Helping others has always been a part of Yolanda Fennick’s life. Even while growing up as an Army brat, giving back to the communities where she lived mattered.
“I started at 14 as a Red Cross volunteer at the Army hospital in Fort Hood, Texas. I enjoy helping, it gives me balance, and helps make a difference,” Fennick said.
The army life eventually brought her family to Colorado Springs, where she attended Pauline Memorial School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School.
From there, Fennick attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., obtaining a degree in English. Then Fennick chose law, enrolling in the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Law. After completing her degree she returned to Colorado Springs. Her first position was with Pikes Peak Legal Services, now known as Colorado Legal Services. From there, she attained partner at Kane, Donley & Johnson, and then started her own family law practice, The Law Office of Yolanda M. Fennick. Fennick’s practice focuses on family law matters including divorce, custody, child support and adoptions.
Currently Fennick serves on the boards of Memorial Health System, the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Bar Foundation, the Diversity Committee for School District 20, and is a co-coordinator with the Emerging Leaders Program with El Pomar Foundation.
She has also served on the boards of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Pikes Peak, Girl Scouts-Wagon Wheel Council, and the American Red Cross of the Pikes Peak Region. Fennick was a National Security Seminar Participant at the U.S. Army War College and is a graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and Leadership Pikes Peak.
Fennick was recently recognized by the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations for her contribution of pro bono law services in 2010.
In her spare time, Fennick unwinds with yoga, golf, and spending time with her dogs, Zoey, a rottweiler and Deacon, a shiatsu. She’s also studying Spanish.
“It’s on the bucket list. Someday I hope to be fluent,” she says.
No doubt she will be.