Lori Poppinga is the founder of THE DENIM PROJECT. The idea for THE DENIM PROJECT was born out of months of searching for a way to aid those in severe poverty. Through prayer, Bible Study, and circumstances, i.e., Lori's daughter serving at an orphanage in Haiti, God has shown a way to become involved in His work with the poor.
THE DENIM PROJECT is just one way people cn help those in need by upcycling denim and fabrics into new products and using the proceeds from the sale of those products to aid in orphan prevention, offer microloans and business opportunities, and assist in a young woman or child's educaiton.
Lori graduated from the University of Sioux Falls shortly after marrying her husband, Jeff Poppinga, a pastor at Faith Baptist Church. She and Jeff have nine children ranging in ages from 3 to 22 years of age.
In her regulatory health care practice, Heather Springer represents hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, small and large medical physician and chiropractor groups, physicians, nurses, health care payors, and health care related organizations in various health care matters. Heather is a health care lawyer in Sioux Falls.
She graduated with a J. D. degree, University of Iowa, College of Law. Heather will be providing legal services for THE DENIM PROJECT.
Mike is married and the father of four children. Active in his local church, Mike leads worship on Sunday and works with the youth during the week. In his free time, he enjoys writing and playing music.
Graphic design is Mike’s bread and butter. His design assistance and creativity are seen on every page of our website.
As a private business owner himself, Mike also contributes through offering advice on sound business principals and better business practice ideas. His optimism and encouraging spirit are a boon to the The Denim Project.