In March 2018, Cascadia Prepared hired its first staff member! Stay tuned for further developments in the staffing department.
Katie Kerekes, Administrative Coordinator, email@example.com
Before moving to the Pacific Wonderland, Katie called home to the just as wonderful Wilmington, North Carolina, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and enjoyed all the local southern cooking you could imagine. She unearthed her love for disaster work while volunteering in Brooklyn post-Sandy, catapulting her into the disaster response and volunteer management field. Since, she has planned business trips to Nuwakot, Nepal, coordinated volunteers for a week-long film festival staffed solely by said (lovely) folk, and advised the Peruvian government on how to manage an influx of volunteers they received after a series of floods in 2017. Now, Katie is a student at University of Oregon working towards her concurrent Master of Nonprofit Management and Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution. She also has years of experience working one on one with people with disabilities and has developed an acute sense of patience and excitement in empowering others. In her free time, she attempts to make sure her dog (and herself) get enough sunshine and exercise.
Aubree Tolley, Social Media Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aubree is a public relations professional who focuses on the benefits of digital communication and social media strategy for nonprofit organizations. After studying the strategies behind communication and brand identity, Aubree knows the importance digital communication has in building and maintaining a relationship between a brand and its audience. She is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a BA in Journalism and Public Relations. Before pursuing a career in public relations, Aubree grew up in Colorado where her love for the mountains and outdoors was born. In her free time, you can find Aubree exploring Oregon’s hidden swimming holes, hikes and or enjoying lazy days with her cats and friends watching movies.
In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering your efforts, please email us at email@example.com.