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Meet the Staff

Stephanie Alley, Resident Services CoordinatorStephanie Alley

Stephanie joined the Neighbor to Neighbor staff in September 2014.  She received her Bachelors of Social Work from Colorado State University in May 2014.  Stephanie has spent time working with the homeless population as an intern through Homeless Gear, providing them with seasonal gear for life on the streets, as well as helping them move towards self-sufficiency.

Stephanie's current responsibilities include welcoming new residents, evaluating needs, and helping them achieve their personal goals.  In her free time Stephanie enjoys traveling and relaxing with her husband and son.

"When I think of home I am reminded of the memories that have been created with my family and friends.  It is a place where we can enjoy each other's company, work through difficult situations, or just be silly without onlookers thinking we are crazy!"

Miranda Minton, Housing Counselor

Miranda joined the Housing Counseling team in April of 2018.  She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Social Work and has had several opportunities working for nonprofits.  Being a Fort Collins native, Miranda is especially passionate about the communities in this area.  Miranda's current responsibilities include Housing Search Assistance, Emergency Rent Assistance and First Month's Rent Assistance in the Loveland office.  When Miranda is not at work she enjoys spending time with her two sons and her family.  The opportunity to work with Neighbor to Neighbor is special to Miranda and she hopes to join the impactful work the organization does for the community.

"Home is the foundation where my family can feel secure, maintain stability, find comfort and come together.  Home is the springboard of life and a sanctuary for my family.  My children say that home is their favorite place to be."

Alixandra Beaman, Homeownership Advisor Alix Weiner

Alix joined Neighbor to Neighbor in November 2016 after spending a few years in the financial industry.  She attended Colorado State University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Economics with a minor in business management in 2013.  Alix learned in her experience that basic financial education is imperative for any sustainable lifestyle and hopes to provide that education in her current role as Homeownership Advisor.  Her current responsibilities include teaching Home Buyer Educations classes, working with clients one-on-one in Home Purchase Advising and helping individuals realize their financial potential within N2N's Home Buyers Club.

"Home matters to me because it is my happy place, my safe zone, my dog park, my art studio and a place for my friends and family to feel welcome.  It is an expression of who I am and what I want to share with those around me."

Megan Davis, AmeriCorps VISTAMegan Davis

Megan started with Neighbor to Neighbor in September of 2017 as the new Americorps VISTA.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Colorado State University in May and is eager to begin her journey into the workforce. Her responsibilities include recruiting and managing volunteers for various projects, cultivating relationships with donors, implementing a social media strategy and assisting with various events. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, and traveling.

"Home is where I am surrounded by the people I love most, and a place that provides comfort and stability. It is where I make memories with my favorite people and a place where I can be the best version of myself."

Marty DeGrofft, Section 8 Coordinator, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoMarty DeGrofft, Leasing Consultant

Marty joined the property management staff in September 2004 with many years of previous office experience including a broad knowledge of the construction industry.  Among her responsibilities she tracks clients from the application process all the way through to move in, adhering to HUD guidelines, entering all new resident info into the property tracking system and processing work orders and certifications.  Marty earned a B. A. in Education from Eastern Oregon State College. 

"Home, to me, is a comforting escape from reality with an emotional attachment.  It gives me a sense of security, loving memories we have created and a place to relax and to be.  It is what we have built for ourselves to enjoy with family and friends."

Kelly Evans, Executive DirectorKelly, executive director

Kelly joined the staff of Neighbor to Neighbor as Executive Director in November 2012. Kelly is a licensed social worker and has 15 years of experience successfully leading nonprofit organizations. Kelly's professional background includes directing local and statewide initiatives, supporting individuals with disabilities, supporting older adults aging in place, launching childcare programs, managing growth, leading coalitions, participating in Chambers and on Boards of Directors.  

Kelly enjoys developing teams, external relations, and connecting community members with the impact of local organizations. She enjoys combining her love of service and leadership with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Kelly is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Achieving Excellence program at Harvard University. When not at work, Kelly cherishes mountain adventures with her two boys and husband.

"Home is where my family helps one another grow and be the best we can be."

