meet the team

Scott Steele

Co-Founder & Executive Director
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Scott is currently the Executive Director of the Milagros Foundation, which he co-founded with Wes Perry while travelling through Haiti in 1998. He has also run the Cherokee Gives Back Foundation since 2009, where he principally serves as a strategic and fundraising strategy coach for nonprofit leaders. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, worked for Young Life in the Dominican Republic and Haiti from 1992-2003 but now live in Raleigh, NC where they raised two children – Ellie and Perk, both of whom are now in college.
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Wes Perry

Co-Founder & BOD Chairman
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Wes is the owner of S.E.S. Investments, the managing partner of PBEX, the CEO of EGL Resources, and the Director of Genie Energy. He served as the Mayor of Midland, Texas from 2007 to 2015 and was a director on the UTG, Inc. board from 2001 to 2013. In addition to being the President of Milagros, Wes is currently a board member of First Southern Bancorp and the Abel-Hangar Foundation.

Aldo Felix

BOD Member
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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Aldo has been married to his wife Katie for 13 years and has two daughters Nora and Eloise. As a Milagros graduate himself and now a board member, Aldo has experienced and witnessed the generational impact the foundation can have on students’ lives. After 15 years of serving with Young Life international, Aldo began working as an Area Director in Rochester, MN.

Ed Martin

BOD Member
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Ed was a Co-founder of GoodXChange Corporation, which was acquired by the 5th Element Group, and now serves as the company’s Chief Omniwin Officer. In addition to Milagros, Ed has served on a number of boards including The Pack Shack, Health Store Foundation, Malaria Foundation, Health People in the South Bronx, Harvard AIDS Prevention Project, and Look To The Stars. In 2014, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Elizabethtown College for his work to advance business growth while elevating communities and people all over the world.

Roni Perry

BOD Member
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Roni serves on the board of the Milagros Foundation and teaches yoga. She and her husband, Wes, live in Midland, Texas.

Jeff Simpson

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Jeff has worked in the design industry for over 30 as an artist, agency owner, and creative executive. He has developed visuals for companies like Disney, Marvel, Hasbro, and Warner Bros, and is excited to use his gifts to further Milagros’ mission. He and his wife Heather have four kids and live in McKinney, Texas, where Jeff also serves as an elder at his church.

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310 S West St, Ste 200
Raleigh, NC 27603