Chris has over 20 years of experience working with youth. With a mixed background of wilderness, experiential and residential work with youth in crisis, Chris recently moved from Deputy Director into the Executive Director 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).
Senior VP of Development & Marketing
Brittny manages all organizational fundraising activities as well as marketing and communications, and has been with Attention Homes since 2013. With over 13 years of non-profit experience in a wide range of roles including program development, marketing, and fundraising, her passion is connecting donors to the work of Attention Homes and getting them excited to be involved. The vast majority of her experience has been in non-profits geared towards helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency. Brittny is a member of the Longmont Housing Opportunities Team. Her ideal day would consist of sleeping in followed by a morning snuggle session with her two young daughters, an afternoon of family time in the mountains and an evening yoga class to wind down before an early bedtime.
Director of Finance & Administration
Elizabeth recently joined the Attention Homes team in March 2018. She has worked in nonprofit finance and accounting for over 20 years with both small, local nonprofits and national organizations. Most recently, she worked at a very large nonprofit in Denver and says she is very excited to be a part of a smaller organization where she can be more hands on and have more connection to the mission. Originally from the east coast, Elizabeth has lived in Colorado for 16 years. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two teenagers, gardening, and planning her next adventure to someplace beachy and sunny. Elizabeth also likes tending to her backyard flock of chickens and volunteers as a Citizen Scientist with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Bald Eagle nest monitoring program. email@example.com
Senior Case Manager
Megan has worked at Attention Homes since 2007. Megan 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.
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.
Claire Cronin, MA, LPC
RHY Program Manager
Claire grew up in Tampa Florida, and came out to CO for school; completing her BA at CU, and her MAC at Regis University. Claire started with Attention Homes in 2014 as a Career and Mental Health Counselor and is now the Program Manager at The Source. Her ideal day off is to wake up early, go to yoga, followed by brunch with friends. Then some quality time with her husband climbing at the crag and finish the day off by grilling in the yard. Claire is passionate about working with adolescents, and believes that young folks are our biggest asset. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, she is also a Registered Play Therapist… “Ask me about Play Therapy and how it works for youth!”
Kerri joined the Attention Homes team in 2013 after moving to Colorado from Pennsylvania, bringing 6 years of nonprofit experience in varied roles. Before coming to Attention Homes she worked with youth and adults with disabilities. Kerri strongly believes that every youth deserves the opportunity to thrive in life and have a space to feel safe. In addition to Drop-In Coordinator, she has been leading our LGBTQ youth group since 2014. Her ideal day off would be spent camping or attending a concert at one of Colorado’s beautiful venues.
Transitional 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Sally is the Office Manager & Bookkeeper at Attention Homes. She 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.
Marketing & Community Resource 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. Here she manages the volunteer program, in-kind donation program, and organizational marketing. 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.
Street Outreach Coordinator
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. 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.
Chase House Case Manager
Ashli has worked at Attention Homes’ Chase House since December 2014. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CUBoulder, and will soon earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Colorado at Denver. Ashli has always enjoyed working with young people; she spent several years working with children in an educational setting and transitioned to at-risk youth at Attention Homes. 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.
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.
Chase House Activities Coordinator
Haley graduated from CU Boulder in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. She then started working at Attention Homes shortly after graduation and fell in love with the strength-based philosophy behind the organization. In addition to working at the residential program as Direct Care staff, Haley is now the Chase House Activities Coordinator. She loves discovering what activities the youth are passionate about and finding ways to get them more involved in the community. In her spare time Haley likes to take her dogs, Monkey and Gunther, to the dog park and practice yoga.