Our story begins in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007…

One day while out walking with the kids, Kenton Lee noticed that the little girl in a white dress next to him had shoes that were way too small for her feet.

That led to an idea:

“What if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand—so kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”

After returning home to the United States

Kenton pitched his concept of a “shoe that grows” to several different shoe companies.

Even though none of them were interested, Kenton still continued to believe in his vision. His next step was to assemble a small team, and together they began to build many different prototypes.

After returning home to the United States

Kenton pitched his concept of a “shoe that grows” to several different shoe companies.

Even though none of them were interested, Kenton still continued to believe in his vision. His next step was to assemble a small team, and together they began to build many different prototypes.

Finally, after 5 years of hard work and experimentation, his idea had became reality.

The Shoe That Grows was born!

Meet the Team

Kenton Lee

Andrew Kroes

President
andrew@becauseinternational.org
+1 208-880-8285

Luke Goodman

Director of Operations
luke@becauseinternational.org
+1 614-746-7366

Nate Roskam

Resource Development Director
nathan@becauseinternational.org
+1 208-880-1514

Kayla Hetherington

Impact Coordinator
kayla@becauseinternational.org
+1 503-956-1605

McKenzie Buuck

Marketing Coordinator
mckenzie@becauseinternational.org
+1 208-880-1741

Logan Freiburghaus

Partnerships Coordinator
logan@becauseinternational.org
+1 208-899-7418

Oscar Diaz

MSH “Make Stuff Happen” Coordinator
oscar@becauseinternational.org
+1 208-697-4417

Japheth Opondo

Kenya Program Coordinator
japheth@becauseinternational.org
+254 722-334063

Meet the Board

Contact Us

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