Diane Behl is on faculty at Utah State University and has been part of the Cache Valley community for 35 years. One of the things she values most about living here is the strong sense of community. Diane feels that this sense of community comes through most strongly via businesses like Global Village Gifts that serves to foster community development through Fair Trade efforts in other countries.
Diane was a volunteer in the early years of the store under Sally Keller's vision. Although she hasn't visited the countries from which most of our Fair Trade goods are made, Diane does love to travel. She and her husband routinely visit family in Mexico and she visits her son who is currently living in Spain. In her free time, you'll usually see her riding her bike and attending the many cultural opportunities in Logan.
Paula Davis was introduced to Fair Trade by Sally Keller, the founder of Global Village Gifts. Paula helped to get Global Village Gifts started by volunteering to paint and clean. Once the store opened, she continued to volunteer in the store.
Paula has been a Global Village Gifts board member for seven years. Prior to working with Global Village Gifts, she served time on the board for Habitat for Humanity. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, golfing, skiing, painting, reading, and traveling.
Kent Ricks has been involved with Global Village Gifts since 2010. He was recruited by our founder, Sally Keller, because she wanted someone on the Board with retail experience that could add vision and leadership to buying, merchandising, and selling our products.
Kent loves the products that we sell because they are functional, beautiful, often recycled, and handmade. He also loves the good that Global Village can do by selling Fair Trade items and is appreciative of the incredible crew of volunteers that run the store.
Kent is employed as the buyer and merchandise manager for S.E. Needham Jewelers. When he's not working, Kent loves to explore the world with his wife and five children. They love gardening, hiking, swimming, biking, adventure, arts, and theatre.
Global Village Gifts is a fair trade store dedicated to providing fair prices to artisans who would not otherwise receive a fair price for the handicrafts.