Meet The Team
Founder & Executive Director
Leah is the Executive Director and Founder of Hope's Landing which was launched in March 2021. She worked as the Community Outreach Advisor for our partner organization, Sisters in Shelter, for a year and a half before starting this new role. She has an MBA from Heidelberg University and currently also works for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as a Community Relationship Manager.
Meridith Ringler is the Production Manager for Hope's Landing and is the one who oversees the survivors as they make our products. She is constantly working to create new products, perfect the ones we have, and create a positive environment for our survivors to work in. Meridith also has a BS in Psychology and an MA in human development. She has worked as a behavioral therapist and investigator in the past.
Iris is the Executive Assistant of Hope's Landing since December 2021. She takes care of many of the details and logistics to make Hope's Landing a well-oiled machine. Outside of making our lives easier at Hope's Landing, Iris is very active and enjoys activities such as hiking, SUP, and even powerlifting! She's a mom who spends much of her time enjoying being with her family.
Laura Bayda is the Marketing Manager for Hope's Landing. She's been volunteering since the start of Hope's Landing to do all of our product photos for our website and our promotional video! Since December 2021 she's been officially in charge of all marketing, from our social media platforms to future email campaigns and beyond. Beyond Hope's Landing, Laura spends her time getting involved in the community running her own photography business Laura's Lenses.