the Hands Producing Hope Team




Rebecca Gardner

Rebecca is our founder & director, and is constantly dreaming of what's next for Hands Producing Hope. She has an International Studies degree and Spanish minor from Virginia Tech. Rebecca, her husband Tready and their daughters Charleston and Juniper live in Baton Rouge, where you can find her hanging out in a coffee shop, making new recipes and working on her garden!

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Matthew Robinson

Matthew is one of our board members. A 2012 Virginia Tech alum, Matthew and his wife, Heather, have settled in Alexandria, VA, where he works as the Operations Manager for TNTP. He enjoys mastering new recipes and taking cooking classes. When not at work, you are most likely to find him strolling along his neighborhood's little main street or spending time with friends from church.


Emily Duke

Emily is our creative content manager and a board member. A 2012 Virginia Tech alum, she enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors. She loves coffee, designing and taking photos, and dreams of running an urban farm - yes, she's already named her hens. Emily lives in Fort Worth with her husband Tommy, their son Sawyer and their two cat kiddos, Jude and Clyde.


Katy Terrill

Katy is a volunteer designer and a board member. She has a Graphic Design degree from Radford University and spent 2013 in Johannesburg, designing for the IMB & sharing the love of Jesus. If you need her to do anything, the best form of bribery is through a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone. Katy currently resides in Williamsburg with her husband Taylor and cat Penny.

Hallie Brand

Hallie is one of our board members. A 2013 graduate of Mississippi College, she is the founder of Dot Products, a school supply company that funds education around the world. She's obsessed with the color yellow, and loves college students, the beach and talking about business and life. Hallie lives outside of Jackson, MS with her husband Gus and cocker spaniel Maestro.  

Costa Rica Team

Heather Carty

Heather is the Costa Rica program coordinator. She, her husband Bart and her daughter Eden live and serve as missionaries in San Vito de Coto Brus, Costa Rica. She  loves everything to do with music - listening, singing and playing instruments. Her hobbies are reading, quilting and creating with Eden. And though she seems to trip most of the times she walks anywhere, she is a runner.


Rwanda Team

(coming soon!)