The Herzog’s Story
In 1996 Hans and Mallene began the Herzog Family Center with a clear vision to “Shape the Future.” Over the years, the center has become their life’s work and in the process they have shaped the lives of countless families.
Prior to starting the center, Mallene was a kindergarten teacher and later a Principal at St. John Vianney in the Spokane Valley and then St. Charles in North Spokane. As she and Hans prepared to open the center, it was all hands on deck for the Herzog Family. Hans even worked two jobs to ensure this dream would be realized. While managing a steel fabrication plant he was in charge of the renovations to the old Fire Station that would soon become the center. Check out the original story in the Spokesman Review.
It’s been said that Mallene regarded Hans as the “face and the business side” of the center and Hans regarded Mallene as it’s “Heart and Soul”. Without question Hans and Mallene have succeeded at shaping the future of the children and families in their care.