Meet the Team

JIM DOTSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email: jdotson@missiontriangle.org

Phone: 919-302-8737

Following a twenty-year career in corporate America, Jim started his own consulting firm in 2003, Upside-Down Leadership, helping corporate, nonprofit, ministry and church clients apply biblical leadership principles and truths within their organization. Jim serves on a number of boards and is involved in a wide-variety of ministry and nonprofit organizations.

 

Jim has a passion for ministry, a love for people and a desire to help organizations be effective stewards of the gifts and talents God has given to them and to maximize the Kingdom impact of their ministry.

DANIEL ALEXANDER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Email: dalexander@missiontriangle.org

Phone: 919-802-4822

An avid champion of the nonprofit sector, Daniel Alexander has over 20 years in tangible nonprofit leadership and board governance. From his roles in education leadership to his work with grass roots poverty fighting organizations, Daniel has seen firsthand the power of a proven plan and an equipped, healthy, active Board.

 

Specializing in Strategic Planning as well as Board and Staff Leadership, Daniel has recently worked closely with the following organizations: Trinity Academy of Raleigh, JourneyMates, Major League Dad, Vets to Vets, Stars Behind Bars, Ship Community Outreach, Justice Matters, Invisible Girl Project, Refugee Hope Partners, North Raleigh Ministries, House of Hope, Rivercross, Jobs for Life, Wake Monarch Academy and many others.

 

He holds a masters in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University and he currently serves on several Boards. Outside working with world changing organizations, the joys of Daniel’s life include spending his wife, their four kids, their farm, and traveling the world.

MONICA PIGUES, ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Email: mpigues@missiontriangle.org

A native of Detroit, MI, Monica has made Raleigh home for the past 13 years after stints in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. While caring for her family, she spent time in the community, volunteering in schools, helping nonprofit organizations, and serving on boards. She is a past board vice-president at Camp Oak Hill and currently serves as vice-president of the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack and Jill. Monica is also a founding board member of In Kind Friends, a 501 (c)3 that provides pro bono consulting services to support capacity development of nonprofits in Wake, Orange, and Durham Counties.

 

Monica is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. She enjoys working out, reading, Bible study, and traveling. She is married and has four children.

BRAD WINGO, MEd, DIRECTOR OF IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES

Email: bwingo@missiontriangle.org

Brad is a native North Carolinian who has been married to his wife Jennifer for 15 years. They have a 7-year-old daughter, Caroline. As Director of Implementation Services, Brad will be able to leverage his skills and experiences as a leader, administrator, developer of processes and systems, and achiever to serve our community well in this new role. He will lead the division of coaching and consulting which is purposed to help nonprofits take crucial steps toward organizational health and sustainability. Brad’s experience in leading a team and building relationships, his appreciation for the unique journey of each individual and organization, his ability to listen with understanding, and his servant spirit will be a blessing to the strategic consultants he leads and the nonprofits we serve. Brad joins us after a 19-year career in the university setting, specifically higher education and student affairs administration.

JENNY YANNI, COMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGER

Email: jyanni@missiontriangle.org

Phone: 252-567-8306

 

Jenny grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and moved to Raleigh in 2005 to attend N.C. State University, where she graduated with a Business Administration degree concentrating in Marketing. For the last 10 years, Jenny has served as a Marketing and Communications Professional in the A/E/C industry. One of her greatest joys is bringing women together to study scripture and fellowship together in the name of Jesus. Jenny has been leading a Women’s Bible Study group that has met weekly for the last decade! It has undoubtedly been the Lord at work “behind the scenes” in equipping Jenny with a business and communications/marketing background, combined with her strong desire to see others come to know and serve Him that led her to Mission Triangle today. Jenny is a newlywed to her husband, Steven and they reside in Wendell.

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KARA SMITH, EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR / CHAMPION DEVELOPMENT

Email: ksmith@missiontriangle.org

Phone: 910-616-3144

 


Kara Smith grew up by the beach in Wilmington, NC and found her way to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University in 2007. GO PACK! She was a part of the 2011-2012 Raleigh Fellows Program through the Church of the Apostles. It was during the Fellows Program that she met her now husband Ben (fun story!) and together they have the joy of raising to two adorable little girls!

 

She worked as the Assistant Director of Student Ministries at Church of the Apostles for 5 years before spending a few years in the corporate world doing marketing for a small Raleigh business, when the Lord drew her to a position with Mission Triangle. As an Executive Assistant, she loves to encourage and support the team by helping connect details and see projects come full circle. She also enjoys yoga (she is a certified instructor), being by Wrightsville Beach, and sitting down for coffee with a friend.

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ALEXIS HUNTER, CONSULTING AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Email: ahunter@missiontriangle.org

Phone: 919-880-5219

 


A native to North Carolina, Alexis spent her formative years in Johnston County, with much of her time working in her family’s restaurant business. It was there she began to see the intersection of work and faith modeled and the impact of a kingdom mindset when it comes to business. In 2014, Alexis left North Carolina to attend Parsons The New School of Design in New York City, where she graduated with a degree in Strategic Design and Management. During her time in New York, Alexis became heavily involved with serving the organizational and structural needs of a large, multiethnic, portable church. In her time there, she honed her skills in organizational leadership, project management and the nitty gritty details that help make a ministry thrive.

 

Alexis is passionate about cultivating efficiency and productivity while developing relationships and a culture of engagement. She loves spending time with her family and is currently pursuing a Master of the Arts in Christian Studies.

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