Allison Clarke, FounderAllison and her husband Kip founded Flashes of Hope during their son's successful treatment for cancer. The first shoot was held in August of 2001 at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to founding Flashes of Hope, she was a Senior Account Executive at Imagio/J.Walter Thompson in Seattle. She began her career in television as a producer for the NBC affiliate in Cleveland and then as an on-air reporter for the ABC station. Allison also appeared in national commercials and print campaigns as a model. She graduated with honors from Boston College on a full athletic scholarship and was named an Academic All-American.