Kathy Hashbarger


Before her current position as Marketing & Sales Representative at My Edmonds News/My Neighborhood News Network, Kathy worked for Chermak Construction as a multi-channel marketer doing brand development.

She is a graduate of the University of Washington with Bachelor of Arts degree with a Human Rights Minor. That’s where her heart opened to the understanding that non-profits are powerful agents for social change.

Kathy says that her study at UW gave her a useful perspective in planning and placing effective marketing—much of her course work centered on culture, literature, the arts; but it was the study of human rights and the importance of every individual’s dignity that motivated her to want to serve on the board of Clothes For Kids.

Having lived in Edmonds for over 25 years, Kathy has always felt it was important to work locally and “take care of the people in our path.” Volunteering to organize food drives at work, baking cookies and cooking for friends and neighbors have been important parts of her life. But it always seemed there had to be a way to contribute on a larger scale.

She says, “I’m trilled to be part of an organization that offers possibilities to children through providing wardrobes to them. Not having something warm and serviceable to wear to school can spell failure for students. If we all do a little, a lot of success can be the result.”