Nouf AlDakeelFort Collins
Nouf is new to Colorado and new to the US, a recent transplant from Saudi Arabia. She loves caring for others, especially those who are needing help. She has four fabulous and loves to care for them as well as her clients. In her free time, Nouf likes drawing with charcoal, gardening, crafting, cooking, and baking. This sweet and generous caregiver adores cats but is afraid of dogs!
Amy loves working in senior care and shares her passion with her experience in both in-home care and assisted living facilities. Amy is originally from the North East. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, doing permanent makeup, and spending time with her dog, Sasha.
Zoey AltmanFort Collins
Zoey is a lover of all creatures, both two-legged and four-legged. She lived and worked on a farm for about six years and later worked with canines for three years. Additionally, she has great customer service experience by being in the restaurant industry for about five years. She is very motivated and focused, with great dedication to working with seniors. Her joy for her work comes from listening to old stories and helping others. As the only girl with five brothers, Zoey learned at a young age to help others and show compassion.
Indica loves helping anyone who needs it. With nine years of childcare experience, she is a very patient and kind individual. This experience will also help her future goals, as she is currently getting her early childhood education degree. She loves to give back to her community by connecting with people and learning something new every day. In her free time, Indica enjoys riding horses or riding the slopes on her snowboard. She also enjoys spending time with her Rottweiler, Doc, who is a big, loving, baby.
Rhianna AusmusFort Collins
Rhianna is a sweet, wonderful caregiver who is from Loveland. She has always felt like she was a caretaker at heart and has always felt the need to care for others who can't take care of themselves. For example, Rhianna once found a baby bird and helped it find its way back to its nest. In her free time, Rhianna loves to spend time with her two-year-old son, Demarea, and paint with watercolors, often using her favorite color, which is pink.
Gabrielle BanterFort Collins
Gabrielle grew up on a small farm in Indiana and moved out to Colorado for college. She is currently pursuing an animal science degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. When Gabrielle is not caring for her clients or animals, she loves the rodeo as she is a barrel racer. She is a creative soul and also enjoys making tooled leather crafts in her free time.
Ruby BeattieFort Collins
Originally from Michigan, Ruby started caregiving when her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. When her family found him eating soup out of his shoe, they knew he needed more permanent care and moved him in with them. Ruby has always loved helping others and she truly feels as though she has found her place at Senior Helpers. In this position, Ruby is able to do something she loves while furthering her knowledge of how to care for elders. In her free time, Ruby also enjoys drawing and watching her favorite TV shows, like Shameless.
Jim considers himself a very simple guy who just loves to help people. In realty, he is an experienced and well-traveled individual who has stories to share. Jim originally grew up in California's Central Valley. As a young man, he served as a medic in the military for eight years then became an EMT afterward. Becoming a caregiver was a logical next step for Jim while pursuing a career in nursing. In his free time, Jim enjoys running, hiking, reading, jiu jitsu, and loving on all kinds of animals.
Originally from Southern Texas, Stormy moved to Colorado five years ago. She has previously worked in both dental assisting and patient care, which drew her to senior care. Being in senior care, she feels, gives her the opportunity to make differences in other’s lives, create wonderful friendships, and gain valuable experiences. Stormy is currently in the pre-nursing program at UNC, and hopes to continue to care for others in the future. In her free time, Stormy enjoys photography, hiking, and painting.
Tyler BurtonFort Collins
Tyler, otherwise known as Ty, was born and raised in Rhode Island. Ty has her Bachelor's degree in biology and is currently getting her Master's in forensic science. Her online schoolwork from National University doesn't get in the way of her job, though. Ty has worked in the home care industry for four years now, and she loves connecting with her clients. She also works with adults with disabilities, helping with career placement. In her free time, Ty enjoys hiking, camping, and taking care of her nine-year-old paraplegic German Shephard, Maggie. This bubbly 27-year-old caregiver is passionate about science and helping others!
