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 and 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. 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.

Jordyn Crane, RD

Jordyn Crane, RD

Nutrition Program Manager
About Jordyn
Raised on a homestead in Northern Illinois, Jordyn moved to Grand County in 2017 to get some fresh mountain air and begin her career as a nutrition professional. Jordyn completed her B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness 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 as a Nutrition and Wellness Program Manager in June 2017. As a Registered Dietitian, she is thrilled at the opportunity to use her knowledge to foster health and wellness in her community through intergenerational nutrition and wellness program development and implementation. goodeats@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.

Bailey Ludwig

Bailey Ludwig

Nutrition Program Specialist
About Bailey
Bailey Ludwig joined MFC as a Nutrition Program Specialist in July of 2018. She is from Highlands Ranch, CO but her family has a second home in Grand County, so she’s been visiting since she was a child! Her family still lives in the Denver area, inlcuding her dog, Champ and cat, Mia. Bailey’s hobbies include cooking, hiking, camping, swimming and photography. 
Bailey graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2018 with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She enjoyed her nutritional work with the Larimer County Food Bank, as well as with an Early Childhood learning center in Fort Collins, and loves working with the Grand County community! Bailey leads our nutrition and cooking programs at local schools and childcare centers. bailey@mountainfamilycenter.org.

Jennifer Tibbetts

Jennifer Tibbetts

CCR Family Development Coordinator
About Jennifer
Jennifer grew up in Arvada, CO but spent lots of time over the years in Winter Park. She moved to Granby in 2018 with her husband and two sons, TJ and Nikolai. Her family loves to hike, cross-country ski and travel. Jennifer’s previous career spanned almost 30 years in corporate sales and marketing, and with her position at MFC she is excited to learn about the non-profit sector. Jennifer’s favorite things about working at MFC are the other team members she has the pleasure of working with and the contribution she is able to make to such a special community.  jennifer@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

CATCH Coordinator

Darla was born and raised in Summit County, but moved to Kremmling in 2018 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 kids and 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 loves working with the 60+ kids who participate in the program each week! She is excited to be part of an organization that helps families grow together.

Susan Hamilton

Susan Hamilton

Transportation Manager

Susan joined Grand Seniors in June of 2015. Almost all of her working career has been customer service-oriented and she was a caregiver for her parents, so she has a special place in her heart for seniors.

Susan was born and raised in Denver where she worked in a wide variety of places, including the hotel industry, a major advertising agency and the organization that redeveloped the former Lowry Air Force Base into a Live-Work-Play community.

Susan’s family has been in and around Grand County for over 60 years, and she always knew it was a place she wanted to live. Nine years ago, when her husband Tom got the opportunity to work in Granby, they couldn’t pack fast enough!

Susan is a vital member of the Grand Seniors at Mountain Family Center staff, doing everything from transportation coordination to activity scheduling to grocery pickup and more!

Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay Robinson

Life Skills Coordinator

Lindsay joined the MFC team as a Life Skills Coordinator in January of 2020. Originally from Aurora, Lindsay graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Colorado State University in 2018. After teaching English in Israel for a year and working on a food truck in Arkansas, she made the move up to the mountains. As a Life Skills Coordinator, Lindsay will be leading MFC’s Impact Study; working 1-on-1 with clients to assess and improve the organization’s programs and services. She will help participants find the resources they need to improve their family nutrition and wellness, learn budgeting skills and more. Lindsay brings unique insight to the position, having worked with the national “No Kid Hungry” program as well as volunteering with at-risk youth and food banks along the Front Range. What she loves most about her job is “the chance to watch the community grow and the opportunity to work with an amazing team”. When not at work, you can find Lindsay participating in her favorite hobbies: running, dancing, creating, art and traveling!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.