Meet The Team
Rebecca (Becky) Saunders
Founder & CEO
Becky resides in Hamilton with her husband, Bruce, 3 of their 4 children, and 3 dogs! In 2018 she and her husband became certified foster parents in Loudoun County, and it was during that training, that she was moved to help these kids find some normalcy in their lives, and so 'UpsideDown Moments' began. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, photography, and the beach.
Treasurer / Board Member
Chris lives in Chantilly, Virginia with his wife, 2 teenagers, and a large Great Dane. Chris brings experience as a Board Member, nonprofit leader, and business owner to the team. He has a background in finance and financial systems. Serving as Board Treasurer, Chris will ensure that UDM operates in an efficient fiscally responsible manner. In his spare time, Chris coaches boys' soccer, plays golf, and is a fitness enthusiast.
Secretary / Board Member
Alexis works in the National Defense Industry and also runs her own home decor business. Alexis enjoys exploring new destinations through her travels, finding peace and strength through yoga and fitness, and cherishing quality time with her husband and her daughter. Alexis' skills and dedication will enrich our organization and help us make a positive impact in the lives of youth in need!
Community Outreach Coordinator
Renee, along with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and cat, resides in Round Hill, Virginia. Having run her own business for 7 years, Renee brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization. She manages our social media, website, and much more, ensuring that we continue to provide support to those who need it most. Renee is passionate about assisting children in foster care and at-risk youth and believes the real effort of a few people can make big changes.
Website & Digital Marketing Support
Steve has lived in Loudoun since 1997 when he moved here for a job at America Online. As the founder of the local website design firm, Loudoun Digital, Steve has actively supported a number of local nonprofits, including HeroHomes and The JK Community Farm. He contributes expertise in website operations, social media, and digital marketing and is also keen to leverage a large personal and professional network to support the UpsideDown Moments mission.
Frederick County Liaison
Deb calls Winchester, Virginia her home, where she serves as the dedicated bookkeeper for an Elementary School. From UpsideDown Moments' start, she has played a crucial role as a dedicated volunteer, and she takes great pleasure in her involvement. In her free time, she enjoys time with family, thrift shopping, and a good book.
Leslie currently resides in the South Riding/Aldie area with her husband of 24 years, Chris, daughter Emma (junior at James Madison University), son Ben (freshman at James Madison University) and their cat, Gracie. In addition to working with the UpsideDown Moments team, Leslie works full time for a remote-based financial services technology company. When not working, you can find her baking, exercising, or looking for a new hobby to take up her ‘extra time’ as a new empty nester.
Business Analyst and Admin Support
Aaron is a program manager and former space systems engineer who loves to lead teams and solve hard problems. He brings his technical background, eye toward process improvement, energy, and love of working with people to help UpsideDown Moments find ways to be more efficient and effective. Aaron lives in Western Loudoun with his beautiful wife and 4 amazing children. He loves being a husband and father and believes all children deserve dignity, love, and support. When he's not working, Aaron likes to hang out with his family, garden, DIY, and play tennis.