Faith was born and raised in Salida, Colorado, and enjoyed the small farm town, Eaton, throughout high school. She then got her Associate's degree in Zoology at Oklahoma State University and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in animal science in Wyoming. Faith decided to be a caregiver to expand on her joy of helping others and making connections with her lovely clients. When she isn't working or studying, Faith enjoys hunting, fishing, riding her horses, and spending time with my family.
Susan, otherwise known as Kitti, is a semi-retired RN after a long career is various settings. She loved nursing from the day she started school until the day she retired, which is one of the reasons why she continues as a caregiver. In her free time, Kitti enjoys hiking, reading, and needlecrafts, such as needlepoint. She also adores animals, especially her four cats and one dog. She truly enjoys her clients and loves working as a senior helper.
Leslie ChaseFort Collins
Leslie is a wonderful caregiver, and really shows her expertise as a Master of Social Work. She loves working for Senior Helpers. Leslie feels that she has the privilege of working with, connecting, and helping her wonderful clients. In addition to senior care, Leslie is an actress. She also directed Children’s Theatre for many years and had her own business called “Imagination That!” an Improvisational Theatre program designed for at-risk youth.
Maren ChristensenFort Collins
Maren is a wonderful caregiver with over 10 years in the healthcare industry, previously working for nursing homes and home health care agencies. She is currently semi-retired and loving caregiving. A Colorado native, Maren is surrounded by her 3 kids, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren! When she isn't with her clients, Maren helps get her grandkids to a variety of sports. In addition to helping the kids and grandkids, Maren loves to run, entering several different races and ending her year with a half-marathon.
Jacci is a friendly and compassionate caregiver who values her clients and her crazy seven-year-old boy. She and her son, Tru, love living in Colorado because they love being outdoors. When she's not working, Jacci enjoys hiking, drawing, painting, and camping. She even tries her hand at photography when she can fit it into her busy schedule. If you love pizza, so does Jacci and I'm sure she'd love to try out any new pizza restaurants with you!
Emma is a caring soul who joined Senior Helpers to care for others. Originally from Minnesota, she has always had jobs that required her to take care of others, whether those people have been children or elders. Emma is in school, majoring in childhood education with the hopes of becoming a teacher. She has also been passionate about music and can play three instruments. Emma's favorite part about Senior Helpers is that she gets to know her clients through deep conversation.
Riham DuiFort Collins
Originally from Africa, Riham moved to the US with her family for better education. She's now been here for the past 11 years and enjoys the natural elements of Colorado, such as swimming and going on long walks. Riham has always been very passionate about helping people, especially elderly folks, which is why she got into caregiving. In her free time, Riham loves to shop and cook.
Rimaz DuiFort Collins
Rimaz has been a caregiver since 2016 and loves being able to help others. Originally from Sudan, Rimaz loves to travel and see the world. When she isn't working or travelling, you can find Rimaz shopping or spending time with her family
Zara DunnFort Collins
Zara is an easy-going and understanding caregiver who helps her clients as much as she can with gentle guidance. She is a people person who loves to stay busy, whether that means spending more time with her clients, her friends, or her horses. When she's not staying socially active, you may catch Zara creating artwork or enjoying the outdoors.
Rianna has a passion for helping older adults age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes. That's why she loves working for Senior Helpers. A student as well, Rianna is part of a cycling club and a student leadership team. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, learning guitar, reading, and listening to music.
Kimberly is a Greeley native, born and raised. Though she is young, she is mature beyond her years since caregiving is and has been in the family. Not only does she love caregiving, but she is also open to learning more about people and about senior care. When she's not working, Kimberly loves listening to all types of music, going to concerts, and traveling with her family.
Jessica is an experienced caregiver with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Knowing that she helped someone else always makes her day better, as she is very passionate about her work. She formerly cared for many hospice patients in their homes, comforting both the client and their families. A few years ago, Jessica relocated from South Dakota to Colorado with her four children.
