MomCo Leadership

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Mandy Arioto

Mandy Arioto

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mandy Arioto is the President and CEO of The MomCo and is widely known for her unique takes on parenting, relationships, spiritual and cultural issues. Through MomCo, which influences millions of moms through thousands of groups internationally, Mandy serves as the voice of one of the most influential parenting organizations in the U.S. and around the world. She regularly speaks to national and international audiences. She and her husband, Joe, live in Denver, Colorado where they love rock climbing and adventuring with their three kids. Mandy’s newest book, Have More Fun: How to Be Remarkable, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Start Enjoying Life, is available wherever books are sold.

TJ Rikli

TJ Rikli

Chief Operating Officer

TJ Rikli is the Chief Operating Officer for The MomCo. He previously served as Lead Web Developer, Director of Ministry Outreach and Director of Operations. Prior to joining The MomCo, TJ worked as a consultant for Greenbrier & Russel as well as Webmaster for Noel-Levitz.

TJ Received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems from Colorado State University. Outside of work, TJ loves spending time with his wife, Merideth, and their two kids, Grace and Jackson. The Riklis live in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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Kelli Jo Smith

Vice President of Church Engagement and Marketing

Meet Kelli Jo Smith, the energetic Vice President of Church Engagement and Marketing at The MomCo. For 17 years, Kelli has been a passionate advocate for growing Christian non-profits and empowering moms, driving initiatives that make a global impact. Alongside her husband, Ellery, she's earned the nickname "Chip and Joanna Gaines of the Rockies," thanks to their love of home renovation projects and frequent Lowe's adventures in Denver. When she's not masterminding her next remodel, Kelli is hitting the open road with her family or immersing herself in new learning pursuits. At home, she's navigating the exciting journey of raising her teenage duo, Madelyn (17) and Liam (15), with the playful antics of their beloved Bernedoodle, Ashton O'Malley, adding to the family fun.

Sherri Crandall

Sherri Crandall

Vice President of Global Ministries and Leadership Experience

Sherri Crandall is the Vice President of Global Ministries and Leadership Experience. Prior to being on staff with MomCo, she was the Director of Women’s Ministry at Mission Hills Church in Denver, Colorado for 10 years. She has also been a MomCo volunteer for the past 23 years.

Sherri is also a blogger and speaker for women’s events across the country and internationally, encouraging women to live life to the fullest. She loves to garden, read historical fiction, play tennis and most of all hang out with her family and friends, especially in the Rocky Mountains.

Sherri lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband, Rusty, their four kids and two dogs.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nichole Tautz

Public Relations, Philanthropy

Denver, CO

Makiko Harrison
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Makiko Harrison

Economist

McLean, VA

Erin Shagren
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Erin Shagren

Non-Profit

Tacoma, WA

Jeffrey Asher
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Jeffrey Asher, MBA

Banker

Denver, CO

Greg Bowlin
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Greg Bowlin

Business Strategist

Aurora, CO

Deborah Porter

Deborah Porter

Mentoring Coach for Moms

Alexandria, VA

Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Ministry Leader, Educator

Denver, CO

Keith McVaney

Keith McVaney

Urban Outreach

Colorado Springs, CO

Diane Pauls

Diane Pauls

MomCo Mentor, Ministry Leader

Denver, CO

John Shunk

John Shunk

Attorney

Denver, CO

Kase Vunileva

Kase Vunileva

Educator, Development Strategist

Los Angeles, CA

Michele Cushatt

Michele Cushatt

Author, Speaker, Executive Coach

Castle Rock, CO


EMERITUS

Elisa Morgan

Former President of MOPS International

Denver, CO