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 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. 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.

Terry Sidell

Terry Sidell

Health Advocate Program Manager
About Terry
Terry has lived in Grand County her whole life. She began her first professional career in the East Grand School district and taught elementary school for 16 years and then was the principal of Grand Lake Elementary School until she retired in 2009. Terry joined Mountain Family Center in the spring of 2013. Since then she has partnered with the Lions Club to get glasses to adults who need them and also works to secure funding for individuals with dental and auditory needs. Terry helps distribute the cancer funds and is looking forward to working with the seniors in whatever programs are created and made available. She also attends to the flower and vegetable gardens when the sun shines. terry@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.

Lydia Bloem

Lydia Bloem

Family Development Coordinator
About Lydia
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. lydia@mountainfamilycenter.org.

 

Katie Stuvel

Katie Stuvel

Marketing and Events Coordinator
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 in 2006 with a degree in International Soil and Crop Science. She has always been interested in helping people, and the mission and programs of MCF appealed to her. She joined the team as the Marketing and Events Coordinator in October of 2016. katie@mountainfamilycenter.org.

Jordyn Crane

Jordyn Crane

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.

Nancy Strohecker

Nancy Strohecker

Admin and Development Coordinator
About Nancy
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. nancy@mountainfamilycenter.org.

Lori Lunde

Lori Lunde

Thrift Store Assistant Manager
About Lori
Lori joined MFC in the fall/winter of 2017 as the Assistant Manager of our thrift store, Main Street Thrift. She has been in Colorado for 38 years and is married with two beautiful daughters and two adorable grandchildren! In her free time, Lori enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and playing the guitar. Lori brings over 40 years of retail, management and merchandising experience to her position at MFC and we couldn’t be more excited to have her on our team! Her favorite thing about working for Mountain Family Center is the ability to work with such an inspiring group of people, who all come together to create so much care for our community.

Lucinda Elicker

Lucinda Elicker

Thrift Store Sales Associate
About Lucinda
Lucinda was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Grand County in 1995. She came out to be a ski instructor for a season or two, and has been here ever since! Lucinda has two sons who attend East Grand Middle School, and they love to mountain bike, ski, hike, snowshoe and just enjoy the Colorado outdoors as a family! Lucinda also stays busy running her pet care business, Wag Away Pet Services. Previous work experience for Lucinda includes many years in the customer service sector, with roles from Waitress to Executive Director. Her favorites aspects of working at MFC are her coworkers and seeing the organization grow. Lucinda is a very valuable member of our team and helps the thrift store run smoothly and efficiently!

Libby Hemme

Libby Hemme

Thrift Store Sales Associate
About Libby
Libby joined the Mountain Family Center team in March of 2018. She had 12 years of experience working in the thrift industry before starting with MFC, and we are so happy to have her!  Libby is originally from San Diego, but has lived in Grand County since 2002. She is a single mom of two beautiful girls, enjoying life in Hot Sulphur Springs. Her hobbies include music, painting and spending time in nature with her girls, especially near water. The opportunity to be a positive fixture in the community, and the chance to work alongside people whose jobs are helping others are what Libby is most excited about in her position with MFC.

Molly Bruchez

Molly Bruchez

Program Specialist
About Molly
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, daughter, and their three dogs. molly@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 is excited about the opportunity to work at MFC and get to know the Grand County community! Bailey will be leading our nutrition and cooking programs at local schools and childcare centers. bailey@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.

Board

Mary Bernard

Mary Bernard

Vice President and Chair
About Mary
 Mary received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. Before moving to Grand County 10 years ago, she was the director of a three-county community mental health center headquartered in Ames, Iowa. Mary enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain living. She joined the Mountain Family Center Board in 2011 because she believes that strong healthy families are the fabric of a strong community.

Donette Schmeidbauer

Donette Schmeidbauer

Treasurer
About Donette
Donette hopes to make Grand County a better place for children and families to live. Born and raised in the valley, she knows what a special place our county is to live and raise a family in. She holds a degree in Accounting from Western State College and a graduate degree in Finance from Regis University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado. Professionally, Donette spent eighteen years working in finance for Winter Park Resort. During that time she also worked with two other nonprofit organizations, the National Sports Center for the disabled and the Grand Foundation. Donette is currently the Finance Director for East Grand County School District and coaches high school volleyball.

Jim Magill

Jim Magill

Vice 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.

Cathy Craig

Cathy Craig

Secretary
About Cathy
Cathy has been in Grand County for 27 years. Her work has been in natural resources management including; supervision, law enforcement, education, and planning. Cathy says, “MFC is at the center of the web that connects all of the agencies and people in Grand County who are involved in assisting people in need.” Volunteering with other organizations over the years lead Cathy to MFC. She quotes John Wesley, “Do all the good, by all the means, in all the ways, in all the places, at all the times, to all the people as long as you ever can.” It is the right thing to do.

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

Board Member
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

Board Member
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
About Tamara
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 19 years and loves playing outdoors.  She currently works for the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber as the Events Director.  Tamara was recently on the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations 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.