Maria and her sisters naturally became caregivers when their mother was diagnosed with cancer. During that experience, Maria decided that caring for people, especially the elderly, was her calling. She went to school, becoming an MA and phlebotomist, then worked at a clinic serving only the elderly. Two years after moving to Colorado, Maria saw an ad for a caregiving job so she thought she would give it a try. She has now been with Senior Helpers for over 11 years! Maria loves working for Senior Helpers almost as much as she loves helping her residents. After looking at their photos, hearing their stories, and helping them every day, the clients become more and more like family. Maria also loves bringing her kids in to work to help out the people who need it most. They enjoy helping with bingo and tasks like getting water or bringing someone's cane to them. It makes Maria proud that her kids have the same passion as her to help others.
With a deep-seated love for her state, Debbie was born in Denver and grew up in Commerce City. She was blessed to have wonderful parents who taught her how to love other people. Growing up, Debbie's mom exemplified how to care for others by welcoming anyone into their home with a hug and some warm food. She grew up going to church, reading the Bible, and praying for others, and loves her religion to this day. Debbie took care of her mom before she passed, then took care of the neighborhood kids when she was married. She loves caring for others, including her sweet granddaughter, Zandreah, whom she raises. Debbie loves spending time with Zandreah, whether they are cooking, singing, dancing, or visiting others. She feels blessed and thankful for the life she's lived and loves to help others.
Elise GolyerFort Collins
Elise learned about the importance of caregiving at a young age when her grandma developed Alzheimer's. Elise then spent most of her school days at her house, taking care of her and helping her meet her needs. Because of this, she always makes it clear to her clients that she is their helper, but that they always have their own voice. She also values a variety in meals while trying to make her clients' days brighter. Elise is currently studying social work to help as many people as she can.
Cassidy HarrisFort Collins
Cassidy has taken on the responsibility of becoming one of our wonderful float caregivers! This means that she is able to fill in where needed when needed so you may see her around! Cassidy is a Colorado native, loving all things Colorado like swimming, driving, and climbing in her Jeep. Cassidy joined Senior Helpers because she loves to help and be there for people while getting some experience before going to nursing school.
Geneva HeinFort Collins
Geneva is a young and enthusiastic caregiver. She was originally a housekeeper at Parkwood and grew to adore the residents. She realized that she wanted to be more than a housekeeper and became a caregiver. In her spare time, Geneva is a musician.
Diana was born and raised in Texas, the oldest of 8 siblings. When her family moved to Loveland, Colorado, and her mother got a job in a nursing home, Diana began to visit the nursing home and see the impact that her mom was making. She learned quickly about the compassion in the work. After high school, Diana started working in nursing homes as well and worked until she had her first kid. After all five of her children were in school, Diana joined the workforce again as a one-on-one caregiver. As a single mother, it wasn’t always easy to work but Diana did it for her kids and for the clients she saw. Additionally, Diana has been able to learn so much from her clients about compassion, patience, strength, and caring. In her free time, Diana enjoys spending time with her family.
Yadira has been in the healthcare industry for over seven years and has recently started as a personal caregiver with Senior Helpers. She chooses to be a Senior Helper because she loves helping people and interacting with others. When she's not at work, Yadira is creating memories by exploring new places with her husband and four children or cooking Mexican food for the whole family at home.
Sadie is currently in nursing school but has always been interested in caring for others. Since middle school, she has had varying positions in adult care from long-term care facilities to home health care. She has really found her calling with in-home senior care, though, because she can connect with people on a higher level. So far, Sadie has gotten to work with some incredible people and has found that working with Senior Helpers is great experience for her career in nursing.
Daniel KangFort Collins
Daniel is an student at Johns Hopkins University studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. As an aspiring physician, he finds himself the happiest when helping others. This passion has led him to volunteer at local hospitals, mentor and tutor for children of all ages with organizations such as Thread Inc. and Tutorial Project, and even travel to Bangkok, Thailand, to teach severely underprivileged children English through the Human Development Foundation. Working as a caregiver with Senior Helpers has been wonderful step for Daniel in his career. Through working with his awesome and friendly clients,
Daniel has been able to learn so much while also having a great time.
Originally from Wisconsin, Abigail is a caring Senior Helper and a loving mother of two. She has a fun six-year-old and an adorable newborn. Abigail went to school for psychology but found her passion in photography, which she does on her free time. She also loves live music and spending time with her kids when she isn't working.
