Our Team

 

Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

CEO

Chris has over 20 years of experience working with youth, with over 10 of those years at Attention Homes. With a mixed background of wilderness, experiential and residential work with youth in crisis, Chris recently moved from Deputy Director into the Chief Executive Officer role. Chris believes that young people have so much potential and are too frequently undervalued. He says “The work we are doing at Attention Homes is deeply aligned with my passion for creating opportunities for young people to thrive.” He is committed to the growth of youth, staff, the organization, and the community, and says he couldn’t imagine a better organization and community to be a part of. His perfect day off would include playing outside with his family (preferably somewhere warm).
cnelson@attentionhomes.org

Elly Johnson

Elly Johnson

Director of Programs

Elly is passionate about creating social change, and has worked in the non-profit world for 12 years, with much of her experience in program management and design. In her varied work she has taught outdoor education to youth, coordinated an artist residency program, advocated for survivors of interpersonal violence, helped manage a permaculture farm, and taught empowerment programs to youth and adults. Most recently Elly was program manager at YWCA Boulder County, where she led advocacy efforts and implemented racial and social justice programming, several of which focused on positive youth development. She is an advocate for equity and justice and is excited to be a part of Attention Homes important and powerful mission. She lives in Boulder with her partner, Kallie, and their new shepherd/ husky rescue puppy, Pete.
ejohnson@attentionhomes.org

Megan Bruce

Megan Bruce

RHY & Housing Program Manager

Megan has worked at Attention Homes since 2007 & believes that every young person she works with has the potential to accomplish any goal they set their mind to. Sharing in the success with youth as they take steps forward inspires Megan to show up each day with unyielding optimism and hope. Megan’s ultimate day off involves spending time with her family, watching movies, and being with friends.
mbruce@attentionhomes.org

Danny San Filippo

Danny San Filippo

Residential Program Manager

Danny says, “During my teenage years I was no stranger to poor decision making.” Fortunately, he was lucky enough to have people to support him through those times. By working with Attention Homes, he’s simply hoping to return the favor. His ideal day off is being the first one on the mountain on a beautiful powder day, coming home to spend some time in a hot tub, and capping the night off with a B-rated horror movie.
dsanfilippo@attentionhomes.org

Ashli Becher

Ashli Becher

Chase House Case Manager

Ashli has worked at Attention Homes since 2014. She received her Bachelor’s degree from CU Boulder, and Master’s Degree in Counseling from CU Denver. Ashli has always enjoyed working with young people; she spent several years working with children in an educational setting before transitioning to at-risk youth. In working with adolescents who come from challenging circumstances, she has seen the resiliency of the human spirit, and believes that growth and change can occur within the safety of a collaborative and genuine relationship. It is now her passion and privilege to develop safe, nurturing relationships with those who are finding their way. In her free time Ashli enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with her dog.
abecher@attentionhomes.org

Blake Edmond

Blake Edmond

Street Outreach & Drop-In Manager

Born and raised in Australia, Blake majored in Criminal Justice at the Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology then traveled the world for the next few years. He moved to Boulder in June 2015 after falling in love with the mountains and the lifestyle. After working in the Residential Program for over a year, Blake transitioned to Street Outreach Coordinator, & now manages the Drop-In Center as well. His goal is for every youth in Boulder County to know about our services. He enjoys hiking, camping and kicking around an Australian footy with friends.
bedmond@attentionhomes.org

Rebeccah Erickson

Rebeccah Erickson

Lead Case Manager

Rebeccah moved to Boulder in 2000 from Key West with her family and graduated from CU Boulder with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. Working as an intern with at-risk youth fueled her desire to work at Attention Homes. Her perfect day off is going on a hike, having lunch by the creek with friends, and ending her day snuggled up at home with her pets. rerickson@attentionhomes.org

