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Our Mission

The DreamCatchers program was started as a volunteer program in conjunction with Hospice Care of the West, LLC. The program was the idea of Caitlin Crommett, a 15 year old sophomore at Tesoro High School in Orange County, California. Caitlin had the idea early in 2009 while watching the movie, “Patch Adams” during a scene in which Patch helped an elderly woman who was not eating. In the scene, she noted that she always wanted to jump into a pool of pasta….and Patch made that wish happen.

Beginning at age 12, Caitlin volunteered with the Hospice Care of the West group for several years in various capacities. Now that she has graduated from high school, she is working to expand the program to other communities across the United States. Caitlin is a 2015 graduate from the University of Notre Dame and is passionate about continuing to spread DreamCatchers mission wherever she goes.

Hospice DreamCatcher Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) corporation.

Our Staff

Ashley Trussell is an Arizona native and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University. During her time at ASU, she interned and worked at News-Talk 92.3 KTAR and Arizona Sports (Formally know as Sports 620 KTAR) as their Community Relations Coordinator.
Ashley joined the Arizona Association of REALTORS in 2014 as their Director for the Arizona REALTOR Party. Her role was to create statewide fundraising, outreach and advocacy for the REALTORS of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) and help educate members and affiliate members of the importance of investing in the future.
Ashley is the former Vice President of Marketing for Republican Professionals, Head Coach and Co-Founder for Run the World, and has been a volunteer Branch Board Member for Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, House of Refuge and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona where her focus was primarily on strategic communications, development, public and donor relations, and event sponsorships.
Contact Ashley at ashley@dreamcatchers1.org  or at 602-350-8244

Board of Directors

Caitlin Crommett- Chair


Cara Hotchkiss

Tracy Livingston

Ken Brissa


Eric Kilstrom

Sharon Resnick

Allan Crommett

Thomas Galvin


Jared Harris

Ashley Schick

A Special Thank You!

  • Ray Perez from San Diego

    Donated use of his wheel chair van for transportation.

  • Kim & Buzz Clark and mommyphotography

    Designed and Donated Dream Catcher Thank You Cards!

  • Tutto Fresco

    Donated a meal for our Reunion Dream

  • EmbroidMe in Santa Ana, CA

    Provided the Dream Team with DreamCatchers T- Shirts.

  • Mike Chamberlin, the Singing TV Guy

    Assisted the Singing Dream.

  • Newport Rib Company in Ladera Ranch

    Provided food for the Rib Dinner Dream

  • The Water Geeks

    A special thank you for their donation

  • Harvard Eye

    A special thank you for thier donation on the Eyeglass Dream

  • Buzz Clark, the LA Fire Department and the LA Lakers

    A special thank you for their help on the Lakers Dream

  • Cinderella Cakes

    Donated the decorative cake for the Tea Party Dream