Meet Our Team
The Walk and Roll Foundation is a 501(c) 3, volunteer organization that wouldn’t be here without the tireless dedication of its founders, board of directors, donors and sponsors, volunteers and the many people who have shared their stories with us and continue to inspire us and contribute to our success. Thanks to all!
Chelsie and Jon Hill
Chelsie grew up in Pacific Grove Ca. She was a typical child growing up in a small town enjoying life with her family and friends. Chelsie had a strong excitement towards dancing from the time she started walking. This desire to dance put her on her 1st dance team at the age of 3yrs old. By the time she was 4yrs old she was competing at the state and national levels, it would be uncommon for her to walk away without a trophy or taking 1st place. This continued right up to the date of her accident. Her whole life was about the art of dance. She loved nothing more than to be on stage with her team or even solo to entertain a crowd.
Jon was the Sr. Design Consultant/Project manager for a family owned business, Hill Construction Company, which specializes in paving stones, artificial turf, and outdoor living spaces. Hill Construction serves Central and Northern, California. Jon has used his entrepreneurial skills to own his own custom cabinet and concrete counter-top design center. He has also enjoyed being a representative with nutrition and telecommunications companies.
Since his daughter’s automobile accident that left her with a spinal cord injury (SCI) on February 21, 2010 and faced with the diagnosis she’d never walk again, he set out on a mission to learn all he could about this type of injury. He and his daughter (Chelsie) both began researching options and treatments not known to them through the medical world. This was where they began to meet many people with the same doom and gloom diagnosis but was proving it wrong. Unfortunately most insurance companies won’t cover these types of therapy treatments or equipment. As Jon and Chelsie are dedicated to seeking continued strengthening and treatment for Chelsie, a passion for assisting others has developed in their pursuit of treatment, equipment, and supplies. It became important to them that the many people suffering with SCI not lose hope. Out of this vision, the Walk and Roll Foundation was formed.
Board of Directors:
Brian Bruce, Board Member
Brian is a father of three, Aiden 12, Aishlyn 11, and Deagan 6. His eight-year marriage to Lindsay has brought much pleasure and exciting endeavors. Lindsay is a certified nutritionist, health coach, and personal/ corporate trainer. Brian was born and raised in San Diego and attended college in Southern California. He completed a Criminal Justice Degree at National University and pursued a career in Law Enforcement. He worked a variety of assignments during his 16-year career as a police officer, and detective providing a skill set that was attractive to the Walk and Roll Foundation’s mission.
In 1998, Brian was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, (MADD) for his efforts in combating impaired/drunk driving. His superiors chose Brian as the DUI Officer of the year. In a short six month time period Brian arrested enough individuals for impaired driving to put him in this elite status in order to be picked for this award and honored by the then Governor of the State of California, Pete Wilson.
Brian has always been generous with his personal time and he has coached a variety of sports with his children. He has also participated in many city events that occupied a majority of his time and efforts. Brian is very involved with his church and volunteers much of his time there mid-week and weekends.
After a medical retirement from the police department, he turned his skill set and efforts towards a business career. Brian was brought on as the Business Development Manager for Project Walk® located in Carlsbad Ca. Tim Yates, CEO of Project Walk was a colleague of Brian’s at National University and saw the potential in him and his ability to create and nurture various relationships. Through this endeavor at Project Walk Brian met Jon and Chelsie Hill. Brian is working with Jon and Chelsie in order to bring Project Walk ® to the Monterey Bay area in order to fulfill the Walk and Roll Foundation’s mission and goals. Brian is currently enrolled in the MBA program at National University and is expected to graduate in 2014.
Andrew Kreeft, Board Member and Legal Counsel
Andrew Kreeft is a partner in a Monterey Bay Area law firm specializing in civil litigation. He was born in Oakland, CA, and attended college at Georgetown University, and law school at Santa Clara University. He lives in Santa Cruz County with his wife, Mimi, also an attorney, and their youngest son, Drew. They have two older children – Claire is with Teach For America in Nashville, TN, and Connor is a college student in Washington, DC. Andrew is also on the Board of Directors for St. Francis High School in Watsonville, CA, and is an adjunct professor of Tort law at Monterey College of Law in Seaside, CA. He enjoys the occasional travel opportunity, especially when it involves a visit to his older children that are now “out of the nest.”
Kelly Campbell, Board Member and Treasurer
Kelly was born and raised in Marin County, lived in Tahoe for 7 years, and has been in Carmel for the past 8. She has two children, her youngest is in his senior year at Carmel High and the other is a sophomore in college. Kelly has always enjoyed being a part of her community and helping out at her children’s school by partaking in multiple projects; the last one being the creation and distribution of the color program for the football team. This is their largest fundraiser and included the renewing of current sponsors, recruiting new ones, designing, printing and the selling of the programs.
Her business background is in managing with a heavy emphasis in accounting. Currently, she is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Rocket Farms, a large Ag company here in Salinas. She oversees large company projects and manages multiple banking and investment accounts for the owner. She has a very energetic, positive personality and is looking forward to being a part of the Walk and Roll Foundation team.