About Us

The DreamCatcher program was started as a volunteer program in conjunction with Hospice Care of the West, LLC. The program was the idea of Caitlin Crommett, a 15 year old sophomore at Tesoro High School in Orange County, California. Caitlin had the idea early in 2009 while watching the movie, "Patch Adams" during a scene in which Patch helped an elderly woman who was not eating. In the scene, she noted that she always wanted to jump into a pool of pasta....and Patch made that wish happen.

Caitlin has volunteered with the Hospice Care of the West group for several years in various capacities. Now that she has graduated from high school, she is working to expand the program to other communities. Caitlin now attends the University of Notre Dame.

The DreamCatcher Foundation is now a 501 (c) (3) corporation.

   
         
   

The Tesoro Dream Team

The DreamCatcher Club at Tesoro High School is now led by junior Emily Beals. Emily and the new Tesoro Dream Team continue to work with Hospice Care of the West to fulfill dreams in the local Orange County area.

   
Contact Emily at dreamcatchersemily@att.net

 

       
 

Brea Olinda High School Dreamcatchers

The DreamCatchers club at Brea Olinda High School is being run by President, Kristen Park. Kristen is an upcoming junior and works with various hospices, including Hospice Care of the West and Hospice Touch, to grant Dreams of patients. She is very involved in her school, and hopes to continue to grant as many Dreams as possible throughout her time as president of the Dream Team!

 

 
Contact Kristen at kristenjiinpark@gmail.com
     
 

Liberty High School (Bakersfield) Dream Catchers

Isabella Busacca leads the Liberty High School Dream Catchers club in Bakersfield, California. Isabella is one of a set of triplets along with brother Anthony and sister Sophia. All three are part of the Liberty High School Dream team and have already granted dreams for hospice patients. They work closely with Optimal Hospice in Bakersfield and are looking to establish other hospice relationships. They are juniors at Liberty High.

 

 
 
 

Vanderbilt University Dream Catchers

Elise Martin is a senior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and minoring in Biological Sciences. She is  from Atlanta, Georgia and is currently working in a surgery center with electronic medical records and medical supplies. Elise has volunteered at a hospice close to home. She just returned  from a semester in New Zealand and is looking forward to the beginning of Vanderbilt’s chapter of Dreamcatchers. She looks forward to granting dreams for Nashville hospice patients!

 

Contact information: elise.d.martin@vanderbilt.edu

 

Frontier High School (Bakersfield) Dream Catchers

Sarah, Sophie, and Joe Constantine started the Dream Catchers club at Frontier High School in Bakersfield, CA. They are just starting the club at their school and are excited to become a part of the DreamCatchers organization. They work through Optimal Hospice in Bakersfield and are hoping to start granting dreams for hospice patients soon. Sarah is a senior at Frontier and Sophie and Joe are sophomores.

 

For more information, please contact Sarah Constantine at: sarahkconstantine@gmail.com

 

Albany, New York

Jennifer Ellsworth recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Albany, specializing in social work with older adults.  She has volunteered with various hospices over the past 5 years and is currently working with The Community Hospice to expand DreamCatchers to New York. Her title will be Director, of east Coast Expansion

 

Reach Jennifer at: jennifer.l.ellsworth@gmail.com

 

Catholic University of America

Madeline Hotz is a junior at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work in the National Catholic School of Social Service. She is currently an intern at Capitol Hill Village in Washington, DC, which fosters and supports an active adult community within the city. She is an avid runner and enjoys traveling. She is looking forward to the beginning of Dreamcatchers at the Catholic University of America and making people’s dreams come true.

 

To contact Maddie, her e-mail address is: 21hotz@cardinalmail.cua.edu

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. High School (Nashville) Dreamcatchers

Heading the Dreamcatchers Club at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Nashville, TN is Ben Rosenburg. Ben is a junior in high school and is in the school orchestra. Ben began volunteer work at Alive Hospice in Nashville since June and is anxious to begin working on Dreams.

To contact Ben, please e-mail him at: bn.rosenberg1@gmail.com
 

Pahokee High School (Florida) Dreamcatchers

Kelly Ramirez, a sophomore at Pahokee High School in Florida, started a DreamCatchers club at her school as part of her IB MYP personal project. She hopes that DreamCatchers will attract positive attention to her community and to her school.

Contact Kelly at kelly41197@yahoo.com

 

Marietta High School (Georgia) Dreamcatchers

Henley Tullos is an upcoming junior at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia. She is in her 13th year of soccer and hopes to play in college, while hopefully majoring in political science and history. "The whole idea of DreamCatchers really inspired me to reach out and make a difference in people's lives. Seeing a smile on someone's face and knowing you were the reason for it is the greatest reward, and that's why I chose to be a leader in my community and help change lives." 

Contact Information: henleytullos@icloud.com
 

Hamilton High School (Arizona) Dreamcatchers

Cassidy McVey is a  freshman at Hamilton High School in Arizona. She is excited to be starting a Dream Team and they  hope to fulfill as many dreams as possible and better the community.

Contact Information: c3mcvey@gmail.com

 

Charter School (Wilmington, DE) Dreamcatchers

Julia Johansson leads the Dreamcatchers Club at the Charter School in Wilmington, Delaware. She is currently a senior and hopes to continue the program when she selects the college she will attend.

Contact Julia at:   juliarjohans@gmail.com
 
 

A Special Thank You!

- Ray Perez from San Diego who has donated use of his wheel chair van for transportation.
- Kim & Buzz Clark and mommyphotography for designing and donating Dream Catcher Thank You Cards!

- Tutto Fresco for donating a meal for our Reunion Dream.
- EmbroidMe in Santa Ana, CA for providing the Dream team with DreamCatchers T- Shirts.
- Mike Chamberlin, the Singing TV Guy for assisting on the Singing Dream

- Newport Rib Company in Ladera Ranch for providing food for the Rib Dinner Dream
- A special thank you to The Water Geeks for their donation
- A special thank you to Harvard Eye for their donation on the Eyeglass Dream
- Thank you to Buzz Clark, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles Lakers for their help on the Lakers Dream
- A special thanks to Cinderella cakes for donating the decorative cake for the Tea Party Dream