MEET THE STAFF
Ernest was born in Lamar, Colorado and has a deep love and commitment to see that the vulnerable in our communities are being served and encouraged. He has 20+ years of experience in the social work arena, ranging from case management, to employment specialist and most recently as the Operations Manager at the Guadalupe Community Center and Shelter.
Andrea was born in Brighton, Colorado but grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She moved to Greeley, Colorado in 2005. Andrea has worked in the Behavioral Health field for over seven years, and even though she does not have a degree, she brings a lot of work and life experience to the table. Andrea is very passionate and devoted to helping others, especially those society has turned their backs on. She is excited to start working with our men and fulfill the purpose God has put in front of her.
Born in Casper, Wyoming, Opal moved to Colorado at the age of four and was raised in the small town of Castle Rock, Colorado. Always being a person of compassion, Opal discovered a deep passion and calling to serve others as she overcame her own struggles with drug addiction, mental illness, and self worth. After months of hard work, dedication, and developing her relationship with the Lord, Opal found healthier pathways to living and has devoted the last nine years to helping others achieve change through her work as a Youth Leader with the Salvation Army, Peer Support Specialist with North Range Behavioral Health and United Health Group, Correctional Monitor for Community Corrections, and now as the Reentry Case Manager for Jobs of Hope. Opal is excited and honored to be working with the men of this program and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their journey of transformation.
Men of Valor Facilitator
Cisco was raised in Greeley and for over 20 years has committed his life to a relationship with God and his family. He has put in the hard work to fight the good fight through good and tough times and has seen victory over toxic cycles. He is committed to loving his fellow brother and sharing his ongoing story of redemption so that they may know truth and hope.
House of Hope Manager
Billy is a long time volunteer for Jobs of Hope and cares deeply about our mission. He struggled with substance abuse but through the help of a sober living program in the Denver area, Billy has remained sober. Billy says that becoming sober was the best thing that has ever happened to him and calls
it the first day of the rest of his life. With this experience, Billy brings a wealth of understanding to his role as house manager.
House of Hope Resident Lead
Micaiah is a past participant, so he understands what it is like to go through hard times. Earlier in his life, Micaiah battled alcohol addiction resulting in multiple DUIs. Since coming to Jobs of Hope, Micaiah has remained sober and looks forward to helping others going through struggles similar to what he faced. Given his struggle with sobriety, Micaiah brings experience to the position of resident lead. He is able to empathize with the participants in the house and helps guide them on their paths to transformation.
Communications/Social Media Specialist VISTA
Ali is from Greenville, South Carolina. She developed a passion for re-entry work during college when she participated in a program called the Furman Prison Education Partnership. Through FPEP, Ali met many currently and formerly incarcerated people and learned their stories. Because of her experiences at Furman, Ali decided that she wanted to pursue work related to reentry after graduation, which led her to apply for an AmeriCorps VISTA position with Jobs of Hope. Ali’s work this year will focus on building Jobs of Hope’s capacity to serve our community.