Brittany Perkins Castillo

Foundation Director & Author

Kids Can Be Hero Helpers

Henry And The Hurricane

Brittany Perkins Castillo is the Chief Executive Officer of AshBritt, a national emergency management and disaster response company that supports cities, counties, states and the federal government. Prior to joining AshBritt, Brittany was a prosecutor in Texas, founded a legal aid law practice at a domestic violence and children’s shelter, and was a program manager in Doha, Qatar. Brittany holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

In 2023, Brittany launched a series of children’s books and the not for profit Stronger than the Storm to help children recover, reconnect, and develop resilience before, during, and after natural disasters through connecting resources and creating educational materials.

Brittany publishes and speaks frequently on the topic of pay equity and career opportunities for women in government contracting and emergency management. In 2019, she founded Women in the Field of Emergency Management – WTFem.org – to support and engage women in the industry.

Brittany is the Chair of the Pace Center for Girls Board of Trustees, sits on the boards of Dress for Success Palm Beaches and the 4Girls Foundation, and is a member of the Equal Justice Works Advisory Council. She was a member of the Department of Homeland Security Children’s Liaison Working Group during Operation Allies Welcome.

Brittany and her husband, Gerardo, are proud parents to a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter, who serve as part of the kid’s books editing team and who have been to 13 and 11 states, respectively, supporting mom as she juggles work and family.

Nathan Jarvis

Creative Director & Illustrator

Kids Can Be Hero Helpers

Henry And The Hurricane

Nathan Y Jarvis is an internationally known, award-winning artist. His playful illustrations have entertained, inspired, and educated children, adults, and businesses for over 40 years. He is a certified Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) instructor, Staff Trainer at Park City Mountain Resort, and member of the PSIA-AASI Intermountain Region Board of Directors. He is the owner of Smartful Kids (smartfulkids.com), and co-creator with Olympian Libby Ludlow of award-winning A-B-Skis and Goodnight Chairlift. He is the dedicated husband of one, father of five, Opa of eight, and currently resides in Heber City, UT.


Board of Directors

Sara Perkins
Jeanne Landry