About-Mentor-CO

About us

Our vision:

Every young person in Colorado will have a quality mentoring relationship.

Our mission

To transform the quality and significantly increase the quantity of mentoring relationships for Colorado’s young people.

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Role

MENTOR Colorado is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in Colorado. Founded by the passion and vision of a number of grassroots mentoring organizations in Colorado, Mentor Colorado leads initiatives that will strengthen communities through mentoring. MENTOR Colorado has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools. Together, we engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that all youth have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work.

OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

Bill Peffer – Sherman & Howard

Charlie Atkins

Chris Kiley – Boeing Global Solutions

Cynthia Paul – FMI Corporation

Dana Guilfoyle

Dave Mead -The Mead Consulting  Group

Derek Noyes – 5280

Helga Grunerud – Consultant

Jay Reinig – CR Strategies

Joan Brennan

Katie Zwetzig – Sterling Volunteers

Lindsay Fisher

Paul Nocco – KPMG

Su Hawk

Tony Carroll – Palo Alto Company

 

Advisory Council

Audrey Reyes – Denver Kids Inc. 

Carlo Kriekels – YESS Institute

Dedrick Simms – Sims Fayola Foundation

Kirsten Eastwood – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

Lindsay Lofaro – Buddy Program

Mary Peonio – Goodwill Industries of Denver

Michelle Petix – Partners in Routt County

Sarah Provino – OMNI Institute         

Tina McGuinness – Gunnison Valley Mentors

Trudy Swain – Save Our Youth

 

Hannah Krieger

Executive Director

Hannah Krieger joined Mentor Colorado as Executive Director in November 2018. 

Previously, Hannah was the Director of Strategic Relationships for WeCOACH, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving, empowering and connecting women coaches of all sports and levels across the country. 

Prior to joining WeCOACH, Hannah Krieger served as Executive Director of Sportswomen of Colorado, a non-profit focused on empowering and celebrating girls and women in sport in the state of Colorado.

During her time with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, Hannah started and oversaw Soccer for Success (a U.S. Soccer Foundation program), which served K-8 students in under-resourced communities throughout the Denver and Aurora areas. She also managed over 3,000 youth soccer players and 350+ coaches and volunteers in their 4-Under through 10-Under programs. Hannah has continued to serve as a National Facilitator and Trainer with the U.S. Soccer Foundation since 2013, where she works to train Soccer for Success coach-mentors and trainers around the country.

Hannah earned her B.A. from Smith College, a Master’s in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was a Fulbright scholar in Saarbruecken, Germany. 

Drew DeMarie

Training Director

Drew is passionate about education, mentoring, leadership and outdoor pursuits. Drew has been involved with nonprofits for the last 15 years at nearly every level: executive, program staff, recruiter, intern, and volunteer. 

Drew most recently led Colorado Youth at Risk (CYAR) as Executive Director through one of the toughest periods its history from 2014-2016. He piloted the organization from “set-to-close-its-doors” to a revitalization of its programs, operations and finances. Drew was also a part of and then led the CYAR program staff from 2009-2014. Furthermore, he volunteered for nearly six years with CYAR as a mentor, facilitator and mentor trainer. 

Before CYAR, Drew was the first Executive Director of the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children; where his “jack-of-all-trades” nature was well utilized; doing everything from building offices to fundraising and running programs. 

Prior to nonprofit work, Drew was Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach for 8 years; founding the Metropolitan State University Denver program and later reviving the Regis University Men’s team. 

Lindsey Cali

Administrative and Program Specialist

Lindsey Cali joined MENTOR Colorado as a Program and Administrative Specialist in August 2019.

A former teacher, Lindsey is dedicated to education and providing children support and resources necessary to succeed. Working with at risk children has always been her passion and is what brought her to become a teacher. Lindsey is inspired and enthusiastic about the mission of MENTOR Colorado!

Prior to moving to Colorado, Lindsey was an active volunteer/committee member in several non profit organizations in Arizona. Those organizations include: National Charity League, St. Vincent de Paul, Mom’s Pantry, and Feed My Starving Children.

Currently, as a mother of four school age children, Lindsey continues to serve as a volunteer at each of their schools and activities. Lindsey earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University.

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