Staff

Helen Sedlar

Helen Sedlar

Executive Director
About Helen
Helen joined the Mountain Family Center team in January 2013. Helen has an ABJ degree from the University of Georgia. Helen’s background offers over 30 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. helensedlar@mountainfamilycenter.org.
Mandi Schott

Mandi Schott

Assistant Director
About Mandi
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. mandi@mountainfamilycenter.org.
Linda Crane

Linda Crane

Family Development Coordinator
About Linda
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. linda@mountainfamilycenter.org.
Katie Stuvel

Katie Stuvel

Community Programs Manager
About Katie
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 2014 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 graduated from CSU with a degree in International Soil and Crop Science and after working in various positions related to agriculture and community development, she joined the MFC team as the Marketing and Events Coordinator in October of 2016. Transitioning to the Community Programs Manager position in the fall of 2020, she now helps administer many of MFC’s health and community wellness programs such as the kids’ Backpacks and School Supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, Holiday Gifts for Kids, Taking Steps for Cancer, vision and dental assistance and Grand Seniors outings and activities. She has always been interested in helping people, and loves being part of an organization that empowers individuals and families to identify their strengths and accomplish their goals. katie@mountainfamilycenter.org.
DeeAnna Jones

DeeAnna Jones

Office Manager
About DeeAnna
DeeAnna moved full-time to Hot Sulphur Springs in July of 2017 and joined the MFC team at the end of August 2017.  She has been married for 30 years to her husband, Kevin, and has 3 grown daughters who live in Arvada. Kevin retired from their tree company in December of 2016 and was ready to leave the hectic Denver metro area and head for the hills. They have been coming to the Grand County area on the weekends for over 26 years. DeeAnna’s last day with their tree company was June 30, 2017, where she had worked as the Office Manager for 27 ½ years.  DeeAnna has found her new home here at MFC.  She loves to help people and is excited about the opportunity to be involved in the Grand County Community. The summer time is her favorite time to go walking, hiking, riding ATV’s and be adventurous. admin@mountainfamilycenter.org.
Elizabeth Willman

Elizabeth Willman

Food Pantry Associate
About Elizabeth
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.
Darla Reyes

Darla Reyes

Food Pantry Coordinator

Darla was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She moved to the states with her family in 2004, and has resided in Colorado since then. After living in Summit County, she moved to Kremmling in 2017 in order to experience a smaller community and the close-knit culture that comes with living in a small town. She loves cooking, music, horseback riding, and biking with her family! She has also always enjoyed working with children, ever since her first job at the age of 15 where she watched kids while their parents participated in English language classes. Darla joined Mountain Family Center in 2018 as the CATCH Coordinator in Kremmling. CATCH is an after-school physical activity and nutrition education program for elementary-aged children (grades K–5), and Darla loved working with the 60+ kids who participated in the program! She has also worked in the food pantry and thrift store, and acts as the Spanish language interpreter for clients who visit the Kremmling and Granby locations.

Darla has three children: Jason, Genesis, and Abraham, and one dog, Coco. Darla loves to help every single customer, no matter what their language is, or why they are coming for assistance. She helps regular clients feel at home, and welcomes new clients who want to learn more about what MFC offers. She currently works at the Kremmling Food Pantry on Tuesday and Thursday. She is excited to be part of an organization that helps families grow together.

Julie Kestell

Julie Kestell

Thrift Store Sales Associate

Julie joined our team as a Thrift Store Sales Associate in 2019. Retail was a new experience for her after working mostly in office settings before coming to MFC. She loves the interaction with people, and the fact that all of the team’s efforts go towards helping the community.

Julie grew up in Wisconsin and came to Colorado in 1979. She lived in Glenwood Springs and spent some time along the Front Range before moving to Grand County in 2002. In her free time, Julie enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, crafting, kayaking and hanging out with her dog Ruby!

