Katie - HOPE Board Secretary
About our HOPE Hero:
Katie is a Manatee County native and loves raising her son and twin daughters here in Bradenton. She has served on HOPE’s Board of Directors for four years and currently holds the position of Board Secretary. Katie considers herself a “2nd generation” Board Member because her father was the Board President 20 years ago!
What have you learned while volunteering?
HOPE has given me a new level of awareness about the impact of domestic violence. I knew the basics prior to volunteering, but HOPE has taught me even more about the unfortunate details of domestic violence in our own community.
Tell us about your most memorable accomplishment with this organization.
Besides our tremendous fundraising efforts, one of my fondest memories with HOPE is having the opportunity to help a friend who found herself as a victim of domestic violence. I was able to give her trusted advice on where she should go to get the help she needed.
What advice would you give to a future volunteer?
Get involved!! No matter your background, or place in the community, you can make a DIFFERENCE.
Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?
Definitely traveling - I love it! I used to travel a lot with my husband while he was with the Army and it always excites me to explore new places.
We truly appreciate all of your hard work & dedication to our mission!