Hope is the founder and CEO of Escape Velocity, a company dedicated to inspiring women entrepreneurs to reach their aspirations. Previously she was the COO at Community Funded, a Colorado technology company “Reimagining Philanthropy” and specializing in digital fundraising. Prior to joining Community Funded, Hope had over 13 years in the Technology Transfer industry and her own consulting company which serviced this industry and was acquired in 2016.
She has served as an Executive Director of a non-profit as well as volunteered as a mentor and advisor to startup companies in Seattle and Fort Collins. Her degrees are in Psychology and Theatre, both from the University of Kentucky where she also coached middle school speech and drama when she taught at a Math, Science and Technology Magnet School. She specialized in working with ESL students due to her CELTA from Cambridge University.
In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, practicing ukulele, roasting coffee and spending time with her family.