Meet the Team

At The Champion Group, we exist to empower Christian schools and ministries to accomplish greater impact through increased funding and organizational effectiveness.

Executive Team

Don Charmichael


Rick Shaum

President & CEO

Shelby Wade

Vice President & COO

Brooke Martellero


Department Heads

Walter Kearns

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Hayley Cleckler

Director of Finance

Paige Tisdale

Fundraising Manager


Shaun Alspach

Subject Matter Expert

Kelly Blake

Subject Matter Expert

Vicki Carmichael

Prayer Director

Bethany Cooler

Account Executive

Signe Jones

Graphic Designer

Caroline Kelly

Fundraising Consultant

Marnie McIlraith

Fundraising Consultant

Dr. Ron Mitchell

Strategist & Subject Matter Expert

Lane Rice

Subject Matter Expert

Cathy Roberts

Subject Matter Expert

Dana Squires

Account Executive

Nicole Telaneus

Fundraising Consultant

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