About CE Karma

CE Karma

CE Karma is the fastest growing provider of quality dental continuing education.  In 2017, we will provide 95 CE courses in 33 states.  Bringing you leading educators speaking on relevant topics, in convenient locations at an unmatched price.

 

Founder - Mr. Steve Down

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a legacy of social benefit for the dental profession by providing “CE with a Cause” through our ATTEND2GIVE program. For every doctor who attends a continuing education course, CE Karma provides free oral health care to patients in need.

 

About Mr. Steve Down

Steve Down is a man with a cause. Many causes, in fact. His companies are a force for good, as Steve has an unwavering commitment to building businesses that change our lives and communities for the better.

Steve is an entrepreneur, cause capitalist and cause leader. A preeminent role model for 21st century business leaders, he believes, and has demonstrated numerous times, that helping his community and running wildly successful businesses are not mutually exclusive.  Rather than simply donating money to the causes he believes in, he has set up a business model that turns his customers into benefactors of their own communities. Many of his businesses are built on a 1:1 giving model—buy one, give one.

He is the founder and president of Even Stevens, a sandwich shop with a cause that has become a force for sustainable change in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. For every sandwich sold, Even Stevens donates the value of a sandwich to a local nonprofit who in turn feed the hungry in their community.  To date, Even Stevens currently supports more than 40 different non-profit partners in local markets and in just over two years, the company has donated more than one million sandwiches. Even Stevens is the fastest growing fast casual dining restaurant chain in the United States, reaching the goal of 1 Million sandwiches sold seven before years McDonald’s was able to do so at its start. It has become a beloved brand in 10 communities, with plans to expand to 25 in 2017.

Steve also founded The Falls Event Centers, innovative and state-of-the-art event facilities that are rapidly becoming the place to hold corporate gatherings, dream weddings, and community events. The company offers free access to facility space to local non–profits from their available inventory. The Falls Event Centers are rapidly expanding their presence in the market, with eleven locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and plans to expand to 25 this year.

Another Steve Down Company with a life changing give-back is CE Karma, a professional Dental continuing education organization supporting the success of both dentists and the communities they serve. Providing state-of-the-art continuing education with a cause.  For every course attendee, CE Karma donates proceeds back to non-profit partners, Mission of Mercy and America’s Dentists Care foundation, providing free oral health care to patients in need.  CE Karma is currently in 33 states, with 90+ courses and plans to double course offerings in 2018.

His most recent 1:1 initiative is Steve’s Hotel, opening soon in McMinnville, Oregon. For every room rented, the company provides one night in the community’s homeless shelter for those in need.

Steve’s desire to help others is deeply rooted in his philosophy about financial wealth. “Giving help is one of the greatest rewards of becoming financially fit,” he says in his book, Financially Fit for Life. And he’s a man who knows what he’s talking about, because he has personally experienced the principals he teaches. Steve knows what it’s like to be in debt – to the tune of $1,000,000. He also knows what it’s like to turn things around and eventually make that very same amount in a single day.

His company, Financially Fit, is an organization committed to helping families and individuals create wealth from any starting point. As America’s Wealth Coach, Steve has shared his knowledge and experience with individuals from coast to coast, helping them change the way they think, feel, and act about money to achieve their vision of financial wealth. He is the author of Financially Fit for Life and an audio book, The Miracle of Wealth. He has also been heard by millions on national talk. Together, Steve’s books, trainings, and mentoring systems have helped countless individuals treat the disease of financial illiteracy, not just the symptoms.

Steve’s other flourishing companies include Storm Maker Media and Blue Hat Ventures.

Meet our team

Sandy Porritt

President

President

Sandy Porritt

Sandy brings 23+ years of dedication, knowledge and expertise as a successful business executive for some of the dental industry’s top organizations, serving as an acknowledged leader in dental continuing education, curriculum development, manufacturing, product research and clinical studies, business management, and philanthropic development.
Her personal testimony, as a result of experiencing the significant difference that one volunteer/mentor made in helping her navigate her journey through breast cancer, inspired her to follow in those footsteps and give back to others going through the same challenges. Experiencing the joy and fulfillment of helping others has created a deep passion to give back to those in need in a meaningful and tangible way.
Sandy’s career and life experiences have perfectly prepared her as President of CE Karma to lead the vision and mission of becoming “the industry-leading provider of dental continuing education with a cause”, aligning with the philosophy of creating a legacy of social benefit that is the guiding principle of CE Karma’s founder and social entrepreneur, Mr. Steve Down.
She believes that this chapter of her life will bring the greatest fulfillment by delivering on a commitment to make a difference in the dental profession and create a legacy of social benefit.

