Raymond is a local entrepreneur and licensed REALTOR® with Keller Williams Legacy Group of Iowa who has strong ties to the Cedar Rapids community. He participates in many volunteer activities, including holding board positions with Together We Achieve, Families Helping Families of Iowa, Vinton Unlimited, and the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors. He also chairs the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors Scholarship Committee.
Raymond grew up on the Southwest side of Cedar Rapids and graduated from Jefferson High School in 2008. He has two adopted sons, Keenan and Jordan, and he is an advocate for children in foster care and those who have been adopted.
Matthew is a licensed funeral director with Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. He is a Vinton native and a 1997 graduate of Washington High School. He has been a licensed funeral director for more than 18 years. Matthew has two sons, Gavin and Reagan and enjoys attending their club and school sports and activities. He resides in Center Point with his partner, Raymond Siddell.
Matthew has a passion for giving back to his community and has served on various church boards, trustee of the Vinton Public Library, board member of Happy Time Child Development Center in Vinton and a member, Past President and Board Member of the Vinton Kiwanis Club.
Matthew also volunteers for various events and activities Families Helping Families of Iowa. He currently holds membership in the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).
Allison grew up in a suburb of Chicago before moving to Iowa for college. She received her Bachelors in Psychology, a Certificate in Disability Studies, and a Certificate in Aging and Longevity Studies from the University of Iowa. She currently volunteers at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City and TRAIL of Johnson County where she serves on the Volunteer Committee.
Following the derecho, Allison connected with those she serves in Linn County and learned of their need for help that was not readily available. During her search for help for her clients, Allison found the Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Center and began volunteering the weekend following the storm.
In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and applying for graduate school.
My name is Debora, and I moved to Cedar Rapids about 16 years ago. I’m the mother of two adult girls, and two boys who were both adopted at birth -one graduated from Prairie, and the other is a freshman there.
I am the owner of two small businesses, and I’m a stay at home/work from home mom. I have a background in financial services, experience as a paramedic, a hospital cashier and biller, a computer builder, and I’m currently a professional online moderator and web master. I’ve been the President of the Board for the Prairie Rec Baseball & Softball Association for several years, along with being a current board member of Together We Achieve.
I know that the Derecho has put a ton of folks in a position that they never thought they’d find themselves. Some are hungry, some are homeless, some are both. Most are struggling and simply looking for a hand up, not a hand out. That is why I joined TWA.
Rachel assumed the role of leader and caregiver at a very young age. As the third of four children, she instantly fell in line with her older siblings to care for their newest family member, a younger sister, and she understands what it’s like to go without essentials such as food, clothing, and support.
These experiences drove her to become a hardworking, understanding, and caring individual. Not only does she work every day to provide for her family, she also works tirelessly to provide for her community. If there’s something you need, and she can’t provide it, she will find someone who can.