Marci Wild, a native Floridian, grew up primarily in a single mother family. As a child she witnessed the many hours her mother worked to meet the needs of the family. During this time there wasn’t a strong base of community resources to help her mom with the financial and emotional stress of being a single parent. Marci became a single parent at the age of 20 and again at the age of 26. She, in turn, began to experience the financial and emotional stress of being a single parent to her precious children. Knowing the need within the community, Marci began E.S.T.H.E.R. in 2002. Weekly meetings begun, community resources enlisted, and donations of clothing/household items were received to help other single mother families. These steps led to the opening of E.S.T.H.E.R. office in 2007. Marci married in 2008 and was blessed with another child. Currently she continues to move E.S.T.H.E.R. forward by implementing innovative programs, cultivating relationships with dedicated volunteers and connecting with local/national business partners allowing E.S.T.H.E.R. to continue embracing single mother families throughout Central Florida.
Karen is the Assistant Director of E.S.T.H.E.R. where she develops programs to reach the community while giving support to the staff and volunteers. She has spent many years working and giving back to Central Florida through various volunteer “adventures” and working in the non-profit arena. She is a native Floridian, with two children, who has been married 32 years. Her heart to help others began when she started volunteering at a local abuse shelter at the age of 13. It was the beginning of her love of community and her belief that we must treat others as we want to be treated. Being at E.S.T.H.E.R. allows her to use her gifts of administration and creativity while serving the community in which she belongs.
Rachae is a native Floridian and has worked at E.S.T.H.E.R. since 2010. Growing up in a single mother household she knows first-hand some of the struggles that the families we serve go through. Rachae received her BA in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University with a focus in non-profit and community organizations. Upon receiving her degree, Rachae has been able to develop and support the administrative needs of E.S.T.H.E.R.. Being a part of the team of ESTHER has allowed her to not only impact her community, but also minister to the children encouraging them to rise above their moms struggle and break the statistic.