Melissa Frasure, Program DirectorMelissa Glenn

Melissa joined the Neighbor to Neighbor staff in September 2012.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2008.  She has spent time working in New York City at various non-profits and in Boulder, Colorado working at an emergency overnight homeless shelter.

Melissa was both a Renter Counselor and Homeownership Counselor at Neighbor to Neighbor before becoming Program Director of the housing counseling programs. She has participated in NeighborWorks America training and is certified in Mortgage Lending, Homeownership Counseling and Homebuyer Education.

"Home matters to me because it is a place where I can feel safe and comfortable no matter what is going on in the outside world. When I walk in to my home I know it will be a positive and loving environment where my family can learn, grow and share our lives with those we love."

Giavanni Heflin, Housing CounselorGia Heflin

Gia joined the staff of N2N in July 2016.  Gia graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and has since loved working anywhere in the community.  She stays involved and up to date on recent issues and serves as an advocate for the community.  Gia’s current responsibilities include assisting clients with Emergency Rent Assistance, First Month's Rent Assistance and Housing Search Assistance.  Gia says it feels good to be able to provide that sustainability and people with the tools to become self-sufficient and hopefully one day become homeowners. In her free time, Gia enjoys playing with her son and reading.

"Home to me is one of the only places that I can be my utmost self, all my achievements, secrets, goals, creativity and imagination lie in my home."


Joshua Johnson, AccountantJosh Johnson

Josh joined Neighbor to Neighbor as an Accountant in March 2018.  He graduated from Colorado State University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in finance.  Josh's responsibilities include ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures, preparing monthly financial reports, and conducting internal audits and accounting reviews of financial activities.

"Home is the place where you belong, where you can gather with family and friends and share life's memories."

Morgan Krueger, Portfolio ManagerMorgan Krueger

Morgan joined Neighbor to Neighbor staff as the Portfolio Manager in August of 2017.  Morgan grew up in Fort Collins and due to her diverse background she is passionate about advocating for anyone that has housing needs in the community.  When Morgan is not working she enjoys riding her motorcycle, hiking, fishing, camping, spending time with her two children and dog, family, and friends.  Morgan has 10 years of affordable property management experience that includes: Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), HUD, Rural Development, and Affordable Programs. 

"Home to me is a sense of security.  I did not have secure housing growing up and I have fought
hard to make that a priority and goal for my family.  I understand the stress of housing needs, especially in Fort Collins.  It gives me great peace of mind and security knowing I finally secured housing for my children by purchasing my first home in 2017!"

Jenny Maeda, Deputy DirectorJenny, finance direcgtor

Jenny joined the Neighbor to Neighbor staff as Finance Director in July 2015. Originally from Illinois, she is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently completing graduate work at Colorado State University. She previously worked for non-profit organizations supporting financial management, client relations, fundraising, and organization administration. 

Jenny’s responsibilities include maintaining financial records, financial reporting, cash and asset management, budgeting, and assistance with grant compliance. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs. 

“Home is a safe, comfortable place I share with my family. It is a place to be the best version of yourself and help those you love to do the same.”

Debbie Mayer, Housing Solutions Coordinator

Debbie joined the N2N staff in December 2017.  She received her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and her bachelors in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.  Debbie has spent many years providing legal services to individuals in areas of housing and consumer matters through various nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado and Oregon, as well as serving a few years in private practice.

Debbie's responsibilities include assisting Colorado State University staff and faculty with Emergency Rent Assistance, First Month's Rent Assistance and Housing Search Assistance.  She is also the HomeShare Program Coordinator and serves as a liaison for N2N's homeownership education and advising.  In her free time Debbie enjoys the outdoors, traveling and hanging out with her husband and 4 children.

"A place where you belong and are loved no matter what; a place to be yourself and let down your guard; a place to talk freely about today and plan for tomorrow; a place to sing and dance because only your friends and family are watching, and they love you anyway."

Zinia Mendoza, Housing Counselor

Zinia joined the N2N staff in April 2018.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University.  Zinia has experience working in nonprofit organizations and is actively involved within the community.  Zinia's current responsibilities include assisting clients with Emergency Rent Assistance, First Month's Rent Assistance and Housing Search Assistance.  When not at work, Zinia cherishes spending time with family and friends, playing softball, and traveling the world.

