MOPS International Executive Team
Mandy Arioto, President and CEO
Mandy Arioto is the President and CEO of MOPS International and is widely known for her unique takes on parenting, relationships, spiritual and cultural issues. Through MOPS, 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. Prior to joining MOPS, Mandy was a preaching pastor at Mosaic, a church based in Southern California. Mandy has been featured on MSN.com, TheKnot.com, TheNest.com and Fox. She regularly speaks to national and international audiences. She and her husband, Joe, live in Denver, Colorado and have three young children, Joseph, Ellie and Charlotte. Mandy’s debut book, Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood, is available now wherever books are sold.
TJ Rikli, Chief Operating Officer
TJ Rikli is the Chief Operating Officer for MOPS International. He previously served as Lead Web Developer, Director of Ministry Outreach and Director of Operations. Prior to joining MOPS International, 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.
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 MOPS, she was the Director of Women’s Ministry at Mission Hills Church in Denver, Colorado for 10 years. She has also been a MOPS 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.
Andrea Jones, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships
Andrea brings 15 years of development and seven years of corporate sales to the daring task of growing MOPS groups around the world … exponentially. Andrea is passionate about igniting women’s souls for Jesus through impactful relationships and building vibrant mom communities.
In her spare time, Andrea and husband, Jimmy, invest in the lives of underserved and at-risk youth through a Denver-based mentoring program. Together, they walk beside their two young adult sons and “little caboose,” daughter Alyssa. They are close to extended family and are always looking for an excuse to host a BBQ or head for a hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Emma Turnbull, Director of Creative Strategy
As the Director of Creative Strategy, Emma Turnbull believes in the redemptive power of words, design and story. She is passionate about encouraging those who are adventuring through motherhood in all corners of the globe, and much of her work is fueled by knowing that radical transformation starts with radical invitation. She is grateful to lead and learn from a team of brilliant, honest innovators.
In her spare time, you can find Emma being too competitive in any sport, starting a prank war, or testing her caffeine limits at a local coffee shop.
Matt Marrs, Director of Digital Strategy
Matt comes from the south with a background in church planting, music, and video production. Prior to joining MOPS, Matt traveled across the country filming for brands such as Snapchat, Billboard, and Spotify. His wife, Kristin, and daughter, Emerie, moved to Colorado to join in the mission of MOPS in 2017.
When Matt isn’t building things online or filming someone, you could probably find him out with his family. Either hiking a trail, watching Little Mermaid for the 5th time that week, or figuring out how to make the perfect burger. Matt is honored to be a part of the MOPS team and is excited about what Jesus is continuing to do through this ministry.
Kevin McMahon, Director of Operations
Kevin McMahon serves as the Director of Operations for MOPS International. He joined the MOPS team in 2011 as Lead Developer on the IT team. Before MOPS, Kevin worked in the software development industry and studied leadership at Denver Seminary. As Director of Operations, Kevin oversees the IT, Office, Facilities and Legal teams. He brings a passion for ministry to his role and to the mission of MOPS. Kevin is a native of Nebraska and is an alumni of Southwest Baptist University, where he received his B.A. in Computer Information Sciences in 2004 and his MBA in 2006. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two kids.
Deidre Hamilton, Director of Development
Deidre Hamilton is the Director of Development and is passionate about stewarding donor generosity to enrich and empower moms around the world. She has worked in nonprofit programming and development over the past 10 years and holds a master’s degree from the University of Denver in Philanthropic Leadership and Nonprofit Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana.
Outside of work, Deidre’s perfect day involves running on a trail, drinking a latte with her husband, and playing hide-and-seek with her son.