Pipeline Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. It was founded in 2008 by Chris Carrell and Jamie Nollette with the goal of: 1) creating opportunities that allow people to use their strengths and expertise to serve the needs of people 2) providing awareness, resources, and solutions to people in need. Since Pipeline began, we have had the privilege of connecting professionals in the state of Arizona to people and projects not only here in greater Phoenix but around the world.
Pipeline has made a significant impact here in Arizona by serving families in need who have faced hardship due to the loss of a parent or a child with special needs. We have also provided tens of thousands of bottles of water to the homeless here in Phoenix through our partnership with the Salvation Army. In addition, Pipeline has drilled over 25 wells in rural areas of Uganda, Rwanda, and India, providing clean water to thousands of men, women, and children stricken by poverty and disease.
Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, Pipeline seeks to align ourselves with trusted international partners who have been vetted by our leadership team and are actively engaged in sustainable projects to transform entire communities through clean water, health, education, and vocational training.
Jamie co-founded Pipeline Worldwide because she wanted to leverage her strengths and relationships to make a difference in the lives of others.
Her first trip to Africa was a life-changing experience. After meeting the amazing people of Uganda and seeing their great need, she felt it was her responsibility to do something about it − and she never looked back.
She has since been back to Africa multiple times and has trips in the planning stages for both Africa and India. Pipeline Worldwide has brought much significance to Jamie’s life, as well as to the lives of those who have traveled with her. The stories and experiences from her trips with Pipeline have touched her heart and profoundly impacted her life.
In Kenya, Jamie met a boy begging in the street for food; he was the same age as her son. Jamie recalls the boy asking her to take him where she was going, that he would lie on the floor under her bus seat. “It tore my heart out knowing a young 8-year-old boy was begging for help and that there were millions of others just like him.”
These people from around the world who are in desperate need − and their stories −are what keep her tirelessly creating connections and fundraising so that Pipeline Worldwide can continue to have a positive impact. Jamie hopes that Pipeline will continue to be a vehicle for change, and that it will be impactful and life-changing for those serving and being served.
“I’ve always believed that everyone has the power to make a difference. You just have to make the choice to try.”
Jamie has roots in Omaha, Nebraska. She fulfilled her undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and received a Masters in Administration and Supervision from the University of Omaha.
Jamie currently lives in Cave Creek, Arizona with her husband of 17-years and 3 amazing and talented children, choosing to positively impact the world every single day as she works tirelessly as a business owner, mom and passionate philanthropist.
Fulfillment is the word Chris Carrell uses to describe his experience with the non-profit organization he co-founded, Pipeline Worldwide. Pipeline Worldwide is all…
creating connections and that just happens to be one of Chris’s fortes.
Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Chris excelled at soccer and mathematics, thinking a career as an architect was in his future. After graduating from the University of Nebraska with a construction management degree, Chris settled in Phoenix, Arizona where he is currently the Senior Vice President of Project & Development Services at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
Chris had several experiences with non-profits that opened his eyes to the great needs in the world and the simple solutions that can be drawn out of knowledge and education. In 2013 he was the recipient of a national philanthropic award for project and development services. It is his goal to use Pipeline Worldwide to create opportunities for regular people so they can see that they can make a lasting difference in the lives of others. “The change that you see in people and being able to provide that opportunity for others… is pretty cool” Chris said.
Chris has traveled to Africa 3 times. Playing soccer with the local children (using a rock-hard ball made from dried banana leaves), eating chicken-on-a-stick on the side of the road during a bus break and meeting amazing people who are doing great things for others with no expectations are all memories Chris always carries with him. His favorite project to date was the building of a mud hut for a widow in Uganda.
“I want others to get so excited about Pipeline Worldwide that they just jump in” Chris said. He hopes as Pipeline Worldwide grows it becomes an organization that can stand on its own and continue to provide unique and fulfilling opportunities to those who are impacting and being impacted.
Apollo was born in Kampala, Uganda and is passionate and highly motivated to use the experience he has acquired over time to contribute to improving…
the lives of people. He has worked with a Christian charity organisation for vulnerable children for over 7 years now and it has opened his heart to know that he can be a champion of hope and change of his community.
