THIS IS WHERE WE MEET OUR NEIGHBORS. Those that find themselves in a struggle to continue living here … looking for a way to thrive. We can help LIFT them UP out of their struggle. TOGETHER, WE CAN ALL THRIVE RIGHT HERE IN ROUTT COUNTY. Here are just a few stories of our beautiful neighbors who asked for help:



Josie is a 6-year-old girl living here in Routt County.  She is beautiful, kind, and courageous … but she lives in hunger every day.  While most kids her age eat 21 meals and 14 snacks each week, Josie only gets 4 meals … she has school 4 days per week and relies solely on their Free Lunch Program.  Because of LiftUp’s Rocket Pack program, she now gets 2 snacks a day to give her more nutrition and energy. Learn how you can feed hungry kids in Routt County.



Sara’s husband left her and her 3 kids last year. Since then, she’s been working 2 jobs to keep her family afloat. Through LiftUp's utility program, Sara was able to pay her heat bill, keep the heat on, and spare her kids from Rocky Mountain cold winter weather. Learn how you can help neighbors in crisis.



Joe grew up in poverty and worked tirelessly to end the cycle for his family.  He worked hard to support his wife and 3 kids, but with rising costs of living and only a high school education, he just couldn’t seem to get ahead financially.  LiftUp’s Hope for the Future scholarship gave Joe the opportunity to go back to school for welding. Learn how you can help your neighbors on their path from survive to thrive.

Everyday we aim to be good stewards of the monetary and in-kind donations entrusted to us and use all income and gifts efficiently to benefit the neighbors in our community. LiftUp has earned the GuideStar Bronze Seal of Transparency providing information to more than 10 million GuideStar users and more than 200 charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data.

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Our nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors that represent several community entities, including faith-based organizations. The Board of Directors hires and supervises an Executive Director to carry out and manage the daily aspects of the organization.

Bob Schuellein

Bob Schuellein



Erik Petersen

Secretary & Treasurer

Catie Greene

Rev. Catie Greene


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Dr. Diana Hornung


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Kelly Kissling


Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis


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Susan Mizen



Paul Rolfes


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Cheryl Trank


Mellisa Baumgartner

Donation Center Manager

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Sharon Farquhar

Director of People

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Sue Fegelein

Executive Director

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Mikhaila Hobbs

Food Bank Manager

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Peggy Pagliaro

Thrift Store Manager

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Sue Quattrochi

Director of Finance

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Cary Rentola

Director of Development & Marketing

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Vie Rhodes

Director of Programs


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