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 from Gordon in 2013 with a degree in Biblical Studies and Political Science. Since then she has launched two programs for Gordon and served as the administrative assistant to Barry Loy in his final year in student development at Gordon. Rachel currently directs Elevate, Gordon's Leadership Lab for high school juniors and seniors as well as the Highland Express, a transportation system for Gordon students. She is passionate about women in leadership and hopes to inspire many young Gordon women to step up and lean into their God given gifts and potential.
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, Repulbic 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 assessment ranks Activator and Woo as two of her biggest strengths. ChanMi thinking out loud and coming up with innovative ideas to meet needs that are overlooked, and she love the challenge of getting people to like her idea—anything from eco-pencils to recycled newspapers 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 to 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.