Board of Directors

Tracy G. Hirrel


Tracy serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of The Gamble House and a member of the Board of Trustees for Hollenbeck Palms, a senior living facility in Los Angeles. She has served as a board member of Kidspace Childrens Museum in Pasadena where she chaired the Exhibits and Education commitee, and has served on the Scholarship Committee of Five Acres. She was a member of The Junior League of Pasadena for 10 years, was on the board of trustees of the San Marino Schools Foundation, the PTA, the Sacred Heart Mothers’ Guild, and the Westridge Alumni Association. “Being a board member of the Ayrshire Foundation is so gratifying, because it enables me to participate in the communities I live in and am passionate about. It is, also, a great way for the family to get together and learn about each others’ interests and informed giving.”

Richard J. Hirrel

Vice President

Richard is a lawyer by profession, practicing in the Pasadena area from 1980 to 1998. He now acts as a private mediator/arbitrator. He has served on the boards of Jericho Road Pasadena, the Pasadena Senior Center, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Hillsides Home for Children, the Northern Michigan Hospital Foundation, Villa Esperanza Services, Great Lakes Center for the Arts and other private organizations.

Kathleen M. Hirrel


Growing up in Southern California and spending a lot of time near the shore, Kate has a passion for the environment, the care of the ocean and all the sea life it encompasses. She is also a big proponent for the strength and success of the Human Rights Campaign. Kate’s caring nature spills over in to her work life as she has her paramedics license from UCLA’s esteemed Paramedic Education Program, has worked for a number of years on an ambulance, and has completed two years of nursing school at Westcoast University. When taking a break from taking care of others, she enjoys a diverse array of activities in the forms of scuba diving, cooking, running, music, and playing sports. She is a member of the Big Orange Cycling club and is currently training for an Ironman triathalon.

Brian G. Hirrel


Brian graduated from USC’s School of Theatre, has a background in film production, and is currently marketing a soon to be released surf documentary. He is multi-talented in that he also graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, is an avid golfer, surfer and mountain bike rider. Brian’s first love is family but he also gives back to the community as President of Animal Tracks Inc., an organization dedicated to caring for wildlife and exotic animals that cannot be returned to their natural habitat, and as a Friend of the Gamble House, which serves to support and protect the historic landmark.

Kristen Collins-Hirrel

Board Member

Kristen is a certified therapeutic massage therapist who enjoys working not only in the clinical sense but also uses her skillset to help non-profits such as the Heart Touch Project to achieve their mission. The Heart Touch Project is an educational organization dedicated to the training and delivery of compassionate and healing touch to homebound or hospitalized men, woman, and children and she travels internationally to support the cause. A graduate from the National Holistic Institute, Kristen is also a reiki practitioner and has a strong affinity for yoga and meditation. On the home front, she is a dedicated wife and loving mother, and adores all animals.

Kathryn B. Hamrick

Executive Director

Katie has spent more than 5 years as a professional with nonprofit organizations as a program director, development officer and event coordinator. She is passionate about helping organizations and individuals reach their full potential through team building, fundraising, event planning, graphic design, and marketing. Katie’s experience includes serving as a Development Assistant at Villa Esperanza Services, Wellness & Event Coordinator at Monte Vista Grove Homes, and Youth Development Coordinator at the YMCA of Greater Whittier.