Jen Hallee (Executive Director) has over 10 years of experience in non-profit management, event planning, and community organizing. After two years of Americorps service with City Year New Hampshire, Jen stayed on staff to help improve their service capacity and volunteer engagement throughout New Hampshire. Most recently, she worked at Southern New Hampshire University in Alumni Relations and Development helping to grow the alumni community and engage them in giving back to the university. Jen has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a BA in Biology/Biochemistry from Colby College. In her spare time, Jen loves playing and coaching basketball, spending time with family and friends, watching HGTV, and being outdoors.
Matt Wilhelm (Chief Program Officer) is a community organizer and national service activist. During his two terms of AmeriCorps service with City Year New Hampshire, he led a team at Somersworth Middle School, built capacity around public outreach and engagement efforts, and helped spearhead Concert Corps, an initiative bridging the worlds of music and service. After City Year, Matt joined the founding team of ServeNext and led their 2008 Presidential Primary campaign in the Granite State, building grassroots support for what would eventually become the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Matt is the recipient of Thrivent’s National Volunteer Excellence Award (2008), the Spirit of New Hampshire Award for National Service (2007), and a Clinton National Service Innovation Award (2006). Matt and his wife, Jody, live in Manchester, NH with their son, Benjamin.
Liz Wood (Operations Coordinator) is from the U.S Virgin islands and calls Boston home after a four year stint Rhode Island (another island?!) for college where she got her BA in Global Studies at Providence College. She joined Calling All Crows after working within the international development and global mental health fields and is over the moon about working at CAC where she can combine her love of music and service. During her free time you can find Liz checking out a local show, attempting to pick at her banjo, or “borrowing flowers” from other peoples gardens since she can’t have one of her own.
Amie Shipley (New England Regional Coordinator) spent the first two-and-a-half decades of her life between Great Falls and the University of Montana in Missoula before moving to Seattle. After nearly five years in the Northwest working in retail management, recruiting, and conference management/program coordination, she decided on a cross-country move to Boston for an AmeriCorps position. This year, Amie will be working to coordinate volunteer efforts for Generations Incorporated, a multi-generational reading tutoring program, at one of their school sites. After being lucky enough to stumble upon Calling All Crows at a show in Chicago last summer -- and having the BEST night with the volunteers -- Amie was beyond excited for any way to get involved. Her first real opportunity came as part of the Concert Outreach Team at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this past June. In her free time, you can find Amie playing soccer, making jewelry and other assorted DIY crafts, reading, and singing along to anything from old rock or country to new indie pop… ideally live.
Ashley Rable (West Coast Regional Coordinator) is from Tucson, AZ and currently resides in Denver, CO. She attended the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) where she received her Bachelors of Science in American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf. She is an avid runner, and "enjoys all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. In addition to working with Calling All Crows, Ashley volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations including Dress for Success, Ben’s Bells and Children’s Hospital. She participated in the first Alternative Break Tour and is always looking for new ways to work with Calling All Crows.
Krista Williams (Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator) has been on the Calling All Crows team since 2008 both as a volunteer and action leader. In 2010, she served as a Community Organizer for New York City, and in 2011 participated as a campaign coordinator, ABT Leader, and CO. Krista grew up in eastern PA and lives in Bethlehem, PA. She is a graduate of Penn State University, with a major in Business Management and minor in art history. For the past 10 years, she has been a loyal restaurant leader for the same company holding several positions, including both district and regional training managers and has been the lead of several restaurants openings along the east coast. In addition to being an avid music lover, her hobbies include kayaking, disk golfing, couponing, and brewing beer. She is a passionate animal lover and volunteer and shares her home with many rescued furry friends.
Devin Burke (Midwest Regional Coordinator) grew up outside of Chicago, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent a year off of college engaged in hands-on service in California, Washington, and Alaska ranging from tutoring to trail-building as a Corps Member in AmeriCorps*NCCC for which he received the President's Volunteer Service Award. Returning to UW, he served as Work Projects Director with the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity for two years, and is now continuing to lead volunteers in building homes with Habitat as an AmeriCorps member in Minneapolis. In his spare time, he can be found playing games and jumping in lakes.