Siobhan is the community manager at the Collective so she is busy––because you know we’re all about community over here. She activates our larger collective by coordinating our (amazing) volunteers, connecting New Americans with resources, and organizing our workshops, volunteer trainings, and creative gatherings. On top of all that, she’s our data guru––keeping our systems up to date. She crams all this into 30 hours a week, so there’s no doubt that she’s a powerhouse.
With 17 years of experience in nonprofit work under her belt, Siobhan arrived at Treetops in 2018 ready to marry her interest in race relations with the nonprofit world she knows so well. Siobhan receives and offers welcome every day in the large apartment complex she calls home, where her neighbors are from all over the world. “It’s fun to exchange nods, smiles, and waves every morning and evening,” she says. “It’s simple, but in the time that we’re living in, it’s nice to see people smiling and waving at each other.”
Siobhan’s most memorable welcome by far, however, has been as an honorary Irishwoman at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon which she’s attended with a close friend for the past 6 years. “Every year she welcomes me there like it’s her home!” Fáilte roimh chách, Siobhan!
A self-professed homebody, Siobhan also loves reading, taking in some Netflix, and hanging around with her husband and their sphynx cat, Bill.