Who We Are

The Templer Foundation Leadership Team

The Templer Foundation enjoys an extremely committed board of directors who possess the relevant competencies to successfully design, implement and run a social enterprise:

Founder & President, Paul Templer

Paul Templer grew up in Africa (Zimbabwe). After school he set off to explore the world; he served with the British Army for a while before returning home to a career in the safari industry until “a bad day at the office” – a deadly hippopotamus attack – forced him to rebuild his life and career. Today, he is the CEO of opusdynamic, a global consulting practice that specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution, and guiding organizations so that they can better navigate the turbulent waters of the ever-changing business world. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker, inspiring audiences from all walks of life on how to create the lives they want—one decision at a time. He recently co-authored both his autobiography What’s Left of Me: How I lost a fight with a rogue hippo and won my life and Success Simplified with Stephen Covey et al – revealing simple solutions that produce measurable results in business and in life. A dedicated husband and father, Paul and his family live in Michigan where they have established the Templer Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting people to live more fully in their lives with dignity

Director, Carrie Templer

Carrie has a colorful past. She played Basketball in college (Marquette Golden Eagles), is a Registered Nurse, mother of three wonderful children and the long suffering wife of the founder, Paul. In addition to leading the Foundation, Carrie is involved with an ambitious literacy program in the city of Detroit and helps out at her children’s school. An avid runner she’s often distracted these days trying to figure out effective ways to affect the health of her family and community – it annoys the bejesus out of her how ill-informed and/or tranquilized so many of us are regarding nutrition and it’s correlation to health and wellness. With first-hand experience navigating life touched by PTSD, she’s committed to supporting the many and varied communities affected by it.

Treasurer, Jeff Schultz

Jeffrey Schultz is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and closely-held businesses with their tax and accounting needs. He started Schultz & Associates, CPA, PLC in 2003 as a sole practitioner with a goal of providing personalized advisory services to less than 50 clients. Today, Jeff and his team advise over 600 clients.

In addition to his work with the Templer Foundation, he is also a board member of the Plymouth (Michigan) Downtown Development Authority.

Jeff spends most of his free time with his wife Lori and enjoys taking photographs, riding his bike, gardening, baking bread and watching his alma mater, the University of Michigan, play football.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown has been sharing her passion for functional fitness and Yoga with Active duty Army Soldiers from Grafenwoehr, Germany, to Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Lewis, WA.  She is currently the Director of Wellness for Soldier 360; an Army Leadership Program that is quickly grabbing the Army’s attention with its progressive, holistic approach to Soldier readiness. Sarah is an instructor or coach in many disciplines including CrossFit, RYT Yoga, and more. She received a BS in Sociology from the University of Utah and is currently President of Brown Realty Group, Inc. Sarah spends her free time hiking, climbing, biking, and running in the mountains of Utah.

Darryl Wakefield

Darryl grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa where he and his three children now live in Johannesburg. Fifteen years in leadership roles with organizations focused on health and hygiene helped prepare him for the last three years where he has spent most of his time engaged in social enterprise initiatives; fund-raising and – with a focus on hydroponics and grain crops – developing numerous Small Scale and Commercial Agricultural Projects in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Kyle McCormick

Kyle has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and automation systems in the manufacturing industry. He earned his BSc in Electrical Engineering and a MSc in Business Administration with an emphasis in Industrial Management. He is a Michigan native and lives with his wife Janet and a couple of dogs. His two college-aged children have flown the coop, and his outside interests include civic involvement in church and government, all sports (especially water sports), motorcycling, golf and home restoration.