Apollo has experience in Health Promotion, Community Outreach, Project Planning and Management as well as Database Management. He received his education from Uganda Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Some of Apollo’s hobbies include: music, dance and drama. He enjoys travelling and seeing new places. He participates in voluntary leadership roles in communities through his church.
Born and raised in Ahmedabad, India, G has a personal interest in the good work Pipeline is doing in India and other parts of the world.
G’s involvement on the board stems from his values, which align closely with Pipeline’s goals of bringing health, hygiene and hope to those living in underserved areas of Africa and India. He believes that with the right ideas, solutions and people, Pipeline can continue to change lives around the world.
At home, G is a Partner at Parsus Solutions, LLC and nSpire,LLC, as well as an avid runner and triathlete. G lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Binita, and their cocker spaniel, Missy.
James (“Jim”) Krohn is a founding partner of Alliance Residential Company, where he is currently the President/CEO of the…
company’s management services division. Before serving in this role, he was the President/Owner of the market-analysis firm, Research Consultants Inc., and then the VP/Owner of Partners Management and Consultants, where he managed apartment, office and industrial properties. Jim has also held positions with Lincoln Property Company, Alliance Residential Management and ConAm Management Corp. After graduating from the University of Arizona, where he played football, Jim was involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and also became an Arizona licensed real estate broker. He is a member of the Arizona Multifamily Association, Urban Land Institute and National Multi-housing Council.
Jim’s success in business parallels his success in his personal life. Married for nearly four decades, he and his wife, Lori, are proud to have raised three incredible children who blessed them with six grandchildren. His keen desire to make a positive impact on the lives of children also led him to become involved with New Pathways for Youth, where he serves on the board of directors. The non-profit’s vision is to help youth in Greater Phoenix to achieve their potential through mentoring and life skill development.
After learning about the high impact results of Pipeline Worldwide’s projects in the United States and around the world, Jim became a benefactor and board member. In line with his philosophy that helping people help themselves provides a means for self-sustainability, he was convinced that promoting and sponsoring Pipeline Worldwide’s projects will help transform families and communities in a lasting and valuable way. Whether partnering with groups such as Pros for Africa or Good News India, or creating measurable impacts on people searching for solutions, as a board member of Pipeline Worldwide, Jim will bring with him the enthusiasm, charisma and motivation that he has sustained throughout his life.
Kevin Borg was introduced to Pipeline through a friend, with whom he later experienced the life-changing impact of Pipeline’s work in Africa.
Prior to the trip, Kevin’s business – Potter’s House Apothecary – became the title sponsor of the 2013 Pipeline Worldwide Golf Tournament. The following year, Kevin and his family – his wife, son and daughter – joined Pipeline’s trip to Africa.
After seeing first-hand the impact of Pipeline’s efforts, Kevin chose to serve on the board in hopes of expanding the organization and potentially serving in medical missions.
Jamie’s passion for Africa is no secret to her friends and family. Since her first trip to the continent nearly three decades ago to help conduct…
research in Kenya for a university professor’s social science project, she has worked and traveled in more than 15 African countries…from Angola to Madagascar to Zimbabwe. Her experience includes serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, working as a group leader for Operation Crossroads Africa in Tanzania and serving as a legal consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Uganda. After earning her law degree, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative liaison inside the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa and then as an account supervisor in the international division of Edelman Public Relations. She eventually returned to her home state of Arizona, where she currently practices law as an attorney for Buchalter Nemer PC in Scottsdale. However, Jamie’s most important role is being a mom to her wonderful young daughter, who has had the incredible benefit of attending a bi-lingual, French immersion school since pre-K.
Jamie’s involvement in Pipeline Worldwide began after being introduced to the extraordinary, life impacting work done by the organization in Africa, at home and elsewhere. She was hooked. As a board member, Jamie hopes to help raise awareness about Pipeline Worldwide’s success in sustainability and social transformation projects throughout Africa and to encourage others who are looking to make a difference in someone’s life to get involved, sponsor events and participate in its important undertakings locally and internationally, including those in Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda and India.
