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.
Mitali Chakraborty is an event producer, executive consultant and business development professional who has worked with many Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofits, and fast growing startups since graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She's a dynamic individual who generates creative solutions and then leads the team to execute them. Self-proclaimed intrapreneur she has worked with Live Nation, Atlanta Braves, Lonely Planet, Sundance Film Festival, First Book, Meeting of the Big Minds, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and more companies and social good movements. Mitali's expertise is helping organizations scale with her creativity and expertise in project management, stakeholder engagement, sponsorship sales & activation, operations, curation, research & strategy, brand management and event production. Mitali is always focused on the individual experience and getting the job done. She’s also an established entrepreneur and diversity & inclusion advocate who has worked across the country with deep ties in Atlanta, NYC, Washington D.C. and the San Francisco Bay area. Mitali's is most recently known for launching and producing the Tech Jobs Tour, a continuation of President Obama's Tech Hire initiative, bringing together 50,000 individuals, 500 corporate companies and 300 educational institutions and civic organization to help individuals with non-traditional backgrounds connect to jobs in the tech sector. A dreamer at heart but proud to be known as more of a doer, Mitali has thrived keeping social activism and impact at the core of any project or client. She is a moving target who has been to almost every state in the U.S. and over 50 countries. If she's not off on another one way flight to somewhere new - she's probably hosting a dinner party, volunteering her time, or staying active on the tennis court.
Jennifer graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a degree in Public Relations and found her sweet spot working at Chick-fil-A, Inc. supporting teams and leaders in the Marketing Department. Jennifer thrives in the quiet puzzle-solving that is being an executive assistant, and is a firm believer in all facets of the saying, “teamwork makes the dream work.” Jennifer has enjoyed creating and organizing her entire life. She has made a successful career working with organizations to deliver high quality work and execute the necessary daily tasks that most people like to avoid. A true team player, she feels successful if the rest of the team is able to flourish in the spotlight due to her behind-the-scenes help and support. Jennifer was born and bred in suburbs in Atlanta, and now calls Chicago home. She is married to her wonderful husband Andrew, has three amazing children, and one giant dog named Poppie. She joined ADDO to help share her talents from Chick-fil-A and a lifetime of serving others with the organization as it scales programs and continues to make impact in the lives of many. It is her passion for servant leadership and making projects and environments more comfortable, attractive, and appealing that makes Jennifer a perfect fit for the ADDO team.
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 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.
Natasha is a Georgia native with a passion for serving others. Her first example of servant leadership began with lessons from her grandmother and she has carried that mentality with her through college and into the professional world. Each day she brings this mindset and outlook to engage and inspire others to make impact. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, Natasha was heavily involved in philanthropic efforts during her time on campus. She was involved in Dance Marathon – a national philanthropy raising money for Children’s Hospitals and Alpha Omicron Pi, where she organized and hosted many charitable events. Upon graduation, she realized that positive culture and purposeful work were at the top of her priority list. Natasha joined the ADDO team after working in operations on events and leadership experiences. She came to learn about ADDO and wanted to continue her career inspiring individuals today to make impact tomorrow. Natasha continues to do this every day as she brings a hospitable heart and logistical mindset to the ADDO team.
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!
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.
After four years pitching in the Cincinnati Reds system, Aaron traded in his baseball jersey to join the ADDO team. Coming from the Championship Capital of the world, Aaron is a proud New Englander who is passionate about all things Boston sports. Also a proud Double Deac, Aaron spent 5 years at Wake Forest University where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Most importantly, Wake Forest was where he met his wife, Tillman. After his time as the Pitcher and Captain for the Wake Forest Baseball Team, Aaron signed a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched in every level of the Reds' minor league system, Rookie ball to Triple A, before retiring. His favorite baseball memories come from time spent with teammates and the opportunity to impact the communities around him. Aaron was honored with the Reds Community Outreach Award in 2017. Through his minor league experiences, Aaron has become a connoisseur of all things Small Town, USA, and an expert at sleeping in uncomfortable beds, passing time on long road trips, and dealing with arm pain. Aaron is passionate about developing high performing teams, competing, and building relationships. He joined the team at ADDO in order to do these things while working towards something bigger than himself. Aaron also enjoys reading, training, cooking, and anything else he gets to do with his wife, Tillman.
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.
Chief of Staff
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!
Noel is a vibrant storyteller with a passion for connecting consumers to inspired stories through the written word. Throughout her career, Noel has tailored her experiences to lead marketing teams across start-ups, non-profits, and corporations. She now brings her expertise to help share, strengthen, and multiply the ADDO story. This dynamic communicator is a graduate of Lee University with a B.S. in Communications, and Syracuse University with a M.S. in Sport Venue and Event Management. After graduation, she led the marketing and events initiatives for a start-up organization, Point 3 Basketball, and has leveraged her expertise to build marketing campaigns and increase sales, consumer engagement, and overall awareness for purposeful organizations. Noel is a planner at heart. You can often find her planning her next world travel experience with her husband, Chris or diligently working on the next Excel spreadsheet to organize impact. Noel believes ADDO has a compelling story to tell, and there are more people, communities, and organizations ready to be a part of that story.
Rebecca Kubin has worked in the education space for the past 20 years. Her passion for education has impacted students across Georgia and around the world. She has established study abroad programs for middle and high school students to Italy on a culinary tour (yum!) and a leadership summit in Switzerland with Sir Ken Robinson. Across Georgia, Rebecca worked as a speech language pathologist in the Paulding County school system and in educational sales with the McGraw-Hill companies. She later worked for School Specialty as the Early Childhood Specialist and then became the National Accounts Manager. There she worked with schools, school districts, and educational organizations on curriculum alignment with supplemental learning materials, RFP’s, and project planning management. Internationally focused, Rebecca worked with Education First and their student educational travel division. There she worked with school districts, schools and parents in establishing global education programs for middle school and high school students in the state of Georgia, and professional development tours to Paris, Madrid, and Rome! On a personal note, Rebecca has a love for cultural experiences. She has traveled to 42 countries, eloped with her husband to Bali, and then traveled across Southeast Asia for 21 days. Rebecca is married and has an amazing 6-year-old son named Eli. She has joined the ADDO team to continue making impact in students' lives.
Activation and Hosting
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.
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.
Content and Curriculum Development
Marjorie didn’t like reading until she was thirteen-years-old. It just took one good story to change her mind. Since then, she’s been passionate about replicating that experience for other people by connecting them to big ideas through clear, concise, and powerful story-telling. Marjorie graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a degree in English Language Arts Education, eager to connect students to words that inspired them and to help them find their own voices. After teaching middle school and high school students for a few years, Marjorie decided to step away from the classroom and made writing her career, stepping into the role of storyteller as a professional writer and editor. Marjorie completed a Professional Sequence in Editing from the University of California Berkeley Extension and is always working to refine her craft. At ADDO, Marjorie has written content for Emerge at Auburn University, Leader Activator, The Voyage, and more. She works to make ADDO’s written content the best it can be to serve our programs’ participants around the country. When Marjorie isn’t busy tapping on her keyboard, she enjoys dance parties with her daughters, Evelyn and Lola, and beating her husband Jack in a game of Bananagrams.
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.
Ben is a Roswell native who attends Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In addition to majoring in Economics and double-minoring in English and Classics at Northwestern, Ben is involved with Cru and has served on the Executive Committee of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, as its New Member Educator. Prior to interning at ADDO, Ben interned at Adult Redeploy Illinois—a state criminal justice program within the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Outside of work, he enjoys playing the ukulele and cheering on his Northwestern Wildcats football and basketball teams. Go ‘Cats!