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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.

Board of Directors

Caitlin Crommett

Founder & President, DreamCatchers

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Caitlin founded DreamCatchers when she was just 15 years old. She had started volunteering at a local hospice at age 12, and wanted to do more for the patients to serve them in their final months. She came up with the idea for DreamCatchers, and has grown it to over 15 states since then. Caitlin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a dual major in entrepreneurship and film/theatre, and has since moved out to LA to pursue a career in film and speaking. Recently, in 2018, she has begun running DreamCatchers as its only staff member, working to take the foundation to new heights. Along with running DreamCatchers, Caitlin is building a career in speaking on generations, stemming from her passion for bridging generational gaps with DreamCatchers. More information on her speaking topics can be found at www.CaitlinCrommett.com.

Ashley Shick

Vice President, DreamCatchers

Bashas’ Family Group

Ashley Shick is the VP of the DreamCatchers board and Director of Communication and Public Affairs at Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Bashas’, Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets. She oversees community outreach, media relations, public affairs, customer service, internal communications and social media.

Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Arizona State University. She is a current member of the Public Relations Society of America, FMI’s Communications and Consumer Affairs Council, an active volunteer with Foster Arizona and a previous member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Colleen Crommett

Secretary, DreamCatchers

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Colleen Crommett is a retired Orange County, CA Senior Deputy District Attorney.  She spent 17 years as a prosecutor, the vast majority of the time in the Gang Unit.  Her specialty was trial work, completing over 30 murder trials and hundreds of other felony offense trials, including rape, carjacking, robbery, etc.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Crommett was president of a HMO and life insurance company in California, served as a vice president of PacifiCare of CA and worked for both AMI Health Systems and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.  She holds a MBA from the University of Washington.

Allan Crommett

Treasurer, DreamCatchers

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Allan Crommett is a retired Chief Information Officer from a NYSE traded health care company known as Skilled Healthcare for over 10 years. The company owned over 100 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice/home health groups in the western US..

Prior to that, he was a Vice President with a start-up healthcare systems outsourcing company (UltraBridge), formed a health care systems consulting firm (Health Technology Source), and was Vice President of Information Technology for a health care company (Regency Health Services). He has a Masters degree from Union College.

Ashley Trussell

Director, DreamCatchers

Personal Real Estate Business

Ashley 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 Sports 620 KTAR. She was promoted to Community Relations Coordinator at KTAR for both their news and sport stations working closely with Gambo & Ash. She helped facilitate Holiday Heroes, a 12 hour radiothon that would benefit the 100 Club of Arizona and public safety throughout the entire state of Arizona and would raise more than $750,000 in 5 years. In 2014, she joined the Arizona Association of REALTORS as the Director for the Arizona REALTOR Party.


In 2017, Ashley served as the executive director of DreamCatchers, making huge progress in taking the organization to the next level and expanding our board of directors. She is now pursuing a family real estate business, while staying active in DreamCatchers and various other nonprofit activities in the Valley. She is a past Board Member for the Association Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, House of Refuge, Vice President of Marketing for Republican Professionals, and Branch Board Member for Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley.

Eric Kilstrom

Director, DreamCatchers

VIP Mortgage

Jared Harris

Director, DreamCatchers

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Jared is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He recently took the Arizona Bar Exam and is currently looking for employment in the field. He hopes to build a career which helps people and makes a positive impact in the community. His goal is to work for a firm that represents people who need assistance under the most trying circumstances.

In his spare time, he l enjoys staying active. He competes in CrossFit competitions and participates in various recreational sports.

Sharon Resnick

Director, DreamCatchers

Dignity Health

Luke Johnson

Director, DreamCatchers

Legend Capital Group, Inc.

Luke M. Johnson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Legend Capital Group, Inc. As a Senior Wealth Advisor, Luke specializes in portfolio management, retirement income planning, income tax reduction strategies, and alternative investments. Luke has provided counseling on a wide range of financial matters, and today works closely with affluent individuals, families, private companies, and non-profit organizations in over 15 states. Luke serves on various advisory boards and financially supports several charitable organizations, including Saint Vincent De Paul, The Crisis Nursery, Maggie’s Place, St Patrick’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, and The Joe Niekro Foundation. Luke also served as a Fiesta Bowl committee member from 2010-2015.

Luke is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ School of Business. En route to earning his degree in Business in 2000, he studied Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Beforehand, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he played collegiate golf.

Luke and his wife were both born and raised in Northeastern Kansas in small farming communities. Together they have 3 children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Luke is an avid golfer and has a passion for international travel.

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