About Tifie

We exist to elevate humanity.


Our Mission

Tifie exists to elevate humanity by supporting projects that enable marginalized people to meet their own basic needs.


About US

Tifie exists to elevate humanity by supporting projects that enable marginalized people to meet their own basic needs. Founded in 2007 by Robert Workman, Tifie Humanitarian unites like-minded, passionate change-makers with opportunities to make a difference and projects that build self-sustaining individuals, families, and communities. When one can provide, one can thrive.

Tifie began when Robert Workman had a transformative experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo, allowing him, his family and his companies to give back. Driven by a deep desire to share the richness of that experience with other entrepreneurs and change makers, he formed Tifie with a small group of like-minded individuals. Together, they are committed to facilitating a community that shares a desire to elevate humanity by facilitating projects that support self-sufficiency and health, provide education and create sustainable access to food and water.

We support projects that:

Promote self-sufficiency and job creation View Projects

Create sustainable access to power, shelter, food and water View Projects

Increase health care View Projects

Provide education View Projects


Our Board

Robert Workman: Robert has built several companies, at home and abroad, that have resulted in the employment of over 3,000 people globally. He is also an avid outdoorsman serving as a scout master, as well as founding Goal Zero, the leader in portable rugged solar power, and Bare Bones, a company who designs and manufacture sustainable garden products as well as portable and reliable shelters.

Ron Zarbock: Ron has built several successful businesses in the distribution industry and has developed and managed strategic business plans focusing on management training and team building. He is a member of national industry boards, which oversee e-commerce, business management, and publication. He has assisted thousands with his humanitarian efforts domestically, in Peru, Mexico, and Africa.

Rick Maingot: Rick has been involved in real estate for 25 years. Currently, he manages his real estate investments and oversees his commercial property management company. His desire to help others comes both from lessons he learned from his charitable parents, and the gratitude he feels for the abundant blessings in his own life. He enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, traveling, and serving in his church.

Craig Hale: Craig Hale is an attorney with experience in tax, corporate, and business and wealth succession planning, including start-up company formation and planning, and other general business and tax matters. He regularly acts as outside general counsel for companies of all sizes and also advises nonprofit corporations in corporate and tax compliance matters. Craig served as President and General Counsel of Xango (2005-1010) and was a partner with Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah (1998-2005); He has served on the board for the Rape Recovery Center, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake and Youth Making A Difference.

Ange’ Workman: Angé is a BYU Graduate in Russian and Chinese, with experience in teaching Russian at the university and high school level. She has served ten years as a Girl Scout leader, 35 years in service to the Boy Scouts of America and is currently the VP of Training in the Trapper Trailers Council. Along with her husband of 39 years, they founded Tifie Humanitarian in 2007, in a lifelong commitment to give back and lift others up.

Melisa Jeffers:Melisa is a passionate international consultant, committed to creating strategic vision and efficient teams in companies across the world. Melisa grew up wanting to the personal assistant to Henry Kissinger and now is the personal CEO to Robert Workman and his ventures. She is lit up by helping people discover their passion and developing their careers. Most recently she has served as the VP of Product at Perion, an International media and internet company, and Smilebox, a interactive software company.

Tifie Timeline

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