Keeley Stokes

Keeley Stokes

Grants Manager

Keeley has more than 10 years of experience with research, writing and evaluation in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  She grew up in Colorado and received her PhD in Political Science at CU Boulder in 2010. She has been working on community-based programs, promoting meaningful social change.  She loves camping with her family, cooking and volunteering at a local farm.
kstokes@attentionhomes.org

Alex Bergland

Alex Bergland

Marketing Manager

Alex has always been passionate about volunteering her time and energy to under-served populations, which originally drew her to the work done at Attention Homes. She was hired as the Community Resource Manager in 2015 & is now the Marketing Manager  at Attention Homes. Born and raised in Minnesota, Alex moved to Colorado 6 years ago and has enjoyed living near the mountains. She also enjoys going swimming on a hot day, spending time with friends and hanging out with her Siamese Cat, Minne.
abergland@attentionhomes.org

Kimberly Rouland

Kimberly Rouland

Events Manager

Kimberly is a big kid at heart. Most days you will find her outside playing frisbee, football, or basketball with her family. For the last 15 years, she has facilitated projects and directed programs that inspire growth, teach a skill, and increase budgets; primarily in the youth arena. Her ideal day would start with quiet time on the porch with a big cup of Starbucks coffee, a hike in the foothills with a good friend, and an afternoon of play and picnic with her boys.
krouland@attentionhomes.org

Kayli Woods

Kayli Woods

Data Coordinator

Kayli is from Seattle, and received an English degree from Stanford University. She decided to leave behind the rainy Washington weather and moved to Colorado a year ago. She believes all youth deserve an opportunity to realize their potential. Her ideal day off would include coffee, reading a good mystery novel, and snuggling with her kitten.
kwoods@attentionhomes.org

Sally Hughart

Sally Hughart

Bookkeeper

Sally is originally from the South Denver area, where she lived before moving to Boulder in the fall of 2005. She has been with Attention Homes since 2011, and says she has enjoyed her years working for an organization that provides a great service to the youth of Boulder County and beyond.
shughart@attentionhomes.org

Kelly Dunn

Kelly Dunn

Transitional Living Case Manager

Kelly was born and raised in New York and recently moved to CO. Her favorite parts of Colorado are the mountains, fresh air and laid back nature. One thing she loves about herself is that she can still climb a tree. Using empathy & being goofy are both big parts of who she is. Kelly wanted to work at Attention Homes because the mission is imperative. The homeless youth in our community deserve all resources available. She says she is grateful to help provide an atmosphere for the youth to worry less about survival, so they can focus on their life goals.
kdunn@attentionhomes.org

Tamora Tanniehill

Tamora Tanniehill

Residential Program Coordinator

Tamora found Attention Homes in 2014 when she was interning at a domestic violence shelter. She enjoyed the young clients and wanted to continue to work with at-risk youth; so this was a natural fit. Tamora says she loves hanging out with the youth and chatting with them about anything they want. As the Residential Program Coordinator, she is the liaison between kids and staff so she enjoys being the first point of contact a lot of times for the kids in the house. Her favorite trip was when she spent 2 weeks studying abroad in France; visiting castles, vineyards, and attending music festivals.
ttanniehill@attentionhomes.org

Will Norris

Will Norris

Volunteer Coordinator

Will is originally from Iowa, but traded cornfields for mountains and trekked out to Colorado in summer of 2017. After graduating college with a degree in Community Development, Will gained volunteer and counseling experience with at-risk youth domestically and abroad. Will is excited for the opportunity to help connect the active citizens of his new community with an under-served population. When off the clock, Will spends countless hours training for distance running events on Boulder’s beautiful back roads, drinking strong coffees, and playing tunes on the guitar.
wnorris@attentionhomes.org

Joy Foggia

Joy Foggia

Community Resource Manager

Joy recently moved to Colorado from Eugene, Oregon and is enjoying Boulder. She brings with her experience in the low-income housing industry, where she strengthened a passion for advocating for and helping vulnerable and marginalized populations,
especially youth. She enjoys hiking with her son, traveling and live music.
jfoggia@attentionhomes.org

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