Our Growth Project Board of Directors
Co-founder, President, OGP Board of Directors Member
Graduate of Augustana University with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Business Administration.
Sul is heavily involved in the community and philanthropy work. Currently the President of the organization as well as the Chair of the Board of Directors, he oversees the overall growth of the organization.
Vice President, OGP Board of Directors Member
Travis coordinates our sponsorship program and helps edit/produce our video content.
As a Magician, Travis has been practicing magic for over 15 years with 8 of those years performing professionally. Travis has entertained across the midwest for private parties, corporate events, and has his own theatre show. He has performed live on radio, and TV, and has been the feature of a magazine cover.
Travis continues to perform and progress, auditioning for America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us. One of Travis’ greatest accomplishments was laying on a bed of nails for 24hrs straight only to end it with a 100lb boulder being crushed on his chest with a sledgehammer.
For more information visit magicoftravisnye.com
Director of Programs, OGP Board of Directors Member
Originally from Pipestone, MN, podcaster/DJ Amanda Hellie began Ice Berg365 Ministries as a mobile DJ ministry in 2014. She has been blessed to work with national CHH artists as well as share the gospel at many local events and festivals all around the upper midwest. In 2016 DJ Ice Berg365 also began hosting an online Christ-focused music podcast called The Devout Jamcast. In 2017 she moved to Sioux Falls and officially joined the Our Growth Project team. She continues to bless and inspire through her testimony and music ministry. Find out more about Ice Berg365 Ministries at www.iceberg365ministries.
I advocate for “edutainment” (education, art, and entertainment) through Our Growth Project because it is vital to give the next generation a supportive platform. This lets them know they are being heard and valued through a world of increasing mental illness cases, suicide rates, broken homes, substance use, and all types of abuse.
I love mentoring students all across the city of Sioux Falls through Crosswalk Community Church, LifeLight’s Youth Center, and Our Growth Project because I did not feel supported as a youth. Being able to lift up students through all life throws their way excites and encourages me both individually and as a youth leader.
I challenge you to attend an Our Growth Project event and NOT immediately get involved with the cause of edutainment!
Director of Community Engagement, OGP Board of Directors Member
Sioux Falls native Soleil Bashale has an eye for talent. Being heavily influenced by the music and art scene here in the city, having a heart for young artists and inspiring the youth of the next generation, it was fate that Soleil found Our Growth Project back in 2016. Soleil has made it to almost every open mic and outreach. Soleil has a heart for serving and blessing those around him, especially through his music, dancing, and being a DJ for SieffStyle Entertainment.
Soleil’s role with the organization involves finding featured artist for our Open Mic events as well as making sure each event has what it needs to run smoothly and to carry out the mission of OGP which is Edutainment. Soleil also gets the opportunity to emcee the events alongside our President, Sul Dibba, and Director of Operations, Jamal Wurtz.
You can find Soleil’s music online at www.facebook.com/SoleilBashaleMusic
Director of Operations, OGP Board of Directors Member
Throughout his journey Jamal has always been a creative soul, sharing his thoughts through drawing, painting, dance, acrobatics, and simple faith based conversation. His love for people allows him to truly shine when DJing for SieffStyle Entertainment and while emceeing for Our Growth Project with our President Sul Dibba and coordinator Soleil Bashale.
Jamal’s favorite thing about serving people through OGP and DJing is seeing the smiles after every special moment. It drives Jamal to want to be a reason for people to smile. From cracking jokes, photography, and creating moments, Jamal just wants to see the city grow to be more creative. He also wants to be a part of that growth. He is currently building momentum for his passion for photography with his own Jamal Joseph Photography and utilizing that to capture those bless-filled moments.
One of his favorite quotes is…
“Life is a verb, so take action.” -unknown