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PEAK Staff Team

PEAK Staff Team

Colleen, our Digital Content Creator, joined PEAK in April 2022. She has a B.S. in Mass Communications and Journalism, had a career in the tech industry, with American Cancer Society, and worked as a Substitute Paraprofessional. But, most recently, her family has been her focus, this is how she found PEAK Parent Center.  After both her sons were diagnosed with ADHD and her youngest with ASD as well, she dug deep and used her researching skills to educate herself and become an advocate for them.

Quinna joins PEAK as a Transition Program Coordinator for the Project POWER Team. She will collaborate with the Project POWER team to create resources, provide technical assistance to parent centers, and assist with the youth advisory community. 

 

Erin is the newest Parent Advisor at PEAK Parent Center, joining in February 2022.  Erin has been a Registered Nurse for 16 years this summer.  She has always worked with children including 12 years in the Pediatric ICU, several years in the Neonatal ICU as well as a few years as a school nurse, a few years in a pediatric urgent care and currently as a private duty nurse for children with medical needs in their home.

Hi everyone! My name is George Hill and I am the new Youth Mentor and Trainer at PEAK! I just graduated from UCCS with a degree in Theatre and have worked with people with special needs almost my whole life. Most recently I was a direct care provider at Special Kids Special Families where I grew to love the type of work we do! I am super excited and proud to be joining this team and help contribute to the great work being done at PEAK!

Shay joined the PEAK staff team in October 2020. She was looking to find work in an organization with a heart and passion for making an impact. After just a short time aboard, she gained an understanding of the need within the community for the work PEAK does. Shay feels everyone deserves fair opportunities to reach their full potential and feel they are valued, contributing members of society. She loves dogs, especially her German Shorthaired Pointer, Jaxon.

Michele Williers joins PEAK Parent Center as Executive Director with a 28-year-career in management and administration of community development and youth-serving agencies, including 22 years within the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS) network – a leader in youth development, child safety and protection.

 

Tony Darren serves the PEAK staff as a Technical Assistance Specialist for the Region D Parent Technical Assistance Project (Region D PTAC) providing technical assistance to Parent Centers in the western United States. Tony states that PEAK has helped him broaden his scope and introduced him to different ways of thinking. Tony does this work to see all children succeed in life. He is passionate about music and fluently speaks Italian. When asked what he is grateful for, he responded, “Everything!”

Nora Thompson works as the Co-Director for the Region D Technical Assistance Project which provides technical assistance to parent centers in the western United States. Nora formally joined the PEAK staff in 2019, but has been collaborating with PEAK since 2008. As a result of her work with PEAK, she has been able to widen her lens and grow her network.

In 2019 Sherrell attended a screening of the film King Gimp that PEAK co-hosted. She later joined the PEAK staff team as Assistant Director of the RSA Shift Transition Project as well as a  Youth Trainer/Mentor. She strongly believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to be the best version of themselves and to be treated with dignity and respect. She notes that PEAK promotes advocacy, inclusion, and hope for those that have long felt excluded and downtrodden.

Amber joined PEAK Parent Center’s staff team in 2019 as Conference Coordinator. She wanted a career where she could make a difference and utilize her background and skills in event planning. Amber looks forward to learning all about PEAK’s work. In her spare time she loves to hike and each year she attempts to climb a fourteener. She is grateful for her sense of adventure!

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