Kallie Royal is the Transitional Specialist for the Shore and Bijou homes and has been with the organization since January 2018. Kallie has worked in Colorado Springs with youth and adults who are experiencing mental illness, addiction, homelessness, trauma, foster care, and incarceration. Kallie earned her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University and is currently working toward her licensure. She is a third generation native of Colorado Springs and loves her city! She has also trained and certified her dog, Maizey, as a therapy dog. Maizey comes to the transitional homes every day to spend time with the residents. If you would like to contact Kallie, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Sarah Stacy is the Family Services Transitional Specialist for Ithaka and has been with the organization since May 2018. After several careers in the public sector, Sarah chose to apply her talents and skills to participating in the solution for homelessness in Colorado Springs. It is the mission of Ithaka that connects her to her work here – believing that everyone deserves a home and working to see the most vulnerable in our community housed. She developed homeless services based on the idea that the broad solution to homelessness is relationship and connection at Springs Rescue Mission, has spoken at national conferences helping other cities to develop relation-based services and is now applying that knowledge and model to housing services at Ithaka. Sarah’s next goal is to be chosen to give a TEDx talk sharing ways to turn relationship into the confidence required to recover from chronic homelessness. If you would like to contact Sarah, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Amanda McDermith is the Office and Leasing Assistant for Ithaka and has been with the organization since February 2019. Amanda has a passion for providing professional and compassionate service to those who are in difficult and stressful situations in the Colorado Springs community. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Colorado State University - Pueblo and has worked with several non profits in the city over the last 12 years, including the YMCA, TESSA, Pikes Peak United Way, and was eventually drawn to Ithaka due to the organizations passion for serving those with the highest vulnerability. Amanda is a third generation native of Colorado Springs and loves animals, hot springs, music, and reading. If you would like to contact Amanda, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Christopher Webber is the maintenance manager at Ithaka and has been with the organization since October 2018. Christopher coordinates and facilitates all maintenance for the properties at Ithaka, including inspections of buildings and land, renovating older facilities, and maintaining properties. Christopher has worked in the maintenance industry for the last 20 years in many different fields. He has many achievements from replacing the water mainline for the southern side of the Air Force Academy, maintaining a botanical garden in Hawaii, and maintaining hundreds of properties in the Colorado Springs area. Christopher helps Ithaka Land Trust provide a safe and comfortable place to live and a hand up to people in need and smiles while doing it. He has been trained in many skills from electrical installation, concrete, carpentry, and plumbing. His dedication to helping people while providing excellent craftsmanship is what he takes pride in most. During his off time Christopher loves to spend time in the outdoors exploring and learning about new skills he can harness to further his education. He is an avid fisherman who enjoys stream fishing in the mountains to deep sea fishing oceans around the United States. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and four wheeling in his custom jeep rock crawler.
Anjuli Kapoor is the executive director of Ithaka and has been with the organization since October 2017. Anjuli's personal struggles with mental illness and childhood trauma helped draw her into taking care of those most vulnerable in our city. With an MA in Political Science and a certificate as a certified mediator, Anjuli began her professional career working with college students, coaching and teaching both in and outside the classroom. After moving to Colorado in 2009, she completed a second MA in Student Affairs and collaborated with professors on student co-curricular development. She made her move into the private nonprofit sector with Fostering Hope Foundation for three years before moving on to director-level positions. She serves Ithaka's residents with passion and empathy, and she cultivates a staff culture of kindness, compassion, and integrity. Everyone who comes through Ithaka's doors is seen as an individual. Anjuli fills her professional days with relationship and community-building, program expansion, and lending support wherever it's needed. If you would like to contact Anjui, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Maizey is the Ithaka therapy dog and has been bringing joy to the organization since January 2018. Maizey has been a Certified Therapy Dog since May of 2017. She is a rescue pup and is thought to be a German Shephard/Red Heeler mix. Her least favorite things are being alone and thunder! Her favorite activities include belly rubs and chasing squirrels. She is always happy to receive treats from the residents. She comes to work with Kallie everyday to offer cuddles, laughter, and her calming presence to residents.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
- Helen Keller
Taylor Scott is the Americorps Vista at Ithaka and has been with the orgnization since January 2019. She is tasked with capacity building at Ithaka for 2019. Her responsibilities include resource development and community outreach, which entails grant writing, donor relations, social media marketing, developing a volunteer program, and volunteer recruitment. Taylor is originally from Chicago and recently graduated with a BA in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Denver. If you would like to contact Taylor, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.