Carter Crockett, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Carter Crockett is a practitioner at heart who prefers to lead by example. As a marketer among technology companies in Seattle, he worked with some of the most innovative organizations and products in the world. Crockett left Microsoft to serve as co-founder of Dealer Trade Group, a wholesale (B2B) online marketplace for trading vehicles. More recently, he was co-founder of Karisimbi Partners, working to build up promising businesses in Rwanda, while establishing a new, high-impact model for socially motivated management consulting.
Crockett’s doctoral pursuits sprung from his growing concern for the social and moral impact of entrepreneurial endeavors. He earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Ethics from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and has since taught entrepreneurs on three continents (including Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA). His practical experience has informed his teaching and publications in the areas of social entrepreneurship and business ethics.
Rachel Ashley, Program Administrator
Rachel graduated summa cum laude from Gordon in 2013 with a degree in Biblical Studies and Political Science. She was honored for her service to the school and was recognized as the 2013 Collegian of the Year. Since then Rachel has acted as an intrapreneur, launching three programs at Gordon in less than two years. As a part of the instigation team she continues to use her creative thought in the planning and administration of CEL's many programs and opportunities for students. Before coming to CEL she worked in the Center for Student Development, serving as the administrative assistant to the VP for Student Life.
Carl Brooks, Intern, Program Coordinator
Carl is a charismatic young man who loves God, good food, and fashion. He enjoys writing poetry and making people laugh. Carl feels a great call to Biblical justice and seeks to live that call out in every area of his life. He is a learner and an "idea guy". Both of Carl's parents were born and raised in Jamaica and that is a huge part of his identity. Carl hopes that his love for people, ideas, and community can lead to a profession that glorifies Christ.
Anna Obert, Intern, Program Coordinator
Anna Obert is a Junior History major with a Museum Studies concentration and Pre-Law minor from Seattle, Washington. She has been involved in many activities and clubs on campus including women's choir, Model United Nations, Republic Club as well as being the founder of Gordon College's first Mock Trial Club. She is a natural problem solver and so is naturally excited about the unconventional problem solving initiatives that CEL provides her and the entire Gordon College campus. Anna holds a passion for culture and community and how they can be effective in furthering Christ's purposes.
ChanMi Kim, Intern, Communications & Marketing
ChanMi is a hybrid: made in South Korea, developed in Vietnam, taught in Malaysia, and now being packaged in the U.S. She studies international business and international development at Gordon College. Clifton’s Strengths Finder ranks Activator and Woo as two of her biggest strengths. ChanMi loves thinking out loud and coming up with innovative ideas to meet the needs that are overlooked, and she loves the challenge of getting people to like her idea—anything from turning recycled newspapers to eco-pencils, to a mobile app for street parking in Boston. Because her parents are missionaries in the skin of entrepreneurs in a restricted country, she grew up seeing the thick and thin of starting and growing a small business and how it can be used to glorify God and further His Kingdom. ChanMi's dream career is to be a competent yet compassionate business consultant to entrepreneurs and small business owners in developing countries.