Staff Spotlight - Kathy Gerstle


Where are you from originally?

I am the daughter of an airforce pilot, so I have lived everywhere from South Carolina, to Spain, Indiana, Illinois, and Washington State. I consider Washington State my home.


What were you involved with before starting with Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference?

Prior to working for Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference, I was

an Upper Elementary teacher for over 10 years at California Montessori Project in Shingle Springs


What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I love to hike/walk, practice yoga, and bake.


What goals do you have for your work with Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference?

My goals working at Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference include: to expand my thinking outside the box, learn from the youth we work alongside, and seek ways to help make this amazing organization the best it can be.


What are you most looking forward to in working with Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference?

I most look forward to my time working with the students in the school clubs I will be involved in.


Hiking in Tahoe Summer 2021


Hiking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu September 2021