Please join us in welcoming Natalie Young to The Magdalen House team! Natalie admires the strong and inspiring community of Maggie’s and looks forward to using her passion for storytelling to share Maggie’s voice.
1. What led you to want to work at The Magdalen House?
It’s hard not to be invested in the mission of Maggie’s. The quality of community here is nothing short of inspiring. While not an alcoholic myself, I have been deeply affected by the disease and am thrilled for the opportunity to be helping others access the support they need.
2. As a new team member, what are you most excited about?
In addition to the mission, I was really drawn to this organization aesthetically. I appreciated that Maggie’s already has strong and consistent branding and a healthy digital presence, likely largely in part due to Lisa’s experience at Richards Group. Often non-profit organizations don’t have the resources for quality communications and digital media, meaning my job would primarily consist of instructing the staff not to use comic sans or neon yellow on internal communications. Maggie’s is much farther along in that respect, and it’s positioned for a lot of growth in the near future. I knew coming to Maggie’s would mean I would have a solid base to jump off from, and I’d be coming in at an exciting time in Maggie’s development. I hope to be of service in giving a voice to this stellar organization, and I look forward to learning and growing in my abilities in the process!
3. What’s something we should know about you?
My love for storytelling actually started with performance. I’ve been acting since I was eight, and I still perform locally with companies like Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three, and Second Thought Theatre. I’m also a musician and sing in the choir with Dallas’ own Polyphonic Spree, where I’ve had the opportunity to tour the world and have countless memorable experiences.
About Natalie Young
Natalie grew up in Plano, Texas, and attended Midwestern State University, where she graduated cum laude with a BFA in Theatre. Her passion for storytelling and love for service soon evolved into a keen interest in communications, specifically in the nonprofit sector, where she’s served for the past 12 years. She is thrilled to join the team at The Magdalen House, which provides a unique opportunity for her to make a direct and meaningful impact on her community by educating others on alcoholism and witnessing and articulating inspiring stories of recovery every day. Outside of the office, Natalie remains active in the theatre and music community. You may see her onstage performing with various local companies such as Shakespeare Dallas, Second Thought Theatre, and Theatre Three. She is also a long-time member of Dallas’ own Polyphonic Spree, where she sings in the choir.