Our Team
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Craig Morris

Ground Game Guru
aka Program Director

Co-founder of Holy City Children, Craig tackles the logistics of the Holy City Children program in the field. He is a lover of people and nature. He first developed his passion for helping others and immersing himself in nature through the Boy Scouts of America. Raised in Newnan, Georgia, (a suburb of Atlanta strapped with culture and diversity) he learned to appreciate the differences among his peers. Craig has resided in the Charleston area for over a decade and adores its people and its breath-taking beauty.

He has been a part of many volunteer opportunities in the area including Lunch Buddy Programs, School Mentoring, working on lands and farm with the Land Trusts, and serving food to the homeless at One80 shelter in Downtown Charleston. When he’s not serving others, you can find him camping, playing guitar, golfing, surfing, or attending live music performances.

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CLARESE PARTIS

Air Game ARCHITECT
aka Executive Director

Clarese is co-founder of Holy City Children, handling the strategy and setup of Holy City Children from behind her CPU control panel. Her professional background is in software development. She balances the tech world with the solace she finds in nature. She has been actively pursuing the path to a happier and more fulfilled life for the past several years and has found the single most rewarding act is to be of service to others. By helping others, we help ourselves.

For fun, Clarese enjoys exploring other cultures, spending time with the ocean, practicing aerial silks, biohacking, yoga, breath work, and meditation. She has been in the IT world for 20+ years and has decided to use her expertise in software development, research, and user experience design to encourage children to find joy in new experiences and service to others. She believes helping our children help themselves will have a cascading effect in our local communities and the world.

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Alex opoulos

Team Captain
aka Board Chair

Alex was drawn to Holy City Children because of his love of service and improving the lives of children. He is founder of Objectivity Squared Wealth Management and has been working within financial services for 25+ years.  He is a past board member and finance officer for 180 Place, the largest homeless shelter in South Carolina as well as Think Tec, a Charleston Chamber of Commerce initiative to support technology businesses. He served multiple terms on the Board of Wings for Kids and currently works with Social Venture Partners-Charleston, a partnership that collectively invest their expertise and financial resources in mission driven nonprofits to achieve sustainable, measurable impact. 

Outside of the of the office he enjoys tennis, golf, surfing, cycling and coaching his kids athletic teams. He’s passionate about finding the right balance between family, personal, professional and community responsibilities and how they interrelate. His home is in Charleston, with his wife Monica and children, Max (15) and Maya (12).