Penelope Shumaker joined the board of Cloth Diaper Connection in August of 2013. She started cloth diapering when her daughter was four months old, as she started calculating the cost of disposables. She soon became immersed in cloth diapering when she was hired at Sprout Soup. While at Sprout she learned about the many different types of diapers, and how to care for them. Although her daughter is no longer in diapers, she is still passionate about the environmental and cost savings of cloth diapers.
Cloth Diaper Connection is important to Penelope because she believes that every family should have the choice to cloth diaper regardless of financial concerns. In her role as Operations Director, Penelope coordinates the mentors and diapers, and matches the clients up with their mentors.
Penelope works at Columbus Metropolitan Library as Customer Service Specialist, and is a Master of Library and Information Science student at Kent State University. While not working on her studies, she likes to have adventures hiking, reading, or exploring with her daughter, Charlotte, and Nate, her husband.