Board of Directors
President & Executive Director
Laurie Lundberg is the president and founder of Bridge of Love. She studied Child Development at Brigham Young University, and has spent much of her life in loving, nurturing and guiding children. She has seven children, twenty-eight grandchildren, and numerous Romanian children who have all given her great insight to life. She lived in Bucharest, Romania from 2008-2011 while her husband served as the LDS Mission President. Everyday she saw the tragedy of abandoned children who are left without hope.
Secretary & Treasurer
Scott received a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1978. He is now of counsel with Lundberg & Associates, a law firm he founded in 1991. He served as a mission president for his church over the Romania Bucharest Mission from 2008 to 2011. He has been active in coaching youth sports, Scouting and running.
Corey was adopted from Romania at just a few months old. He has been back once as an adult and had the opportunity to help with various humanitarian projects and connect with biological family members while there. He has been involved with Bridge of Love since 2019 and hopes that, through the efforts of the foundation, the lives of Romanian children can continue to be changed for the better.
Pauline is a graduate of Arizona State University with her bachelor’s degree. She received her Special Education endorsement from Utah State University. She has devoted her life to her husband and six children and serving in her church. She currently teaches in the Elementary setting as the special education teacher and loves her students. She loves the people of Romania and feels grateful to have had the opportunity to travel there the past two years and meet the wonderful people.
Andrei Popa is the Founder and President of USA Containers, a friends and family-owned business specializing in the sales, rentals, and nationwide delivery of storage containers and related accessories. With a career spanning from 2017, Andrei has emerged as a visionary leader and a leading authority in the container industry. Outside of work, Andrei is a devoted soccer enthusiast and has made meaningful contributions through volunteer work with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as Branch President from 2016 to 2017. His dedication to both his business and community reflects his passion for making a positive impact in various aspects of life.
Tiffani Shipley is a licensed clinical social worker who has been on the Bridge of Love board since its inception in 2000. She has traveled to Romania many times and works with the foundations social workers and psychologist. In 2001, she started the process of adopting an 11 month old baby girl, Liliana, but was unable to complete the adoption due to the closure of international adoptions in Romania in 2005.She currently works as a therapist for the Department of Child and Family Services.
Alice Alecu Kirk
Alise Kirk was born and raised in Romania. Alise graduated with a degree in Public Relations from BYU, and she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond, Virginia. She met her husband, Ethan while both were working in politics and they were married on 12-12-12. After living in DC and back in CA they moved to Utah in 2018. Alise is primarily a stay-at-home mom to their three girls and two boys, she manages an Italian Leather Bags business her and her husband started, and acts as a Romanian Language Consultant on the side.
Maren Dalton graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She loves children and has been involved with the abandoned children of Romania since 1999. She and her husband, Kamron, are the parents of four children. Maren currently serves as president of Rodney Service Company. She loves cooking, music, sewing and teaches piano and sewing lessons to children. She just adopted a baby, making them a happy family of seven.
Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University, where he received his B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy. Additionally, he graduated with honors from Quantic School of Business and Technology with a MBA. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and holds both the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA) designations from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Tom developed a love for Romania, its people, and its culture when he served a mission to Romania from 2010-2012. He enjoys traveling and is a strong proponent of lifelong learning and service.
Shondell was born and raised with in a wonderful family in Monticello, Utah. She met her husband, Chad Hymas, in High school and got married in 1995. She has four amazing children, her youngest having been adopted from Ethiopia. She currently lives on her ranch in Rush Valley, where they have raised their kids for the last twenty years. She has been involved with Bridge of Love since 2007 and has been an amazing help, and truly a blessing to the organization.
Joshua was born in Romania, in April of 1999. When Scott and Laurie went to Tutova on their first humanitarian trip they saw Joshua, and a few years later, was adopted by Scott and Laurie Lundberg around the age of three. He has gone back many times. When Scott and Laurie were called on an LDS mission to Romania, Joshua went as well. He loves the culture, understands the language fluently, and can speak some as well. He is studying Psychology with hopes of helping Romania one day.
Whitnie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BYU Idaho and worked as a labor and delivery nurse at the University of Utah. She served a mission in Romania for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 2011-2012, where she developed a deep love and compassion for the underprivileged and a strong desire to make a difference. Whitnie enjoys a rich family life with her husband and three daughters, as well as a menagerie of animals.