators while supporting teachers in the Workshop Model, standards based teaching, and Professional Learning Communities. Although her heart of teaching kindergarten students always remained, her passion was developing students and teachers, encouraging them to be the best that they could be and to follow their hearts. Lindsay has a zeal for education, leadership, and learning that has allowed her to fuel the fire for others. When she is not inspiring others to live a life of passion and leadership, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves traveling and being outdoors. She hopes to visit France again, where she can learn more about her family roots and practice her French. La vie est belle!
Sales and Support
Laura has been an entrepreneur since the age of 6. Starting with her very first lemonade stand in the front yard of her home just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, she has never stopped selling, scaling, and making a difference ever since. Laura's hardworking, enterprising spirit is evident to anyone that meets her. Years of following in her entrepreneurial father's footsteps instilled a love and passion for people and all things sales and marketing, which would later lead to great success working with her father's first technology company. Laura has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, helping companies and organizations increase gross revenue by millions of dollars. She has a knack for the human language that she developed while studying creative writing and communication at the University of Memphis. Prior to joining Team ADDO, Laura successfully helped coordinate hundreds of impact trips overseas for thousands of students doing global missions and has brought that compassion, grit, and heart for servant leadership to ADDO. Laura has helped to develop and scale Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, a national high school leadership program, from 20 schools to more than 700 schools in 35 states, impacting over 20,0000 students and teachers across America. When you ask Laura what inspires her most about her work, she will tell you it is the people. When she is not out making friends with strangers, Laura can be found writing music with her husband, Inus, playing outside with their daughter, Anna, or perusing the aisles of Barnes and Noble with a stack of books in one hand and a tall skinny latte in the other.
Rosy is an Atlanta native who joined ADDO after beginning her career in the world of politics at Faith & Freedom Coalition. Having previously worked as Director of Grassroots Engagement and Member Services, Rosy brings client services insight and knowledge developed through large-scale grassroots campaign experiences. Rosy helped FFC grow to 400 chapters and membership from 450,000 to over 1 million. In her role, she spanned from member engagement and relationships management, to operations IT and business process, which she leverages to serve ADDO's programs through operational excellence. Whether as a Girl Scout or participating in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program in high School, Rosy has always been engaged in leadership development. Most recently she served as Vice President of Membership for an Atlanta-based political organization and also participated in a selective statewide leadership program. Rosy is a graduate of Davidson College with a B.A. in Political Science. During the summer, you can find her at either a Braves game or attending country music concerts. During the off season, while ignoring football or basketball, she counts the days until spring training.
Programs and Process
Elizabeth brings Texas pride and five feet (and two inches) of inspiration to the ADDO team. Elizabeth graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management, concentrating on Organizational Development and Accounting. She joined ADDO after gaining experience in a top-20 accounting firm but ultimately realized her true passion lies in leadership, applying Design Thinking methodology, and developing high performing teams. At Wake Forest, Elizabeth found energy from the opportunity to increase the potential of other students through various committees and organizations. She carried this passion to ADDO in the early days of a one-room office and, combined with a drive for excellence, has helped scale leadership programs to impact over 70,000 leaders across the country. Although data and numbers are Elizabeth's forte, her ability to translate information into meaningful insights has shaped ADDO's ability to not only acheive but transform clients' strategic goals. Outside of work, Elizabeth is involved with her church, can be found reading the latest copy of a Brene Brown book, and is looking forward to going on safari across east Africa again soon. Elizabeth brings endless to-do lists, a strong work ethic, and a dynamic skill set to the ADDO team. Go Deacs!
Partnerships and Prospective Business
Jake is an enthusiastic, people-oriented addition to the ADDO family, with ten years of leader development under his belt. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee (Go Vols!), Jake graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Tennessee Wesleyan, where he also played baseball. In 2008, Jake joined Booster Enterprises in Dallas, Texas. As the nation’s premier fundraising company expanded its reach, Jake was tapped to launch a team in the Houston market, and within two years, he increased revenue from $70,000 to $1.5 million. Due to his success creating remarkable experiences and raving fans in Houston, Jake moved to Atlanta to help launch additional business units into new markets as Regional Vice President. After Booster, Jake joined with two close friends to open Breakout Games in Atlanta and Greenville, South Carolina, where he got to showcase his entrepreneurial spirit and continue to cultivate his passion for training and coaching team members. With a desire to jump back into more hands-on leader development, Jake joined the ADDO team in 2017, where he serves as Manager of Partnerships and Prospective Business. He is thrilled to be able to exercise his love of business development and to be a part of programs that develop leaders all cross the world. Jake spends his spare time reading, running, and spending time on his parent's farm in Tennessee. But each of those things is secondary to spending time with his wonderful wife, Emily, their daughter, Hunter Kate, and one more come May.
