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Us

What is One ATTA Time all about?

Our mission is to provide families around the world access to clean drinking water, one at a time.


We do this by partnering with local leaders and empowering them to provide life essentials to those suffering from preventable diseases.

One ATTA Time Is A Registered 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization

How We Started


It started with one child. Following an eye-opening visit to El Salvador in August of 2013 to visit Bryan, his sponsored child, Sean Kappauf felt inspired to do more. As he spent time with Bryan and his mother, he learned that it was common for children in Bryan’s community to suffer from illnesses, intestinal parasites and worms due to contaminated drinking water. After his visit, Sean returned home motivated to enact positive change.

In February of 2014, and after much research and study, he brought a team to El Salvador to train local teenage leaders how to assemble, distribute and maintain 50 water filtration kits for families in need. The trip was successful: The children’s health improved and entire communities thrived. Sean knew he needed to take further action. In 2014, he created One ATTA Time and committed to providing water filters to areas in need that would have a lasting impact.

As a California-based non-profit we now travel worldwide, distributing water filter kits to families residing in Mexico, Uganda, Colombia, El Salvador, The Caribbean, Vietnam, Fiji, and the United States. 


Help Children like Bryan



Our Team

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Sean Kappauf

FOUNDER
Considers himself the "water broker." Basically, he connects those who are generous to those who are in need of access to clean water. On top of that he’s responsible for casting vision and moving ATTA forward, one step at a time. 
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Sean Kappauf

FOUNDER
Considers himself the "water broker." Basically, he connects those who are generous to those who are in need of access to clean water. On top of that he's pretty much responsible for talking in front of people and leaving everything else up to Debbie.

Debbie Collette

OPERATIONS
Debbie Collette is the COO and has been with One ATTA Time since it’s conception. Debbie has 15 years of non-profit work-related experience specifically in operations. She is passionate about helping others in many areas but, most importantly, with clean drinking water.

Jazzi Maya

SYSTEMS
Jazzy is the support system behind the work that the water broker is doing. She's passionate for helping others and thats just what we are looking for within our organization.

Ben Coplin

MARKETING
Ben has been here from the start, helping us sound good, look good and connect more people to the mission and vision of ATTA. He is zealous about helping people and being a platform for others to achieve their dreams.

Our Board

Norm Bennett

This Swiss born, American raised chef-owner traveled all over Europe and the United States working in some of the finest hotels and restaurants after earning his credentials from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. In 2004, Norm channeled his passion for culinary excellence into 24 Carrots catering and events, where his elevated standards made the perfect foundation for success. His background is heavily infused into event menus, where fresh ingredients and memorable cuisine is top priority, and many of his secret recipes are long standing client favorites. Norm is known to be a strong believer in excellent wine, deep sea fishing with his crew, and football season. When he’s not testing out the newest fad dessert or adding to his 180 gallon salt water fish tank, Norm loves spending time with his three grandsons, who he and his wife Sherri refer to as their little soccer team.

Debbie Collette

Debbie Collette brings 30 years of board, operations and management experience to ATTA. She has served in many different roles on multiple boards and has worked in upper management at a number of for profit and non-profit organizations. Debbie is the COO for ATTA and she also works with Trellis in Business Management. Debbie obtained her Business Management degree from Vanguard University. She lives with her husband, 4 children and little farm of animals in the mountains in Northern California. Debbie has a passion and drive to help stop the suffering people experience from a lack of basic essentials.

Josh Roque

Josh loves to empower and encourage others. Growing up in Huntington Beach, CA, he has always had a passion for the water. When Sean asked him to be a part of ATTA, he couldn’t have been more excited! Josh is a renaissance man, best known for balancing his core drive to make a lasting impact on the world with enjoying life’s best gifts. In the Spring of 2015, Josh joined ATTA on a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Hunting for passion and purpose in his career, Josh realized that his skills could be utilized both in and out of the office. As Treasurer, Josh consults on all fiscal operations, ensuring that all funding received has the greatest possible impact. Josh is a loving husband to his beautiful wife Katherine, and an avid surfer, diver, triathlete and photographer. He is a licensed CPA, and earned a B.A. in Accounting and B.A. in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Joshua Pinto

Joshua Pinto is the Senior Pastor and church planter at Faro Church and has been serving as Senior Pastor since 2002. While leading the largest Latino Church in South Orange County, Joshua also was a Market Business Consultant with Allstate Insurance, then a VP of Marketing with Flexscan and then the Senior Marketing Manager with Brakke Schafnitz Insurance Brokers. Joshua has a Bachelors in Theology from Latin American theological Seminary, a Master of Theology in Pastoral Ministry from Latin University of Theology, and currently working on a Master in Leadership from Vanguard University. Joshua has a huge heart for those in need, in fact he and his family lived in one of the countries that ATTA currently serves in, Colombia. Joshua brings a wealth of knowledge on so many levels, but most importantly he knows what it’s like for those we are serving. With that knowledge he brings wisdom and insight to our Board of Directors and ultimately ATTA as we continue to help those who need access to clean and safe drinking water.

Markita Roberson

Markita is a native of New York City, born and raised in Southeast Queens. She has been involved in teaching ministry for over 30 years, teaching ages preschool to senior adults. She has done both her undergraduate and graduate work in Biblical Studies at Vanguard University, where she worked as Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Religion from 2005 to 2019. A former adjunct instructor of Biblical and Women’s Studies, she served as the chief architect of the minor in Women’s Studies, as well as an administrative board member for the Center for Women’s Studies (now the Global Center for Women and Justice). In the summer of 2016, Markita joined the pastoral staff of Faith Worship Community as a teaching minister. In spring 2019 she was installed as the church’s Senior Associate Pastor and ordained to the ministry of Faith Worship Community.

Teresa Rooke

Teresa has been involved in non-profit education for the majority of her professional career. She has served in teaching positions for multiple grade levels and worked in administration as an elementary school director and principal for private, non-profit educational institutions in the Los Angeles area.  She has a Master’s degree in Education from National University and has completed course work in early childhood education at UCLA. As a part of Teresa’s educational roles, she has been involved in many important aspects of fundraising for private, nonprofit schools. She has a heart for children, and one of her fondest memories working in education was teaching kindergarten, where she says  that nothing can surpass the joy of watching a five-year-old learning something for the first time.  Her heart for children led her to One ATTA Time, where she serves on the board and continues her quest to help children around the world.

Sean Kappauf

Sean Kappauf is the Executive Director and Founder of One ATTA Time. He serves on the Board of Directors to help lead the organization to fulfill the mission of providing families access to clean drinking water around the world. He has been involved in water-related non-profit work for over five years and has worked in the non-profit world for over ten years. He is an accomplished speaker, teacher, and leader, who is passionate about helping and empowering others, primarily through communication and acts of service, which he demonstrates as he leads by example with his energetic, hands-on leadership style. Though ATTA touches the lives of tens of thousands each day, Sean’s vision for providing families with clean water continues to expand.



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One ATTA Time is comprised of visual and written story tellers who capture and create the work we do in other countries.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Eric Barnes

Connor Van Orden

CONTENT CREATION

Barb Eljenholm



PHOTOGRAPHY

Shannon Rurup

Trev Lee


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