Meg Soyars

Meg Soyars

Community Programs Coordinator
About Meg
Meg was born and raised on a small farm in Texas. After college, she moved to NYC to pursue a career in writing and experience life in a big city! After leaving NYC in 2016, she was ready to go back to rural life, and moved to a village in France to work at a writing retreat. When her season in France was over, a friend encouraged her to move to the mountain town of Granby to work at C Lazy U Ranch. Meg fell in love with the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and decided to make Grand County her home in the fall of 2016. Meg wanted to become more involved with helping her fellow community members, so she joined the MFC family in 2021. At MFC, Meg works at the Kremmling food pantry, thrift store, and assists with data entry and the website. She likes how every day at MFC is different; she enjoys helping customers at the food pantry in her hometown of Kremmling, and getting to meet new people working in Granby. Meg is also a freelance reporter for two local newspapers. In her free time, Meg and her fiancé enjoy being outdoors snowboarding, camping, and hiking!
Ricardo Herrera

Ricardo Herrera

Food Pantry Associate

Ricardo joined the MFC team in 2021 as a Food Pantry Associate. He enjoys welcoming clients, receiving the food pantry donations and helping to make sure food does not go to waste. Ricardo moved to Colorado from Arkansas, drawn here by the beautiful mountains. He has a background in community wellness and volunteerism and enjoys using his bilingual (Spanish and English) skills to help an even wider variety of people. In his free time, Ricardo likes to watch and participate in sports!

Rosa Mendoza

Rosa Mendoza

Food Pantry Associate

Rosa joined MFC as a Food Pantry Associate in 2021. Previously, Rosa lived in Mexico and worked as an administrative assistant and a volunteer in a church organization. Rosa moved to Grand County in 2017 and feels it is the perfect place to raise her son. Her favorite parts about working at Mountain Family Center are helping to improve the lives of community members and learning new things. In her free time, Rosa enjoys hiking, dancing and singing!

Liliana Vasconcelos

Liliana Vasconcelos

Food Pantry Associate

Liliana started with Mountain Family Center as a Food Pantry Associate in 2021. She enjoys meeting clients who visit MFC and helping them get connected with the resources they need. She also enjoys maintaining and organizing the food pantry to help everything run smoothly. In her free time, Liliana likes to cook, read, do jigsaw puzzles and play with her son!

Betsy Glavin

Betsy Glavin

Thrift Store Sales Associate

Betsy was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, but is a proud Grand County local. She moved to Grand in 1984 to work as a day camp counselor at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA. She met her husband Reid in Colorado. They moved to Arkansas together, but the mountains called them back, and they eventually returned to Grand in 1995. They have one daughter together named Elisa, and one adventurous cat named Ron.

Betsy majored in social work, with psychology and personal relations training. She has experience in both early childhood education and retail. She grew up working in her family’s jewelry store, and worked for nearly 10 years at the Viking Lodge & Ski Shop in Winter Park.

Betsy also worked at Eternal Hills Preschool in Tabernash from 2004 until 2021. She loved working with children as a preschool teacher and helping develop young minds through play-based learning. When Betsy left Eternal Hills, she applied to work at Mountain Family Center as a thrift store sales associate. Her favorite part about working in the thrift store is helping customers find what they need. She decided to apply to MFC because she respects what they stand for and what they offer to the community. She enjoys being involved with an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives.

Emily Symolon

Emily Symolon

Family Services Coordinator

Emily works in the Family Development department alongside Linda, to help families in the community thrive. Emily grew up in upstate New York. After leaving NY in 2013, Emily decided to live the laid-back beach lifestyle in Virginia and North Carolina. Then she moved to Colorado in 2015 to enjoy the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. In 2019, she started working as a teacher at Little Sprouts, an early childhood learning center in Granby. Working at Little Sprouts started her journey and interest in working with families and children in Grand County.

In her free time, Emily loves staying active and exploring the outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and general adventuring with her partner and their three kids. She also enjoys creating art, capturing Rocky Mountain beauty, and reading in her downtime. She feels lucky to serve this inspiring community with such an amazing team at the Mountain Family Center!

