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Meet Our FWE Team

Who We Are


Kathy Olson, MAT Ed.

Founder & CEO


I truly believe there is an innovator in all of us and we can be the Picasso of our own lives.  During my 30+ years of nonprofit work, my experience includes teaching, being a principal, grant writing, administering contracts, program development, executive directorship, program manager, heading up union contract negotiations, substance abuse counselor, file clerk, building maintenance, and kitchen manager.  While working with people from all walks of life, I've discovered a common thread:   the desire for personal change and creating a better lifestyle.  I am an entrepreneur, having created a thriving business on just $50, which started out as a challenge for myself in developing a solopreneur program for the homeless.  I'm also a published author.  My passion is working with the homeless population.  I love seeing those "ah-ha" moments on people's faces.  My mantras are: Believe in yourself.  Bet on yourself. Take risks. Keep learning.  Know you are enough. Be kind.  Stay humble.    


    John Hancock


    John is an entrepreneur, having started two businesses, a restaurant and currently CEO/Founder of John William Brokerage.  He brings life experience to the table with regards to self-awareness, self-care, self-direction, and self-determination. Hence, the Four Winds!  He is a pillar in spreading the word that our individual differences are to be celebrated.  John is passionate about human rights and mental health services for the LGBTQ+ community.


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      Barbara Hogan


      Despite her battle with and overcoming breast cancer, Barb has the heart of a courageous and tenacious Ninja Warrior Queen. She is an entrepreneur having started several businesses.  She has worked in the nonprofit arena for 30+ years as a numbers cruncher possessing high level accounting knowledge and skills.  Currently, Barb is Board Treasurer for Showered In Grace, which is a mobile showering/bathing station for Anchorage, Alaska homeless campers.  I can say this gal is no quitter.  She does not throw in the towel - ever!  


        Patrick Rivera

        Board Member

        Pat is a recent grad student from Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy - Barber Division 2022 in Amarillo, TX.  Pat is currently an instructor.  He knows how to meet his customers' needs and wants.  He is passionate about the needs of homeless immigrants and uses self-expression through journalism and photography.  This compassionate guy does not "split hairs" over small and trivial issues.


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