DaKota founded Destiny Adoption Foundation in November, 2019. He lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and works as a Branch Director for Home Helpers Home Care, helping seniors remain independent and staying in their homes as long as possible. He attended Brigham Young University - Idaho from 2017-2020 after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania and New York. He enjoys playing and watching sports, being outdoors, singing country music and travelling.
DaKota was born to a single, teenage mother in American Fork, Utah and was adopted when he was just a couple months old. He was raised in Utah and Idaho.
“Adoption has been the conduit to all my successes and happiness in life. Because of the beautiful sacrifice of my birth mother, I was given the opportunity to be raised by two incredible, loving, and hard-working parents in an emotionally and financially stable home. When raised in love and with good morals, adoption blesses the lives of all those who are involved and is a great way to fulfill God’s plan for his children to be raised by a family, for “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal DESTINY of His children.”
Tracy and Josh Wilson
Vice President; Directors of Parental Support
Josh and Tracy live in Utah with their four boys. Two of their sons are biological and two are adopted. As a couple, they have always been drawn to adoption and that is how they have grown their beautiful family. Their adopted sons are twins which came as a surprise when they got a call about their birth mama in labor. It was all meant to be. Learning and growing through adoption has given them the desire to help others with the process whether it be adoptive parents, birth mothers, or adoptees.
Treasurer; Director of Fundraising
Lindsay is currently a student at Southern Utah University pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. During her undergraduate studies she played golf while studying Family Live and Human Development. She lives in Cottonwood Heights, Utah with her husband and daughter. Lindsay loves to golf, fish, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with her family. She believes that the family unit is a gift, something that needs to be cherished and constantly nurtured.
Lindsay is dedicated to lightening the financial burden for those looking to adopt.
“Every child deserves the gift of a loving family.”
Director of Public Relations
Curtis was born in Delaware to a military family and quickly found himself moving all across the world. He was able to meet many different people of varying lifestyles and backgrounds. His family finally settled down in Northern Utah, where both of his parents grew up. From there he finished high school, started a family and finished college. Curtis finished his education at Weber State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. He currently lives in Northern Utah with his wife and two children and serves as a Director of Public Relations for Destiny Adoption Foundation.
Holli and Darin Pool
Vice President and Director of Public Relations
* Holli passed away on April 2, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Darin has taken a temporary step away from serving on the Board of Directors to focus on his family and other responsibilities.
See Holli's memorial page here: https://www.destinyadoption.org/for-holli.html
Darin Pool was born on the island of Guam to an Air Force Dentist and his wife. He was raised in the Treasure Valley and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He played collegiate soccer for Ricks College, where he met his wife Holli Fredriksen. Holli was born and raised in Cardston, Alberta Canada. At Ricks, Darin studied Political Science and Holli graduated with an Associates degree in dental assisting. Darin graduated from Idaho State, and has been working for Insurance Network since 2003.
Darin and Holli have 3 biological children and in 2017 they adopted three sibling brothers from Arkansas.
“These boys have brought a new light into our home. Trials are abundant, but we love our children and we love our life. We are truly blessed!”
Director of Communications
Robyn Nguyen was born and raised in Smithfield, Utah. Robyn placed her precious Percilla Marie August 7, 2002 to her beautiful parents Doug and Marcie. Robyn graduated from Sky View High in 2002. In 2007 Robyn received her license in cosmetology from New Horizons Beauty College. Robyn has been married for fourteen years and resides with her husband and three daughters in Boise, Idaho. Robyn enjoys rainy days and cozy time on the couch with her family. Robyn has always tried to find a path in life that creates contentment and confidence within herself and anyone she knows. Robyn believes in her ability to serve others through the trials she has been given and overcome.
Digital Media Specialist
Kameron Goulding is the Digital Media Specialist for Destiny Adoption Foundation. He currently studies Computer Science through Brigham Young University - Hawai’i. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 2016-2018. He enjoys creating and is passionate about writing, writing music, playing music, film and expressing himself creatively however he can.
“My family brings me more joy than anything else in the world, and I believe that every child deserves that same love.”