Dear Friends:

     Thank you for your interest in the O'Brien School for the Maasai and for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about our family.

     I live in Hinsdale, IL USA with my husband, Barry. For the past twenty-five years I have been a professional garden designer owning my own business 'English Gardens, Ltd.'.  My love for creating beautiful spaces in nature is a God-given gift nurtured by my mother at our family farm.

     Barry and I are blessed with four grown children and eight grandchildren.  Our oldest son Jeffrey lives with his wife Nancey and their four children in Ft. Wayne, IN; daughter Jennifer and her husband Reed Brunzell have three daughters and live in Glenview, IL; daughter Heather lives with her husband David Bacon and their new baby in Denver, CO; son Matthew lives in Dallas, TX.

     Our entire family is involved in trying to make a difference in the lives of the people of this small village in Tanzania. Heather, Dave, and Matthew  have all been to Sanya Station to help with our many projects. We are surrounded by friends who have also contributed their time, resources, and energy.

     Our commitment is ongoing and the project is expensive. We welcome your ideas, support and donations.  You can contact me at

Contact Us:   O'Brien School for the Maasai,  527 West Maple Street,  Hinsdale, IL  60521

630-654-2291     Email:


Kellie O’Brien,


David Bacon

Heather Bacon

Betsy Bradley

Jennifer Brunzell

Cindy Dodson

Tricia Faison

Heidi Huizenga

Matthew O’Brien

Nancey O’Brien

Peggy Raese

Dawn Schnuck

Linda Sluman

Michelle Soudier

Norman Stranczek

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