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Meet the Staff

Kelly Evans, Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoKelly Evans, Executive Director

Kelly joined the staff of Neighbor to Neighbor as Executive Director in November 2012. Prior to joining Neighbor to Neighbor, Kelly served as Executive Director of a non-profit home health agency in Lawrence, KS.  Kelly is a licensed social worker and graduate of the University of Kansas (Go Hawks!)

Her professional background includes directing campus organizations, providing support to individuals with disabilities and older adults, leading statewide coalitions, participating in Chamber of Commerce events and committees, and service on Boards of Directors and coalitions.  Kelly enjoys combining her love of service and leadership with an entrepreneurial spirit everyday.  When not at work, Kelly cherishes time with her two school-aged boys and husband, finding adventures
in the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Amie Andre, Property Manager, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoAmie Andre, Property Manager

Amie Andre joined our N2N team on October 25th, 2012. She attended Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California for Early Childhood Education. Amie has been in Property Management for over 8 years managing Convention and Affordable Housing properties. Recently, she managed a 276 unit Affordable Housing (Tax Credit) Property in Denver for 3 years. She also was a Housing Coordinator for the Housing Authority of the City of Loveland working with Section 8, PSS, Section 236 and Homeownership Program. As a Housing Coordinator with HACOL, she collaborated with the Loveland Library and other organizations to create Maple Terrace Kids Club (Healthy Kids Club), where children of all ages could get assistance with homework, healthy meals, access to computers and a Literacy Program through the Library. Amie is very excited to join our team and meeting the residents, bringing strength in resident relations with resident activities and believes in creating a wonderful environment for all residents and families.

Jan Arends, Chief Financial Officer, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoJan Arends, Chief Financial Officer

Jan joined Neighbor to Neighbor in April, 2007.  Jan lived in the Denver Metro area for 18 years before moving to Fort Collins in 2000.  Jan passed the CPA exam in 1995 and has over 30 years of Accounting and Financial experience in Non-Profit, Government, Banking and Corporate accounting.  Jan oversees all financial functions at Neighbor to Neighbor, including the management of over $9 Million in assets, multiple layers of funding support, federal housing assistance payments, Section 8 administration, Audits and Compliance Reporting for numerous grants, strategic financial planning and Human Resources.  Jan's experience includes Asset Management, Property Management, Commercial Construction as well as working and volunteering with several Non-Profits. 

Jan heard about the great work N2N does from a personal relationship with a co-worker that received assistance through N2N.  N2N assisted with keeping a single mother with 3 children from becoming homeless.

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

Marty joined the property management staff in September 2004 with many years of previous office experience including a broad knowledge of the construction industry.  As the Office Manager, her responsibilities include the day to day office environment and function.   As the Section 8 Coordinator, 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. 

Steve Kuehneman, Program ManagerSteve Kuehneman, Program Manager, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, Colorado

Steve initially became involved with Neighbor to Neighbor as a volunteer in the fall of 2008, performing various tasks including administrative work and event coordination. Steve joined the N2N staff in July of 2009 as a Housing Counselor for N2N’s Renter Program at the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope. He became N2N's Housing Counseling Program Manager in the summer of 2012.

Steve’s current responsibilities include oversight and management of the Housing Counseling Programs, and Reverse Mortgage (HECM) Counseling. He has participated in NeighborWorks America trainings and is certified in HECM Counseling, Homeownership Counseling for Program Managers, and Loan Portfolio Management. Steve earned a B.A. in Business Management from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Outside of work, Steve enjoys running, hiking, and coaching youth football.

Leonard Ruibal, Maintenance Supervisor, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoLeonard Ruibal, Maintenance Supervisor

A native of Colorado, Leonard has over 20 years experience in both multi-family and commercial Property Management and Maintenance.  Leonard began his career in Maintenance in 1980 at the Ramblewood Apartments in Fort Collins, followed by a Property Management position for Old Town Square.  Before joining Neighbor to Neighbor in 2006, Leonard oversaw the Argyle Apartments, a $25 million property consisting of 280 units, as their Maintenance Supervisor for a period of nine years. As Maintenance Supervisor for Neighbor to Neighbor, Leonard is responsible for 149 units within 14 affordable housing communities throughout Fort Collins and Loveland. 

Beverly Suits, Executive Assistant, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoBeverly Suits, Executive Assistant

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.

Elsa Turner, Lead Housing Counselor, eighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoElsa Turner, Lead Housing Counselor

Elsa first became involved with Neighbor to Neighbor as an intern in spring of 2008. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in fall of 2008. During her internship, she worked closely with the counselors, created the Larimer County Landlord Rental Resource Packet, and assisted staff in any area needed.

She re-joined the N2N team as a Housing Counselor for the Renter Program in July 2010. She is currently the Lead Housing Counselor for N2N and has earned the following certifications form NeighborWorks America: Homeownership Counseling and Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling. Her current responsibilities include Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, assisting in the oversight of the Renter Program and managing the volunteers and functionality of the Loveland Office. She is also a member of the Loveland Homeless Task Force.

Melissa Glenn, Housing Counselor, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoMelissa Glenn, Housing Counselor

Melissa joined the Neighbor to Neighbor staff in September 2012. She received her Bachelor’s 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.

Currently, Melissa is a Housing Counselor for the N2N Renter Program at the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope, assisting clients with Emergency Rent Assistance, First Month's Rent Assistance and providing Housing Search Assistance for clients looking for affordable, sustainable housing options. Melissa also teaches the Homebuyer Education class. She has partipated in NeighborWorks America trainings and is currently certified in Mortgage Lending.

Katie Bowman, Home Ownership Counselor, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoKatie Bowman, Home Ownership Counselor

Katie joined the N2N staff in June of 2012 as a Home Ownership Counselor. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University. Her professional background includes: teaching mortgage education classes, acting as an advocate for clients in foreclosure and pre-foreclosure, and has more than 10 years experience in mortgage industry.

Katie’s current responsibilities include Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Home Purchase Advising, and teaching Homebuyer Education classes. Katie has participated in trainings with NeighborWorks and has achieved certification in Homebuyer Education, Foreclosure Intervention Counseling, and Post-Purchase Education.

Rachael Williams, Housing Counselor, Neighbor to Neighbor, Larimer County, ColoradoRachel Williams, Housing Counselor

Rachel interned for Neighbor to Neighbor during her undergraduate work and then returned to N2N as a Housing Counselor in March of 2013. Rachel attended Colorado State University and majored in Human Development and Family Studies. In the future, she plans to work toward a masters degree.

Currently, Rachel is a Housing Counselor for the Loveland Renter Program, assisting clients with Emergency Rent Assistance, First Month's Rent Assistance and providing Housing Search Assistance for clients looking for affordable, sustainable housing options. Rachel enjoys counseling, working with youth and families, and educating clients with budgeting and future planning. She loves the team mindset at Neighbor to Neighbor and the ability to work in a counseling setting with a variety of people and situations. During her personal time, she enjoys spending time outside with family and her dogs.  

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