Board of Directors
Our board of directors includes Jessica Berg, Amanda Manning, Brandy Jacobs, Tricia Sykes, Holly Hoagland, Samara Behler, and Cindy Hancock (not pictured). As a working board, the operation of Spokane Mama would not happen without the hard work and dedication of these ladies. Each member brings a different skill set and different experiences to the table. Since assembling in the fall of 2018 we've been hard at work building, defining, and carrying out Spokane Mama's mission. Read on to learn about the role each member plays and why they're passionate about our mission.
Holly Hoagland - President & Founder
I'm Holly, the mom of two small boys, Russell (3) and Luke (6 months). My husband Chris and I live in Northwest Spokane in the Shadle area. With a degree in Human Resources, I've previously worked as an HR Administrative Assistant and a Fulfillment Officer for STCU but currently, I stay at home with my boys and work hard to carry out Spokane Mama's mission. As someone who grew up in a small rural town in Wisconsin, I'm extremely passionate about connecting local moms to the community here in Spokane and that's where the mission of Spokane Mama began.
Amanda Manning - Fundraising
I’m Amanda. I’m part of the fundraising team with Spokane Mama. I have a daughter, Hayley (3) and a son, Justin (1). When not getting my cardio in chasing after them I am on my yoga mat as much as possible either teaching or taking yoga classes. I am also a licensed mental health counselor and Perinatal mood disorders are a passion of mine. I moved from Virginia a year ago and left a dynamic mom’s group that quite literally saved me from experiencing Post Partum depression. Finding Spokane Mama when we moved to Spokane helped me build and start to find my new tribe.
Brandy Jacobs - Volunteer Coordinator
I’m Brandy. I have one son, Jake (3). My husband Taylor and I live in Colbert. I previously worked as Medical Assistant for a Primary Care physician, but currently I stay home with my son. We moved to Spokane four years ago, and with no friends or family around except for my husband’s, I became very lonely when I had my son. Finding Spokane Mama was exactly what I needed in my life, and I love all the friendships I have made and continue to make. I’m very passionate about helping other moms find friendships and community resources to help in any stage of motherhood.
Tricia Sykes - Ambassador Coordinator
I’m Tricia, a mama of three girls: Brynlynn (7), Tillie (4) and Baby Girl due in July. I am also a birth mom to a son I placed for adoption 21 years ago. My husband Jordan and I live in the Garland District and have lived in Spokane for about 1.5 years, after moving here from Boise, ID where I lived my whole life. My husband and I started our own General Contracting business a little over a year ago that I help run and am the Interior Designer for. I am absolutely passionate about helping moms make connections and find support. I am hopeful that Spokane Mama will help mothers find relationships and form deep bonds where women can share their darkest mom secrets with because let’s face it, we all have them.
Jessica Berg - Secretary
I’m Jessica, mom to two wonderful girls, Hailee (12) and Harper (20 months). My husband Josh and I were both born and raised here in our great city of Spokane; we currently live in the Valley area. I'm currently a stay at home mom and enjoy the work I do for Spokane Mama. I have a degree in Business Management and prior to Harper’s birth, I was the Office Manager for an Underwater Construction company. Spokane Mama has enabled me to find amazing mom friends that have been a huge support system for me. I am passionate about bringing resources to our entire group of moms, their families, and our community. I hope to continue to help keep Spokane Mama a safe/judgment-free zone and help facilitate more connections between mom’s that will bring them lifelong friendships and support in every stage of motherhood.
Cindy Hancock - Treasurer
I'm Cindy, I have two boys Logan (18), Connor (12) and a beautiful stepdaughter Khirra (24). I work at STCU as Fulfillment Center Manager and I'm currently attending WGU earning my bachelor's. I have lived in Spokane most my life and love the being a part of connecting moms. There wasn't 'mom groups' or even social media when I had my first son and if it wasn't for my best friend, I would have been completely isolated since not many people my age had kids at the time. I hope Spokane Mama helps others find friendship and community.