Staff

Alex Sidell

Alex Sidell

Family Support Services Manager

Alex is Mountain Family Center’s “Family Support Services Manager.” She was born and raised in Grand County. After graduating high school, she moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU and pursue a degree in Social Work as well as Human Development and Family Studies. After 10 years she decided it was time to move back home to be closer to family. After graduating from CSU, Alex worked at an affordable housing nonprofit in Fort Collins where she started as the receptionist and worked her way up to eventually fill the Director of Resident Services position. In that roll, she worked with families in a variety of capacities including housing stability, rent assistance, community engagement planning, and resource referral. She also helped with grant writing. Alex worked at Mountain Family Center (with her mother, Terry Sidell) while on summer breaks in college and was excited to be back in a more permanent role. She is passionate about MFC’s mission and feels there is something so rewarding about working with families in the same community where she was raised. In the summers Alex enjoys hiking, camping and fishing in our beautiful county. During the winter she enjoys being a bit of a hermit and staying home to play in the snow by her house or watch football and build puzzles with her family.

Ann Williams

Ann Williams

Grand Seniors Driver/Bountiful Baskets
Aspen Bias

Aspen Bias

Food Pantry Operations Manager & Nutrition Specialist

Aspen joined the MFC team in September of 2023 after completing her Master’s degree at CU Boulder in “Sustainable Food Systems”. Her undergrad and graduate studies focused on public health, human nutrition and sustainability, and prior to MFC Aspen had experience working with other food-focused non-profits. MFC is thrilled to have Aspen as part of our organization, where she works as the Food Pantry Operations Manager and Nutrition Specialist. Her role is to support the staff and volunteers who make our food security efforts a success and to coordinate with statewide hunger relief agencies to ensure we are equipped to meet the needs of our community.

In her free time, Aspen can be found cooking, baking, swing dancing, hiking and whitewater rafting. She also admits she is “a sucker for board games”!

Betsy Glavin

Betsy Glavin

Thrift Store Team Lead

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.

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.

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.
Hap Wood

Hap Wood

Grand Seniors Driver
Karen Pojar

Karen Pojar

Grand Seniors Driver/Bountiful Baskets

Karen is a native of Grand County. She grew up in Granby and has lived in the Kremmling area most of her life. She now lives in Old Park with her husband on Gore Pass. Karen worked in Silverthorne for the Phillips Van Heusen Corp. as a Retail Manager. She then retired and came to work at Mountain Family Center for Grand Seniors Transportation. Karen feels grateful to be working for such a much-needed program that helps older adults in our community and to be part of such a caring, supportive team.

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 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.
Katlin Miller

Katlin Miller

Special Programs Coordinator

Katlin was born and raised on her family’s ranch in Granby. After getting her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 2008, Katlin began traveling the world as a volunteer field assistant. She’s studied African wildlife in Namibia, sea turtles in Costa Rica, seals in the Netherlands, koalas in Australia, and she even went to Antarctica! In addition to working at MFC, Katlin works for the Middle Park Conservation District, Grand County Water Information Network, and on her family’s ranch. Katlin joined MFC in 2022 as a co-coordinator for the Holiday “Gifts for Kids” Program. She has since expanded her involvement with MFC to include other special programs and the food pantry. Katlin enjoys working for MFC because of her desire to have a greater impact on the community in which she lives. In her free time, Katlin continues to explore the world by vacationing abroad.

Kim Long

Kim Long

Grand Seniors Driver

Kim Long is a driver for Grand Seniors. He helps seniors in the community by taking them on trips wherever they need, such as doctor’s appointments, senior meals, and even excursions to baseball games, the botanical gardens, and more. Kim said the part of the job he enjoys most is the fulfillment he gets from helping community members. Kim is a Grand County native and has lived here his whole life. He was born in a Kremmling hospital when mothers could still have babies in Grand County. Much of his professional work experience is related to his role at MFC. He has worked for Grand County Rural Health, as well as volunteering for many community organizations. In his free time, he enjoys singing and music. Kim is currently a member of the Grand Chorale Acapella group and the Grand Lake Folk Music Society.

