Meet our Board of Directors
Deanna has been involved with Hope Station since 2014, including a recent trip to visit in person. She is a speech-language pathologist whose passion is to give people the tools they need to speak up for themselves. Deanna’s professional practice includes working with young adults at Focus Beyond Transition Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as research and teaching. Hope Station blends her interest in Asia with her expertise in special needs.
Currently, Kelsey is the Product Manager at When I Work, and was previously at Samsung launching their connected home product globally. She lives with her husband in Minnesota. She has a Bachelors degree in International Business, with an emphasis in Chinese Studies. She has been to China multiple times, doing social development work.
Michael (Mike) is a long-time resident of Minnetonka and member of the Mills Church. He works as an Instructional Designer at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Mike has had the privilege of seeing the work of Hope Station first-hand on multiple trips to China. It truly is a remarkable organization, with a mission to bring family to each child. In the past, Michael has served on the Minnetonka Historical Society and Assoc. of Distance Education boards. He enjoys spending time with his family and doing anything outdoors, especially if it involves cycling.
Jim has been involved in fundraising-as-ministry for 10 years and counting at ShareMedia Services, helping non-profit and other faith-based organizations improve their funding sources. He lives in Minnetonka, MN, and is happily married and a father of 7, with 2 grandchildren. He has a heart for supporting at-risk children and has been a child sponsor through Compassion International since 2008.
Tarrah works at ResourceWest in Minnetonka, MN as the Program Specialist, coordinating their Children’s Programs, Community Collaborations and volunteers. She and her family of six reside in Minnetonka, her children attend Hopkins schools and they are active community members.