Leadership Team

Casey Sorensen

Chief Executive Officer

Casey graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in Computer Information Systems. After college Casey began his career working in technology automation with Deloitte Consulting, however, his true passion was to help others join the digital world. In 2008, Casey left consulting and went on to incorporate and establish PCs for People. Under his management the organization has grown to become a leader in digital inclusion for low-income families and individuals, serving thousands in need across the nation.

Bryan Mauk

Chief Innovation Officer

Bryan has been serving the community for over 15 years helping to provide outreach and employment services to individuals who were homeless and previously incarcerated. Bryan has a B.A. from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) from Case Western Reserve University. Bryan has also served as an adjunct faculty member at John Carroll University teaching classes on social entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Joseph Benson

Vice President of Business Development

Joseph has spent the last 27 years in sales, sales management, and marketing roles in various companies and industries. His focus is primarily on coaching and mentoring sales teams, especially those poised for hypergrowth and expansion, and helping to create synergies between marketing and sales. Joseph is passionate about PCs For People’s mission and takes pride in supporting the work we do. 
Joseph lives with his family in Southwest Florida and can often be found taking advantage of the beautiful weather, be it at the beach, the golf course, or on his patio while working. 

Kathy Jones

Vice President of Finance

Kathy joined the PCs for People team in 2023, coming to us with over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, IT, facilities, and purchasing. She previously worked at Deloitte Touche CPA firm and a major healthcare provider in Alaska after graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Kathy has also earned her MBA specializing in Information Technology and her Juris Doctor specializing in Contract and Healthcare Law.

While living in Alaska, Kathy traveled all over the state and gained an appreciation for nature and animals. Though she eventually packed up her four horses and six dogs to move across the country to Virginia, she now loves to spend time with her six grandchildren and teach them about loving the land and animals of our world. 

Market Directors

Bevin Bowersmith

Managing Director – Cleveland, OH

Bevin Bowersmith was born and raised in the Greater Cleveland area and found a passion for volunteering with nonprofits at a young age. Bevin joined PCs for People in 2019 after recognizing the need to bridge the digital divide and to help families in her community become better connected. Bevin lives in Westlake, OH, with her husband Bo, toddler daughter Rowan, and a rambunctious dog named Laika.

Alejandro Dopico

Executive Director – Denver, CO

Alejandro Dopico is originally from Spain and spent many years as the Chief Operations Officer for an international export company based in Hong Kong. Alejandro combines his experience in international sales with a deep understanding of technology to execute the day to day operations as well as the long-term strategic plan of the Denver branch. After relocating to the United States, Alejandro decided to expand his skills by joining the nonprofit sector and passionate about the life-changing impact of computers and internet on individuals, especially the youth population.

Tom Esselman

Executive Director – Kansas City, MO

Becoming part of the PCs For People organization fulfills a vision Tom articulated when he joined Connecting For Good as CEO in 2016:  for digital inclusion to become a financially sustainable model for every community, providing demonstrable long term improvements in Education, Employment, Economic Impact and the Environment.  Tom and his wife Mary live in Kansas City, and have 4 kids, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Brian Hooker

Managing Director – Atlanta, GA

Brian Hooker is a community development professional skilled in leading employees to work as a team in support of a mission, and motivating volunteers, partners, community members and other
stakeholders to take action. As market leader for PCs for People in Atlanta, Brian gets to channel his lifelong passion for technology, his experience, and network to bridge the digital divide and uplift local
residents. Brian began his career as an IT project manager supporting one of the most important projects in Atlanta’s history; the 1996 Olympic Games. Along his journey Brian has worked in large corporations, tech startups, public agencies, and non-profit organizations focused on real estate development, economic incentives, job creation, and technical skill building to make a positive impact on Atlanta and other communities.

CeAira Sargent

Managing Director – Metro East, IL

CeAira is a native of St. Louis and proud St. Louis Public School graduate. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in college access and college success leadership and programming. Her roles and responsibilities varied from building institutional and community partnerships, facilitating curriculum and training, and designing and implementing innovative programming. CeAira joined PCs for People after supporting high school and college students through the pandemic which emphasized the urgency to bridge the digital divide. CeAira believes deeply in the power of access to disrupt poverty. When she’s not supporting the community, CeAira loves spending time with her husband and three-year-old son.

Tiffany Schaff

Managing Director – Philadelphia, PA

With a career spanning more than fifteen years in the nonprofit sector, Tiffany is highly accomplished in the management and development of volunteer programs for both national and local organizations. Her expertise in this field is complemented by her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, which further solidifies her dedication to establishing sustainable programs that foster community growth.

Throughout her professional journey, Tiffany has consistently demonstrated her unwavering commitment to the Greater Philadelphia Area, where she has successfully founded and nurtured community-focused initiatives. Central to her work is the promotion of inclusivity and accessibility, values that she will continue to champion in her role as Managing Director in Philadelphia. Beyond her professional endeavors, Tiffany finds joy in planning exciting travel adventures and cherishing quality time with her family and her beloved and uniquely spirited feline companion.

National Directors

Natalie Friedl

Development Director

Natalie lives in Cleveland, OH, with her four boys and two Newfoundlands. She taught high school English for one year with her Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University before entering the nonprofit sector and receiving her MBA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Walden University in 2008. While the majority of her nonprofit career has been in fundraising, she has human resources, program management, and evaluation experience. 

Owen Koester

Director of Customer Experience

Owen Koester came to PCs for People in April 2021 after 5.5 years working for the financial technology company Square. One of the first hires at Square’s St. Louis office, he started as a support representative, was an inaugural member of the Quality Assurance team, and led email, phone, and messaging support teams. Over the course of three years, he established KPIs, processes, and built out the asynchronous messaging channel. At PCs for People, his goal is to incrementally improve the customer experience and ease with which folks can reach out for support and digital skill building. 

Andrea Lindsay

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Andrea joined PCs for People as the Operations Manager launching PCs for People Ohio and since then has supported teams in Illinois and Georgia as well as grown national partnerships. She has been engaged in the nonprofit and workforce development field for more than 10 years and has been in operations and leadership roles for over 5 years. A Seattle native, she moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2021. Andrea has a B.A. from Williams College and a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.

Kevin Wymer

National Director of Operations

Kevin graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice – Legal Studies. While attending the university, he worked for the Eastern Michigan University Police Department and rebuilt their campus security program. He has spent 7+ years of his professional career as an operations manager in the private sector under the two largest private employers in the world, Allied Universal Security Services and Walmart. While at Allied Universal, he became the Mid-West Leader in Training and compliance and began setting new company records. He joined PCs for People as the operations manager for the Cleveland market to bring what he learned from his past employers to the mission of this company. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors on his property with his wife and two dogs. He also enjoys watching the NFL and rooting for the Tennessee Titans.

Meet the Governing Board

Learn more about our board members and their respective roles.