Board of Directors



Natalie Hill
President/Executive Director

Prior to founding HoldYou Foundation, Natalie worked as Foundation Manager in corporate philanthropy for nine years for an organization that supported community non-profit organizations throughout Southern California. She is passionate about the non-profit sector and has initiated fundraising efforts for many charitable causes.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for Friends of El Faro, which sustains an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. For many years, she and her friends traveled to Casa Hogar Sion to work at the home and care for the children. 

Natalie lives in Los Angeles with her husband Dominic, who is a teacher and musician, and their daughter Simone. Together, they enjoy finding adventure in their vintage camper "Georgie.”


Laurel Carini

Laurel is thrilled to be a part of HoldYou Foundation and its mission to help other parents and families who are in the same position she once was. When a child is suddenly struck with a tragic accident or illness; the only thing a parent wants to do, is take care of them. Laurel feels very blessed that she was able to rely on outside support which gave her the ability to be there for the crucial days in Taylor’s recovery. HoldYou is Laurel’s opportunity to pay it forward; bring the support she received to others in need, and be a part of a foundation that will make a difference.


Sean Cooley

Sean Cooley is an accomplished film and commercial Producer living in Los Angeles. Sean brings decades of volunteer and fund raising experience with local non-profits including the L.A. Shanti Foundation, The Liberty Hill Foundation and The Friends of El Faro. He is also a Trustee of the Producers Health Benefits Plan, a multi-employer group health benefits plan providing health insurance to thousands of commercial production employees nationwide. 


Jake White
Board Member

Jake is responsible for the communication and marketing initiatives of the HoldYou Foundation.  He is currently involved or has held volunteer positions with local philanthropies including: Minds Matter, L.A. Shares, and IABC-LA. He is an independent marketing consultant specializing in launching innovative solutions and providing branding and public relations support. Jake remains involved with several programs from his alma maters The University of Kansas and University of Southern California.


Victoria Burke
Board Member

Victoria has lived a life of service.  As a young volunteer in communities, 15 years of service and dedication to Rotary International, choosing the career of a licensed funeral director and funeral consultant for over 20 years, and participating in her family's traveling ministries; these experiences facilitated her empathy and determination to help others.  She has a true appreciation for life, creating precious memories and moments, and is passionate about helping families - (when it really counts) during life changing moments in which HoldYou Foundation makes a difference with one more hug and a touch of love! 


Advisory Board



Sam kraemer
General Counsel, John Aaroe Group

tiffany harris
CEO & Co-Founder, Shane's Inspiration

Nicole Balsamo
Executive VIce president, external affairs, segerstrom center for the arts

Randi kreeft
Gallery Director, The loft at Liz's

Allison Kestner
Digital Marketing, Carat USA

Hollis dohr
student ambassador