Episode 18 | A Conversation With the Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters

In this episode of The Good Stuff podcast, host, Andy Tomlinson interviews Erin Allsop, President & CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters. Erin discusses her last few years abroad in Spain, her new role with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Chillicothe, and what they will be doing for their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Episode Highlights:

  • Erin discusses her recent years living abroad in Spain. (0:59)
  • How was Erin’s experience living in Spain during the lockdown? (5:26)
  • Erin discusses her family’s adjustments as they leave Spain. (7:13)
  • Erin shares her journey to becoming the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. (9:15)
  • Erin discusses their plans for the largest fundraiser event they will be hosting. (10:04)
  • Erin discusses the concept of Big Brothers Big Sisters. (12:12)
  • How many celebrity dancers will be present at the fundraiser event? (14:51)
  • Erin explains the event’s schedule and other essential facts. (16:12)
  • Erin discusses more events that will take place throughout the year. (18:09)
  • What is Erin’s favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner? (19:13)
  • What book is Erin currently reading? (21:52)

Key Quotes:

  • “Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters is to create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and the promise of youth.” – Erin Allsop
  • “I just want to make sure that we make the best decision for our agency, but mostly for the well-being of our volunteers, our staff, our community. I want to be responsible in that. However, I do have to consider that it is the biggest fundraising event that we host and it only happens once a year.” – Erin Allsop
  • “I have to believe that makes their job a little bit more interesting too because they get to be creative. So I love giving people the opportunity to be creative.” – Erin Allsop

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