Jennifer McAtamney moved to mountains of Summit County from the wilds of New York City in 1999. From landing here in 1999 she has loved the ability to make an impact in this community since her first volunteer gig in 1999 with the BOEC. Since that time, she has put her talents in marketing, fundraising, convening, creating programs and partnerships to work on behalf of the residents of Summit County. Whether on the Breckenridge Town Council where she served 2 terms or as a Board member for a local non-profit, or working on behalf of families in the community through our local schools or county wide child care program Jennifer brings problem solving, strong communication and a down to earth approach to creating solutions that to make our community a better place. As the Executive Director at Building Hope Jennifer has turned her attention and passion to destigmatizing mental health and working to provide access for all to this vital health service.
Mental health Program Manager
Kellyn Glynn has been working and living in Summit County fulltime since 2012 after spending the previous three years as a front range weekend warrior. Born in Buffalo, NY and growing up in Michigan, Kellyn has a love of sports, the outdoors, and laughing! Summit County provides the best of all these worlds to her, where she can be found on the trails, biking, running, hiking, skiing, or endlessly cheering for the Buffalo Bills. She has a background in mental health and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Prior to joining Building Hope, Kellyn has worked in numerous roles and organizations within the community, including Youth and Family Services/Public Health, Summit Community Care Clinic, and owning her own private practice counseling service. Kellyn has made great relationships in the community and has always valued the work and collaboration that is done within the organizations and community members for our residents and visitors. She has expertise in the field of mental health, community organization, program development, and the nonprofit sector. As Program Manager, Kellyn hopes to build upon the framework that has been created, while continuing to grow and enhance all that can be offered to the Summit community.
Mental health Program Coordinator
Ravi Jaishankar joined Building Hope in April 2019 after a long corporate career with AT&T. Originally born in India and raised in NJ, he graduated from Rutgers University with a triple major in IT, Psychology, and Religion. Ravi arrived in Breckenridge in late 2016 to pursue his passions, deepen his commitment to health and wellness and discover meaningful life. He enjoys snowboarding, skiing, biking, motorcycling, backpacking, and has worked to cultivate a meditation practice, teach yoga philosophy, meditation classes, and facilitate mental health support groups. His goal is to discover the applications of yoga/meditation to psychotherapy and develop a practice integrating the two.
Spanish Language Coordinator
Milena Quiros joined Building Hope part time as its Spanish Language Coordinator in May 2019. She has been a permanent resident of Summit County since 2001 and is originally from Costa Rica. A mother of 4 wonderful young boys, she considers Summit County to be her home simply because her most beloved treasures were born here and her family was formed here. This motivates her to pursue self-growth on a daily basis and take seriously her responsibility to teach her children to be good citizens and human beings. She is also very passionate and works hard to make sure that immigrants and their families have a voice in Summit County.
Milena's commitment to education, values and principles are keys to her success, which is why she volunteers prolifically and collaborates with several different organizations. She is a board member of several local agencies: Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault, Parent Teacher Association Board (PTSA), Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists, and the District Accountability Committee (DAC). She is the co-founder of Growing Together, a non-profit she started in 2016 alongside Building Hope's birth, which addresses the Latino population's mental health needs and serves them in their own language with cultural competence. She is very happy to align her strengths, passions and dedication in her work with Building Hope to provide support to the Spanish speaking community in Summit County, and to break all the barriers that exist around mental health in the Latino population.
Events and Volunteer Coordinator
Nicole Maynard joined Building Hope part time as its Events and Volunteer Coordinator in November 2019. A Colorado Native, Nicole was raised on the front range before making a home in Summit County. Nicole found Building Hope as a resource to support her own mental health as well as a way to connect with community members.
Nicole’s passion is spreading the word about Building Hope and helping others support Building Hope in meaningful ways. Nicole is a graduate of Colorado University of Colorado Springs with aBachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Nicole also holds an MBA. Her professional work has centered around complex program and project management in the commercial and defense industries.
Special Writing Projects
Suzanne Acker has more than 40 years of experience in communications, development and marketing. Her career has been dedicated to advocacy work around homelessness and affordable housing, substance use disorder, mental health, higher education and the arts. Six years ago, she and her husband helped their son, a 9-year recovering alcoholic, launch Fit To Recover, a nonprofit gym and community center for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol in Salt Lake City. Understanding the connection between mental health issues and substance misuse, Suzanne began volunteering for Building Hope in 2017, and now writes the monthly newsletter and other special writing projects. Suzanne has been in and out of Summit County since 1962, when her father began the early development of what is now the Peak 7 area in Breckenridge. She moved to Breck permanently in 2015.
Sierra Andrews joined Building Hope part time as its Administrative Assistant in February 2020. She was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to Summit County after graduating college, eager to enjoy all that mountain life had to offer. Sierra enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing and most importantly skiing. Sierra became involved with Building Hope as part of her journey into the social services field. She started interning with the organization as part of her Masters in Social Work program and now works as an Administrative Assistant. Sierra is passionate about mental health and social service and is eager to continue to learn and grow within the organization.
Sierra graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Psychological Sciences and a Minor in Special Education. She is currently in the second year of her graduate program at Colorado State University. She will graduate in 2021 earning her Masters in Social Work with the goal of becoming a LCSW.
Youth Program Coordinator
Carol Craig has lived in Summit County since 1994 when she started working as the Town of Breckenridge Event Director and Public Information Officer. After leaving the Town of Breckenridge in 2002, Carol began working in a variety of roles within and outside of the Summit community in marketing as well as non-profit and corporate events. Carol brings a breadth of experience not only through local organizations and business relationships, but also a unique perspective gleaned from working with large corporations. As the Program Manager for The HYPE youth connection at Building Hope, Carol is hopeful that just one small event connection can change the trajectory of someone’s mental and emotional health.
Courtney Kenady discovered Summit County during a road trip in 1988, and in her heart, she knew one day she would live in this beautiful place. That time came in 1992 when she landed in Breckenridge after leaving broadcast journalism career in California. Courtney loves being outdoors more than just about anything else. Summit County provides a perfect backdrop for all her favorite outdoor activities; running, mountain biking, hiking, boating, snowboarding, and skiing. For nearly 20 years, Courtney’s talents and expertise have been focused on real estate sales, digital marketing, and project management roles. She joined the Building Hope Social Media and Marketing team in June 2020 and is delighted to be part of an organization that is committed to the betterment and mental wellness of our community. Courtney is passionate about communication that educates, empowers, and enlightens. She enjoys creating and sharing content that is engaging and informative too many different audiences.