Mary Evan Giles.jpg

Elaine Van Hook

Project Specialist

Elaine came to Hope when her children started at Hope Academy in 2007 and instantly found a home! She became a key volunteer for the first three years at Hope before joining the staff in 2010. You will find Elaine here and there supporting the events, projects, and technology needs of the school and foundation.

Elaine is a graduate of Trenton State College in NJ where she received an Engineering Science degree. Elaine worked for 5 years with Conference and Meeting Services at Trenton State College coordinating their summer camp and conference program.  After working as an Industrial Engineer for 3 years, a job relocation moved her to Greenville.  After spending 5 years working as an engineer and production manager, Elaine took time off to raise her family.

Elaine has been married to Neal since 1997 and has two children, Patrick and Rachel; the family also includes two cats, Flopsy and Cottontail, and dog, Maggie.

When not busy with work, Elaine enjoys fellowship at Brookwood Church; camping, biking, kayaking, or hiking with the family; Paleo cooking and baking; reading; and puzzles of any kind.

S - Giles, Mary Evan.jpg

Mary Evan Giles

Administrative Assistant

Mary Evan was born in Greenwood, SC and raised between there and Greenville. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and Theater from Lander University, where she was active in several organizations, including Baptist Collegiate Ministries and Alpha Psi Omega (President).  

When not working, Mary Evan is very active in the upstate theater community: performing, directing, choreographing and working with different youth theater programs!