Our Team

JARROD BOLTE
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jarrod is the founder of Bedtime in a Box and has spent the past 20 years working in education and the non-profit sector. He worked as a teacher, school administrator, and was the Executive Director of the office of Teaching and Learning in Baltimore City Public Schools. Jarrod has also worked on a number of national education initiatives to align services to improve educational and health outcomes for disadvantaged youth.

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.

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.

WENDY BOLTE
Executive Director, Colorado

Wendy spent the first 20 years of her career as a Legal Analyst negotiating complex financial contracts and advising traders and business units on applicable legal rules and regulations. Having been involved with Bedtime in a Box from its inception, Wendy officially joined the team in 2018, focusing on organizational structure and our expansion into Colorado including program development, fundraising, partnerships and Box distributions.