Maria KiernsFort Collins
Maria is a fun and loving caregiver at Senior Helpers. She grew up in Loveland and is now located in Fort Collins. Currently going to school for Mass Communications with a minor in Business, Maria is looking forward to starting her professional career in the business world. Growing up, Maria participated in equestrian sports and loved spending time with horses. In her free time, Maria enjoys comedy shows and live music.
Rachel KirkFort Collins
Rachel, or Rae, is one of our wonderful caregivers with a beautifully kind heart. She spends her time helping the residents at Parkwood Estates, where every client is won over by her personality. Rae loves history and was studying history in school until she started working with Senior Helpers, and changed her career path to social care with an emphasis on working with seniors. A Fort Collins native, Rae spends her free time with her dogs, Stewie and Harley. In her free time, Rae likes to paint, collect socks, and eat steak tacos.
Annalee KniesFort Collins
A young and bright-eyed caregiver, Annalee loves caring for older adults. First, she started as a server at a senior living facility, finding that her favorite part of her job was interacting with the residents. She then switched to housekeeping and is now pursuing caregiving. When she is not spending time with her clients, Annalee loves playing and listening to music.
Kelley loves caring for others who need help, which is why she initially became a CNA. She loves how rewarding being a caregiver is, even when certain clients don't think they need help. She just loves to talk with and listen to her clients, learning new things every day. When she's not working, she is a mom of three boys and two girls, whose ages range from six years old to 30 years old. In her free time, she enjoys thrift shopping and grocery shopping.
Abigail LeeFort Collins
Abigail grew up as a military brat and loves giving back. She originally wanted to go to med school but has recently changed her degree to biology. However, the change hasn't stopped her from caring for her clients. She wants to care for the people who need help, no matter what.
Mary Lempke comes to us after working in the hospitality and personal service industry for most of her career. She considers caregiving a fun, semi-retirement! Mary is passionate about people staying in their homes as long as possible and loves helping them do so. She is from the Midwest, where most of her family resides, but has friends and relatives all over the country. Having a simple meal with loved ones while catching up is a favorite past time of Mary's. Mary is also passionate about great movies, wonderful food, the outdoors, and music from the 70's and 80's.
Claudio was born and raised in Duarte, California. His father is from Costa Rica and mother is from Mexico with a bloodline connection to the Aztecs so Claudio was raised speaking English and Spanish. Claudio was raised by his grandmother, who worked at a senior living facility, and inspired him to be a caregiver. His grandma raised him to respect his elders and to give back since they helped younger generations when they could. He loves basketball, football, and baseball, supporting the Lakers, Cowboys, and Dodgers, respectively. Claudio’s favorite holiday is Christmas since it brings families together. He also enjoys Sunday church to release his stress built up from a long work week. This busy guy also loves to spend time with his daughter, Jaylene, who is “six years old, going on 20.”
Tom is an experienced caregiver with 15 years of CNA work under his belt. He is originally from Michigan and enjoys it when he gets to go back to visit his family there. In his free time, Tom likes to build things, such as small scale train layouts and Christmas decorations. Tom also loves to rescue cats and has six cats at home.
Katt MitchellFort Collins
Katt is an amazing 23-year-old caregiver. Married to her high school sweetheart, she finds happiness in her home life with her two fur babies, Jayda and Atlas. Katt enjoys working with older adults because she loves to help people and make them smile. Any time she can make someone's day a little better is a good day for Katt. She is happy to work at Senior Helpers because she loves having a job where she can help people and make the best of the time they have left. In her free time, Katt enjoys travelling and going on outdoor adventures
Samantha MorrisonFort Collins
Samantha, or Sami, is an Oklahoma native but is enjoying Colorado while getting her Master's degree in Music Therapy. She loves working with seniors and got into caregiver to gain experience for her future work in music therapy. When she's not working or studying, Sami loves making music, keeping active, and snuggling her two cats.
