Board of Directors

DENNIS R. LIFFERTH

Co-founder of ATF (dba TechCharities). Former Managing Director of LDS Welfare and Humanitarian Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President of LDS Charities, PhD in Economics from Iowa State University. Assistant Professor at Cornell University

JAMES YARDLEY

Chief Operations Officer. Electrical engineer. Reseacher and development engineer at Keyway-Eaton.  Developed high capacity computers and robotics. 

DOUGLAS BEAN

Attorney and former owner/partner in an international legal services company providing discovery, coding, eDiscovery and Data Management to Fortune 500 companies.

LISA LIFFERTH BROWN 

Master in English, with an emphasis in TESOL. Taught English 1010 to International Students at Weber State University. Writes grants for non-profit organizations. Mentors students through BYU Pathway Worldwide in Uganda. Teaches ESL through BYU English Connect to students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Privately teaches ESL to students in Nigeria, Uganda, DRC, Kenya, and Tanzania.

RANDALL S. BURBOYNE

Co-founder of ATF. Owner and manager of Burgoyne Computers., with 30 years experience managing Information Technology.

RICHARD B. HUTCHINS (RICK)

Spent over 30 years as a CPA building Novogradac & Company into a Top 30 US accounting firm with nearly $200 million in annual revenue.  Worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young.  Served as Board President of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Contra Costa County. Served on BYU Marriott School of Business alumni boards. Currently serves on the US advisory board for The Lord’s Hands, a DRC NGO.  Accounting degrees from Brigham Young University.

DERRICK PORTER

President of Beauty Industry Group, and Principle at Giv Partners, a real estate development firm. Former General Manager at Porter Brown Distribution. Bachelors of Science – Technical Sales, Weber State University. Masters of Business Administration – Ohio State University.

LYNN A. SAMSEL

Former director of LDS Humanitarian Services, Emergency Response, and Community Services. Worked for  the State of Utah, Department of Human Services as director. Master of Science, University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business.

HONORARY BOARD

RICHARD M SIDDOWAY

Professional educator for over 40 years. Former Principal of the Electronic High School, three terms in the Utah House of Representatives,   He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Christmas Wish

GARDNER BROWN

Wealth Management Advisor with the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, which offers high quality investment and wealth management programs.  Co-founder of V Chocolates. Avid cyclist.

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