Loretta Shea Kline, managing editor
Loretta joined Unbound in 2000 and works as managing editor on the communications team. She brings more than 30 years of experience in journalism and organizational communications to her role. Her passion is telling stories of families in Unbound programs around the world. Loretta is a graduate of Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Des Moines, Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys following St. Louis Cardinals baseball and college basketball with her family, running, tennis and travel.
Jordan Kimbrell, writer and editor
Jordan joined the Unbound family in 2011, after completing her masters in English: Creative Writing from Kansas State University. Jordan is constantly inspired by the hope and creativity displayed by the sponsored members and their families and loves being able to share their stories with the rest of the world. Jordan lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her cat, Mina, and can often be found playing board games with friends.
Larry Livingston, senior writer
Larry has been with Unbound since 2005. He has a background in theology, pastoral ministry and education and has written for several national publications. Larry lives with his wife, Kristi, and son, Ben, in Shawnee, Kansas. “Of all the things I love about Unbound, the authenticity is what I love the most. Unbound makes lives better, and every time my family receives letters from our sponsored friends Alvaro, Maria and Michele, I see new evidence of that.”
Maureen joined Unbound in 2016. With a master’s degree in International Studies, Maureen has long been passionate about international development and loves using writing as a means to share that passion. She is a globetrotter, movie lover, SKC fan, wannabe cyclist and self-designated crazy cat lady. Maureen and her husband, Toby, sponsor an elder in Kenya named Wambui.
Henry Flores, director of the El Salvador communications center
Throughout his 16 years with Unbound, Henry Flores has served as translator, subproject coordinator, project coordinator, regional director for Guatemala and El Salvador, and currently as the director of the communications center in El Salvador. His experience working with Unbound has deepened his belief that it is possible to build a better future for the poor and their communities.
Alley Stonestreet, project manager
Alley joined Unbound in 2013 and quickly fell in love with the beauty and depth of the Unbound program and the people it supports. She prefers chai tea to coffee, is obsessed with KU basketball, and dreams bringing the post office back, one hand-written letter at a time. She can be found in dog parks all across KCMO with her best bud, Quinley.
Cara VanNice, communications director
Cara joined the Unbound team in late 2013 after working in the marketing and Web world for 10 years. She is a bookworm, gardener, home renovator, college hoops fan and occasional artist. She’s been known to voice strong opinions about Star Trek but remains conflicted about the Oxford comma. Cara sponsors children in Uganda and Guatemala whose stories and personalities stole her heart.
Dan Pearson, director of international programs
Dan Pearson works with Unbound programs around the world. His areas of focus include project operations, financial accountability, organizational learning and outcome evaluation. He has more than 15 years of experience in international development. Dan has lived and worked in South America, Europe, the Middle East and India. Dan travels regularly to monitor the Unbound program, talk with project staff and sponsored friends and their families, and learn from their experiences and ideas. He can pack for a two-week trip in 30 minutes. Dan and his wife, Kristina, have three children. They sponsor Bindu and Ashwini from India.