Virginia MurphyFort Collins
Virginia, or Gin, is a Colorado-born, 61-year-old world traveler. She taught elementary school for many years in Utah, Germany, Italy, Guam, California, and Arizona. She loved teaching and learning about different cultures through children. She then transitioned into a behavioral health case manager for 8 years. After that, Gin began caregiving with a focus on dementia patients and has been loving her job for the past four years. As a military wife, and with her general love for travel, Gin lived overseas for 15 years and visited 8 continents.
Christina, or Tina, is an amazing caregiver who was born and raised in Greeley. She loves to help people whether she's caregiving for seniors or babysitting. Tina is currently going to school to be a medical assistant. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and playing basketball.
Jose has ample experience caring for seniors, not just with Senior Helpers but also from helping his own grandparents. He got into the senior care profession because he loves working with his clients and hearing their stories. He truly enjoys the feeling of helping others and understanding their situations. In his free time, Jose likes to play sports and he enjoys driving with no particular destination in mind.
Sonya is a caring and lovely 26-year-old mom to two lovely boys. Originally from Brighton, Sonya started caregiving by helping her grandmother take care of her great-grandmother. She loved connecting with her by reading, playing games, and just chatting so she decided to continue caring for others by joining Senior Helpers. Sonya has fun by dressing her kids up to match!
Kate PiersonFort Collins
Kate loves being a caregiver because she can help those who need it most. She stands for the Senior Helpers mission to provide the best quality of senior care to our community. Kate loves to bake and cook so much that she went to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts to learn more. And, as Kate always says, no baking session can be the same without some singing and dancing. In her free time, she enjoys nature walks, spending time with family, hanging around beautiful Fort Collins, and writing about her experiences.
Megan PiersonFort Collins
Megan is a loving, caring team member. She has been with Senior Helpers for four years and the work has helped her grow as a person and a caregiver. She and her husband, Chadd, have three cats who they adore. Megan loves helping people, but when she isn't working she enjoys reading, swimming, walking, and going to amusement parks!
Teresa feels like she hit the lottery with her amazing family, including her mom, dad, and sisters. Her beloved dad is how she got into caregiving in the first place. Taking care of him paved the way to her career in caregiving for others. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Teresa has a great love for horses, the Rodeo, country music, and folk music.
Marsha has worked in education and caregiving for a combined 35 years. At first, she taught special education in Kansas until she moved to Colorado in 1988. After her two children began elementary school in 1995, she starting teaching preschool and worked in the elementary special programs which she continues to this day. In the summers, for six years, she worked for a day program with adults with special needs. Though the company closed its doors in 2018, Marsha remains friends with many of her clients. She loves spending time with her successful children and granddaughter. Marsha's son is a sheriff's deputy in Kansas and her daughter is a history professor. Marsha's beautiful granddaughter, Avelyn, is 21 months old and getting bigger by the day!
Originally from Denver, Alexis developed a love for caregiving naturally. Her grandmother had MS and breast cancer, and Alexis was happy to help. When she passed away, Alexis became a CNA and knows the importance of having someone by your side when you are vulnerable. Alexis leads a busy life as a full time student with a 5-year-old at home. When she gets a moment to herself, Alexis enjoys painting and bubble baths.
Alainna RecoreFort Collins
This California girl moved to beautiful Colorado 13 years ago. She is currently in school, getting her Bachelor's degree in nursing. She plans to specialize in oncology so she can continue taking care of people. Alainna has always had a heart for taking care of others and has been in this industry for many years now. It's very rewarding to Alainna that she can give care and comfort to those in need, and she hopes that the one-on-one interactions with her clients will shape her future to become an amazing nurse. Alainna and her husband love spending time with their two girls, Madisyn, who is 5, and Lauryn, who is 3.
Payton has been with Senior Helpers for just over 2 years now and has worked with clients with a variety of care needs. Currently, she is studying Human Development and Family Studies with concentrations in Prevention and Intervention Studies and Pre-Health Professions with a minor in Gerontology at Colorado State University. She loves working with clients from all walks of life and providing care that is based upon a great client/caregiver relationship. Payton is one of our amazing older adult advocates, doing so through trust, respect, and clear communication. Outside of school and caregiving, she enjoys spending time in the mountains, fishing, going to concerts and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Our 2020 Caregiver of the Year, Rosa, is always ready to help when needed. Rosa was a kindergarten teacher for five years until she started caregiving for her mom, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of that experience, Rosa went to nursing school and graduated with honors, studying several semesters of English in addition to nursing. Until 2019, Rosa worked in social services in a hospital and for the health secretary of Mexico in the Department of Universal Vaccinations. Since moving to the US, Rosa has been one of our amazing caregivers! In her free time, Rosa is a crafter, taking courses in carpentry, tailoring, painting, and more.
