Local mentoring organization, Kinship of Martin County, has a new co-director. Courtney Logwood replaced Sarah Caballero, who resigned shortly after Logwood completed training in September.
Logwood holds a masters degree in animal science and had previously worked in the poultry processing industry.
She said a desire for public service was what led to her career change. Although Logwood made a comfortable living in her previous field, she said working at Kinship is much more fulfilling.
Logwood is originally from the Houston, Texas area but moved to Fairmont in 2020 to work at Tony Downs Foods in Madelia. She later returned to Texas, but said Fairmont had stared to fell like home so she made plans to settle in the area permanently.
Kinship’s leadership believes Logwood’s experience in the business sector will be particulary valuable since its two other directors have primarily worked with other nonprofits.
Currently Logwood is working on making connections with area businesses and community groups and is in the process of finalizing partnerships with some organizations. The goal of these initiatives is to expand what Kinship can do for its mentees and help prepare them for life after they finish school. Logwood hopes connecting area students with employers will both help them find more fulfilling careers and help address a shortage of workers in Martin County.
Logwood’s other responsibilities involve managing the organizations’ finances and grant applications.