Ronald DeHaas, Co-Founder, CEO
Ron DeHaas is the CEO and co-founder of Covenant Eyes.
Ron has a BS and an MS in Geology from The Ohio State University and attended the University of Michigan as a Ph.D. candidate. He spent the early part of his career as a geologist and entrepreneur.
In 1992, Ron lost his wife and two children in a horrific car accident. At that time, he experienced the most intense grief he could have imagined. But through the tragedy, he also felt the presence of God in a way that changed his life forever. Ron developed a passion for protecting families, which he carries with him to this day. Ron remarried and became the father of three children. When the DeHaas family got the internet at their home, Ron quickly realized the dangers this presented to his new family.
Ron looked for a tool that would not only protect them but train them to use technology wisely. There were filters designed to block websites but nothing more. Ron wanted something else. He envisioned something that would build a deeper relationship with his children. He wanted to teach them about accountability and the empowerment of a life free from shame and secrecy.
With the help of a tech-savvy young man from his church, Ron DeHaas invented Internet Accountability. He founded Covenant Eyes in the spring of 2000. Since then, over 2 million people have used Covenant Eyes. Ron also founded Nehemiah Ministries, a 160-acre retreat and counseling center in south-central Michigan for pastors and missionaries. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Through Covenant Eyes’ educational resources and Screen Accountability and Filtering software, he has directed over 1.5 million man-hours of battling pornography and sex trafficking.
Ron’s life verse is Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.”
Davin Granroth, President, COO
Davin Granroth is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Eyes.
He is an expert in business strategy formulation and execution, business modeling, organizational design, organizational health and clarity, developing leadership teams, and user experience. Davin has over 25 years of business and design leadership experience in the fields of higher education, consulting, and technology.
Davin began his career at Michigan State University in the 1990s, creating a web design and development capability within the marketing and communications unit. In the early 2000s, he left that role to run his own web and usability consultancy, which served a variety of clients across many industries. Later in the 2000s, Davin returned to MSU to design and teach technology seminars and headed a new web design practice in the technology group. He was instrumental in cybersecurity training and in the development of the university’s web accessibility policy and surrounding knowledge and procedures, disaster recovery and business continuity drills, and in the analysis and purchase of enterprise IT systems.
In 2008, Davin joined the staff of Covenant Eyes as a web developer. He helped launch the company’s user experience division. In 2011, Davin joined the executive team as Vice President of User Experience. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. Davin became President of Covenant Eyes in 2020. He is now accountable for Covenant Eyes’ mission to change the course of history by enabling the world to overcome porn and be restored and transformed. He’s also responsible for ensuring that Covenant Eyes is an excellent employer for its hundreds of employee-owners.
“Using porn puts a person in secret shackles; we help to unlock those shackles from millions of people, freeing them to love more fully and to truly be there for the people who need them. For one person, it is life-changing, and for millions, it is world-changing.” Davin Granroth
Mike Lenkner, VP of Technology
Mike Lenkner is the Vice President of Technology for Covenant Eyes.
The Technology Department develops for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Chromebook, and the web as well as supporting IT Operations, Information Security, and Business Intelligence, to the end of enabling hundreds of thousands of members around the world to access Covenant Eyes’ services.
Mike joined Covenant Eyes in 2014, bringing with him decades of experience in large-scale operations and infrastructure support from his past career journey through EDS, HP, GM, OnStar, and RouteOne. In 2023, he was appointed Vice President of Technology.
In his free time, if he’s not reading or listening to books, you can find him at a car show, working on cars, watching NASCAR, racking up miles cycling on Zwift and nerding out over the numbers, or out exploring with his family in their RV.
Brenda Hinds, VP of Human Resources
Brenda Hinds is the Vice President of Human Resources for Covenant Eyes.
She has a BS in Social Science with a dual major of Employee Relations and Psychology from Michigan State University. Brenda is a Certified Compensation Professional and an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She has over 30 years of human resources and business experience in both the private and public sectors. Her career has spanned a wide range of industries including engineering, airlines, oil and gas, medical, government services, and international collaborative efforts.
