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Zoey Altman

Zoey Altman

Fort 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 Ashton

Indica Ashton

Wellington

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 Ausmus

Rhianna Ausmus

Fort 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 Banter

Gabrielle Banter

Fort 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 Beattie

Ruby Beattie

Fort 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.

Elizabeth Berryman

Elizabeth Berryman

Fort Collins

Elizabeth is new to the profession of caregiving but she is definitely not new to taking care of others. Formerly, she worked as a house mom in a sorority house and loved taking care of the young women. She has also travelled all over the US and landed right here in Colorado. In the past few years, Elizabeth decided to become a caregiver because she lost several close friends. She decided that she wanted to help people live out their last days in comfort.

Pansy Bothe

Pansy Bothe

Fort Collins

Pansy is a very loving caregiver who enjoys working with older adults. She wants to become a CNA and loves that working with seniors in their homes gives her real-life experience for that path. Pansy loves exploring the outdoors and her favorite color is pink.

Stormy Botkin

Stormy Botkin

Greeley

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 Burton

Tyler Burton

Fort 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 Butler

Faith Butler

Eaton

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 Carlton

Susan Carlton

Johnstown

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 Chase

Leslie Chase

Fort 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 Christensen

Maren Christensen

Fort 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 Connall

Jacci Connall

Kersey

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!

Stephen Dambrov

Stephen Dambrov

Fort Collins

Stephen's passion for healthcare began as a child when his mom would take him to her client's homes for her successful family care business in Massachusetts. Because of those experiences, he studied pre-med sciences and is interested in nursing. Stephen has over 10 years of experience in healthcare from five-year-olds to end of life care, and truly enjoys helping people. In his free time, Stephen has many passions, including nature, landscaping, construction, agriculture, animals, music, art, science, history, poetry, and cooking. He even enjoys cleaning! Stephen is someone who will always stand up for positive change. He loves being an American and wants to make America a more positive place to live.

Emma Doty

Emma Doty

Greeley

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 Dui

Riham Dui

Fort 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 Dui

Rimaz Dui

Fort 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 Dunn

Zara Dunn

Fort 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.

Cher Dursun

Cher Dursun

Fort Collins

Cher has over 30 years of caregiving experience in a variety of positions. To her, caregiving is much more than a job. Cher loves that she is able to help someone in a positive way, especially the Alzheimer's and Dementia population. In her free time, she is an avid reader, ardent potter, and generally creative soul. As a native northern Coloradoan who has lived all around the country, she is now happily a permanent resident of Fort Collins.

Rianna Erickson

Rianna Erickson

Loveland

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 Fernandez

Kimberly Fernandez

Greeley

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 Fiedler

Jessica Fiedler

Johnstown

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 Flores

Maria Flores

Greeley

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.

Debbie Ganskow

Debbie Ganskow

Greeley

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.

Chelby Gartner

Chelby Gartner

Wellington

Chelby is a wonderful caregiver but also a person of many trades. Other than caregiving, she is passionate about the IT industry and is a certified Reiki practitioner. Chelby still has time to be passionate about caregiving, which builds on her past experience as a CNA. A Colorado native, Chelby loves being creative in her free time. Her hobbies include drawing and creating custom year-long journals and diaries.

Elise Golyer

Elise Golyer

Fort 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 Harris

Cassidy Harris

Fort 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.

Daria Hennigan

Daria Hennigan

Fort Collins

Daria is a sweet caregiver who was born and raised in Denver. She then moved up to Fort Collins for school and has loved it. Caregiving has been a way for Daria to become involved and stay connected with the community. In her free time, Daria enjoys getting outside with her dogs and going on adventures in the Colorado mountains.

Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez

Greeley

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 Herrera

Yadira Herrera

Evans

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.

Kari Hickey

Kari Hickey

Laporte

Kari is a Cheyenne, Wyoming, native, and an alumna of the University of Wyoming. Kari has a big heart and truly loves helping others, especially when she can help people remain in their homes as long as they can. She started caregiving as a hospice volunteer but had a background in the medical and dental fields. Now that she works for Senior Helpers, Kari is able to help people every day. Outside of work, she likes to walk and hike, especially with a dog, like her Italian Greyhound who was her walking companion for 16 years. Walking and hiking brings Kari peace after a long day of caregiving.

Sadie Jones

Sadie Jones

Greeley

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 Kang

Daniel Kang

Fort 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.

Abigail Karns

Abigail Karns

Evans

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.

