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:
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.”