Arizona Staff and Board
Kimberly Trichel, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org, (480) 282-3011
Kimberly joined HopeKids Arizona in 2015 from her most recent position as the Director of Community Relations & Charitable Giving for the Fiesta Bowl, which is a non-profit organization that has been hosting the Fiesta Bowl since 1971 in the Valley of the Sun and has given millions of dollars to non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.
A Maryland native, Kimberly spent 14 years in Arizona working in professional hockey before the transition to the Fiesta Bowl. At the Arizona (Phoenix) Coyotes, Trichel had the opportunity to work in Community Relations and then was named the Executive Director of Coyotes Charities in 2012. This is when she was introduced to HopeKids Arizona. Kimberly and her husband Brandon reside in Mesa with their five girls, Chloe, Hannah, Lily, Emma, and Olivia. They all volunteered and supported HopeKids Arizona for 4 years before joining HopeKids and Kimberly loves spreading the message of Hope to all of our families, donors and volunteers.
Kelly Schindler, Program Manager email@example.com, (480) 201-7396
Kelly is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota and moved to Arizona to attend Grand Canyon University but found she loved the sun too much to move back home. Most recently, Kelly served as the Community Relations Manager with Fiesta Bowl Charities where she was introduced to HopeKids. Kelly is thrilled to be joining the team, providing hope to families and children across the state.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, volunteering, traveling and exploring her new state. Hiking and visiting local coffee shops as well as attending concerts for her favorite bands keeps her busy on the weekends.
Andrea Lewis, Family and Community Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, (602) 317-1511
Andrea is an Arizona native and grew up in the Scottsdale area. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She has been involved in the nonprofit community for the past five years and has served as the School and Community Partnership Liaison at notMYkid and most recently as Program Director at The Miracle League of Arizona.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys going to the movies, playing board games, and reading. Andrea volunteered with HopeKids for five years before joining the staff and loves to serve the kids and their families in an even greater capacity as the Family and Community Manager.
State Board Members
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