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WHAT SHADE OF GREEN BEST DESCRIBES YOU? "Lime because it's full of energy and feels like summer year round!"
Managing commercial renovation projects for 20 years, Christine recognized that excess office furniture abandoned during projects was being thrown into landfills and she sought a sustainable, community-centric solution. In 2008, she founded The Furniture Trust, nonprofit with a mission to convert excess office furnishings and supplies into direct furniture and cash donations for local schools and nonprofits. Now with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Christine appreciates expedited schedules and tight budgets in the final phases of a project, while balancing the environmental impact of unwanted assets from a vacated site. It is this combination of intellect and geniality that has made her an esteemed industry expert, an accomplished entrepreneur, and the founder we’re so fond of.
WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? "I came here looking for something to be a part of that made a difference and helped others, and The Furniture Trust has been an amazing opportunity to combine my furniture expertise and experience to pay it forward. The connection that The Trust creates between businesses, nonprofits and schools is by far the most rewarding part of my job."
Equipped with an extensive furniture background, project management knowledge, and problem-solving skills, Dana joined The Trust inspired by the opportunity to collaboratively enrich the lives of others. As the Executive Director, Dana creates and enforces policies, oversees implementations of new programs, and manages the day to day operations of The Trust. With 22 years of experience working in the commercial furniture industry, Dana provides a level of expertise and professionalism that facilitates seamless project execution, making the decision to dispose responsibly even easier.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? "Paying it forward...it’s the best feeling ever! We once brought 12 boxes of unwanted office supplies donated by a downtown law firm to a school that had no budget for school supplies. I overheard someone say: “Wow, this is like Christmas in July!” I smile every time I think of that."
Jill is a project management expert with an ability to seamlessly manage projects with devotion and dexterity from start to finish. As the Director of Strategic Alliances, Jill is responsible for developing and maintaining business relations, cultivating our sustainable network, and managing deliveries to nonprofits. Her generosity and lively persona are proven assets to The Furniture Trust, as well as the myriad of skills she has mastered throughout her career. Jill and Christine worked together at the Bank of Boston and Fort Point Project Management, and when Christine started The Trust, Jill saw a great opportunity to work with her again. She fell in love with the mission, and being a part of a start-up that had the potential to help so many lives.
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Social Media Coordinator
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? "continuing with our mission of giving back was when we recently gave a teacher a box of supplies. The teacher who had no budget to purchase supplies for the classroom was overcome with emotion and openly cried."
Brit’s organization skills and attention to details makes her a perfect Social Media Coordinator. As the face of The Trust, Brit understands the importance of our mission and spreading the word so more clients and nonprofits see the work we do and the IMPACT they can make. Additionally, she combines her strong listening skills and enthusiasm for collaboration to make connections that make a difference with our growing list of non-profits.
MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB? "Helping those that are seeking to help others, knowing our efforts are helping them work towards their mission."
Tyler brings a sense of energy to the job as a Project Manager. With a background in Sales and Logistics, Tyler understands the needs of clients and the importance of deadlines. With this understanding and his commitment to our mission he ensures every client and nonprofit we work with receives our utmost attention to their project. In addition to managing projects Tyler also supports our relationships with our growing list of non-profits to manage their wish lists, matching products with their needs.
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Finance & Sustainable Network Application Manager
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? the 2019 Eco Carpentry Challenge. “It was amazing to see what the schools design and build with recycled products, such creativity and vision! All the working parts coming together for an amazing night.”
In her role, she works closely with our accountant and the Executive Director to keep all aspects of The Trust’s financial books in order and to oversee the financial health of the organization. Additionally, Maribeth works directly with nonprofits on their Sustainable Network Application. This application is critical as it enable nonprofits to be a member and receive product donations. Along with the application she assists with maintaining their wish list and supporting our relationship with each nonprofit.