Shannon Keith

Founder + CEO

Hi, I’m Shannon!

I live in Bend, OR with my dear family - a husband of 15 years and counting, and 3 of the most fascinating kids/human beings I have ever known. Along with being Sudara’s Founder + CEO, a really fun part of my job is being a storyteller of our mission, cause, and commitment to the Sudara team & women we serve in India. I am completely convinced that the power of social business can and is changing the world.

My spare moments are almost always spent collecting memories with my family and friends seeking some sort of adventure, travel or good food. I am a nerd at heart... I love to learn and the process of learning... be it books, art, gourmet food, wine, cocktails... but the application of the learning is equally important to me. Who just wants to read about life? I thrive off turning my learnings into action.

Shannon Keith Sudara

March 18, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india

John Arathoon

Warehouse Manager
Hi, I'm John.  
I manage our fantastic warehouse and customer service team.  My goal is to get our amazing products out the door and in your hands as quickly and efficiently as possible, while providing all our customers with a great experience.  As a soon to be father of a little girl, I'm inspired every day by Sudara's mission and feel lucky to be part of this great team! 
In my free time, I love hanging out with my wife and two geriatric dogs.  I also love watching sports, going to World Cups, and the occasional Mt Dew.  
March 18, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india

Glenn Parrish

Benefit Governor + Executive Director

Hey there, I’m Glenn!

I was born and raised in Southern California and grew up with a deep passion for making a difference and helping others make a difference as well. I love that our approach at Sudara is not simply charity but instead a thoughtful strategy to empower women to choose their own hopeful future by providing them access to employment and training. When people purchase a Sudara product, women (and their families) are set free to pursue their own future. In my free time, I love surfing and tennis and helping raise my two wonderful nephews in our non-traditional family.

Glenn Parrish Sudara Freedom Fund

March 17, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india

Jennifer Rajah

Production Coordinator

Hi, I'm Jennifer Rajah.  It's an awesome feeling to be a part of this wonderful family that is empowering women and creating freedom jobs. 

I have done my Masters in Business Administration specializing in Finance. I work in the Sudara India Office as a Production Coordinator. My job is to issue Purchase Orders to the sewing centers, to ensure that all the sewing centers have the necessary raw materials to work with and to make sure that the shipments are sent to the U.S. headquarters on time. I work with Google spreadsheets throughout the day to keep track and coordinate all the activities like Inventory of Raw Materials, Status of POs issued to Sewing Centers, etc. to help in Demand Planning and Production Control.

In my free time, I love following TV series, watching movies, listening to music and attempting new recipes.

Jennifer Rajah Sudara

March 17, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india

John Rajah

Director of India Operations

Hello, I’m John. I love working with Sudara because it is a chance to pair my entrepreneurial spirit with my love for all matters cross-cultural. I focus my efforts on building a stronger relationship with our partners in India, in addition to nurturing them to have a positive effect on production. I constantly research for possibly new partners and help them to empower even more women and to create more freedom jobs.

I live in Chennai, India with my wife [of 31 years and counting!] Kalpana and our two lovely children, Jasper and Jennifer.  When I’m not working with Sudara, I am passionate about helping people to transform their lives. I love to workout in the gym. 

March 17, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india

Gabriel Visva Kumar

Sewing Trainer + Quality Control

Hello, my name is Gabriel. My work with Sudara involves teaching the women in our centers how to sew, as well as auditing the finished garments for quality. This work is important to me because it gives me joy and satisfaction when I pass on my sewing skills to the deserved women in our society (India).

When the women are able to self-sustain through this career, I feel accomplished. Also, I love my work and enjoy my profession. I'm very to glad to be a part of Sudara.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending my Sundays with my wife and two young daughters, who are in grade school. They are very precious to me.

March 17, 2017 by Sudara Admin
Tags: india