Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board Of Directors

These are the founding members of Project Raise The Roof.  They lend their time and expertise to ensure that our community programs are sustainable and successful.


Natalie Vroman Vowell Founder, Executive Director

With a background in computer science and music theory, Mrs. Vowell has been actively involved with community outreach and education through technology access for the past 12 years.


Phineas Henshaw – Chief Technical Officer

A veteran Marine and accomplished jazz virtuoso, Mr. Henshaw has over 30 years of experience in business development and engineering in a variety of industries.


Kafele Smith – Director of Agriculture

An educator for the St. Louis Science Center’s youth program, Mr. Smith specializes in agriculture and soil analysis, and instructs youth in both hydroponic and aeroponic gardening systems.


Justin Edward Ströhm – Director of Acquisitions

An ordained minister, licensed realtor, and avid enthusiast of the arts, Mr. Ströhm also has 8 years of knowledge in real estate and community organizing.


Darren White – Director of Code/Compliance

A native Northsider, natural entrepreneur, and master plumber, Mr. White’s expertise is in project planning/strategy and determining structural integrity of potential properties.