Laurie joined TheTreehouse in July, 2017 as Executive Director. She oversees all programming, public and community relations and development. A former Kansas Senator, Laurie’s background includes more than 16 years’ experience in sales and fundraising, communications and consulting. She attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, and received a degree in Fine Arts & Graphic Communications from Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Working with the team at The Treehouse, Laurie will lead the effort to deepen the impact The Treehouse makes in the lives of young mothers and children. She is married to Dave, and their 6 grown kids and 9 grandkids reside between New York and Denver.
Cristin has a knack for making connections with everyone she meets. Her kind-hearted nature is balanced by her strong desire to make a true difference in the lives of the moms and babies we serve at The Treehouse. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations, Cristin assists the Executive Director and manages the marketing and publications materials. Her goal is simple, to give donors a little insight into the blessings of The Treehouse. Cristin graduated from Newman University with an MBA in Leadership, and from Wichita State University with a BA in Marketing. Her passion for serving moms and babies stems from her own experiences as a mother and wife to her children Eli and Eva and husband Todd.
Sydney was welcomed to The Treehouse family after she completed her internship in May of 2015. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University with an emphasis in Women and Children Studies (Shock On!). She is caring and strives to make a difference in the lives of those around her. As the Client Services Coordinator, she will be responsible for the Mentoring Moms program, all new client intakes and data, assisting with volunteer supervision and helping with other program services. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with family, friends, and her bulldog Bentley.