Meet the Team
a creator, sewist, maker, or artist who uses their craft to change the world!
After nearly a year of sewing masks alone I was burned out and ready to retire. Working nearly 18 hour days 7 days a week on pandemic relief for Get PPE had me feeling uninspired. In January I was contacted by the Inaugural Committee about hosting a National Day of Service Event. I decided to put together a National Virtual Sew-A-Thon.
During the event I met a Zoom Room full of amazing humans. On the NDS we crafted and donated more than 17,000 masks and scrub caps for those in need and Crafting Change was born out of the inspiration I took from the humans I sewed alongside of in that Zoom Room! As we saw the need for cloth masks slowing, I knew our skills and talents could be harnessed into something else wonderful! My soul was lit on fire and I knew that pandemic relief was just the beginning. 1.3 million pieces of PPE is the tip of the iceberg. Look out, our sewing machines and crochet hooks and knitting needles and paint brushes and creativity are going to change lives.
You can choose to spend your time and talents anywhere, I'm so glad you choose to spend it here with us! We will continue crafting the change we want to see in the world. We did it one mask at a time, what will it be next? Let's find out together!
I have been an Accounting Consultant for more than 20 years. My heart is with serving children. I am the founder of a non profit serving homeless and foster children of Southern Colorado. I started working as an Admin for Million Mask Challenge and then moved to the GetPPE call team. I have sewn hundreds of children's masks and look forward to creative crafts that can further help kids. My favorite part of working with MMC and GetPPE this past year has been meeting new friends all over the country. It is wonderful to sew and craft with a team while helping others.
As an attorney with the Public Defender’s office, I have a lot of experience dealing with the most vulnerable and have experienced the vast inequities when it comes to allocation of resources. This was only exacerbated by the pandemic. I was so excited to see my mom get involved in mask making and was able to help with making bias tape for her masks. Helping her with this new endeavor is just a natural progression and I’m extremely honored to be able to help local communities around the country.
behind the scenes superheroes
Co-Founder & Medical Advisor
Video Editor & The Keep Girls In School Campaign
Special Events Coordinator
The Keep Girls In School Campaign
The Crafting Change Community Moderator
The Keep Girls In School Campaign
Published Fiber Artist and Professional Member of CGOA
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Canadian expat, retired scientist, lifelong crafter, newly empty-nested. After a year of daily mask-making for local and national need, it's time to bring other crafts into the fold. “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” – Jana Stanfield
I've been sewing since I was 9 years old and my Grandpa bought my first Singer sewing machine. Through 4-H and High School sewing classes I've always enjoyed learning new things. Sewing has even given me a career, as I was a manager for a retail fabric and craft store for 18 years.
During the pandemic, I, like many, shared kindness in my community and across the country by making and donating face masks and pandemic relief items. I continue to have a passion for sewing and am excited to join Crafting Change as a sewing advisor. I look forward to promoting sewing and creativity with members of this wonderful organization whose donations support those in need. Won't you join us?