Kawana Gaylor is the Transitional Specialist for the Shore House. Kawana has been with the organization since July 2019. Kawana has worked at Aspen Pointe and Springs Rescue Mission with adults experiencing mental illness, and substance use, individuals within the judicial system, and homelessness. She studied Psychology at Ashford University and obtained her CAC in 2016. If you would like to contact Kawana, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 participate 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 relationships into the confidence required to recover from chronic homelessness. If you would like to contact Sarah, you can email her at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Ana Mai Luckett
Ana Mai Luckett is a Transitional Specialist at Ithaka and joined the team in July 2020. She is a Colorado Springs semi-native, having moved here at age five. She attended College in Lancaster, PA and focused her studies on Spanish, Women's Studies, and History. Through personal struggles with trauma and mental health, Ana Mai has come out stronger and more compassionate. Her passion is serving the community that raised her, and helping each human she works with tap into their innate magnificence. Ana Mai previously worked at TESSA in both its temporary emergency shelter and children's programs. Ana Mai se crió hablando español en casa con su padre, y hoy le encanta ayudar a sus clientes hispanohablantes en su idioma.If you would like to contact Ana Mai you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-578-1629.
Josh Murphy is our Community Coordinator, with Ithaka since May 2021. Josh moved to Colorado in 2014 and has lived on 3 continents in 6 different countries over the course of his life, including Costa Rica, Curacao, Venezuela, Haiti, and Okinawa. His career prior to Ithaka has included non-profit management, sports administration, insurance sales, software development, and other roles that let him focus on helping others and exceeding expectations. He is so grateful for the opportunity to help people in their endeavors to overcome the challenges of living here in Colorado Springs. He and his wife enjoy parenting their 4 year old foster-adopted son and their 5 year old sheepadoodle dog. Whenever he gets a chance, Josh very much enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, meeting new people, visiting the zoo, and playing ultimate frisbee. If you would like to contact Josh, you can email him at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.
Jonathan Royal is our Program Manager, with the organization since January 2021. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Jonathan earned an undergraduate degree in communication and master’s degree in theology from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. He has worked his whole career in the non-profit sector, developing holistic programs and community partnerships to alleviate the effects of poverty. Prior to coming to Ithaka, Jonathan worked at El Pomar Foundation as a Fellow and then as the Assistant Grants Manager. Jonathan is passionate about building trust and supporting under-resourced communities in Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, being in the mountains and spending time with his family. If you would like to contact Jonathan, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) 578-1629.
Dan Olson is our Maintenance Manager, with Ithaka since May 2021. Dan brings 20+ years of experience in the maintenance industry. A native of Colorado Springs, he is looking forward to working with Ithaka and becoming part of the team. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family and coaching his son’s baseball team. If you would like to contact Dan, you can email him at email@example.com or call (719) 578-1629.