Our part time staff…with full time commitment.


Amy, Director

Amy is a two-time cancer survivor facing both melanoma and breast cancer. She has two little boys and loves hiking and bull riding. As the Director of Hope Scarves Amy oversees Financial and Administrative responsibilities.


Erica, Program Director

Erica is Hope Scarves’ first employee! Starting work when Hope Scarves was located in Lara’s spare bedroom. Erica has two boys and is a really awesome musician. As the Program Director she helped the scarf collection grow from 10’s to 10,000’s and is responsible for scarf distribution and collection. Every week Erica oversees the detailed process of sending nearly 50 scarves around the world!


Katie, Program Coordinator

Katie started volunteering at Hope Scarves as a way to support her friend Lara. And she was so good we hired her! Katie has three kiddos and loves to play tennis and glamping. As the Program Coordinator Katie organizes our awesome volunteers and assists with scarf & story collection & distribution.


Ashley, Partnership Coordinator

Ashley has been helping Hope Scarves since the spare bedroom office days and is one of the founding volunteers of Friends of Hope Scarves. Her appreciation for teamwork makes her a perfect fit as our Partnership Coordinator, where she organizes hospital and community partnerships around the country. Ashley has three children and makes a scrumptious pecan swirl coffee cake in her other creative venture, Pudgies bakeshop.

Anna Laura, Connections Coordinator

Anna Laura joined our staff after years as a volunteer. As the Connections Coordinator, she ensures our many supporters are thanked in a timely manner, sends promo kits around the world & assists our Partnership Program.  For most of her life she was known as Laura, but joining the Hope Scarves staff prompted her to use her given name of Anna Laura to help alleviate the confusion of many Lara, Laura, Lauren’s involved with Hope Scarves.   Anna Laura has two sons and loves to needlepoint in her spare time!

Nanette, Accounting Coordinator

Nanette spends her time with us helping add up our donations and manage expenses.  After years of doing the same for her family jewelry business, we are grateful she found a little extra time to also share her talents to support Hope Scarves.   Nanette has 2 daughters and 2 sons and enjoys her busy life as the family’s schedule coordinator and taxi service.  When she finds extra time she volunteers for many different groups at her church and her children’s schools.


Lara, Founder

The idea of Hope Scarves started as a way for Lara to live life over cancer and it continues to fuel this passion. She has two young sons who are quickly growing taller than her and often jokes Hope Scarves is her third child.  She loves to run, sail and travel. You can follow Lara’s story through her blog, My Hopeful Life. As the Founder of Hope Scarves Lara focuses her energy on sharing the Hope Scarves story, partnerships and fundraising.

How Hope Scarves Works

The strength of Hope Scarves comes from the stories.