OUR TEAM

We are a small team of passionate worker bees. We rely on a host of volunteers, interns, and independent contractors to get stuff done, and can tell you story after story of good people who have helped make this movement, well, move. Interested in joining our team? See open positions here.

 
 
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Blythe Hill - CEO/Founder

Iowa-born, Seattle-raised, and SoCal-transplanted, Blythe created Dressember as a style challenge in 2009. After aligning Dressember with anti human trafficking in 2013 and raising over $165,000 USD in its first year, she pursued the 501(c)3 certification that was granted within months (watch her TEDx talk here). She was a volunteer CEO from 2014 to 2016, when she was able to come on staff Part-Time. In August 2017, she came on Full-Time, and is still in shock over how much she can get done in 40 hours a week. She loves a good cheese, a good pun (clearly), and taking her dog Friday to the dog park. 

 
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Madeline MacDonald - Communications Manager

Madeline came on board the Dressember team in Fall of 2017. Born and raised in Washington State, Madeline holds a deep reverence for cozy coffee shops & Evergreen trees. After graduating with a Psychology degree in 2014, Madeline packed up her passion for writing and travel, strapped on an oversized backpack and set her sights on SE Asia - a trip that would ultimately spark her desire to travel to over 20 countries and live on 3 continents over the course of 3 years. She is now setting roots down in Los Angeles where she is enjoying the California sunshine and trying her hand at various yoga poses. Her work with Invisible Children & other global anti-trafficking orgs continue to inspire Madeline to engage in the fight to end human trafficking. 

 
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Jillian Rae Saldana - Admin/Operations

Jillian Rae Saldana is a native Southern Californian futurist, who believes in the importance of finding one’s voice, the power of curiosity, an individual's choices and setting the course for the world in which we live and love. She is a creative who dabbles in song, dinner parties and thoroughly enjoys the presence of her friends. Since the birth of her two nieces (Kenzie & Madyn), she believes she can be a catalyst of a cultural movement towards social good. After traveling around the world, there’s no place like home. You will always find her listening to a perfectly curated playlist while sipping iced coffee. She believe food is a love language, and the dinner table is sanctuary for great conversations and developing friendships.

 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
 

Talitha Baker - Sr Manger of Impact, Fullscreen Media; Board Chair

Johanna Tropiano - Development Consultant

Arianna Harrison - People & Culture, World Vision; Board Secretary

Michelle Hart - Accountant; Board Treasurer 

Rachel Repko - Grant Consultant, Repko Grants

Taylor Thompson - Financial Advisor, UBS

Blythe Hill - CEO/Founder, Dressember Foundation