Emily Cole-Kelly

Emily Cole-Kelly, executive director. Emily has spent over a decade working to help not-for-profit organizations realize and achieve their mission. Emily has held leadership roles at The Paris Review, The Battery Conservancy, Humanities Washington, and Seattle Parks Foundation. Prior to working in the not-for-profit sector, Emily led wilderness trips. She has seen the awe, transformation and magic that occurs when students engage in challenging adventures—and she experienced it firsthand at age fifteen when she took part in a 42-day canoe trip. Most weekends you can find her, her son, and her husband at a farmer's market.  

Geography of Hope is also supported by in-kind work of many generous individuals, without whom our work would not be achieved.