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Our Hive Team Members: The Honey Foundation in Goodyear, AZ

Justin Clarke

The Honey Foundation Co-Founder

Justin Clarke, born and raised in Arizona, is the founder of several startup companies, including a national Driver Staffing Employment Agency, Contracted Driver Services (CDS). As the Vice President of CDS, Justin helps his clients deal with today’s recruiting & driver retention challenges by providing temporary, contract, or long-term qualified CDL applicants to the Transportation Industry. Since 2001, Justin’s companies have employed over 10,000 workers. Justin continues to mold himself as a trusted leader in the Staffing World and has a proven track record that continues to produce results for his customers.

In life, Justin thrives to touch as many lives possible with his products and services – in a positive and meaningful way. In line with this goal, Justin founded a non-profit, The Honey Foundation, after tragically losing his twin brother Scott in 2011. He also created a new culinary festival, Flavors of the West, which just held its’ 3rd annual festival in April. Since 2012, Justin’s philanthropic interests have helped raise over $250,000 for Arizona Charities.

Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and their children, Hayley & Jackson. Justin enjoys golf, coaching youth sports, volunteering, outdoor sports, and traveling to new places.

Jaime Clarke

The Honey Foundation Co-Founder

Born and raised in Arizona, Jaime is the co-founder of The Honey Foundation. Jaime holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology / Marriage & Family Therapy. Jaime has worked with children and families throughout her career. Starting as a family counselor at Sage Counseling, Jaime counseled families referred through Child Protective Services, teaching safe & healthy lifestyle choices to families in the Family Preservation Program. While working at Sage Counseling, she also led anger management courses with incarcerated women and one-one sessions with juveniles. Jaime is the creator of the Honey Foundation’s Kindness Education Program. She created the curriculum in hopes to stop school violence, teen suicide, and bulling. Jaime wants our youth to learn the skills needed to lead their lives of happiness and success, while helping others.

In addition to her work with The Honey Foundation, Jaime is also the owner & instructor of Survival Swim, a local swim school providing private swim instruction to all ages. Powerful Life Coaching & Consulting is another business owned and operated by Jaime. She resides in Goodyear, Arizona with her husband, Justin, and two beautiful children, Hayley and Jackson. Jaime is passionate about spreading kindness throughout the world and inspiring others to do the same.

Board Members

Victoria Anderson was born and raised in Arizona. She started her journey with The Honey Foundation in 2012 when she began volunteering for the first annual Flavors of the West. Victoria’s involvement grew shortly after that when she took a position as a director in 2013. Because of Victoria’s accounting background, in 2015 she accepted the position of Treasurer. In her rare moments of free time, Victoria enjoys traveling, volunteering, and helping her parents on their ranch.
Jenny Brown was born and raised in Arizona and grew up in the West Valley. She is a graduate of Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management and Leadership, with an emphasis in Marketing. Being an Arizona native, she has a vested interest in the West Valley and supporting local businesses and organizations who reside within the community. Professionally, Jenny has gained experience in many roles throughout her career. She has worked in the hospitality industry at the local Wigwam Resort and Spa as the Recreation Manager, and as the Assistant to the President, at Arizona College, a local private healthcare college. Both roles included a wide range of Marketing responsibilities. In 2012, she started her own Marketing and Design business and Litchfield Park Design Group was formed. She enjoys working with a client by creating designs and completing projects that promote their businesses, while giving that hometown personal touch. Jenny is married and has 2 young children. She resides in Litchfield Park and loves the community in every aspect. Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing at the beach, walking, painting and working on designs.

Kari Smith was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and made her way to the Old West by way of The University of Arizona – GO CATS! She graduated in 2002 with a BS in Retailing and Consumer Science and worked as a merchandising and college textbook manager for several years before focusing on her family. Kari and her husband, Stafford, and their three young children reside in the lovely town of Litchfield Park.

Kari connected with The Honey Foundation in February of 2017 and has continued the buzz since! Besides being busy with her kids’ activities, she likes to socialize with her friends, loves spending time with her family, enjoys traveling near and far and is inspired by the latest home and garden DIY fashion trends. Through The Honey Foundation, Kari has witnessed that BEEing kind really is infectious and is on board to wildly spread the sweetness of kindness!

Karina Ponce , an expert sales agent in the field of homeownership. Born in Los Angeles, California, raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Has an extensive background in Finance and Lending. Mother of two kind and giving children, Rey and Penelope Queen. Director of The Honey Foundation since 2017. After volunteering for a couple of years at Flavors of the West, 5K Water Walk, and Blanket the Homeless. She decided to join the board. She has a passion for helping youth and family structure. She holds a certification as a Distressed Property Expert. Enjoys helping families keep peace of mind while relocating, and always promotes kindness in her daily life.

Founding Director

 

Rick Bush has been building web-based business solutions since 1996. His extensive background in systems integration, publishing, software engineering and operations provides him a unique perspective on product development; his focus is not on the nuts and bolts of software engineering, but on creating solutions that achieve business objectives. He is the CTO at Haley Marketing Group, Proprietor of Craft Roasting Company, and Director of Engineering and Product Development at F|STAFF. Rick lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife Julie and their children.