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.
Mandi Schott

Mandi Schott

Director of Counseling and Family Support Services, MA, LPCC
About Mandi
Mandi joined the Mountain Family Center team in February of 2008.  Mandi has a MA in Clinical Mental Health and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her background offers over 15 years of experience working in Family Development services.  Mandi loves being a part of such an amazing team, and loves seeing her community come together in times of need. mandi@mountainfamilycenter.org
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!
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!

Rose Novotny

Rose Novotny

Family Support Services Coordinator

Rose joined Mountain Family Center in 2022. Originally from St. Louis, her family moved to Grand County to escape the heat and humidity of Missouri and to enjoy the skiing, hiking and great outdoors! Rose has a background in human services, as well as managing a medial supply warehouse. She is able to use these skills and her passion for helping people in her role at Mountain Family Center, where she assists community members in the food pantry, thrift store and with LEAP/rent/utility applications. In her free time Rose loves to ski, camp, hike and do anything outdoors! She has also been part of Grand County Search and Rescue since 2016.

Silvina Spatocco

Silvina Spatocco

Front Desk and Food Pantry Associate

Silvina moved to Granby in 1998, when she traveled from Argentina to work at Snow Mountain Ranch for one winter. She fell in love with the area (and her husband!) and has called Grand County home ever since! Silvina joined MFC in November of 2023 as a Front Desk and Food Pantry Associate. Silvina’s previous experience as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher is utilized on a daily basis at Mountain Family Center, where she is able to translate and interpret and help our Spanish-Speaking clients feel more welcome and comfortable. Silvina enjoys working at MFC because of the team-minded atmosphere and the variety of responsive programs and services offered.

In her free time, Silvina can often be found outdoors, in nature. She loves cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

Stacy Starr

Stacy Starr

Executive Director and President

Stacy joined Mountain Family Center in August of 2022 as Assistant Director. Stacy comes to MFC after over 13 years of supporting the Grand County nonprofit community. She currently serves on the Open Lands Rivers and Trails Advisory Council, the Destination Granby Board of Directors, and the Middle Park High School CTE Business Advisory Council. She previously worked for over 13 years as a Grants Manager with the nonprofit The Grand Foundation.

Stacy is dedicated to the community and looks forward to growing and expanding MFC’s services so all Grand County residents can live life to the fullest.

Originally from Montana, Stacy moved to Grand County in 2009 with her husband and son. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family rafting, hiking, skiing, and backpacking. She also loves creating art, including weaving and sewing.

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Grand Seniors Driver

Board

Ceci Peterson

Ceci Peterson

Board Member
About Ceci
Ceci Peterson is from Argentina, and she is the Program and Data Support Specialist at Vintage/NWCCOG. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Colorado State University. She enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, fly-fishing, and traveling both locally and abroad to meet people and learn about their cultures. Her first job in Grand County was at the Mountain Family Center as a Cultural Liaison in Hot Sulphur Springs from 2004 to 2008.
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.

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.
Frank Reeves

Frank Reeves

Board Chair
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.
Helen Sedlar

Helen Sedlar

Vice President of Operations
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.
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.
Riley Flanagan

Riley Flanagan

Board Member
About Riley
Hi! My name is Riley Flanagan and I have been in Grand County for 5 years. I have 2 dogs with my fiancee, Ross Kalsow, and we own a house in Granby. We both work at East Grand Middle School, where I am the School Social Worker, and he is the 7th grade social studies teacher.

I’m originally from Florida, got my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology, and moved to Colorado in 2015. I worked in a residential treatment facility for teenage girls and moms for 3 years, and went back to school to get my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver at this time. My internships were in schools during my 2 year program, and I knew I wanted to stay in schools for my career. I got the job at East Grand in 2018, and have been here since!

On weekends and during the summer, I am outdoors as much as possible. I ski, go on walks with the dogs, hike and camp, and get on the river! I also work a lot at my second job, a little antique shop in Grand Lake called Humphrey’s, which is so fun!

I love being in the county, and am excited for the opportunity to help out in any way I can.

I have worked in collaboration with MFC for 5 years now, and I appreciate the organization’s mission and dedication to the families that they serve.

Working in a small school system has afforded me many opportunities to meet and collaborate with different people.  I have gained a new insight into this community and the needs of the majority.  Through my education, I have also gained skills in active listening, being non-judgmental, and meeting people where they are, and receiving feedback openly.