The 10 Greatest Gifts Project is composed of dedicated team members and volunteers who have a great passion to serve families. Our dream is that our parenting and grandparenting tools and concepts deeply touch millions of families and our future citizens. Our staff members keep the website, resources, and opportunities up to date, accessible, and powerful. They also coordinate, train and support our volunteers. Our volunteers help the team identify, train, and continually mentor presenters.

Steven Vannoy, Executive Director

Steven Vannoy has spoken on parenting, grandparenting and leadership in every state in America and in over 30 countries worldwide. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies such as Nestle and Proctor and Gamble to school districts, hospitals, churches, associations and civic organizations. He has been the opening keynote speaker for The American School Counselors Association, The American Pediatrics Association, The American Housing Authority Directors and numerous others. He has made hundreds of television, magazine, newspaper and internet press appearances.¬†Vannoy is the author of numerous books on family and leadership, including one of Simon and Schuster’s all-time best-selling parenting and grandparenting books, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children (over 500,000 copies in print).

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Katie Peterson, Operations Manager

Katie Peterson is passionate about serving and uplifting humanity. She has a 13-year background in executive support, marketing and creative design. She says working in the architectural/interior design community for 8 years was incredible.  However, shifting careers into self-development, parenting and community outreach has been a dream come true! She spent several years studying business and marketing and continues to further her education with endeavoring to become a licensed as a Spiritual Practitioner. Katie is also a Level 2 certified Reiki Practitioner and thrives on helping people any way she can. She feels honored to be a part of the 10 Greatest Gifts Project. She appreciates the fulfillment she experiences with being a part of an organization undertaking such a vital and meaningful mission.

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Janell Kennedy, Program Manager

Janell Kennedy has built a background of technical writing, creative design, and creative writing experience in many different genres and industries. While technical writing has made up the bulk of her professional career, creative writing and design has always been her first love. She holds a Bachelors degree in English, but is always eager to learn new things to broaden the scope of her abilities to affect change. Janell became involved with the 10 Greatest Gifts Project recently and manages all the logistics and technical materials for the project. Her passion for this project is to provide sturdy support for all volunteers, presenters, and the 10GG team so they can impact parents and grandparents while performing their roles to the best of their ability.

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