Background: Debbi’s professional background is in marketing, special event planning and administration at various non-profits, along with a career in multi-family property management. She has a B.A. from Texas Tech University in marketing with a double-minor in History and Graphic Art.
Words Debbi lives by: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” – Maya Angelou
Stacey FahrenbruchAssistant Director & Events / Project Coordinator
Employed since 6-2021
Background: Stacey’s professional background serves many years in non-profit corporations, event planning, fundraising and communications. Her studies were in Business and Music at Gavilan College and Bethany University in the South Bay Area, California. She’s a people lover, a crafting woman that loves her family, her piano, shopping and serving.
Words Stacey lives by: “Dream Big, Work Hard & Stay Humble”
Background: Shannon’s professional career has included extensive experience serving the Senior Center as the Activities Coordinator, Newsletter Designer and staff assistant. She has served CRSAC for over 4-years and after a brief break this year, we are excited to welcome her back as our new Assistant Director & Activities Coordinator. Shannon is very active, loves the senior community and is an essential addition to our team.
Words Shannon Lives by: Kindness Matters
Stephanie LopezContent Creator / Activities Support (part-time)
Employed since 2-2022
Background: Stephanie’s professional background is in news media, production, and social media management. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley in California in Rhetoric and a minor in Journalism. She’s a small business owner who creates handmade jewelry and paintings to promote art therapy and fundraise for her mental health non-profit. She is eager to help make a difference in the community through her work at our CRSAC.
Words Steph lives by: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – Mater OOGWAY, Kung Fu Panda
Hellen SwansonMeal Program Coordinator & Administrative Support
Employed since 04-2023
Background: Hellen comes to us from Louisiana and Texas, having graduated from Texas A&M with a Psychology degree. Her professional history has involved working with adults with developmental disabilities. Hellen enjoys baking, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family. She’s excited to bring her love of people and caregiving skills to CRSAC.
Words Hellen lives by: Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. ~by Dalai Lama XIV
Background: Having worked in senior-living memory care the past 5-years, Christine comes to us with an additional 35-years of business administration experience which included 13-years overseas as a government contractor in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan (she is originally from Hawaii and has been fortunate to travel the world throughout her life). She enjoys walking, baking, attending “live” outdoor concerns and watching her grandsons play ice-hockey.
Words Christine lives by: “We are not promised tomorrow, so live your life as if there’s no tomorrow”…Christine
Lisa VerbruggeTransportation Coordinator
Employed since 7-2023
Background: Lisa’s professional background consists of a number of positions in the medical field such as a Phlebotomist to the stars in Hollywood, laboratory sales and administrative assistant to the Lab Director of a large laboratory. Lisa enjoys spending time with her 4-teenagers, husband and her dog, Marley as they explore Colorado together. Lisa has a heart for serving and caring for others.
Words Lisa lives by: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”. ~ Walt Disney
Beate HoltKitchen Coordinator (part-time)
Employed since 7-2023
Background: Life has taken Beate on many journeys… a child of german immigrants, she found herself leaving home in Canada and immigrating to this great country she calls home for 27 years now. She is an educator, a wife, a mother, a quilter, a seamstress and an organizer. Most recently, she has been a kitchen manager to two small local businesses. Her journey has now led her to the Senior Center where she hopes to share her skillset with those around her. Beate is looking forward to getting to know and serve you all, our wisest citizens of Douglas County!
Words Beate lives by: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else”
by Booker T. Washington