Patrick is a marketing graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) who enjoys bringing together the creative and strategic side of business. He came to ADDO from Fortune 100 Allstate Benefits, where he consulted to small businesses and growing companies on their voluntary benefit offerings to employees. He brings a creative, consultative approach to the ADDO team and is constantly looking for ways to help clients accomplish their goals. Patrick has been fortunate to be immersed in leadership development for the majority of his academic and professional career and wants to see the next generation have the opportunity to learn what it means to truly lead others to impact their families and communities. He is fueled by the desire to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves. He believes that if we are going to change the world around us, we must first learn to love the people around us. It’s the personal connection that drives Patrick in his career and personal life. In his spare time, you can find Patrick developing his craft as a singer-songwriter, serving at Passion City Church, cheering on the Florida Gators, and spending time with his amazing wife, Sally, and their beautiful daughter, Belke Marie.
Abbie graduated from Auburn University and brings a wealth of enthusiasm for her Alma Mater to the ADDO team. She graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Nonprofit Studies. At Auburn, Abbie was involved in many organizations that centered around ministry and service including leading a dynamic women's small group throughout her college career. It was during these years that she found her passion for leadership and equipping others to lead. For years, Abbie traveled around the United States with StudentLife putting on large scale events for over 30,000 youth across America. She has worked with several nonprofits including her favorite impact organization, Compassion International, that reaches millions of children in more than 25 countries. After marrying her husband, Andrew, the couple moved to Atlanta, where Abbie connected with the ADDO team. Though she’s small in stature, she brings a large amount of energy for service and encouragement to the ADDO team knowing that she is part of changing lives. In her free time, Abbie loves to bake (and eat) pies. You will often find her covered in flour in her kitchen testing a new flavor and hopes to even open up a Pie Shop one day after retiring in Auburn. To balance the inevitable sugar rush, she loves long walks and runs in her neighborhood with her husband.
Hailing from Louisville, KY, Christian believed he would play in the NBA or replace Coldplay’s guitar player and tour the world. Millions of Coldplay record sales later and being only six feet tall, he decided to forego the NBA draft for a collegiate experience. After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Christian moved to Atlanta to pursue full-time ministry through a church internship. Realizing his passion for servant leadership could be used in the marketplace, he moved on to work for a leading national cell tower investment firm in town. Christian negotiated with skyscraper owners in Manhattan to horse farmers in Northern California, purchasing over a million dollars in wireless infrastructure. Christian joined ADDO with a desire to see communities equipped as servant leaders and change the world because of it. He gets to see students around the country make significant impacts in thousands of lives in their communities, an investment that returns better than any dollar amount ever could. For fun, Christian loves running, the Kentucky Wildcats (BBN!), taking too many trips to Chicago Cubs games, reading Russian literature, and although the lines remain open for Coldplay, he enjoys playing guitar where he once interned at Passion City Church.
Partnerships and Programs
Jackie is a dynamic, action oriented member of the ADDO team who brings Fortune 500 sales expertise and 8 years of combined business development experience in the risk management and technology space. As a Sales Consultant for employee benefit giant, Unum, Jackie managed a $2 million block of business and oversaw the customer lifecycle from new business acquisition to ongoing support. As a Strategic Account Executive for AirWatch, the Atlanta-based tech unicorn, Jackie managed complex software evaluations and generated over $1.5 million in new business revenue. A proud bulldog from the University of Georgia, Jackie graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from the Terry College Institute for Leadership Advancement. Before stepping into corporate America, Jackie served alongside ADDO Co-Founders Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott as the Director of Finance and Operations for UGA HEROs. Inspired by the opportunity to develop as a leader and create meaningful impact in her professional life, Jackie rejoined paths with Garrett and Kevin and is thrilled to be working with the high caliber ADDO team. Her thoughtful stewardship of partnerships and programs and keen attention to the customer experience ensures ADDO delivers innovative solutions with excellence to clients. If she weren't in the business world, you would find Jackie performing on Broadway in "Singin' in the Rain" opposite Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars. But in real life, her husband Brent is the perfect dance partner and teammate. Together they enjoy soaking up every spare minute with their son, Benjamin.
Development and Support