President and CEO
As the President and CEO of Arms Wide, Vikki Finley has provided leadership and guidance for almost twenty years, overseeing the ins and outs of our mission-driven organization. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business from the University of Colorado, and uses her business and financial prowess to keep Arms Wide running smoothly.
Why I started with Arms Wide Adoption Services:
Years ago, I was in a car accident and was laid up recovering. A friend told me that Arms Wide (then known as Spaulding for Children) needed someone to reconstruct their accounting systems. I offered to do the work while I was on the mend, and then began formally working for Arms Wide shortly after that. The life changing work that benefits children and families has a way of drawing you in and keeping the passion for the mission alive.
My favorite part about my job:
I love the people—our kids, our families, and my coworkers who make this job so rewarding.
My least favorite part:
I want to be more involved with helping families, but get bogged down in paperwork or busy navigating a highly regulated service delivery system.
More about me:
I love cars! Driving, competing, and restoring cars allows me to relax and clear my mind. Currently, I am restoring a 1957 BMW Isetta. It is a unique microcar with the door on the front of the car instead of on the side.
Ask me about:
Cooking. Recently, I’ve been trying new recipes and discovering interesting foods.