"Home is a place where you will have unconditional love and can create beautiful memories with family and friends."

Tony Pastrana, Maintenance TechnicianTony Pastrana

Tony moved to Denver from El Paso, Texas in 1996 and then relocated to Larimer County in 2005. For ten years he was a commercial truck driver until an accident changed the direction of his career. Tony is a professional singer and is musically inclined and enjoys performing live. His current responsibilities consist of assisting the Lead Maintenance Technician in the repair and maintenance of N2N properties. He likes going for long walks along the many bike paths. Currently Tony is interested in furthering his education revolving around the maintenance position.

"Home is the place where I am able to be comfortable and secure in my being. It is a place where my family can grow and bond together, where peace and happiness can be enjoyed and expressed." 

Alea Rodriguez, Lead Housing Counselor Alea Rzonca

Alea joined Neighbor to Neighbor as an intern in January of 2014.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in the fall of 2014. She became N2N's Housing Counselor at the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope in 2014 and now provides counseling in Loveland at the Life Center.

Alea's current responsibilities include Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, and teaching Homebuyer Education Classes.  She is certified in HECM counseling and Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling.  In Alea's free time she likes to explore Northern Colorado with her family.

"Home is stability for my family. It is the largest step-up that I can provide to my children to guarantee that they are going to be able to live up to their full potential. It not only shelters us from weather, but it also ensures that my my kids can focus on being kids and not on where they will lay their heads down every night." 

Megan Schimberg, Leasing ConsultantMegan Schimberg

Megan joined Neighbor to Neighbor as an intern in January 2017. She officially joined the N2N team as one of the Leasing Consultants in May after obtaining her Bachelors in Social Work from Colorado State University.  Megan’s responsibilities include keeping residents within compliance of their leases and HUD guidelines, renewing paperwork, and processing new applications. She is also co-facilitating our Youth Entrepreneurs Club and Resident Committee. In her free time Megan enjoys traveling and spending time with friends.  

"Home, to me, is more of a feeling than a concrete place. It represents a space full of laughter and unconditional love; where you create some of the best memories and heal from the hardest times."

Alan Simon, Maintenance Supervisor Alan Simon

Alan is a native Kansan, moving to Colorado from Topeka in 2011.  While in Topeka he studied criminal justice and graduated from Washburn University.  Alan's first career was in law enforcement and he was the Sergeant of Civil Process when he retired from the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office in 2011. In Fort Collins Alan has worked for the Larimer County HUB and was introduced to N2N while working for Larimer County Alternative Sentencing.  Alan's love of hands-on work sent him back to school and he graduated from the Front Range Community College HVAC/R program with certificates in residental and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration.  Alan was working for a local air conditioning/plumbing company when he was hired by N2N.  Alan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

"Home is a retreat where I go for shelter and security.  Home is also where the heart is, and I go there to find the people I love the most."


Beverly Suits, Office Manager, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoBeverly Suits, Office Manager

Beverly was a volunteer for Neighbor to Neighbor in the spring of 2009 and enthusiastically joined the team in August, 2009 as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.  Beverly provides additional support for the rest of the staff in various capacities, which include housing assistance, resource development and marketing.  Beverly is the recording secretary for the Board of Directors.  Beverly has been a business owner, horse trainer, and a senior executive assistant for companies in Houston, Texas. She majored in psychology at the University of Texas.  She enjoys free time with her husband, family and dogs.

"Home is where my family is, where we have a refuge.  In such a busy world home is where I can be free to enjoy my wonderful family and the comfortable environment we have created.  
Home is a great blessing."

Vanessa Way, BookkeeperVanessa Way

Vanessa joined Neighbor to Neighbor as a bookkeeper in May 2017.  Originally from California, she moved to Colorado in 2009. Vanessa graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2015 with a bachelors in Sociology with a Family Studies emphasis. She currently works part-time at N2N and hopes to go back to school for her MSW.  Vanessa's responsibilities include Accounts Payable and Receivables, data entry and assisting with Payroll.  She currently lives in Loveland with her husband,
3 children, 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs.

"Home is where you build the most memories with family.  It is the holder of hard times, good times, and laughter.  It truly is the place where you can just be you."