about

Restoration through creativity

We exist to restore holistic well-being through the transformative power of creative art programs.

history

Scott & Amelia Moore founded Athentikos in 2008 to give thanks to the birth country of their sons.

 After wrestling with infertility for over a decade, Scott and Amelia adopted two sons from Guatemala. During their adoption process, they learned about Guatemala’s tragic history and met children who were still hurting. They couldn’t just adopt their sons and move on with their lives. They had to respond. So, they decided to use their creative talents to tell a story that would inspire audiences to respond.

The Moores recruited creative friends and took three trips to Guatemala in 2009-2010 to produce ‘Reparando’, a feature-length, award-winning documentary that depicts the country’s 36-year war and reconstruction.

In 2011, Athentikos was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and began producing a second documentary, ‘Becoming Fools’, a moving story about the impact of a professional clown who mentored at-risk youth living in the streets of Guatemala.

Working with street youth during the production of Becoming Fools inspired Athentikos to create an arts program called “I AM ART” to empower at-risk kids through creative arts. Athentikos currently leads several international teams a year in partnership with orphanages and homes for at-risk youth.

PHILOSOPHY

Athentikos was born from our identity. We wanted to help people around the world, but we realized we aren’t doctors, lawyers, or engineers. We’re creatives. We believe the desires of our heart came from a God who loves us and wants us to generously share our identity to serve the least, last, and lost. When we’re authentic to our identity, our origin is unquestionable. When we’re authentic in community, our lives compliment each other in a sum greater than each of its parts; a diversity in unity that can only be explained by the overwhelming grace of a God writing a greater story.

Athentikos Team

Ô-THENTIK-ŌS/

MEANING: GREEK WORD FOR “AUTHENTIC”

LOGO SYMBOLISM

The continual process of being drawn closer to our authentic identity over the course of life.

founderS

Scott Moore

Scott founded Athentikos with his wife Amelia in 2008 after adopting two sons from Guatemala. In addition to leading creative direction for I AM ART, he has directed the Athentikos films, Reparando and Becoming Fools.

Scott fell in love with global cultures during childhood while traveling the world with his family. After graduating from high school in Okinawa, Japan, Scott returned to the United States and received a BA in Theatre Arts with Communication from Hastings College.

Amelia Moore

Amelia Moore was introduced to the beautiful country of Guatemala in 2005 through the adoption of their two sons. Her formal background is in art and graphic design, and from these creative fields, she discovered a love of photography in 2003.

She's now a full-time award-winning photographer working in events and portraits whose been featured in People Magazine and numerous websites. You can see examples of her work at ameliajmoore.com.

Operations Team

David Lee
I AM ART Director
David Lee is Director of I AM ART, and has led dozens of trips to Guatemala with Athentikos since 2015. He’s a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN who began playing music after watching old-timers playing the blues on the front porch as a child in Mississippi. I AM ART allows David to combine his passion for creativity with his desire to help other people. David lives in Nashville and loves to fish, go camping, and be creative.
Amelia Moore
Communications Manager
Amelia Moore is married to Scott. They were introduced to the beautiful country of Guatemala in 2005 through the adoption of their two sons. Her formal background is in art and graphic design, and from these creative fields, she discovered a love of photography in 2003. She’s now a full-time award-winning photographer working in events and portraits whose been featured in People Magazine, OK! Magazine, Chopped and numerous websites. You can see examples of her work at ameliajmoore.com.
Kathlyn Chan
I AM ART Guatemala In-Country Coordinator
I am wife of Noé and mother of our precious daughter Hadassah. We live in Guatemala. I’ve been an “artist” for as long as I can remember whether it was sketching during classes, creating bicycles out of twisty-ties or painting rocks. As an adult, I enjoy painting, drawing, baking exotic things and photography and I’m passionate about showing people that they are special. Shortly after moving to Guatemala in 2013, I participated in an I AM ART camps and it was life-changing. I experienced a fusion of art and ministry like I never dreamed possible. At this time Athentikos was in need of someone In Guatemala to prepare camps and I willingly agreed!
Ivette Alvarado
I AM ART Guatemala In-Country Assistant Coordinator
Hi, I’m a proud missionary in my own country, Guatemala. I volunteered for the first time with Athentikos in 2016 and my experience at my first I Am Art camp was life-changing! After that, I decided to be part of this for as long as God wanted me to. Now I’m part of I Am Art camp staff preparing our national (Guatemalan) team from translators to artists to materials to the large group! I love it all and encourage every Guatemalan to expect the unexpected from our God!
Kati Korosuo
I AM ART Team Leader
Kati Korosuo is a dance artist based in Finland. She has been working in the contexts of contemporary dance, theatre and performance art for the past 15 years. In addition to her devotion as a performer, she keeps busy by developing her own artistic practice called Dances to a Beat (DTB) and teaching it all over the world. Teaching this practice brought her to Guatemala and to work with Athentikos for the first time in 2016. Since then a part of her heart has stayed in the country, and she kept coming back attending IAA camps teaching workshops yearly. Since 2019 she’s taken the responsibility of being a team leader as well.
Carla Jean
Social Media Coordinator
I am a college graduate with an English degree whose love for language is only rivaled by my love for coffee & french fries (any form of potato, really). Writing is my main passion, but I am down for painting, singing, playing guitar, hiking, photography, and discussing all things nerdy and sci-fi just about any time of day. I despise anything math-related, but I suspect it is because my brain is too full of song lyrics and movie quotes to hold on to numbers. Creativity has been my refuge through a tumultuous childhood and an abusive marriage, and I will forever be indebted to Athentikos for connecting me with such open-hearted and compassionate artists who reminded me what love should look like. Channeling art to heal the broken is how my own gate to freedom was swung wide open, and I will work to help others get free for as long as I am on this planet. (And should the Guardians of the Galaxy recruit me, or The Doctor ask me to be his companion, I will do it on other planets as well.)
Scott Moore
Founder, Creative Director
Scott founded Athentikos with his wife Amelia in 2008 after adopting two sons from Guatemala. In addition to leading creative direction for I AM ART, he has directed the Athentikos films, Reparando and Becoming Fools.Scott fell in love with global cultures during childhood while traveling the world with his family. After graduating from high school in Okinawa, Japan, Scott returned to the United States and received a BA in Theatre Arts with Communication from Hastings College.
Noé Chan
In-Country Assistant Coordinator
Noé Chan is a physical therapist by profession who enjoys different types of artistic activities including charcoal drawing, hand crafts and string art. Since childhood he has learned to use threads in artistic ways creating different types of woven patterns from the region. Noé is native Guatemalan, originally from Chichicastenango, Guatemala; a place rich in art and culture.

