Maddie and Trey met while Trey was living and working at a homeless shelter in Atlanta and Maddie came in to volunteer. Their first conversation centered on Maddie's desire to see fair employment practices in the developing world. Her heart for service sparked a 3 year dating relationship that resulted in them getting married in 2016. Maddie and Trey both graduated from the University of Georgia where Maddie earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Education and Trey earned a Bachelor of Social Work. Trey later went on to earn a Master of Divinity and a Master of Social Work in Community Development.
Maddie has worked as a math teacher, special educator and coach of both cross country and girl's lacrosse. Trey has experience working in the fields of homelessness, refugee resettlement, international development, and public policy. Trey and Maddie are honored to join the staff of GHNI in Southeast Asia in partnering with villages to build a better, more sustainable future.