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.



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.


Board of Directors

Al Troppmann

Bill Allshouse – Vistar

Bill Peffer – Sherman & Howard

Brian Breitenwischer – Jacoway Financial Corp.

Collinus Newsome – The Colorado Health Foundation (Board Chair)

Dana Guilfoyle – StraighterLine

Kevin Smith

Lindsay Fisher – Print Pointe

Paul Nocco – KPMG

Sandy Mathias – Skratch Labs

Stuart Harrison – Ernst & Young LLP

Pastor Vernon Jones Jr. (PJones) – FaithBridge

Advisory Council

Audrey Reyes – Denver Kids Inc. 

Carlo Kriekels – YESS Institute

Dedrick Sims – Sims Fayola Foundation

Erin Miller – Partners in Routt County

Lindsay Lofaro – Buddy Program

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. 

Lindsey Cali

Associate Director

Lindsey Cali joined MENTOR Colorado in 2019 and is currently working as our Associate Director and Technical Assistance (TA) Lead.

A former teacher, Lindsey is dedicated to education and ensuring that all young people have access to the support and resources necessary to succeed. Working with young people, specifically in communities that have been traditionally marginalized, has always been her passion and is what brought her to become a teacher. Lindsey is enthusiastic and committed to the mission of MENTOR Colorado of impacting young people on a large scale by working with mentoring programs to increase their capacity and quality.

Lindsey earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University.

Sarah Provino

NQMS Manager

Sarah Provino joined MENTOR Colorado in July of 2021 but has been a part of the organization since its inception, serving on the initial task force, Advisory Council and most recently as a TA provider and NQMS reviewer. Sarah is a strong advocate of the mentoring movement and is passionate about working alongside mentoring agencies to build capacity and expand the quality of mentoring across Colorado.

Sarah’s experience working in the nonprofit world spans over 15 years working together with youth, families, and community level prevention programming, with 10 years directly in the mentoring field. She values building relationships and brings a small community perspective to the organization.

Sarah has a wide range of understanding of mentor program design and implementation utilizing the Elements of Effective Practice. She is an enthusiastic, committed, and trusted leader and has utilized her professional experience to help mentoring organizations achieve a range of outcomes.

In her new role, Sarah looks forward to working alongside mentoring organizations, providing support, as they engage in the National Quality Mentoring System.

Staff Headshot Photo Credit: Personal Branding Photography

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