Stitching Seams & Sewing Dreams

Our Team

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Jina Barney

Jina Barney is the CEO of Downunder Diversions, also dba Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace. Jina joined Humanity Sews this year through a series of miracles and amazing events. Jina and Moana are excited to promote Humanity Sews through their business among quilters and sewists. She has been sewing all her life and loves anything that involves fabric, thread, scissors and a sewing machine. Being part of Humanity Sews is a dream come true that has been part of her business plan for years. Jina and Moana feel privileged to be part of something that is going to help many locally and throughout the world, to be able to create a better life for them and their family, through the technique and skill of sewing.
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Moana Burgess

Moana Burgess is the CFO of Downunder Diversions, also dba Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace. Moana joined Humanity Sews this year, along with her business partner, Jina Barney. They are excited to promote Humanity Sews through their business among quilters and sewists. Moana has quilted for over 28 years and has sewn most of her life. The invitation to join Humanity Sews has been an ambition she and Jina have discussed over the past 25 years. Moana calls it a dream come true to be on board helping promote Gino’s passion—giving hope to those in need, through the art of sewing.
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Ted Paulsen

Ted is a business attorney, entrepreneur and corporate executive for whom Humanity Sews’s cause resonated even though he doesn’t know one stitch from another. Ted provided structure and 501c3 status for the incredible services provided by Gino Rich for years under the Humanity Sews banner to help expand the organization’s reach and further its mission to make change in the world one sewing machine at a time. Ted works with nonprofit organizations to help them formally form business entities, establish operations and gain 501c3 status.

Charon Mouritsen

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Shelley Koehler

Shelley began her sewing journey several decades ago, learning most of what she knows from her mother. For her 16th birthday, her parents gave her an old refurbished sewing machine, and that gift was a life changer for her. Her current sewing passions are quilting and doll-making. Shelley served a mission to Uruguay for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she learned to speak Spanish and to love the people of South America, and she has maintained lifelong friendships with people she met there. She was honored and excited to be invited to join the Humanity Sews team, and to have an opportunity to combine her love of sewing with her love for people, and have the chance to help improve others’ lives through sewing, just as her life was changed by the gift of a sewing machine.

Darrell Deem

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Scott Wilson

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Rusty Bayles

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