Sharlet is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 30 To Infinity. Sharlet is an Immigrant who was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya but came to the United States at the age of 19. She came to pursue Psychology from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. She transitioned her career into Interior Design which has always been her passion and opened an Interior Decorating Firm called Zawadi Empire in 2019 located in McKinney, Texas where she currently resides. Sharlet is married to Elly Obwaka and they have a son called Elly Obwaka Junior. Sharlet learnt and developed the culture of giving and charity since childhood from her parents. Joel Too, (Sharlet’s father), accommodated many people in their home until they were able to get back on their feet. Mary Too, (Sharlet’s mother), took her and her older sibling to various Children’s Homes and homeless shelters in Nairobi, Kenya. Sharlet has good leadership skills from the mentorship she received from her parents. Sharlet’s father was the City Treasurer of Nairobi and her mother is the Assistant Principal of Sunshine Secondary School in Nairobi.
Elly is the Co-founder and President of 30 To Infinity. Elly’s youth, energy and determination plays a key role in marketing and fundraising for the organization. Elly Obwaka came to the United States as an immigrant at the age of 13 years old. Elly has a vast experience in the medical coding industry and has also played a big role in his wife’s Interior Designing Firm- Zawadi Empire. Elly is passionate about giving and charity ever since he was a child living with his grandmother as he witnessed her generosity to the community. He also volunteered in his previous home church-Calvary Church. Elly has coordinated and participated in all the outreach programs that we have done.
Zahra is the Chair of the Board of the Directors. She has been valuable to 30 To Infinity as she is a mentor to the members of the Board. Zahra came to the USA as an immigrant woman in 2002. She worked in Human Services as a Caregiver by providing support to individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. In 2004, Zahra opened her home to accommodate 3 adults suffering from mental illness. She supported them for over 5 years and they became part of her family. She then expanded her charitable deeds by opening Baraka LLC in 2007. Through, Baraka LLC, she provides a home to people coming out of hospital or jail with nowhere to reside. Baraka LLC with support from the federal government now serves 40 members in 5 locations in Phoenix, Arizona with over 46 full time employees and 5 contracted professionals. Zahra Plagens helps in steering our young organization towards the achievement of its goals and objectives.
Sharon is the Secretary to the Board. Sharon plays a vital role in the organization by bringing hard work, dedication and resilience. Sharon came from Nairobi, Kenya as an immigrant in 2008 to pursue a career in Nursing. She graduated with a GPA of 4.0 and attained her BSN from Amarillo College. She worked as a Critical Care Nurse in a travel-nursing role in Dallas, Texas. 2 years later, she was compelled to go back to school to advance her career to being a CRNA which has always been her passion since her childhood. She chose this career as a way to give back to the community as she struggled to fight a heart condition that she was born with. Sharon was raised with strong Christian values and is passionate about helping those in need.
Clive is our Finance Manager. He brings his knowledge and expertise in the Financial and Accounting field to 30 To Infinity. Clive is a Certified Public Accountant, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Clive worked in Kericho County Referral Hospital as an Accounts and Finance Assistant. Clive is responsible for the inflows and outflows of cash during a fiscal period.