Meredith is the Director of Deaf Initiatives. Her background as a small business owner for 17 years gives her the experience needed to successfully oversee the nonprofit organization and its social purpose business. Meredith has bachelor degree in communication from the Ohio University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interpreting/ASL Education from Columbus State Community College.
Meredith is the parent of two Deaf adults. In her quest for information and a better understanding of Deafness, she has sought involvement with organizations that serve the Deaf and hard of hearing populations.
Shonna grew up in McKee, Kentucky, and moved to Columbus 9 years ago. She is married and has two sons and one stepdaughter. Shonna is the office manager at Keepsake Theme Quilts.
Julia is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and the ASL Interpreting program at Columbus State Community College. She is the Financial Manager for Deaf Initiatives. Julia is a certified interpreter and is married with two young children.
Judy grew up in Painesville, OH and graduated from Ohio School for the Deaf in 1972. She is currently married and lives in New Albany, Ohio. She has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Judy is the supervisor at Keepsake Theme Quilts.
Kathleen was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her family then moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa and she graduated from Iowa School for the Deaf. Kathleen has a son and daughter and eight grandchildren. She is now a resident of Columbus, Ohio and is a Seamstress at Keepsake Theme Quilts.
Kimberly is a graduate of Columbus State Community College and has two teenagers. Purple is her favorite color. Kimberly is a Production Assistant at Keepsake Theme Quilts.
Shelly was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where she still lives today with her husband and two kids. She began working at Keepsake Theme Quilts after she completed ASL classes at Columbus State Community College.
Terri grew up in Reynoldsburg, OH and has 2 children. She began working at Keepsake Theme Quilts in 2001 and is a Support Seamstress.
Christine graduated from the University of Akron and earned a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Applied Arts) in Graphic Art and Design degree in 1993. I learned American Sign Language (ASL) at this university when I was about at age of 20! I was hosting Art and Crafts booths at Ohio DEAFair 2000, 2003 and 2005. A homemaker for my husband of almost twelve years and two boys who adore KODA camp! Volunteering at DSC-Deaf Services Center’s KODA SuperGames and KODA Camp and Activities Assistant in 2011 and present. They have a house pet cat ‘Princess’.
Jessica was born and raised in a small town in Texas, and is the Marketing Director and Production Coordinator for Keepsake Theme Quilts. She graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2012 with a degree in digital Photography. She is currently attending Franklin University to earn a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
Jessica and her husband have a 2 year old daughter named Bayleigh. Her favorite hobbies are fishing, hunting, basketball, country-line dancing and volunteering to tutor young children to meet their educational needs.
Danielle is from Blacklick, Ohio and graduated from Northland High School in 2011. She started in KTQ’s Work Experience Model program and was promoted and hired at KTQ staff after the program.
Danielle’s favorite hobbies are basketball, tennis and hanging out with friends.
Debbie is a seamstress and does custom machine quilting for KTQ. She has been sewing for over 40 years as well as custom machine quilting for over 10 years. She has lived in the Hilliard/Plain City Ohio area all of her life and in her spare time she likes to quilt, knit, grow and can vegetables and visit with my children.
Belma is from Bosnia, but she lives in Worthington, Ohio. She graduated from Northland High School in 2012. She started in KTQ’s Work Experience Model Program and was promoted and hired at KTQ staff after the program.
She loves playing soccer, socializing with her friends and helping others.
Elizabeth is from China, but she lives in Columbus, Ohio. She is adopted. She graduated from Northland High School in 2013.
She loves arts and being creative. Elizabeth’s favorite hobbies are Zumba and Crochet.