Our Team

Mark, Courtney, and Anthony Newell are all Arizona natives who have a combined 35+ years of experience working with homeless and disabled individuals. Life Startup Essentials LLC was founded on the belief that everybody should have the tools they need to live their life with dignity. We are honored to work for our community's most vulnerable populations and take pride in the fact that our kits are more than just supplies. Their contents are oftentimes the only possessions a person owns, and help lay the groundwork for independent living.
Courtney Newell Co-Founder

As Co-Founder, Courtney Newell is responsible for overseeing all of our financial matters. As a licensed Realtor, she has been in the housing industry for over 10 years, allowing her fully understand the tools people need to maintain housing. When she is not barefoot at home running after her children, you will usually find her asking "why" for the bajillionth time, or spending countless hours roaming around Target.

Mark Newell Co-Founder

Co-Founder Mark Newell is responsible for sales, marketing and customer relations. As a certified hustler, Mark has been in the housing industry for 9 years working as an HQS Inspector, allowing him insight to the struggles people face when starting out. Fueled by Rock Star and powdered donuts, it is not uncommon to find Mark working into the late hours of the night. In his free time, he considers himself a movie guru, donut aficionado, and provider of smiles to his 4 children.

Anthony Newell Co-Founder

As Co-Founder, Anthony Newell is responsible for production and the day-to -day operation of our warehouse. He was an HQS Inspector for over 17 years, which allowed him to observe first-hand the need people have for the supplies that are necessary to make a home. He is a self-described "exceller at everything," and father of three. Anthony gets his kicks by quoting every movie known to man, fishing, and glamping with his wife and his Australian Shepherd Sam.


If you would like more information regarding our kits, please contact us here and our team will get back to you as soon as we can.

2125 S Priest
Suite 301

Tempe, AZ 85282