Founders & Board of Directors
Founder and Executive Director
Rachael Podolsky is the Founder and Executive Director of kidServe Global (formerly Seattle). Rachael came up with the idea for kidServe from her desire to teach her own children the value of volunteerism. Rachael has always volunteered and has a passion for the Ronald McDonald House, Overlake Service League and the Arthritis Foundation. Following college, Rachael entered the project management field in the area of construction for 12 years. Following her heart, she shifted gears after serving on the Board of Directors for the Arthritis Foundation in San Francisco and began working as a Development Director at a small private school in Menlo Park, CA.
Rachael founded kidServe in 2009 and has been running it locally with much success. In 2010 planning began to expand kidServe into several markets across North America. Plans are underway for sites servicing Dallas, Chicago and Denver with more in the works.
Rachael lives in Seattle with her husband and 3 elementary aged children.
Board of Directors
President, Board of Directors
Mike Simms has 27 years of outsourcing and contract management experience in aerospace and software manufacturing industries, and is currently General Manager of Global Outsourcing at Microsoft. He is a native of Washington State, and a UW graduate. Mike enjoys boating, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He and his wife Lori have been married for 18 years and have two children, Allegra and Zach.
Secretary, Board of Directors, and Founding Board Member
Dan Halos works as a financial advisor at AXA Advisors, where he has combined his two loves: business and investments and helping those around him. He enjoys helping families, business owners, and non-profits with their financial planning and specializes in insurance and estate planning. A graduate of the University of Washington, Daniel received his Chartered Financial Consultant® designation from The American College. Dan is a member of both the Bellevue and Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the University of Washington Alumni Association and is an enthusiastic volunteer for various environmental organizations. Outside of work and volunteering, Dan enjoys all sports and outdoor activities, especially tennis and basketball.
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Tim Hopper is a Business Manager for the Microsoft Global Outsourcing BPO Center of Excellence. Previous to Microsoft, Tim served as a federal financial institution examiner as well as the CEO of a financial institution. Tim holds a graduate degree in Finance from the University of Wyoming and a graduate certificate in Ethics from the University of Washington. Tim is especially proud of being a husband and a father of three beautiful children Renee, Ethan, and Kate. He and his wife, Dedra, live in Issaquah Washington.