Christina "Kitti" RodriguezGreeley
When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Kitti and her sisters followed their instincts, naturally becoming their mother's caregivers. Ever since then, Kitti has loved taking care of others. First, she worked in home health for about 10 years. After that, she enjoyed an adult day care center where she scheduled doctor's appointments and crafted with her clients. She recently joined Senior Helpers, where she enjoys her job and the clients she sees. Kitti has found through her work that everyone is unique in their own way. She loves working with people to help with their daily tasks. Kitti also understands the importance of patience, love, and compassion in this line of work.
Jessica has worked in healthcare for over 25 years with experience in hospitals, facilities, and medical offices. She enjoys working with her clients and hearing their stories. Jessica has two kids and two grandkids, who she adores. In her free time, she likes to read and do crossword puzzles.
Claudia SerranoFort Collins
Claudia was born and raised in Colorado but also spent 12 years in Mexico. While in Mexico, Claudia worked at a tourist hotel and restaurant. Since that first experience in hospitality, she has worked at the front desk, in housekeeping, and laundry services. Claudia joined Senior Helpers because she feels that serving and helping others is her purpose in life. In her free time, Claudia enjoys arts and crafts (such as carving avocado pits), gardening, and herbalism.
A bubbly and well-traveled personality, Deidra loves connecting with her clients. She was born in Kansas but moved to Fort Collins at two years old. For many years, Deidra drove professionally all across the United States, for a company that built natural gas pipelines. One of her favorite places was West Virginia since it was so beautiful. Now, Deidra is loving La Salle so she can be close to her family - four sons, eight granddaughters, and one grandson.
Lindsey loves working with seniors so she can listen to their stories and help with their care. A native of Northern California, Lindsey moved to the Northern Colorado area 16 years ago and has been here ever since. At home, she spends time with her six-year-old son, Ollie, 12-year-old kelpie mix, Alabama, and one-year-old Italian Mastiff, Vita Bella.
Mary Jane TovarGreeley
Mary Jane is a Colorado native, born and raised in Greeley. This passionate 33-year-old loves working for Senior Helpers, not just because she’s a workaholic, but also because she loves caring for others. Mary Jane is a colorful individual, and specifically enjoys purple, pink, and green. Her favorite hobbies, when she has some free time, of course, are coloring, arts and crafts, and fishing.
Dorothy WhitakerFort Collins
Dorothy, or Dotti, is a retired nurse and amazing caregiver. Other than her nursing and caregiving expertise, Dotti is also a professional singer. She has been a singer for many years, and even writes songs in her free time.
Jerilyn is an amazing caregiver who loves to spend time with older adults while holding a high respect for her elders. Other than senior care, Jerilyn also has experience caring for mentally disabled individuals. Originally from Black Hawk, Jerilyn travelled to Grand Junction and Iowa. Then, she moved back to Greeley to help her dad battle pancreatic cancer but he ended up passing just a few days after she settled in Colorado. At home, Jerilyn gives so much of her undivided attention to her three-year-old girl. But, when she gets a minute to herself, she enjoys puzzles, board games, working on her vehicles, playing with her dogs, crafting, cooking, and more.
Sophia ZappoloFort Collins
Sophia is a caring individuals who loves working with older adults in our community because she wants to make a difference in their lives. She feels the rewarding aspect of leaving an impact. Something that seems small to us might mean more to others, and Sophia loves that she can help people whenever possible. Sophia is currently a CSU student who likes to learn new languages, though she already speaks English and Spanish, and practice photography. She also enjoys hiking, playing soccer, reading, and hanging out with her roommates.