Meet the team
With an undying love for Polar Spring seltzer and the tendency to belt out 90’s lite rock in the office, Kate finds satisfaction in the little things like backyard bonfires, inspirational quotes, and tending her flock of chickens. She’s hungry for life and she loves with a fierceness that translates to anyone in her circle – from our guests to our staff to her family and friends. Someone who would be just as happy if her title was Chief Bottle Washer, Kate is our decisive, driven leader who is always the first to roll up her sleeves. When you get to know Kate it’s hard to decide if she’s a total contradiction or incredibly consistent. She’s polished and poised one day, and country girl, happy to be covered in mud the next. But you soon find that whether she’s running a marathon, sharing our mission with potential donors, or volunteering at her kid’s school, Kate is a powerhouse and you can rest assured that whatever the task, she is going after it with all her heart.
Director of Philanthropy
A true master of Development mixed with the most fragile of hearts—and did I mention she loves glitter? Our girl Christine is a fireball of energy who leads our Development strategies with years of wisdom and skill. Living life knowing that simple acts can have lasting impact, Christine embraces being a mom, wife, friend and team member with a passion that is palpable! Self proclaimed as the jack of all trades, Christine loves working in non-profit because she knows she is making a difference. She’s a great person to have on your side whether it’s taking a road trip, raising feminists or developing a new fundraising campaign that will someday save the planet!
Director of Guest Services
Raising a special needs child can be messy. Rory knows in her heart just how perspective can make all the difference. Asked for the worst case scenario when told their infant son had cerebral palsy, the doctor’s advice became her and husband’s, guiding principle… he simply said “I don’t know. You tell me”. Rory, our confident and classy Guest Relations Manager, is passionate about helping parents relax, re-connect with each other and regain that kind of perspective. Add something sparkly, a lobster roll and a decadent dessert and she’s one joyful lady!
Sarah is an independent worker who loves timelines and little details. With her check list in hand she organizes and executes our David’s Refuge events with pizazz and excellence. Her sense of humor, compassionate heart and passion for David’s Refuge shines through in all that she does. She is a beautiful wife, mother, daughter and friend. Her devotion to those she loves is inspiring! Sarah’s motto is Expecto Patronum – darkness can always be overcome if you project happiness!
Like a superhero saving the planet Nancy swoops in to smite down systematic redundancies and streamline processes to ensure order and efficiency. With a warm smile and a quiet power, Nancy has the ability to organize even the most chaotic situations and put anyone at ease. She delights in the details and has a panache for creating password prose that would make even a miser giggle. David’s Refuge is in good company on Nancy’s list of loves, with her son and husband ranking at the top and the Beatles a close second. While we may not be on the same page with joo joo eyeball, we know that All You Need is Love and we are happy to have hers!