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Our Team

JARROD BOLTE
Founder & Executive Director

Jarrod is the founder of Bedtime in a Box and has spent the past 18 years working in education and the non-profit sector. He is a father and husband with a passion for doing good in the community.Text

KATHERINE GRAVANTE
Program Associate

Katherine moved to Baltimore in 2017 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Bedtime in a Box. In this role, she built relationships with local schools, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and government agencies, overseeing the distribution of nearly 1,000 Boxes. Now, serving as Bedtime in a Box's Program Associate, Katherine manages Box distributions, new partner acquisition, and volunteers. In the current school year, Katherine's focus has expanded to focus on scaling our impact across the state and country.

EMMA SIMPSON
Operations & Development Manager

Emma has worked in non-profit administration for the past five years, in both fundraising and operations . She has found a home in the world of early childhood education and literacy outcomes by supporting the rest of the Bedtime in a Box team with their day-to-day needs and by developing a long-term growth strategy for the organization.

IMANI SPENCE
AmeriCorps VISTA - Marketing

Imani Spence is an Americorps VISTA member serving at Bedtime in a Box. She has been in Baltimore most of her life getting her degree in Media and Communication Studies from UMBC in 2016. As an Americorps VISTA member, Imani hopes to create a cohesive brand for Bedtime in a Box as the organization continues to grow and serve more children. Long term, Imani hopes to be a librarian.