Hub Heroes: May 2019

By Jessica Gonzalez | May 13, 2019 | Education, Higher Education, Nonprofit, Power of Us Hub

The Power of Us Hub is an online community for Salesforce.org customers, certified partners, and staff. The Hub is a place for you to get answers, build your Salesforce skills, share your expertise and connect with others in the nonprofit, higher education, and K-12 sectors who are using Salesforce!

Every month we feature members of the Power of Us Hub who help other members become more successful — they become “Hub Heroes”!

For the month of May, we are proud to highlight the community contributions of Kelly Hamilton and Lindsey Adams. Thanks for all you do in the community!

We ask that our Hub Heroes share two truths and a lie about themselves — take a look below! Head to the Power of Us Hub, meet Kelly and Lindsey and see if you can solve their “two truths and a lie…”

Want to nominate someone who has helped you in the Hub? Nominate a helpful Hubber.

See you in the Hub!


Kelly Hamilton

Kelly HamiltonUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business
Twitter: @K_ann_hamilton

1. Two truths and one lie about you!

  • I once got stung by a jellyfish…on purpose
  • Bob Ross was my Great Uncle and I did NOT inherit the painting gene
  • I spent the better part of my infancy in a full-body cast

2. Why is community important to you? What motivates you to contribute?
Community is important to me because there is so much more we can accomplish together than as individuals. I really appreciate the collaborative nature of the Power of Us Hub – it is clear that everyone is there to help each other grow and learn. More importantly, there is a space for everyone. Whether you feel passionate about diversity and inclusion efforts in the ecosystem (shout-out to Amplify), or if you want to learn more about a particular role or career path – there is something for everyone.

I’ve had the unfortunate experience of building relationships and a community of sorts within my career and losing it when my career went another direction. That feeling of loss is sharp, especially when you start in an organization where you don’t know anyone. What I love about the Hub is that it moves with you – it doesn’t feel possible to disconnect with this community, no matter where your career takes you. I feel immensely grateful for this and want to do my part to give back.


Lindsey Adams

Lindsey AdamsCollege Track
Twitter: @lndsadms

1. Two truths and one lie about you!

  • I once spent a summer imaging thousands of rat mammary gland tissue samples to investigate the presence, and relative intensities, of putative stem cell populations “frozen” at different points in the mitotic cycle
  • I won “Substitute Teacher of the Year” three years in a row
  • I’m a poet and storyteller who has appeared on stage in three national festivals

2. Why is community important to you? What motivates you to contribute?
Years ago, I remember attending my first-ever Dreamforce as a brand-new administrator feeling completely overwhelmed by the tide of people, the dizzying list of sessions to attend, and the weight of all the things I wanted to learn for my new role without knowing quite where to even begin. What would’ve been helpful at that time is something that empowers my drive to build community in this moment: I wanted to find my folks — wherever they were!

As someone whose multiple identities intersect in interesting and sometimes complicated ways, finding a community can be challenging, but the reward is a special kind of magic invoked when people come together in ways to disrupt myths of disconnection and separation. I find that this kind of disruption is central to the work we do in our nonprofit organizations where we can witness this magic unfolding in organizing spaces, conference ballrooms, online forums like the Hub, and in places both familiar and new.

It’s been years since that first wide-eyed moment feeling lost among the Moscone masses, and it’s remarkable to witness my own growth. Engaging with spaces like the Hub allowed me to find my folks with whom I can connect with to share resources, support, mentorship and little celebrations with dedicated people at different points in their Salesforce journeys. The Hub is an invaluable space that every nonprofit Salesforce user, regardless of role, should join because of the wealth of knowledge we have here in the form of knowledge base articles, Q&As, and so much more.

Thanks to the Hub, I joined Amplify and found my voice among a group of amazing community members, allies, and accomplices across the country who’ve gathered together under the mission to boost the voices of underrepresented people like me in our ecosystem through education, peer mentorship, and community building. I’ve not only been involved in our local Bay Area chapter; I’ve also stepped up as a board member to give back to the very space that helped me develop into the fearless nonprofit technology professional I am today.

Join Us in the Hub

The Power of Us Hub is an online community for Salesforce.org customers, certified partners and staff. The Hub is a place for you to get answers, build your Salesforce skills, share your expertise and connect with others in the nonprofit, higher education, and K-12 sectors who are using Salesforce!