Meet the SB Works Team


John Mains, Executive Director

John has worked with community improvement programs around the US and abroad for the last six years. John has helped to plan and manage development projects for both public and private organizations in various locations including Kentucky, Ohio, Thailand, Armenia, and the Republic of Georgia. He has experience working in the public health, small business, and agricultural development fields. John has received a BA in Community Development, a Masters of International Diplomacy and Development, and a law degree, all from the University of Kentucky. John is also a practicing attorney and an active volunteer in the 4-H Youth Development program. John lives near Takoma Park.

Zachary Grieman, Program Manager

Zach began his career in the nonprofit education sector in Southern California at International Transportation Education Programs, Inc. While there, he developed and expanded programs dedicated to preparing high school students for diverse career opportunities in high-growth job sectors. From there he moved to the US Senate to work for Senator Feinstein (CA), managing her strategic communications on transportation and energy issues. Since 2015, Zach has worked as SB Works’Program Manager as SB Works and has been heavily involved in grant programming and policy research. Zach has received a BA in History from Pomona College in Southern California and a Masters of Public Policy from George Washington University. Zach lives near Columbia Heights.

Core Advisors

Tiffany Bridge, Baxbridge Digital

I have 20 years of experience in building websites, building online communities, and digital marketing. Starting from teaching myself HTML in my dorm room in the late 90s, I've run personal sites, passion projects, large association sites, and even web maintenance for a federal agency.

Stacy Brown, Chief Image Builder, LLC

Stacey Brown is a visual communication and visual branding expert providing powerful solutions to help her clients build their brand and increase customer engagement. She is the owner of Chief Image Builder, LLC, a visual branding and communication strategy company. She has also owned and operated Signarama Silver Spring since 2010 and has delivered thousands of solutions to solve her clients’ visual communication challenges. Stacey is also an adjunct professor at Prince George’s Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Development where she instructs on visual branding strategies and solutions.

Sarah Steel, Steel Management Group

Brittany Noetzel, Fairswell

I come alongside visionary entrepreneurs and growing enterprises looking to connect with their target audience. With over a dozen years’ experience in marketing for small businesses and nonprofits, I craft messaging to tell my client's story consistently and strategically, from websites and blogs to packaging and promotional materials. At Fairswell, we design both visuals and messages that convey our client’s brand and move their audience to action. 

Board of Directors

Tom Litke, President

Gabriela Mossi, Vice President

Morgan Zehner, Secretary

Bill McLeod, Treasurer

Emily K. Morris

John Wagithuku

Deborah Jones