The Hope Effect team is growing…we are excited to welcome two new members to The Hope Effect family! Check out their bios below!
Emily Merritt joined The Hope Effect in January 2018 as our Administrative Assistant, bringing several years of administrative experience. Emily has been doing admin work “forever,” so she will be a great asset to the team!
Emily has been married to her husband Max for almost 20 years, and they have two daughters, Ashlyn (16) and Alisha (12). Emily and Max adopted Alisha from Korea when she was 8 months old, so the adoption and orphan care causes are close to their hearts! In her free time, Emily enjoys doing CrossFit and spending time with her family. They do a lot of traveling, as her oldest daughter is a competitive archer and her youngest recently took up cross country running!
Hilary Peele is excited to join The Hope Effect as the Communications Specialist. She brings more than 12 years of communications experience in various disciplines, including corporate communications, television and radio broadcasting, public speaking, and freelance writing. Hilary is grateful for the opportunity to combine her passion for communications with the amazing mission of The Hope Effect!
Hilary lives in Peoria, Arizona, with her wonderful husband Justin. They have three very energetic sons, Daelen (5), Easton (3), and Nolan (1), who affectionately and accurately refer to Mommy as “The Boss.” In her spare time, Hilary enjoys running half marathons, going to Disneyland, and running half marathons through Disneyland while dressed up as Disney characters. She is also actively involved in her church and sings on the worship team.
We are so grateful for our private donors and corporate sponsors who cover all of our administrative costs and salary expenses – allowing 100% of your gifts to be used directly for orphan care. Learn more here.
Welcome Emily and Hilary! We’re looking forward to a great 2018!