Jada wearing teal hooded sweatshirt standing in the forest in late afternoon lighting

My name is Jada Lister and I recently graduated from CU Denver with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I love to read, watch movies, and spend time with my two guinea pigs, Calico and Wonton. I’ve developed a passion for working with kids with disabilities due to my own experiences growing up with my younger…

Sarah S wearing light tan cardigan sitting on a living room with blue walls

My name is Sarah and I just graduated Regis University with a B.S in health and exercise science and a minor in physical education. Right now I taking classes to become a medical assistant at a local community college! I started at Megan’s Place as an intern in January and loved the staff and participants…

Blond girl standing next to a donkey statue

Hi my name is Megan! I was born in Golden in Colorado. I went to D’Evelyn High school, and I am currently attending Montana State University in Bozeman. There I am studying to become an elementary teacher. In my free time I love to ski and do anything outside. I have worked with NSCD, Adam’s…

Margot standing outside in the snow

Hi! My name is Margot Mitchener, and I have been at Megan’s Place since October 2020. This fall I’ll be starting my first year at Red Rocks Community College studying psychology. I am passionate about music, art, and mental health awareness. Megan’s Place has become a second home for me, and nothing makes me happier…

Madisen the intern standing in front of red house and pretty greenery, smiling

My name is Madisen, and I just finished my junior year at Dakota Ridge High School. I have volunteered at a Head Start program for preschoolers for many years, which has made me realize how much I love being around kids. In my free time, I enjoy singing, playing piano, running cross country, performing in…

Kate, childcare specialist at megans place sitting outside in her garden

Kate joins us after working many years with seniors and special needs populations in adult day care programs, public schools, and recreation centers. Her expertise includes: designing and facilitating programs that enhance quality of life, mental acuity and physical well being for targeted populations. She has led programs on many topics, including the history of…

david riding a horse outside in colorado

Hi!  My name is William Benton.  I have two degrees, one in mechanical heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning and the other in business administration with a concentration in operations. I am a prior service U.S. Army combat engineer, electrician trained.  I really like riding horses and motorcycles, but due to some of my injuries, a horse…

My name is Jonah Self and I just finished up my sophomore year at Rangeview Highschool. I have a brother who has several disabilities and special needs. Growing up with him, I learned a lot about how to best help people who have difficulty doing things that most of us take for granted, like making…

My name is Grace Miller, I’m 17 years old and will be a senior at Dakota Ridge High School in the fall. I’ve worked as  lifeguard and a swim instructor for a combination of 2 years. I’ve learned that I love working with children because I can fully be myself, goofy and all. I also…

My name is Eve. I just graduated from Regis University with a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science. Moving forward I will be pursuing a Masters in Occupational Therapy! Everyday I learn something new about the world around me from working with these kiddos. They never ever fail to put a smile on my face…