Kristen Trost Mantlo, is a native of Virginia Beach and a current Doctoral Candidate at Old Dominion University, working on her Ph.D. in Health Services Research. She received her Masters of Social Services ('10) from Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania and her Bachelors of Psychology ('08) and Bachelors of Social Work ('09) from James Madison University. She is passionate about children’s health issues and has focused her over six-years of non-profit experience in this area. Using her education in social services and certification in non-profit management, she helped found the non-profit SMILE (Samantha Makes It a Little Easier) in 2010.
As the Executive Director of SMILE, Kristen leads a group of dedicated local professionals in the organization's mission to enhance the lives of children impacted by life threatening conditions; through education, encouragement, and empowerment. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys playing kickball, camping and kayaking with her husband, and traveling as much as possible both nationally and internationally.
Greats times with Hampton Roads' 1st under forty network.
Stick to the specifics. Remove the rest.
Young professionals work hard while always putting family first.
Give before you get.
Blankets for the Homeless and The P40 Network came together this Christmas to share the warmth with the homeless.
Virginia Beach, VA – Kevin Daisey, Owner of iD Web Studios, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis.
Step-by- step instructions for the greatest journey you will ever take.
It can be challenging to maintain a healthy routine during the holidays. Stick to your goals with these four healthy habits!
As the year ends and we prepare for the upcoming year, think about all the projects you wish you started, the people you wish you talked with, and the risks you wish you took. It’s easy to be paralyzed with fear of the unknown or not having enough money or support. But, if you have a passion or a dream, start planting the seeds now.
While most of us find security in our traditional nine to five lifestyles, this young photographer, Brent Hearn III, is living life through a different lens.