Who We Are
Kevin was born in Artesia, New Mexico and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in Human Sciences. Since Kevin was young his curiosity has moved him to look past appearances to understanding the heart of a person’s story. With his heart opened by the power of compassion, Kevin seeks to open the hearts and minds of others through sharing powerful stories that break down misconceptions and evoke action. Kevin is passionate and determined to begin a movement calling people to stop and simply listen. He believes that connection is the key to fostering true change.
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Kipp Bennett-Chew discovered hearing the homeless through a mutual service organization in December 2018. He moved to Lubbock around three years ago but calls Chapel Hill, North Carolina home. Kipp immediately became inspired by their mission statement and wanted to use his talent for photography to create visual storytelling that capture the experiences of homeless individuals. Kipp hopes to illuminate hope and humanity to the homeless population and allow them to prosper and grow.
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Director of operations
Hannah Wilhite, MPH, LCDC-i
Hannah joined the Hearing the Homeless team in December 2018. Originally from Houston, she has a true love for serving others, cooking, making jewelry, exercising, and being a light to all whom she meets. Hannah helps coordinate operations and logistics for HTH and is dedicated to the art of letting people freely share their experiences without shame or stigma attached. She envisions a world where people are inspired to support one another and lead by a heart of service and fosters growth and resiliency in all whom she meets.
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Director of Strategy
Steve is an innovative problem solver and interdisciplinary team leader with experience in large organizations, startups and non-profits. He is passionate about discovering new ways to use technology to help people and uses his background as a lawyer to build better relationships between organizations and negotiate mutually beneficial solutions. Steve began working with HTH while CEO of Penny Inc. and now serves as HTH's Strategic Director. A native Texan, Steve currently resides on Perth, Australia with his wife and two children.
Director of Photography
Victor Vazquez Garza
Victor was born in Victoria Mexico and studied film in Barcelona Catalunya (2004-2007). He has collaborated in various film productions in Mexico, Spain and USA and is currently living in Austin, TX. Victor brought the vision of HTH to life with his incredible videography skills. He is able to capture the heart of the storyteller and bring them to life on screen.
Creative Production Director
Julia is a junior Creative Media Industries major originally from Grapevine, Texas. She has always had a passion for creating and finding outlets like HTH to benefit others while doing something she loves is right up her ally. She hopes to inspire other college kids to get involved in their community and help those in her community feel supported.