Meet The Staff

Hope Springs Institute’s dedicated staff is motivated to create a sacred space where people that holds our community on spiritual, physical, emotional, and sensory levels. We work together to ensure guests and program leaders are happy and have experiences that brings them back to Hope Springs over and over.

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VICTORIA BROWN

Executive Director

Connection to Hope Springs: 1 year

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Betsy Pourvakil

Operations Coordinator

Connection to Hope Springs: 22 years

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Chip Blount

Land Manager

Connection to Hope Springs: 1 year

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Javan Pourvakil

Staff-Land

Connection to Hope Springs: 19 years

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SCOTTY CLAYPOOL

Head Chef

Connection to Hope Springs: 4 years

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CONNI THORPE

Artisan Center and Gift Shop Manager

Connection to Hope Springs: 14 years

CAROLINA ZINN

 Staff - Housekeeping

Connection to Hope Springs: 2 years

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WINTER DRYDEN

Staff - Housekeeping

Connection to Hope Springs: 2 years