SPORRITT@CEKARMA.COM
469.307.8669

Dr. Lou Graham

Director of Clinical Education

Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Lou Graham

Dr. Lou Graham: Dr. Graham is dedicated to providing quality dental continuing education that combines the latest clinical innovative procedures integrated with instruction in new technologies and relevant information on the fundamentals of running a successful business. Creating a curriculum that provides the tools for achieving a thriving successful practice and a community based on the foundation that “growth occurs when knowledge is applied”.

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Lani Becker

Director of Social Cause

Director of Social Cause

Lani Becker

Lani began serving the dental profession in 1993 and hasn’t stopped since. Her combined experiences in providing quality dental education programs and her leadership in organizing free dental clinics at a state and national level, along with her “addiction to help people” make her the right person to support our continuing education program as well as coordinate our social giving efforts. Lani recognizes that professional success isn’t complete without having a meaningful way to give back and has become very passionate about working side by side with members of the dental community to provide free oral health care to those in need.

LBECKER@CEKARMA.COM
414.640.1311

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Daniel Nava

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Daniel Nava

Daniel is a business management graduate from BYU-I, and has been a leader in the development of multiple startup companies. He is passionate about building brands and excels in developing and leading strong teams. Daniel joined CE Karma in 2013 as Director of operations where he has been an integral part of the success and growth of the company. Daniel ensures the daily operations lead to the success of CE Karma.

DNAVA@CEKARMA.COM
801.971.2170

President

Sandy Porritt

Sandy brings 23+ years of dedication, knowledge and expertise as a successful business executive for some of the dental industry’s top organizations, serving as an acknowledged leader in dental continuing education, curriculum development, manufacturing, product research and clinical studies, business management, and philanthropic development.
Her personal testimony, as a result of experiencing the significant difference that one volunteer/mentor made in helping her navigate her journey through breast cancer, inspired her to follow in those footsteps and give back to others going through the same challenges. Experiencing the joy and fulfillment of helping others has created a deep passion to give back to those in need in a meaningful and tangible way.
Sandy’s career and life experiences have perfectly prepared her as President of CE Karma to lead the vision and mission of becoming “the industry-leading provider of dental continuing education with a cause”, aligning with the philosophy of creating a legacy of social benefit that is the guiding principle of CE Karma’s founder and social entrepreneur, Mr. Steve Down.
She believes that this chapter of her life will bring the greatest fulfillment by delivering on a commitment to make a difference in the dental profession and create a legacy of social benefit.

SPORRITT@CEKARMA.COM
469.307.8669

Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Lou Graham

Dr. Lou Graham: Dr. Graham is dedicated to providing quality dental continuing education that combines the latest clinical innovative procedures integrated with instruction in new technologies and relevant information on the fundamentals of running a successful business. Creating a curriculum that provides the tools for achieving a thriving successful practice and a community based on the foundation that “growth occurs when knowledge is applied”.

Read More about Dr. Lou Graham

Director of Social Cause

Lani Becker

Lani began serving the dental profession in 1993 and hasn’t stopped since. Her combined experiences in providing quality dental education programs and her leadership in organizing free dental clinics at a state and national level, along with her “addiction to help people” make her the right person to support our continuing education program as well as coordinate our social giving efforts. Lani recognizes that professional success isn’t complete without having a meaningful way to give back and has become very passionate about working side by side with members of the dental community to provide free oral health care to those in need.

LBECKER@CEKARMA.COM
414.640.1311

Read More about Lani Becker

Director of Operations

Daniel Nava

Daniel is a business management graduate from BYU-I, and has been a leader in the development of multiple startup companies. He is passionate about building brands and excels in developing and leading strong teams. Daniel joined CE Karma in 2013 as Director of operations where he has been an integral part of the success and growth of the company. Daniel ensures the daily operations lead to the success of CE Karma.

DNAVA@CEKARMA.COM
801.971.2170

Ce Coordinators

Erica Walters

ewalters@cekarma.com

Paige Brydson

pbrydson@cekarma.com

Customer Relations Specialists

  • Customer Relations Manager

    Brian Gelvin

Customer Relations
  • Shawn Ballard
  • Eddie Gist
  • Noel Imair
  • Paige Anderson
  • Alex Duran
  • Curt Erekson
  • Cisco Garcia
  • Samantha Andersen
  • Joshua Smith