Emi Blomster joined the Hope House staff in October 2020. Emi graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. As a leader on her college soccer team for three years, Emi learned the importance of teamwork, communication and building trust in relationships, all of which she feels prepared her well for her work at Hope House. Emi started her Hope House journey as a residential advisor at the residential house where she enjoyed being able to cultivate relationships with the teen moms and their children. She then moved into the volunteer manager role and helped rebuild the volunteer program after COVID. As the volunteer manager, Emi connected people who are passionate about serving teen moms to the needs of our teen moms, children and staff. In February 2023, Emi stepped into a more donor-focused role as the development relations officer and has since transitioned into the development officer role. She loves being able to focus her efforts on events and fundraising. Overall, Emi is grateful for her time at Hope House because she has been able to cultivate meaningful relationships with moms, volunteers and champions!