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 on a mission to make the world a better place. CE Karma is just one of his many companies aimed at giving back to the community. CE Karma is a Steve Down Company with a life changing give-back. As a professional Dental continuing education organization, CE Karma supports the success of both dentists and the communities they serve. The company’s mission is to provide 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.

“What I love to teach is a philosophy of social capitalism. It applies to every business,” says Steve Down. “Every business should have a give-back as a primary part of their business plan. This applies to CE Karma. With CE Karma, it begins with the doctors.” The company aims to help those who are incapable of helping themselves. Steve believes that a large part of what makes any business successful is its focus on serving and giving back in some way, and he truly makes that belief central to everything he does.

Mr. Steve Down’s generosity doesn’t stop at CE Karma. Other Steve Down Companies include Even Stevens Sandwiches, The Falls Event Center, Financially Fit, Storm Maker Media, Blue Hat Ventures, Wings & Waves Waterpark, and Steve’s Hotel. Steve Down embraces the opportunity to give back and recognizes that the ability to help others is a result of being financially fit. He hasn’t always been wildly successful, though. Steve Down knows what it’s like to be in deep debt. He has seen the highest highs and the lowest lows, and because of that, he is able to teach and help others.

Steve Down knows that supporting his community and being wildly successful in business are two things that are not mutually exclusive, but rather integrally related. Steve Down is a cause entrepreneur and cause leader continually focused on being a force for good. This focus has made him wildly successful, allowing him to give back even more and proceed in additional cause-related entrepreneurial ventures. A number of Steve Down’s businesses and organizations are founded on a 1:1 model of giving—buy one, give one.

For instance, one of Steve’s businesses, Even Stevens Sandwiches, applies the 1:1 model by donating to a nonprofit a sum of money equivalent to that of one sandwich for each sandwich sold. The nonprofit then uses the money to feed the hungry in the community. Even Stevens is the fastest growing fast casual dining restaurant chain in the United States, and has sold more than one million sandwiches in just over two years. The shop has locations in Utah, Arizona, and Idaho, and is rapidly expanding, planning to increase the number of stores dramatically in the coming years.

Steve’s Hotel is a recent endeavor that, for each room booked, will provide one night in a homeless shelter for those in need. Each company founded by Steve Down gives back. Through The Falls Event Center, individuals and businesses have a place to gather. Financially Fit empowers families and individuals to healthily manage their finances and build wealth and in turn make their communities a better place. Steve’s aching desire to build and help will continue to permeate everything he does.

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”.

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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