Daria Nacheff Absher graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and then earned a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Daria practiced securities law for six years before choosing to retire from law and work full time as “Chief Home Officer.” Daria has volunteered with multiple organizations focused on helping children, including the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and the Amara organization, which is dedicated to supporting children and families through the foster care system.
Dan Rhea Absher is a third-generation owner of Absher Construction Company, one of Washington state’s largest contractors. Under his leadership, Absher established its “Holiday Lights” program, providing meals and gifts for families over the holiday season wherever they are building. Absher also hosts an annual “Kids Cup” golf tournament, with proceeds going to children’s programs throughout the state. Dan has been an active volunteer, coaching youth sports his entire life. Dan is a past Board Member and Chair of Amara, an organization dedicated to improving the foster care system. Dan is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Jamie Colbourne was born in Newfoundland, Canada. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and a CPA designation he moved to the United States and became a serial entrepreneur. Jamie spent most of his career in the food manufacturing business and supporting Sue in her volunteer efforts. As he winds down his career, Jamie is placing more of his energy toward humanitarian efforts.
Sue Stocking Colbourne was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Radford University with a Masters’s Degree in Learning Disabilities. She taught LD in the Roanoke, Virginia, school district for four years before entering real estate. In 1986, Sue followed Jamie to Toronto and her employment days were over but her volunteering stays were just beginning. She served on the regional board for The City of Hope for 10 years, raising funds for cancer research. In 2009, she became actively involved with Camp Korey in Seattle, Washington. Camp Korey provides Camp to children with Life-altering medical conditions at no charge to their families. She is currently their Vice President on their Board of Directors. Sue has always had a deep passion for helping children. Refuse To Quit is aligned with those passions. Helping to set up and fund play therapy for Ukrainian children while in Romania was extremely rewarding. Children are truly the innocents of this war.