Founder/Principal   

Laura Schoppert Elstro

Laura was born in Baltimore and graduated from Friends School.  She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College and worked in Marketing at the Renaissance Inner Harbor Hotel before returning to school and earning her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Laura taught for the Baltimore and Cleveland City Schools, as well as Head Start and has directed and created curriculum for pre-K programs.  

The idea for DASH came from Laura's first-hand experience struggling to balance all of life's demands.   She realized that although our communities now have more ways than ever to stay "connected," many of us feel isolated and overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of a busy life. 

DASH was created as a community initiative to encourage and empower people to combine their resources and share their skills, positively transforming how we connect as individuals, families and as a community.

Laura lives in Rodgers Forge with her two sons, Jake, who is a sophomore at The University of South Carolina and Justin, a Senior at Towson High School.

Director of Operations

 Glorie Tchouda

Glorie was born in Cameroon and came to the United States with his family when he was 8-years-old.  He grew up in Silver Spring and graduated from Springbrook HS in 2013. 

After high school, Glorie attended Montgomery College, receiving an Associates Degree in Information Technology.  While at Montgomery College, Glorie was elected captain of the track and field team, where he placed 3rd nationally in the discus event. 

In 2016 Glorie continued his education at Towson University, where he  played for the TU NCAA Division 1 football team.  He was selected by the Center of Applied Research and Technology for an Internship specializing in IT Support. 

Glorie is the President of Good Samaritan Hand, a non-profit organization providing assistance and resources for the homeless population in Washington DC.  Good Samaritan Hand also supports and funds orphanages in India and Togo.

Glorie is fluent in French and English, enjoys playing drums, piano and guitar.  In his free time, he enjoys collaborating with friends and producing music.

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