Bringing hope, joy and a sense of self-worth to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party.

Meet our Staff

Chris Spahn
Executive Director & Co-Founder

Chris has an Electrical Engineering and Computer Programming background. She owned and ran her own business for many years. She started Birthday Dreams in 2009 in her garage. She has worn many hats through the years in her role as ED: volunteer coordinator, purchasing, gift wrapping, delivery driver, bookkeeper, Board Chair, grant writer, and many more. She also created the website and the inventory management program which are used in the day to day operations of the business. Chris is blessed to have an extremely strong, capable team who know how very important their mission is.

Jarod Drozdowski
Development Director

Jarod Drozdowski is the newest team member of Birthday Dreams. As our Development Director, Jarod brings nearly 20 years of non-profit and fundraising management experience to our organization. In his professional career, Jarod has worked in arts/culture, academia, city government, and non-profit healthcare settings. One highlight was being the “Official Security Detail” for Santa and Mrs. Claus when he was the Event Director of the Christmas Lighting Ceremony in Leavenworth, WA. He is a proud dad of a terrific 7-year old son and a constantly-shedding 10 year old dog. Jarod holds a B.A. in Art History and a M.S. in Cultural Resource Management. In his spare time, Jarod enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, painting landscapes, photography, and continuing his research of ancient world cultures.

Robbie Green
Program Manager

Robbie started working for Birthday Dreams as an intern in 2018. She has a background of 10 years in collections and customer service. Robenita is responsible for running the programs and managing staff, interns and volunteers. She ensures that quality products are delivered. She is responsible for putting together birthday parties, and assisting with inventory tracking. She works with the local community, creating partnerships to provide locations for birthday parties. She has a way of talking to our clients that keeps them comfortable and ensures they get the services and contacts that they need.

Lee Blankenship-Flinn
Program Specialist

Lee has been with Birthday Dreams since 2017. He has a background of 18 years in medical reception, hospitality and customer service. Lee is responsible for inventory tracking, delivering birthdays, purchasing and assisting with putting together birthday parties. He began as an intern. His attention to detail, computer abilities and willingness to do whatever is needed was appreciated and he was hired on when his internship expired.

Tiffaney Jones
Volunteer Coordinator

Tiffaney joined the team as an intern in 2019. When the Volunteer Coordinator position opened up, Birthday Dreams was pleased to offer her the position. Tiffaney communicates with volunteers and matches their skills to volunteer opportunities. She assists with day to day program tasks as needed, putting together birthday boxes, wrapping gifts, overseeing interns and volunteers, and attending community volunteer events. Tiffaney serves as the face of Birthday Dreams by conducting live videos via Facebook to reach out to our volunteers and community when support is needed.

Anna Barnett
Executive Assistant

Anna is the newest member of the Birthday Dreams team. Recently relocating to Washington State from Washington County in Hagerstown, MD, Anna brings nearly a decade of professional non-profit, marketing, and development experience to our organization. She possesses a keen eye for detail, excellent communication & organizational skills, and we are thrilled to have a person of her outstanding caliber as our new Executive Assistant here at Birthday Dreams!