Board Member Spotlight: Molly Adam
Each quarter, we interview and highlight one of our staff members, giving you a closer look at the team behind Camp Fire Central Oregon. Moving into 2020, we've decided to spotlight not only 1 staff member each quarter, but also a member of our Board of Directors. There are so many people contributing to our mission and enabling us to serve youth in our community...we hope you enjoy learning a bit more about each of them!
For our winter spotlight, we want to highlight our newest board member: Molly Adam. A Midwest native, Molly moved to Bend in August 2018 and joined our Board of Directors in November 2019. She works as a Research and Development Engineer at Lonza Pharma & Biotech and brings a long list of strengths to our team, including creativity, social media marketing, and a big picture perspective of our mission and community impact. We are thrilled to welcome Molly to Camp Fire!
Check out our recent interview with her here:
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I grew up around the twin cities in Minnesota and went to school in Wisconsin (go Badgers!).
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
I am an engineer who loves problem solving along with playing sports and crafting. I love being active and getting involved in the community.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF CAMP FIRE AND IN WHAT WAYS?
I joined the Board of Directors in November 2019, and I am a part of the Marketing Committee as well.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH CAMP FIRE?
I have always enjoyed volunteering with STEM education and kids’ sports programs and wanted to continue making a positive impact on our future generations.
WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH CAMP FIRE? HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOU? OR FEED YOU?
I love Camp Fire’s values, and the staff are very passionate about what they do and helping kids find their spark. I am inspired by our future generation’s ability to change the world and how we can all make an impact.
WHAT ARE YOUR “SPARKS”?
I love sports. You can find me playing soccer at lunch, hockey on Thursdays, skiing at the mountain, or coaching lacrosse. I think sports are so fun and a great way to work together with people who are different than yourself.
WERE YOU INSPIRED BY AN ADULT MENTOR? HOW?
I had a calculus teacher in high school who pushed me to challenge myself and pursue engineering. He recognized my learning style and taught me how to use it to my advantage. He believed in me and helped build my confidence so I could succeed through the challenging courses in college.
ANY PARTING WORDS?
It’s never too late to find your sparks. Try new things and don’t be afraid to fail. We need to live more like kids, they fall down all the time and get right back up!