Board

Kimberly Moore
Board President
An art lover herself, Kimberly was naturally drawn to the mission of Athentikos. In 2016 Kimberly completed her Masters in Clinical and Mental Health adding onto her ever-evolving passion for helping people live their best lives. By combining her passion for art and mental health, Kimberly found a natural fit in serving in the I AM ART camps at Oasis in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Kimberly stepped into the Chairman of the Board role serving Athentikos with focus and passion to grow the organization spread the impact globally. Kimberly resides in Charleston, SC with her husband and 10-month old daughter. As a family, they enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the low country and beaches of Charleston. When Kimberly is not at the beach she is working as a Director of Strategic Accounts in the Healthcare market for Elsevier.
Becky Jascoviak
Board Member
Becky has been the President of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation for the past eight years. By day, she is the Grants and Marketing Specialist at Opportunity Enterprises, an agency serving individuals with disabilities. She has served non-profits in marketing, development, and grants for over 20 years from human services to arts to international to government. Becky holds an MBA from Valparaiso University and is the current president of the Grant Professionals Foundation. She and her husband Jerry live in Valparaiso, IN.
Mary Collins
Board Member
Mary Collins brings more than 20 years of experience to the Athentikos board with her work in the entertainment industry. She is currently the Female Activations Specialist with Troops And Allies Entertainment. While attending Belmont University, she began her career working as a personal assistant for multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith and over the next decade her role continued to expand to include calendar management, VIP scheduling and quarterly design and publication of his artist newsletter. For the past 8 years, her focus has been on creating influencer marketing campaigns, female activations and project management for some of the most successful films to date including A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (releasing Fall 2019), and many more. Mary also has experience in campaigns for many Fathom full feature events. Mary continues to reside just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Josh and their three kids Molly, Riley, and Jonas.
Jeff Marcino
Board Member
Jeff Marcino MS, LPC, Psy. D is certified and specializes in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (RLT) Relational Life Therapy, and is a (CSAT) Certified Sex Addiction Therapy working with a wide variety of patients. Dr. Marcino has been in private practice for over 12 years. Jeff and his daughter, Izzy, have served on several I AM ART trips in addition to serving on the board.

Online Workshop Leaders

Kimberly Moore
Board President
An art lover herself, Kimberly was naturally drawn to the mission of Athentikos. In 2016 Kimberly completed her Masters in Clinical and Mental Health adding onto her ever-evolving passion for helping people live their best lives. By combining her passion for art and mental health, Kimberly found a natural fit in serving in the I AM ART camps at Oasis in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Kimberly stepped into the Chairman of the Board role serving Athentikos with focus and passion to grow the organization spread the impact globally. Kimberly resides in Charleston, SC with her husband and 10-month old daughter. As a family, they enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the low country and beaches of Charleston. When Kimberly is not at the beach she is working as a Director of Strategic Accounts in the Healthcare market for Elsevier.
Becky Jascoviak
Board Member
Becky has been the President of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation for the past eight years. By day, she is the Grants and Marketing Specialist at Opportunity Enterprises, an agency serving individuals with disabilities. She has served non-profits in marketing, development, and grants for over 20 years from human services to arts to international to government. Becky holds an MBA from Valparaiso University and is the current president of the Grant Professionals Foundation. She and her husband Jerry live in Valparaiso, IN.
Mary Collins
Board Member
Mary Collins brings more than 20 years of experience to the Athentikos board with her work in the entertainment industry. She is currently the Female Activations Specialist with Troops And Allies Entertainment. While attending Belmont University, she began her career working as a personal assistant for multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith and over the next decade her role continued to expand to include calendar management, VIP scheduling and quarterly design and publication of his artist newsletter. For the past 8 years, her focus has been on creating influencer marketing campaigns, female activations and project management for some of the most successful films to date including A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (releasing Fall 2019), and many more. Mary also has experience in campaigns for many Fathom full feature events. Mary continues to reside just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Josh and their three kids Molly, Riley, and Jonas.
Jeff Marcino
Board Member
Jeff Marcino MS, LPC, Psy. D is certified and specializes in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (RLT) Relational Life Therapy, and is a (CSAT) Certified Sex Addiction Therapy working with a wide variety of patients. Dr. Marcino has been in private practice for over 12 years. Jeff and his daughter, Izzy, have served on several I AM ART trips in addition to serving on the board.