who we are

Darren Sparks, Founder

Darren is co-owner of Rosen Aviation, based in Eugene, Oregon. A business owner for the last 15 years, he is transitioning into retirement, investing more of his time in personal education. His passion for evidence-based thinking guides his foundation contributions.

Lucinda Sparks, Founder

Lucinda is also co-owner of Rosen Aviation, and remains actively involved in its compliance management activities. A long-time supporter of various charitable causes, her passions center on animal welfare and environmental conservation.

Veronica Diaz Carrai, Director

As Director, Verónica conducts all foundation business, researches potential grant targets, and manages the proposal and grant processes. She is passionate about serving nonprofits, and her diverse social work experience includes contributions at every level.

Malcolm Nesbitt, Advisor

Malcolm is Director of Manufacturing Engineering for Astronics in Seattle, Washington. A veteran executive in manufacturing and engineering environments, he specializes in improving capabilities and efficiencies through management system analysis.

Max Gonzales, Advisor

Max is Executive VP of Strategy & Relationship Management for Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) in Phoenix, Arizona. He has extensive experience in strategic development, community relations, marketing, and human resources, all in the non-profit sector.