Chrysti has been with Cultivate since 2015. Her passion is supporting underserved and underrepresented populations. After watching her mom become the primary caregiver for her aging grandfather, she was inspired to focus on advocating for seniors.
Chrysti’s extensive background in civil services, emergency medical services, human services and higher education has enabled her to build partnerships between an array of community agencies and organizations across many disciplines. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Criminal Justice focusing on Global Issues and has conducted postgraduate research centered around the Impacts of Societal Gender Norms on Juvenile Delinquency. Chrysti’s community involvement centers on youth soccer, youth in engineering, advocating for survivors of sexual violence and supporting veteran causes. Chrysti was honored with the 2020 Women Who Light the Community recognition for her contributions to the communities she cares about.
Chrysti is a Colorado native and the proud single mom of her daughter attending Ashland University, twin 14 year-old boys and three spoiled fur babies. In her free time you can find her reconnecting with nature on her motorcycle, trying to land the perfect jump on her wakeboard or on some other exciting adventure with her kids.
A Boulder County resident since 1970, Sharon knew at an early age that she had a calling for helping seniors. At age 11, she began volunteering as a candy striper at Boulder Community Hospital and has stayed connected to the local senior community ever since. Many, many years later, in 2013, when the opportunity to work at Cultivate presented itself, Sharon knew it was a perfect match!
Sharon has an extensive background in Administration and Operations, Customer Support and Construction/Home Repairs. She enjoys animated movies and TV shows and never takes herself too seriously. When she’s not indulging her goofy side, she’s reading mystery novels, bopping to music, walking her dog, gardening, cheering on her favorite sports teams, or spending time with her high school sweetheart-turned husband.
Sharon feels right at home when connecting with and supporting our senior clients and volunteers, a group she thinks society often casts aside. Believing that seniors pave the way for future generations, Sharon cherishes being able to give back to them through her work as Director of Operations.
Having called Boulder County home for most of her life, Carly is passionate about working in the area to ensure that everyone is supported by the wealth of resources available. Carly started at Cultivate in 2019 and took on a leadership role weeks before the COVID pandemic hit. Learning on the job, she took great pride in being responsible for the volunteers doing such vital work.
Carly has a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Gerontology from Colorado State University. As a part of her honors thesis, she focused on sexuality in care facilities and the impacts Baby Boomers will have on facilities as they age. Carly has experience working in fall prevention and still volunteers to teach courses for the county. Throughout her years at Cultivate she has stood in awe of the power of volunteerism. As Director of Volunteers, she is eager to continue to help those in her community find ways to give back.
She and her husband have their hands full with their daughter Virginia and their dog Pippin. She does not have much free time these days, but you may see her and her family out enjoying a local park or brewery together!
Mitchell is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and comes from a close-knit family. He is a fan of good music, plays guitar, and hopes to own a record store someday. Most of Mitchell’s family works for American Indian organizations, and their dedication to helping their community is what motivates him to always put others before himself.
Tired of working jobs only for a paycheck, Mitchell wanted a job where he could do good for others and feel good about his work. As a Program Specialist at Cultivate, he has the opportunity to do just that by connecting volunteers and seniors in need. And with a last name like Elder, it was just meant to be.
Katie grew up in a tiny town in Indiana surrounded by corn fields. Over ten years ago, she took the leap and moved to Colorado. She’s called Boulder home ever since. Katie enjoys all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. If she’s not doing yoga or skiing, she’s hiking, mountain biking, or enjoying live music.
Katie’s career has focused on helping others through her work in childcare and for nonprofits. She’s inspired to be a good human by her mom, a retired nurse who spends her free time training for half marathons and delivering flowers to hospice patients. Katie brings her generous spirit into her position as a Program Specialist and is excited to be supporting seniors in our community.
Cam is a Boulder Native who takes great pride in her hometown. She is a graduate of CU Boulder, an avid Buffs fan and a volunteer for the Boulder Alumni Chapter, CU Advocates and Buffs4Life. She also enjoys yoga, photography, dancing and going to concerts especially if they are 80s (decade) oriented!
Though her background is in Advertising and Marketing, she feels like she has found her true calling at Cultivate helping seniors as a Program Specialist. Born into a large Chinese family, she has been raised to always respect and care for her elders. Serving seniors comes naturally to her and doesn't feel like work; rather, it’s an honor. Cam is excited to foster relationships with our clients and help market and expand Cultivate in the Boulder community and beyond.
Doug has lived in Colorado for over 35 years so considers himself almost a native. He was born in Nebraska and, against his better judgement, still follows the Cornhuskers. Though he did not grow up on a farm, he did spend summers detasseling corn. These days, he enjoys reading, walking his GoldenDoodle, cleaning up after his wife’s Alpacas, and doing whatever Chrysti and Sharon tell him to do.
Doug is an honorably discharged veteran who served over 20 years, mainly with the Colorado Air National Guard. After working many years for a large corporation, he was seeking for a way to be more involved with his community when he found Cultivate. As someone becoming a senior, he has experienced firsthand some of the issues our older adult community faces. We are pretty sure Doug was born for the Veteran Outreach Specialist position.
Ruby is a Colorado native who feels a close connection to her family and community. She is full of life (and spent most of her childhood grounded, as a result). These days she channels her energy into working out at the gym, getting outside when the weather is nice, and listening to good music—anything with a beat. It doesn’t take much to make Ruby laugh, and her positivity is infectious.
Ruby has always had a heart for helping. She strongly believes in treating others how you would want to be treated, and lets that guide her role at Cultivate. In every interaction she has as a Program Specialist, she uses the care she would want to receive.
Help seniors flourish by reconnecting them—as recipients and contributors—with their surrounding communities.