Directors

Children with cancer are smiling today at a Flashes of Hope shoots. Our dedicated volunteer chapter directors coordinate photo shoots within the nation's top hospitals and at special events for children with cancer. Whether photographing one child isolated in a bone marrow unit or a hundred kids having fun at summer camp, it's an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Holli Schleicher

Holli Schleicher

Holli holds a B.S degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA. She grew up in Connecticut and for the past 25 years has worked in the Broadcast and Cable Industry in both production and content management. While working in NYC she worked with such companies as MTV Networks and Comedy Central. This work brought Holli to Colorado 17 years ago and she currently works for Charter Communications in Content Management. When not at work, Holli can be found spending time with her husband and two children. Her daughter is playing electric guitar and son is in competitive sports.

Holli found a passion for photography when her dad handed her a camera 25 years ago. Her love of photography led to the creation of Bonito Photography, specializing in portraits, family and senior photos. The opportunity to work with Flashes of Hope came in 2004. She knew she wanted to be a part of an organization that allowed her to give back to a special community through her photography. Flashes of Hope was the perfect fit. Immediately, she found joy working with these beautiful children, who have hearts of gold, and capturing these moments in time. Each encounter brings her an overwhelming sense of love for all of these families. There is magic that happens, there is a story that needs to be told, and there is hope.

Holli is incredibly honored and extremely blessed to serve this amazing organization as Chapter Director and Photographer.

Kim Wharton

Kim Wharton

Kim grew up in the Minneapolis area and lived in various cities on the East Coast before moving to Colorado which she now calls home. For the last 20 years, her career has primarily been in recruiting. She enjoys getting to know each candidate to determine whether they have the right skills and experience for the job she is looking to fill. In her free time, Kim is a busy mom of three children who are involved in competitive sports and music. She also enjoys photography as a hobby and torments her kids with frequent photo shoots whenever she has a chance.

Kim learned about Flashes of Hope through a co-worker and was very touched when she saw the beautiful photos. Her love for kids and photography is what drew her towards to Flashes of Hope and she is grateful to be a part of providing families with beautiful portraits of their children.

Hands on head

The children often request to be photographed with special friends – in this case a stuffed bunny. Children are also photographed with parents, siblings, hospital staff and even fellow patients. This sweet image was captured at All Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

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