Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, finance, law, fund development, and business management. The Board is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. Each member contributes a tremendous amount of time, energy, and talent to ensure the vitality of our organization.

Meet Our Board

Rick Trawick

Founder & Board Member

Rick is Founder of Second Chances Garage and a current board member. Rick and his wife Cindy started Second Chances in 2010 with a vision to help those in need with transportation issues. His background in engineering and passion for cars of all types has been used to help create and grow an organization that can assist with low-cost cars, car repairs and reasonably priced used cars for our clients. In his spare time, Rick works on restoring his small fleet of old cars, reading history and hanging out with family.

Laura Johnson

Current Board Member

Laura is the founder of Hummingbird Wealth Management.  Laura has almost 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry.  She enjoys helping her clients develop a Financial Plan and educating and supporting them throughout the life of their plan.  Laura specializes in Wholistic Financial Planning and Investment Management.

April Dixon

Board Member

April Dixon is an associate attorney at McCurdy, Dean & Graditor, LLC, where her practice areas include estate planning, trust and estate administration, commercial real estate, and land use. April is an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Frederick County, including the Young Lawyers Section. She has served in various officer roles for the Young Lawyers Section.  April is a dedicated volunteer of the Frederick County 4-H Youth Program and currently serves on the board of directors for the Frederick County 4-H Camp & Activities Center.  April has always called Frederick home – she grew up on a dairy farm outside of Mt. Airy and currently lives near Libertytown with her husband and their two dogs.  

Billie Homberg

Grants Administrator

Billie Homberg joined the staff of Second Chances Garage in 2017 as grant writer and was elected to Board of Directors in  September 2020. She is educated in Business Administration. Billie has been a resident of Frederick since April 2000. She has organizational affiliations with the  Women’s Giving Circle Membership Committee, The Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, Frederick Chapter Encore Chorale-Admin Assistant to Chorale conductor, and Certified Master Gardener Class of 2008. Her hobbies are foreign and domestic travel, photography, senior golf league, watching British tv shows..and Happy Hours with friends!!