Who We Are
The work that we do involves countless people who contribute their time and skills. We want you to know about them and how you might get involved with our work.
Linda Egle, Founder and Executive Director
Linda Egle founded Eternal Threads in the year 2000 after early retirement from a 27-year career as a United Airlines Flight Attendant. However, the vision for the Eternal Threads' mission began in 1988 when she traveled to south India and saw first hand what life was like for women living in extreme poverty and also witnessed their initiative and desire to improve the lives of their families. Eternal Threads was established to give these women sustainable income and skills development training. The first project for Eternal Threads was established in south India with the SOFI tote.
Linda has her B.A. in Home Economics and also a B.S. in Biblical Studies as well as having read Theology at Oriel College, Oxford.
Jennifer Patterson, Gatherings Coordinator
Jennifer Patterson started volunteering at ET in Aug 2010 and joined the staff soon after. She serves as the Gatherings Coordinator and is deeply involved with the Red Thread Movement - our initiative to raise awareness and find solutions to the problem of human trafficking. Jennifer combines her love of justice for the poor with her background in retail to help others get involved with the Eternal Thread's mission in their area. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and is active in her church and community.
Contact Jennifer for any inquiries about Gathering Sales: email@example.com
Abby Youngblood, Communications Coordinator
Abby graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Masters in Social Work in May 2012. For many years she has been passionate about helping girls and women who are victims of trafficking and prostitution. Abby volunteered and conducted research for Eternal Threads while working on her master's thesis on Factors that Contribute to Sex Trafficking. She began working full-time in June 2012 as Communications Coordinator. At Eternal Threads she works with online and wholesale customer, striving to enhance our communication with donors and other supporters. Contact Abby if you have questions about online orders, wholesale inquires, or general questions about Eternal Threads: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breahna Jordan, Red Thread Movement Director
Breahna began with working with Eternal Threads as an intern for the Red Thread Movement in March 2012. She joined the team full time as the RTM Director after graduating in December 2012 from Abilene Christian University with her B.A. in Business Management and Marketing. Contact Breahna for any inquiries about the Red Thread Movement: email@example.com
Candy White, Volunteer Coordinator
Candy serves as our Volunteer Corrdinator. Upon retiring from 18 plus years as a bank accounting speciality she now finds fulfillment in volunteering and enjoys encouraging others to use their gifts and passion for serving others.
Contact Candy if you'd like to volunteer with Eternal Threads: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership is one of our core values. The field partners with whom we work are essential to the process of development. Their local oversight having cultural, linquistic and geographical expertise is superior to any efforts that we could make on our own. A relationship of trust is essential to our shared success and we make a reciprocal commitment to support one another and the artisans with whom we work and serve.
INDIA, Emmanuel Handicrafts
THAILAND, Ruam Mit Foundation for Youth
MADAGASCAR, Mirana Abraham, Mirado
NEPAL (for security reasons our Nepal partner will not be pictured)
AFGHANISTAN (for security reasons our Afghan partner will not be pictured)
Joyce Haley (pictured here with artisans in Madagascar) teaches advertising at Abilene Christian University. She has donated her time and unique skills to Eternal Threads for several years and recently produced the video you can view on this site with Brittany Huckabee in Thailand and Madagascar.
Brittany Huckabee, Director and Producer, Verizon One Productions has become a valued member of the ET Team. She recently donated her time and skills to the production of the video you can view on this site. She will be traveling with Eternal Threads again in January to document the human tragedy of the trafficking of Nepalese girls
Eternal Threads is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Abilene, Texas. All donations are tax deductible.