The idea for The Hinton Hope Foundation came from Summers County native, James Andrew "Andy" Rollyson who wanted to contribute to his hometown. During the summer of 2013 he called up Laura Lilly of Nimitz, WV for ideas and she had plenty! Next came others who felt the same and had something of their own to contribute.
Now we have a growing number of volunteers, creative advisors, media attention, a grant writer, an environmental scientist (for the ginseng project), a business consultant, a photographer, a 501c3 non-profit status with the IRS and most importantly we have the the support of the Hinton Mayor, Joe Blankenship and the people of Summers County, WV.
A native of Nimitz, WV, Andy currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and exports his expertise in creative writing, photography, graphics, team building, project coordination and creative consulting.
Assistant Exec. Director
Laura lives in Nimitz and is the mother of an inspiring daughter, Erin. She originally came up with the Youth Program (YLSC) to help the young people of Summers County. She's a pioneer in creative ideas.
Sara Beth Mattis, Official HHF Photographer
Sara lives in Hinton with her husband, Justin and toddler son, Trace. She's young, outgoing and knows her way around a camera like a coon dog knows how to hunt! She's responsible for most of our fundraiser photos and looks forward to continuing on with the team.
Rebecca Stalnaker, Secretary
Rebecca lives in Talcott and is active in the Forest Hill Volunteer Fire Department. She's been working diligently with HHF and is a huge help and inspiration to her family and friends who extend all over Summers County.
Board of Directors:
Rhonda Miller, Treasurer
Rhonda lives in Hinton, WV and is the proud mother of 2 wonderful kids. She's been working with HHF since Fall of 2013. She also happens to be a master cook!
HOME BRANCH & AFFILIATION
Los Angeles, CA
Dwight lives in Hinton and has been passionate about helping develop an arts program in the area for years. He is excited to be working with the HHF. He also is one of the board members of the Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House, the oldest residence in Hinton.