Amy Karshbaum

Amy Karshbaum

Bellvue

Amy is a selfless and dedicated caregiver, originally from rural Wisconsin. She had an early start to caregiving for a large family of nieces and nephews. She formerly enjoyed part time employment in senior dietary care as well as child care. Continuing with nutrition and human development course work helped her obtain a position as a professional nanny and meal planner for family back in 1990. Amy has lived in Colorado for most of her life, and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences/GIS. Amy has gained a myriad of skills, knowledge, and experience working with different clients and “wearing many hats.” Her mother inspired her career choices to help others with nutrition and development, and has also inspired her senior care work as she recently developed dementia. Amy resides in a rural community in Larimer County with her two dogs, and her son attends Colorado School of Mines. She enjoys play time & the great outdoors with her dogs, early morning hikes, winter solitude, boating, river camping, ‘roughin’ it’ and deep relaxation in her spare time. Amy respects the value of work ethic, patience, kindness, courage, grace, and gratitude.

Maria Kierns

Maria Kierns

Fort 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 Kirk

Rachel Kirk

Fort 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 Knies

Annalee Knies

Fort 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 Larkin

Kelley Larkin

Loveland

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.

Mary Lempke

Mary Lempke

Greeley

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.

Katt Mitchell

Katt Mitchell

Fort 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 Morrison

Samantha Morrison

Fort 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 Murphy

Virginia Murphy

Fort 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.

Theresa Nunally

Theresa Nunally

Fort Collins

Theresa became a caregiver naturally when her mom needed a caregiver. Before she passed, Theresa was inspired by the caregiver who regularly saw her mom. She realized that she could be doing more to help others, which is when she started caregiving. When she's not caregiving, Theresa loves knitting, mostly making cowls and hats.

Christina Ornelas

Christina Ornelas

Greeley

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 Palafox

Jose Palafox

Evans

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 Perez

Sonya Perez

Gilcrest

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!

Megan Pierson

Megan Pierson

Fort 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 Pinkstaff

Teresa Pinkstaff

Evans

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 Powers

Marsha Powers

Evans

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!

Vincent Ramirez

Vincent Ramirez

Loveland

Vincent is an excellent caregiver—any client we send him to wants to adopt him into their family! He takes a leading, responsible role in his home life that translates into his commitment to our clients. He rescued a sweet, loving pit bull named Nino who loves cuddling and taking naps. When he isn't at work, he is doing projects around the house and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer!

Alainna Recore

Alainna Recore

Fort 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.

Laura Rencher

Laura Rencher

Fort Collins

Laura is a junior at Colorado State University, studying to be an Occupational Therapist. She is passionate about helping others from all demographics, particularly those with special needs. Before her college days, she was active in the senior community from providing annual necessities and conversation for senior veterans at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center to directing a published book that honors senior citizens in the community, called Liberty Legacies Volume II. She excels at companionship care, but is always willing to go the extra mile for clients depending on their specific needs. Currently, Laura is an active volunteer for groups that specialize in fostering relationships between student volunteers and Fort Collins community members with disabilities. She is also the Assistant Manager of Outreach and Marketing for Rams Kidz Village, a program that helps facilitate and oversee recreational activities for children of parenting students on campus. In these roles, Laura helps facilitate weekly activities with a consistently positive and welcoming attitude and ensures the various needs of her clients are met. She is also a Ram Handler for the university, so you may see her running alongside the CSU mascot at football games!

Payton Richter

Payton Richter

Laporte

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.

Rosa Rios

Rosa Rios

Wellington

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" Rodriguez

Christina "Kitti" Rodriguez

Greeley

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 Ryan

Jessica Ryan

Windsor

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 Serrano

Claudia Serrano

Fort 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.

Deidra Smith

Deidra Smith

LaSalle

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.

Ty'niece Stewart

Ty'niece Stewart

Greeley

Caregiving often calls on us to lean into love what we didn’t know was possible. Ty'niece embodies this spirit. She has been a caregiver for over six years now and didn't realize that she could love a job so much. It truly takes a different kind of person to work in this special field of work, and Ty'niece is one of them. She has an abundance of experience in this field from housekeeping tasks to helping with personal care. She really enjoys the fact that you are always learning new things, whether it's about your clients or about the job!

Heather Stirnweis

Windsor

Originally from the East Coast, Heather is an art teacher and a caregiver. She has worked in caregiving on and off throughout the years and decided to join Senior Helpers because she heard good things about the company from her friends. She specifically enjoys doing special activities with clients as she was the former activities director for a convalescent home. Heather's passion is working and interacting with people of all ages since she has a strong sense of caring for people.

Mary Jane Tovar

Mary Jane Tovar

Greeley

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 Whitaker

Dorothy Whitaker

Fort 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.

Sophia Zappolo

Sophia Zappolo

Fort 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.