Heather Carlton joined Kids to Love as the Business Development Director in May 2022. Her goal is to build lasting partnerships between the Business Community and the non-profit that supports children in foster care.
Before joining the Kids to Love team, Heather was the Director of Sales for WHNT, WHDF and WHNT.com. It’s a rarity – Heather was with the station for 30 years, starting as an Account Executive in 1992. She was promoted to Local Sales Manager and was Director of Sales for 14 years.
Heather epitomizes positive energy and hands-on hard work, creates and shares a strong vision, and recognizes the importance of showing appreciation and celebrating wins. She is known for making it fun and being direct while diplomatic. Good team culture is her jam.
Heather has never met a stranger. She has contributed to many organizations, including Thrive Alabama, Broadway Theatre League and Leadership Huntsville. In 2013, Heather received the American Advertising Federation of North Alabama Silver Medal Award for outstanding contributions in advertising. She is also a recipient of the Heart and Soul of the Valley, by NOALA Magazine, honoring individuals who make a difference in our community.
Heather is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She currently lives in Huntsville with her husband, Don. In her free time, Heather enjoys the outdoors and loves to hike, bike, and read in her hammock.
“Having Heather join the team is an incredible opportunity for Kids to Love to share our mission with new businesses and organizations across the Tennessee Valley,” said Kids to Love Founder and CEO Lee Marshall. “We know that by creating new partnerships we can serve better and bigger for our kids.”
Since its foundation in 2004, Kids to Love has impacted the lives of more than 290,000 children living in foster care. The most important mission is to find forever families, but the unfortunate reality is that many children in foster care are never adopted. Kids to Love has a variety of programs to support children still in the foster care system and young adults who have aged out such as KTECH workforce training, the Cottage Community for young women and other outreach initiatives.