A graduate of Colorado State University, Andrea Schwartz joined the Dear Jack Foundation in early 2015. In her role as Executive Director of Dear Jack, Andrea offers a unique blend of senior level private sector business marketing experience in media and finance and 8 years of non-profit development experience working both as a consultant and on a staff level; growing initiatives from infancy into long-term financially sustaining programs. In her role as Executive Director, Andrea leads the Dear Jack Foundation’s strategic direction to include board and staff development, fundraising, partnerships, and programs. Andrea is mission driven and is most at home when leading and growing initiatives that serve under-resourced populations.
A native of Colorado, Andrea values her time outdoors. In her spare time, you’ll find her in the summer exploring new trails by mountain bike and in the winter skinning up a mountain somewhere in search of fresh snow, or chasing her nieces and nephews down the ski slope, likely with a pocket full of twizzler nibs (the best candy ever).