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Alice Sueltenfuss

Alice Sueltenfuss,  Executive Director
alice@hopeforlongmont.org,  720-494-4673. X100

Alice Sueltenfuss has worn many different hats in the organization since January, 2014. She most recently was the Director of Navigation Services. Success at HOPE is meeting people in need where they are at and Alice has valued this model.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in education with 30 years of experience in teaching and administration. Seven years of experience working with individuals experiencing homeless on the front line and at state level committees.

Andy Schwartz

Andy Schwartz, Volunteer and Outreach Director
andy@hopeforlongmont.org,  720-494-4673. X104

Andy has been with HOPE since June 2018. He has been working with people experiencing homelessness as a volunteer in some way since 1991 and is now very happy to be the volunteer and street outreach coordinator here at HOPE. Andy began his career in Los Angeles in banking and also had his first volunteer opportunity working with children growing up on skid row. After moving to New York in 1994, he spent most of his career bringing business, data and technology together while still doing volunteer work at soup kitchens. He is using those same business skills to help our clients move forward. “It’s all about building trust, connecting people with resources and putting those resources to the best use possible.”

Andy has lived in Longmont since 2016, after coming here many times since his first visit in 1988. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, riding his bike and listening to music.

Cyrus Scott

Cyrus Scott, Client Advocate
cyrus@hopeforlongmont.org,  720-494-4673. X106

Cyrus obtained his bachelors in social work from Florida State University and is presently completing his Masters. He is a new Colorado resident with his wife and two dogs. Cyrus also has a passion for fitness. He worked as a fitness instructor through college, is level two crossfit certified and helped found the FSU chapter of the Phoenix Foundation which provides fitness classes to persons in recovery. Cyrus is also a die-hard UNC Tarheels fan.

Janeth Barocio

Janeth Barocio, Client Advocate
Janeth@hopeforlongmont.org,  720-494-4673. X102

Janeth steps on board with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Relational Communications. Her qualities of being approachable, kind and skilled in serving the vulnerable are an invaluable asset to HOPE. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and brings an understanding of the Latin culture. Janeth has experience working at a halfway house assisting individuals with drug and alcohol addictions integrate successfully back into society. She has worked with some of the most vulnerable populations in her previous roles. These include time serving as a family support worker and helping recipients of Medicaid in the state of NE. Upon relocating to Colorado she joined the HOPE team as our second client advocate.

Joe Meggison, SafeLot Safe Parking Manager

Joe is a hardworking and compassionate member of our team. He has been with the SafeLot Program since the very beginning making him the perfect fit to become the Program Manager. His personal experience through homelessness has helped him to make connections with, and understand, the people this program supports. Joe has worked as a Project Manager for several years before coming to HOPE, and has a degree and background in Mechanical Engineering. His compassion, experience, and great work ethic are an invaluable benefit to SafeLot and this community.

Karen Benker, HR and Finance Director
karenbenker@hopeforlongmont.org

With the organization since October of 2020.

Qualifications: Extensive experience in government and non-profit finance most recently working for several non-profits in Denver and Boulder in their finance department. Previously she was the Budget Director for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment managing a budget over $120 million, and was a senior budget analyst for the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting for over ten years working on numerous budget and policy issues. Karen was also a Workforce Director for northeast Colorado working with local businesses and job seekers to help place trained people into jobs. Her ”free” time is spent on a small business making healthy dog biscuits and trying to find ways to encourage RTD to build the northwest rail line to Longmont. She has three diverse and notorious furry friends that spend their time begging for cookies.

Kimberly Braun

Kimberly Braun, Director of Development
kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org,  720-494-4673. X103

Kimberly comes with a unique and diverse background wholly placed at the service of the upbuilding of humanity. As a young monastic nun (Carmelite) she stepped into the role of general contractor, project manager and development and fundraising for the construction of her community’s 17,000 square foot monastery. This project, valued close to 9 million dollars, ended debt free. After obtaining her M.A. in Theology and psycho-spiritual development and ordination as a minister she has stepped into the orchestrating role of numerous and varied projects bringing the vision into form time and time again. This includes the creation of a 40 acre community festival to aid the development of an interdependent economy for the holistic medical community. She is also an author, a national speaker, retreat leader and meditation teacher. Her life is playful as she inspires others to realize they can do and be much more than what they could possibly imagine. Drawing community together to support those that experience homelessness has been one of her passions from her late teens until now, all her skills and heart are devoted to HOPE moving to the next level of its development.

Laura Denton, Shelter Director

Laura started with Hope in March of 2019 as a shelter staff member and was promoted to Shelter Director in March of 2022. She grew up in Wyoming, but has lived in Longmont since 2015. Laura is currently obtaining her degree in social work and is very passionate about this work. Laura has worked in various detox centers in Colorado giving her necessary skills and resources to be an asset to the shelter. She likes to bring “fun” back into the shelter by encouraging clients to engage in volleyball, basketball, and various games. In her free-time she likes to hang out with her 5 year old daughter Luna and explore the beautiful Colorado.

Peggy Konold, Client Advocate

Peggy has been with HOPE since March of 2021 as an integral part of the SafeLot safe parking program. Before joining HOPE’s team she was the Director of Milieu Management. Peggy has a passion for helping people in need and is most grateful for the way HOPE helps individuals who are seeking assistance to better their lives. She sees over and again when an individual freely chooses the kind of help HOPE offers, their success is even stronger. She likes to talk about her role at HOPE as a ‘hands-up person,’ achieving outcomes with clients as their friend and their support. She is a 45-year residence of Colorado and presently lives in Louisville with her diverse animal friends including bearded dragons, guinea pigs and dogs, they are an integral part of her life and happiness.

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