Jamie received her B.A., cum laude, in African Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from A.S.U. College of Law. She is the Chair of the Alumni Interviewing Committee for the University of Pennsylvania for Greater Phoenix/Central Arizona and is a board member of the Penn & Wharton Alumni Club of Arizona. She also serves on the Building Committee for the International School of Arizona. Jamie speaks French, but has admittedly forgotten all but a few words of Kiswahili. One of those words is “ukarimu” and it means generosity. It reminds her, and she hopes it will remind others, that Pipeline Worldwide relies on the generosity of individuals who take the time and make the effort to effectuate positive change in the world around them.
In 2015, Lori Krohn traveled to Rwanda and Uganda on a self-funded trip with other board members to meet with local partners working…
on important clean water and education community projects supported by Pipeline Worldwide. She witnessed firsthand the direct impact these projects have on the communities they benefit and how the successful completion of each project makes a positive difference in the lives of individuals.now and in the future. Lori is a native Arizonan with a background in banking, market research and property management. She helped start, run and build two local real estate companies and has been involved in a variety of charitable causes, including volunteering at John C. Lincoln hospital.
Lori puts passion and dedication into all that she does. She even married her high school sweetheart, and together they raised three children. They are now the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. She continues to stay engaged, build relationships, and make a difference by serving on the Board of Pipeline Worldwide. After learning about the projects and principles of Pipeline Worldwide in 2014, Lori, along with her husband, Jim, made the decision to become involved with the organization on a personal level. She is no stranger to strategic partnering to reach a common goal, and was particularly attracted to the way Pipeline Worldwide forges local partnerships to organize and complete its projects and to ensure sustainability. Lori is a great asset to the board and brings with her the right skills to help drive the organization forward as it continues to forge ahead with positively impacting the lives of those in need.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska as an avid Husker fan, Ryan is now a transactional real estate attorney in Phoenix, Arizona
with a practice specializing in complex purchase and sale transactions, retail and commercial leasing, real estate financing and subdivision matters.
After attending one of Pipeline’s fundraising events and learning more about the impact of Pipeline’s efforts, Ryan chose to serve on the Board to support Pipeline’s efforts in generating connections which create meaningful and independently-sustainable change to the lives of real people around the world.
Brian Brooks is a native Phoenician and a Wealth Advisor for Thrivent Financial.
He enjoys having the opportunity to help clients live out their personal mission and values by incorporating biblical financial principles in managing their financial resources.
Brian’s hobbies include: golfing, watching his kid’s sporting events, family travel and volunteering. Brian has a long history of volunteerism through StreetLight USA, Helping Hands for Single Moms, St. Vincent de Paul, Feed My Starving Children as well as being on the board of Bethania Kids. He looks forward to bringing his board member and volunteer experience to Pipeline!
David Pooley was born and raised in Riverside, CA but has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years.
After pursuing a career in professional golf and the golf industry, he founded Affordable Rent to Own, Inc. dba ARTO Sales and Rentals in Tucson Arizona in 1994. He has owned and operated two stores in Tucson for the past 21 years focused on rental and sales of furniture, appliances and electronics. David is married and has four children. He has attended the same church, Northwest Bible Church, for the past 30+ years and has served in many areas including leadership (elder) on 3 different terms His family has been very involved in Young Life for the past 30 years and has served as a Committee Chair for Tucson Metro Committee from 2001-2009.
David traveled to East Africa on two occasions and fell in love with the people and countries he visited. He traveled with Pipeline Worldwide this past November with Jamie Nollette and 4 of his family members and had an amazing time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Brian has watched first hand how Pipeline has created some excellent partnerships with strategic leaders in Uganda and Rwanda that has impacted him and his family and he would like to serve Pipeline and be involved with these leaders through his involvement on the board and traveling when possible.
Doug Kiggins is the managing partner of Roaring Fork Capital and Ten31 Minerals.
Doug traveled to West Africa twice in 2015 and his eyes and heart were opened for the African people who live there without basic human necessities that we take for granted daily. The lack of electricity and clean drinking water takes lives, suppresses growth, and keeps children out of school. His hope in joining Pipeline’s board is to work along side the other board members to continue to build awareness for Pipelines’s mission and improve some lives around the world.