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FIRC Office - Silverthorne

Office Hours

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • CLOSED FRIDAYS, Weekends and Holidays

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FIRC Office - Breckenridge

Office Hours

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • CLOSED FRIDAYS, Weekends and Holidays

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Dillon Thrift Store - Summit Thrift & Treasure

Store Hours

  • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and Holidays.

Donation Hours

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and Holidays.

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Breckenridge Thrift Store - Summit Thrift & Treasure

Store Hours

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays. Closed January 2

Donation Hours

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays. Closed January 2

Staff Members

Tamara Drangstveit

Executive Director

970-455-0224


Tamara has been the executive director at FIRC since 2007. Her goal is to continually address the changing needs of Summit County and provide services to address a variety of issues affecting families.
With the proper education and support, families can thrive.

Peter Bakken

Director of Programs

970-455-0218


Peter oversees FIRC programs and program managers. He brings over 30 years of management experience to FIRC with the goal of constantly making programs more effective for clients.

Anita Overmyer

Development Director

970-455-0223


Anita oversees the marketing, events, donor relations, volunteers and fundraising for FIRC.

Leanne Hamilton

Accounting Director

970-455-0220


Leanne manages the accounting and human resources for FIRC.

Brianne Snow

Grant Manager

970-455-0221


Brianne manages all grants and reporting for FIRC.

Melissa Ruiz

Data Entry Manager

970-455-0227


Melissa is responsible for all data and program tracking.

Lucero Almeida

Administrative Assistant

970-455-0237


Lucero heads up the front desk at the Silverthorne Office.

Michel Infante

Family Support Manager

970-455-0232


Michel oversees the Family Support Counselors, Food Bank and Fatherhood Programs.

Karina Zuniga

Family Support Counselor

970-455-0225


Karina can assist people looking for budgeting support, urgent assistance and goal-setting.

Yirka Platt

Family Support Counselor

970-423-5165


Yirka can assist people looking for budgeting support, urgent assistance and goal-setting.

Corrie Janocka, BSW

Community Response Coordinator

Office: 970-455-0230 Cell: 970-389-6737


Corrie can assist people looking for budgeting support, urgent assistance and goal-setting.

Gaston Feuereisen

Housing Works Inititative & Building Maintenance

970-455-0237


Gaston manages the FIRC Food Bank and building maintenance for the FIRC Offices and Thrift Stores.

Danielle McQueen

Lead Health Navigator

970-455-0214


Danielle can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Tara Galvin

Health Navigator

970-668-2897


Tara can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Kelly McGann

Health Navigator

970-668-9737


Kelly can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Elise Neyerlin

Health Navigator

970455-0218


Elise can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Estefania Baray

Health Navigator

970-389-6897


Estefania can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Lillian Vazquez

Health Navigator

970-455-0219


Lillian can assist people with insurance enrollment through the Marketplace, CHP+ and Medicaid.

Noelle Sivon

Families United Manager

970-455-0226


Noelle oversees the Parent Educators and the Parents as Teachers home visitation program.

Ruth Hendricks

Early Childhood and Community Programs Coordinator

970-455-0229


Ruth oversees the Early Head Start home visitation program.

Nubia Sanchez

Parent Educator and Mamacitas Coordinator

970-389-9786


Nubia provides home visits and coordinates the Latina empowerment group Mamacitas.

Jessica Bristol

Parent Educator

970-389-9784


Jessica provides home visits to local families.

Denisse Diaz

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-9797


Denisse provides home visits to local families.

Claudia Ryks

Early Head Start Parent Educator

970-389-8546


Claudia provides home visits to local families.

Johanna Trigueros

Parent Educator

970-389-9817


Johanna provides home visits to local families.

Ana Cruz

Parent Educator

970-389-9840


Ana provides home visits to local families.

Loreli Merino

Parent Educator

970-389-8547


Loreli provides home visits to local families.

Melanie Winsted

Parent Educator

970-389-9707


Melanie provides home visits to local families.

Matthew Madsen

Healthy Families Manager

970-455-0236


Matt oversees the Cooking Matters and other nutrition programs and the parenting classes for people with school-aged children.

Natalia Ruiz

Parent Education Coordinator

970-455-0228


Natalia coordinates Conexiones, Dialogue Over Dinner and Life Skills classes.

Jonnah Glassman

Food Pantry & Healthy Living Program Coordinator

970-363-9275


Jonnah coordinates the Cooking Matters and Exploring Food Together programs.

Leti Diaz

Dillon Summit Thrift & Treasure Manager

970-262-2461


Leti oversees all operations at the Dillon Summit Thrift & Treasure thrift store.

Natalia Elias

Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure Manager

970-423-6444


Natalia oversees all operations at the Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure thrift store.