Olivia's life dream is to become a filmmaker, and some day build a foundation that restores and revitalizes homes and neighborhoods. She loves the unique vision of because i said i would, and is excited to help the community and be a part of a great team.
Mother of three incredible grown children, Jen, John and Michael and "Mims" to two amazing grandchildren, Cayden and Kaylee. Because I said I would gives me the opportunity to experience the best of humanity. Each time I volunteer, I always get more than I give.
I am just still so intrigued by the origins and goals of Alex and his dreams for because I said I would. I first saw him online in 2013 when he did 52 promises and volunteered at 52 different non-profits that year. Incredible!
I am a number cruncher by trade - Did Biostatistics at Cleveland Clinic years ago before I had my kids. (Laura 28 in Nashville and Tommy 25 in Athens, OH). Stayed home with the kids during most their schooling (PTA presidencies and President of the Junior Women’s Club of Lakewood as well), then back to work for the Lakewood City Schools for 8 years - again crunching numbers. I left there 2 years ago. Enjoying my time now at home, volunteering as an ambassador for Destination Cleveland sharing my love of the city with visitors, taking some enrichment classes at Tri-C and helping out at The Gathering Place and here with because I said I would. We take lots of little weekend trips too! My life is blessed.
Nick loves to work with cameras and enjoys helping people whenever possible, so being introduced to because I said I would at a Meetup and getting this position was the best of both worlds. Nick is grateful for this opportunity to assist and capture lasting memories for the Cleveland Chapter.