Kathy Kreft & Rick Erline
Kathy and Rick, Faith and Grace's parents, serve as treasurer and president of the Board. Lifelong Baltimore residents, they were childhood friends and grade school classmates at St. Dominick's School in Hamilton. They have been happily married for over 30 years.
Rick is a retired speech language pathologist who worked in elementary special education with the Anne Arundel County School System for over 30 years. Kathy is a retired Business Development/Salesperson with Fidelity Mechanical Services. She enjoyed a 30 year sales career in the building systems and construction industry.
Kathy has been a long-time member of several Baltimore industry related associations, where she has contributed many hours to community service endeavors.
Both Kathy and Rick believe passionately in education, continuing education and personal development.
Faith, Grace's sister, serves as the secretary of the board, primary contact for questions, and webmaster. Born and raised in Baltimore, Faith is a 2005 graduate of Mercy High School, and received her B.A. in English Literature from Washington College in Chestertown, MD in 2009 before completing her Master's in Library Science at the University of Maryland in 2014. Faith has worked in industries ranging from libraries to software development to private school admissions. Although Faith is the oldest sister, everyone agrees that Grace was much cooler.
Ann spent twenty years in corporate America working in investments and navigating mergers in Houston, Washington, Baltimore and Charlotte. After leaving the corporate world, Ann created workshops for women in transition in the Baltimore area and from early 2007 through 2013, was the host of WomanTalk Live Radio on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore having conscious conversations about topics important to women. It was there that she started the annual Girls Gone Great Scholarship Essay Contest to honor a young woman in Maryland making a difference in her community. In 2014, Ann and her husband relocated to Woodstock, Vermont, and they are loving life in the Green Mountains.
Brooke is a senior at Washington College majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Global Business and an Economics and Dance Minor. She recently obtained her real estate license for the state of Maryland and is looking forward to discovering where this path will take her. In 2013, Brooke was the winner of the Girl Gone Great scholarship and continues to make a difference in her college community.