Where Hearts and Minds Meet

HopSkipDrive has always been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and families. We understand that transportation can be the difference between success and struggle, which is why we’re on a mission to use technology, operational expertise, and new thinking to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they need to be.


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Joanna McFarland

CEO & Co-Founder

Haris Patel

Harsit Patel

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Sung Kim


Corey McMahon

Corey McMahon

Product & Technology

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Trish Donahue

Legal & Policy

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Campbell Millum

Michelle McCombs

Michelle McCombs

Safety & Client Experience

Joseph Brumfield

Joseph Brumfield

Business Development

Saad Shahzad

Saad Shahzad


Driven By Our Core Values

As a mission-driven organization, we have always placed great emphasis
on living our values in all that we do.

  1. Safety is Everything

    We leave no stone unturned, we think of every possibility, and we do all that we can to protect the children and CareDrivers at the heart of HopSkipDrive.

  2. Feel It

    Empathy is the essence of our business. We are courageous enough to feel the fears, the stress, the worry of others and we show up to empower and help them so we can share in celebrating their joys, their laughs, and their successes.

  3. Own It

    We are trustworthy, authentic, and accountable. We don’t just show up, we engage fully and wholeheartedly in all that we do to create opportunities for the kids, families, schools, and CareDrivers. We are here for our team and our partners.

  4. Make Tomorrow Better

    We challenge assumptions and the status quo to achieve continuous innovation. We are curious and believe in being part of the solution instead of dwelling on problems. We move forward, break down barriers, and innovate to make tomorrow better than today - for ALL.

  5. Drive

    We feel an urgency to create opportunity for all, so we move fast and stay nimble while creating solutions and building for scale. We embrace flexibility and efficiency while acting boldly.

  6. Empower Community

    We empower the communities we serve by celebrating diversity and being an inclusive team. We embrace different perspectives and experiences because they make us stronger, smarter, and better.

  7. Share Success

    We empower our team to work together and experiment courageously and thoughtfully without fear of blame or shame. We learn and grow from these trials as a team. We share credit and celebrate success together. When we win, families, schools, kids, and CareDrivers win.

The Founders

Carolyn Yashari Becher Joanna McFarland Janelle McGlothlin

What started as the struggle of three working moms trying to get their busy kids to and from school and all their activities more than five years ago, HopSkipDrive has grown into a proven transportation solution that helps schools, families, organizations, and government agencies give kids easier access to the opportunities they deserve.

Our “mom DNA” laid the foundation of extensive safety measures and attention to detail. We added technology and logistics to build a robust system that enables a seamless network of thousands of attentive CareDrivers. Together, this is the engine that powers a unique, proven solution for some of the largest school districts and social services agencies in the nation.

We Are HopSkipDrive

Every person in our organization is dedicated to helping kids get to their full potential. We’re seasoned professionals, caring parents, and committed advocates that believe we can make a difference by eliminating transportation challenges as a barrier to opportunity. Meet the team and get to know the people that set us apart.

We Are HopSkipDrive We Are HopSkipDrive