Mountain Family Center

Terry Sidell, Health Advocate Program Manager

Terry is a retired Grand Lake, Colorado Elementary School Principal. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Remedial Reading. Terry is one of two part-time managers who oversee programs that include various health assistance programs, Grand County Totes Program, MFC’s Community Gardens, and Cooking Matters.

Linda Crane, Family Development Coordinator

​​Linda joined Mountain Family Center in the Fall of 2015. Originally from California, as a youngster she spent many family summer vacations at her grandparents’ cabin overlooking Lake Granby. After graduating from Fresno City College with an A.S. in Secretarial Science she worked clerical and secretarial positions in the fields of retail, banking, insurance, and telecommunications. She had an enjoyable 30 year career with Pacific Telephone & Telegraph/AT&T, retiring as a Service Representative-Business at the end of 2008.

Linda and her husband, Kelly, made the move to Grand County in late 2009. She likes high-altitude vegetable gardening, making soy candles and knitting.

Katie Stuvel, Marketing & Events Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Littleton, CO but fell in love with Grand County when she started visiting Winter Park in 2006. She and her husband, Andrew, made the big move up to the mountains in the fall of 2009 when Andrew accepted a job as an Electrician at Winter Park Resort. They (along with their dog and two cats) are now proud to call Tabernash home! Katie has always been interested in helping people find the resources they need to work towards a more sustainable and self-reliant existence. She studied International Agriculture at CSU in Fort Collins, with the goal of helping people in developing countries implement more productive and sustainable farming methods. After graduating, doing some traveling and working for the USDA in North Dakota for a few years, Katie ended up in Grand County! The mission and programs of Mountain Family Center appealed to Katie, and she joined the team as the Marketing and Events Coordinator in October of 2016.

Jordyn Crane, Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager

Raised on a homestead in Northern Illinois, Jordyn recently moved to Grand County to get some fresh mountain air and begin her career as a nutrition professional. Jordyn completed her Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University, followed by her dietetic internship through Montana State University - Bozeman, with an emphasis in sustainability and food access. She joined the Mountain Family Center this summer as an additional Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager. She is thrilled at the opportunity to use her knowledge to help fight hunger, and to foster health and wellness in her community by instructing Eat Play Grow, Exploring Foods, and Cooking Matters classes. 

Elizabeth Willman, Food Pantry Associate

Elizabeth was born and raised in Grand County, Colorado.  She graduated from Middle Park High School in 2015 and has volunteered at Mountain Family Center since before her graduation, helping in both our Food Pantry and fundraising events such as Hearty Soups For Empty Bowls.  She joined the MFC team as a part-time employee in 2017 and we rely on Elizabeth for her attention to detail and organizational skills in our Food Pantry as well as other areas where needed.  She will be leaving us to attend the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg in August of 2017, but has told us she will come help us again when she comes home for holidays!

Molly​ Bruchez, Program Specialist

As a program specialist with Mountain Family Center, Molly coordinates nutrition and wellness efforts in West Grand through programs such as Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH), Cooking Matters, EatPlayGrow and Exploring Foods. Molly is a registered dietitian with a passion for helping others improve their health through real food. She received a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and a Master's degree in Nutrition from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. As a dietitian, Molly has worked with individuals of all ages and in many different settings including schools, universities, nonprofit health care centers and hospitals. 
Molly is both personally and professionally committed to optimal health. In her free time she enjoys running, biking, yoga and experimenting with new recipes. She lives on a ranch in beautiful Grand County with her husband and their three dogs.

Nancy Strohecker, Administrative and Development Coordinator

Nancy has lived and worked in Grand County for over 30 years.  She joined Mountain Family Center Staff on a part time basis in 2014.  She has had a long career in Administration with the Winter Park Resort where her background, education and experience in administration suited her well to work at Mountain Family Center where she provides front office, data base, program manager, thrift store, food pantry, fundraising and Board support.

Lydia Bloem, Nutrition & Wellness Program Manager and Family Development Coordinator

Lydia was born and raised in a small town in Michigan, and throughout her childhood she would vacation in Silverton, Colorado with her family. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in English Literature and moved to Denver to pursue a career in Elementary Education. When her husband got a job in Grand County, Lydia was more than happy to make the move. She was hired at Mountain Family Center in 2015, and working for the organization has only encouraged her natural inclination to help her neighbors. As a Family Development Coordinator, Lydia is able to coach local families toward self-made goals, which she finds to be extremely rewarding work. In her free time, Lydia loves to read, practice yoga, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.

Our Staff

Mandi Schott, Assistant Director, Family Development Specialist & Thrift Store Manager

Mandi has lived in Grand County for over twelve years and has been working for Mountain Family Center for over five years. She has an extensive knowledge of local resources and has completed a Family Development Credentialing Program offered by Cornell University through CSU. Her education also includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University in Colorado.

Helen Sedlar, President & Executive Director

Helen joined the Mountain Family Center team in January 2013. Helen has an ABJ degree from the University of Georgia. Helen's background offers 24 years of nonprofit experience in Grand County. She was Development Director at Kremmling Memorial Hospital, Development and Marketing Manager at Grand Foundation, Development and Marketing Manager at Grand County Rural Health Network, and Customer Relations Manager and Special Events Director at the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

In 2017, Helen received the Dr. Michael Muftic Service Above Self Award from the Winter Park/Fraser Valley Rotary Club.

​Helen also sits on the Family Resource Center Association Board of Directors and on the Grand County Early Childhood Council Board.