Thursday, November 3, 2011

Board Member of the Month: Kristen Cramer

Kristen has served on the RTS Board of Directors for close to 6 years. During that time Kristen has witnessed great growth at RTS, and played a strong role in the process. Kristen is the Former Board Vice President and currently serves as the Chair of the Site Preview Team, regularly visiting the homes of homeowner applicants.

“Kristen has been an asset to our organization for many years," RTS Director, Margie Thirlby, said. "In addition to sharing her professional knowledge about home maintenance and repairs, Kristen has been an asset to our programs through her involvement with the Site Preview Team and managing rebuilding day projects. We can always count on Kristen to visit our project sites and give great updates on the work of our organization. Kristen has contributed greatly to the growth of Rebuilding Together Seattle in recent years, and has made an excellent commitment to her role as a Board member.”

Kristen at our first annual Beer & Wine Tasting event in 2010

Let's hear from Kristen!!

1. How did you first get involved with RTS?

I was invited to participate in a Spring Rebuilding Day as an area coordinator by Jody Rogers who was then serving as interim program manager. This was an opportunity to see the organization in action. As a real estate professional, I found this to be an ideal fit for me to share my skills and give back to the community.

2. What do you enjoy most about being a board member at RTS?

Since I have joined the Board of RTS, there have been so many great people that have also joined. It is exciting to work with just caring devoted people. I am always inspired to want to contribute more. It has been exciting to watch the organization grow as we continue to serve more homeowners in need.

3. What are your hopes for RTS in the years to come?

My hopes for RTS are that we become the "go to" organization that other non profits and social service providers turn to when they encounter homeowners that are in need of home modifications and repairs. I hope that we will always have enough sponsors to take care of ALL the applicants and through our outreach locally and nationally, that Rebuilding Together will become known for the great service it provides the community.

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