Board

Jim Magill

Jim Magill

Chair
About Jim
Jim grew up and raised a family in Springfield, Illinois. He and his family enjoyed serving meals at a local homeless shelter for almost 20 years. In 2003, Jim instituted cooking classes at the local Salvation Army facility. He retired from practicing law in 2008 and moved with his wife to Fraser, CO. Jim remains committed to making sure all of our citizens have adequate food and clothing. His goal as a member of the MFC board is to help MFC continue to serve struggling families as well as making the Fraser Valley community aware of the services MFC provides.
Debbie Young

Debbie Young

Board Member
About Debbie
Debbie and her husband Barry, after vacationing in the Valley for decades with their three children, have now retired and become full-time residents.  Debbie has always been active in her community in Atlanta and now wants to do the same in Grand County.  After she had children, she left her job in physical therapy and became a full time volunteer.  She has served on several non-profits as well as PTA boards and hopes to bring her experiences here to the valley.  Mountain Family Center was the first place she volunteered here. Now, she is looking forward to being a board member and making a difference through her service to the community.
Frank Parker

Frank Parker

Vice Chair/Treasurer
About Frank
Frank is a Colorado native, born in Fort Collins and raised in Aurora.  His wife, Stacey, is his best friend, and his son, Sam, is his pride and joy.  Frank earned a law degree from the University of Denver in 1995, however he bleeds green and gold for the Colorado State Rams, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1991. Frank believes Mountain Family Center provides invaluable services for Grand and Jackson Counties and considers it an honor and a privilege to contribute to this work.
John Riedel

John Riedel

Secretary
About John
John retired in May of 2015 and he and his wife Mary moved to Granby full time.  They spent the previous 22 years in Conifer, Colorado where John was the principal of a consulting firm that developed and evaluated disease prevention, disease management, and wellness programs.  They know Grand County well because they purchased a 2nd property here in 1994 where they ultimately decided to retire.  John has always been a supporter of his communities serving on non-profit boards like the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer where he led a capital campaign to build a new facility and the Conifer Area Council which served as the quasi-governmental sounding board for unincorporated towns in the southern area of Jefferson County.  John currently serves part time as the Grand and Jackson Counties Adviser for Health Links, a wellness resource for small employers, offered by the University of Colorado School of Public Health.  He is also on the Project Management Team for the Grand County Public Health Assessment and Strategic Planning Process.
Tamara Davis

Tamara Davis

Board Member

Tamara comes from the east coast; growing up in New York and spending time in Massachusetts before landing in Grand County.  She finally considers herself a local after 20 years and loves playing outdoors.  Tamara is currently on the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations board and looks forward to volunteering and working with the rest of the Board Members and the great staff to make a difference locally in Grand County.

Christina Lockhart

Christina Lockhart

Board Member

Representing the west side of the county, Christina lives in Kremmling and joined the MFC board in 2019. She is a 5th generation rancher in the area, and she and her husband love living and raising their three children in Grand County. In her free time, Christina enjoys cheering at her kids’ sporting events and playing adult softball and volleyball. In addition to her personal ties to the community, Christina also brings of wealth of professional experience to her role as an MFC board member. Having been employed with Middle Park Health in both medical and financial roles for over a decade, she is used to and enjoys working with a vast array of people from all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. She feels passionate about the mission of MFC, and loves being part of an organization where the client is the center of the resources available to them.

Frank Reeves

Frank Reeves

Board Member
About Frank
Frank has been an educator for 31 years in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. He taught Social Studies for 16 years, was a high school principal for 7 years and has been a Superintendent for the past 8 years. He was named Superintendent of East Grand School District in 2016. Frank has been married to Tammy for 31 years and has two daughters; Samantha Duval who is a teacher in Greeley, Colorado and Nicole who directs youth sports in Widefield, Colorado. Frank is excited to serve on the board in order to further the partnership between MFC and the schools, and looks forward to helping MFC make a positive impact on the community and support Grand County in becoming an even better place to live.