Alison Roessler, Founder & CEO of The Stars of Tommorrow/Las Estrellas de Manana received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Born in Eugene, Oregon, Alison spent her middle and high school years soaking up as much of the spanish language and culture as possible (including a self-financed summer spent in Guadalajara, Mexico as an exchange student at age 13). She organized the largest yearly canned food drive by a high school in Lane County, and participated in Varsity soccer and track, before attending the University of Oregon to pursue a degree in Spanish and Italian. Upon graduating from the University of Oregon, she moved to Oakland, California where she went into private practice as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her specialties include youth, extreme weightloss, injury rehabilitation, nutrition, athletic performance, and pre/post natal training. Within a few years, she became the #1 Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded the Stars of Tomorrow after a vacation to Costa Rica in early 2007, where she was able to witness the extreme poverty and neglect experienced by some of the kindest, most amazing children.
Dennis Campbell Reed
Dennis Campbell Reed, Treasurer of The Stars of Tommorrow/Las Estrellas de Manana is working on his AA Business Administration and Management transfer degree from Laney College, Oakland, California. Born in Limon, Costa Rica, Dennis spent his middle and high school years living in extreme poverty, struggling to balance school and work as he was called upon to help support his family. Dennis gave up his dream to attend a university, and instead began working on a cruise ship in an attempt to help his struggling family rise out of poverty. Dennis experienced the world from the lower levels of a giant cruise ship. After many years on the cruise ship, he moved back to Costa Rica and vowed to help others create more opportunities in their lives. He volunteered every chance he could: building schools, planting trees, and mentoring. After meeting Alison during one of her trips to Costa Rica to work with the youth, he began to run the soccer program while she was in the USA. With a desire to contribute more substantially to changing the lives of the youth in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, he decided to move to Oakland, California to pursue a degree in Business Administration and Management. He intends to focus his time and energy on raising the necessary funds to provide each and every child who wants to change their life the opportunity to do it.