Meet Big Ocean: Jennette Jenkins

On any warm morning almost year-round, you could possibly find Jennette Jenkins hiking in the hills around Gilbert, Arizona. Jennette loves to be outside, and describes herself as athletic and enthusiastic. “I feel like I was blessed with a strong body, and I try to take advantage of that. I play basketball several times a …

CSW Presentation Facebook Live – Big Ocean Origins and Tenets

Big Ocean UN CSW Youth Delegation 2018

These women are not very old, but they are jumping into Big Ocean, adding their waves of goodness and excitement. Each of them has already been active in a local cottage. The group will be part of the delegation to represent us at CSW (Conference on the Status of Women) at the United Nations in …

Meet Big Ocean: Marianne Downing

Marianne Downing has come to the board of Big Ocean with more than 20 years of experience in management and evaluation in the nonprofit sector. For six of those years, she owned a successful consultancy firm in New Zealand that specialized in the evaluation of nonprofit organizations and their programs. She brings to the board …

Meet Big Ocean: Carolina Allen, Big Ocean CEO

Born in Rio Grand do Sul Brazil, Carolina and her family immigrated to the U.S where she later earned a BS degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah. She has a great appreciation for diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religious world views, which she learned first from her parents and five siblings. She is a dynamic speaker …

Meet Big Ocean: Alicia Moulton

Alicia Moulton and her husband Stan run The Honey Company, a sustainable beekeeping business in Spring City, Utah. She specializes in social media marketing and web content. She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Utah State University, and a bachelor’s in mathematics education from Brigham Young University. She worked previously for …

Meet Erika Decaster

Erika Decaster holds an MBA in International Development from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Latin American Studies and Music from Brigham Young University. Passionate about women and children’s issues, she previously worked at Feed the World and the Institute for Self-reliant Agriculture. She is passionate about international development organizations that …

Meet Big Ocean: Ann Takasaki, Chairwoman of the Board

Elizabeth Ann Inouye Takasaki is a third generation Japanese-American born in Richfield, Utah to Buddhist parents. Ann graduated from Brigham Young University with several degrees, including Dance, Psychology, and English and also studied for a graduate degree at UCLA in music therapy. Education is very important to Ann. She served an LDS mission in Sendai, Japan, where she …

Meet Big Ocean: Kaloni

Kaloni Jensen is owner and event planner of Cherry Creek Events. She also teaches Family Life Education Workshops through her blog Forever Chalae. Kaloni received a BS from BYU-Idaho in Marriage and Family Relations, and certificate in International Event and Wedding Planning from QC Event School. She is an aspiring author with her first book, Holding On to …