Board of Directors

Shaelynn Haining


Shae started her own business, The Tallgrass Tailor, and is passionate about sewing, entrepreneurship, and helping women learn what it takes to run a small business. She has a degree in apparel design and development from Marist College in New York and is a clothing engineer, pattern drafter, and product designer. She and her husband, Garrison, live in Tulsa with their dog, Bright. 

Jeff Tracy

Jeff is passionate about sharing resources with families in crisis He joined the Rising Village board to help raise awareness about the needs in the village, and encourage others to share resources to meet those needs. Jeff is an attorney with Phillips 66 in Bartlesville, Okla. He and his wife, Stacey have three children, Eli, Isabel and Zeke. 

Vung Lun

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Lun is deeply invested in Burmese community and was instrumental in starting the RiSE Program. She is an insurance agent with the Freedom Equity Group, and is active in the Myanmar Baptist Church. She divides her time between Nashville and Tulsa. She and her husband have three children. 

Chris Shasteen

Chris has a heart for women around the globe as well as orphaned children. She joined the Rising Village board to raise awareness and funds in the U.S. to help families in lower-income countries stay together. She is the marketing manager at Hub International CFR. She and her husband, Al, have seven children, Lainey, Elsah, Ruby Kate, Hank, Ben and Will.

Kent Gooch, Jr.


Kent loves the challenge of helping apprentices and small business owners. He gained a love for travel and a curiosity about the world during his senior year of college when he participated in Semester at Sea. He and his wife, Laken, have two children, Stapleton and Larken.