Brenda joined the Covenant Eyes team in April 2016. She was appointed Vice President of Human Resources in 2022. In her role at Covenant Eyes, Brenda leads, develops, and implements human resource practices and programs to ensure that all initiatives support the company’s vision, mission, and values.
In her free time, you can find Brenda painting wildlife and landscapes or enjoying time in the garden.
“If you’ve ever met someone struggling with an addiction, you will understand. Covenant Eyes is helping people with an addiction they don’t want to talk about. It’s a mission worth fighting for.” Brenda Hinds
Chris Taphouse, VP of Finance
Chris Taphouse is the Vice President of Finance for Covenant Eyes.
He has a BA in Business Administration, focused on accounting, from the University of Michigan.
Chris joined Covenant Eyes in August of 2008 as a Member Care Agent. In Member Care, Chris developed Covenant Eyes’ customer accounting practices. Chris became Controller and Accounting Manager for Covenant Eyes in 2015. He focused on adapting and scaling the Accounting Department for the growing needs of the company.
Chris was appointed Vice President of Finance for Covenant Eyes in 2022. Chris is responsible for the financial stewardship of Covenant Eyes. In 2022, Chris became the Treasurer and Secretary of Covenant Eyes, Inc., and Plan Administrator for the 401K and ESOP retirement plans. Chris also represents Covenant Eyes on the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership board.
When Chris isn’t focused on accounting, he’s enjoying the outdoors, fishing, hunting, or playing soccer.
“I’m dedicated to maintaining a healthy financial status, providing stability and strength for Covenant Eyes to help people overcome pornography for years to come.” Chris Taphouse
Scott McClurg, VP of Sales and Marketing
Scott McClurg is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Scott studied Business at Northwood University.
Scott joined the Covenant Eyes team in 2006. Since then, he continually evolved and adapted Covenant Eyes’ approach to reaching potential members. Scott has supervised Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, and Business Development at Covenant Eyes. He was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2015.
Scott’s passion for innovation has equipped him to reinvent how we reach those who are struggling with pornography. Over the last decade, he has led his team to reach millions of people through expansive and credible resources, including blog posts and over 20 ebooks, the publishing of The Healing Church, the Safe Haven Sunday Initiative, and a network of partners.
In his free time, McClurg enjoys working out, usually with a Peloton class, smoking brisket for extended hours, and playing as many rounds of golf as possible.
Nicole Morris, VP of Product
Nicole Morris is the Vice President of Product.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University, Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan University, and is certified in UX Management from NNG, This is Service Design Doing, and Strategyzer: Business Model Innovation.
Nicole joined Covenant Eyes in 2009 and has since worked in Sales, Project Management, Marketing, and Product. At Covenant Eyes, the Product Team is primarily responsible for the effectiveness and satisfaction of the Accountability Service. Nicole also leads the innovation of new products and services that extend Covenant Eyes’ mission. She was appointed Vice President of Product in 2018.
In her free time, Nicole is usually on the water, rowing, stand-up paddleboarding, or enjoying the hundreds of miles of Michigan coastline.
“I hope that the products and services that Covenant Eyes provides will prepare children and adults to use technology with integrity, even when it seems impossible.” Nicole Morris
Kim Ozanich, Interim VP of Member Care
Kim Ozanich is the Interim Vice President of Member Care.
She is an experienced leader with 10+ years of leading Customer Service teams and contact centers.
Before Covenant Eyes, Kim served in a Senior Management position as a Certified Technician in specialty pharmacy where she led an outbound contact center focused on supporting oncology patients. In this role, Kim helped implement new CRMs and technology, negotiated agreements with pharmaceutical partners, and carved out new ways to better service customers and clients while maintaining compliance.
Kim is driven to create a culture of team support and care. She is passionate about offering a consistent, on-brand experience for customers. As such, she supports agents through curated training, complete product education, and individual and team support. Additionally, Kim ensures agents provide timely, thorough responses while communicating genuine care for our members.
Kim enjoys painting, traveling, and especially visiting the ocean.