Housing Catalyst’s greatest asset is its team of professionals; they are passionate, dedicated and committed to helping create strong communities. But all this takes more than dedication. Each staff person shares a passion for quality and possesses the expertise to get the job done. Our goal is to elevate the standard for affordable housing by being the very best at what we do.

Staff contact information below is organized by department. If you do not know which staff member you should direct your question or comment to, you may use the form on our contact page and your message will be routed to the appropriate person or please call (970) 416-2910.

Executive Office

Julie Brewen
Chief Executive Officer

(970) 416-2917
jbrewen@housingcatalyst.com

Katie Beberniss
HR Generalist/Administrative Assistant

(970) 416-2939

Kim Iwanski
Manager of Communications and Organizational Excellence

(970) 416-2444
kiwanski@housingcatalyst.com

Finance and Accounting

Duane Hopkins
Chief Financial Officer/ Deputy Director

(970) 416-2993

Carol McGrath
Senior Accountant – Operations

(970) 416-2927

Sam Seitz
Senior Financial Analyst

(970) 416-2999

Diane Smedra
Accounts Receivable Clerk

(970) 416-2597

Esther Born
Accounts Payable Clerk

(970) 416-2930

Paula Hachemeister
Accounts Receivable Clerk

(970) 416-2912

Peggy Wagner
Accounts Payable/Receivable

(970) 416-2143

Zack Lang
Senior Accountant – Federal Programs

(970) 416-2929

Zach Penland
Data Analyst

(970) 416-2920

Housing Programs

Traci McGraw
Director of Housing Assistance Programs

(970) 416-2919

Bill Mayer
Housing Inspector

(970) 416-2926

Brandi McCauley
Business Support

(970) 416-2056

Debra Williams
Housing Assistance Coordinator

(970) 416-2916

Diana Retherford
Housing Assistance Coordinator

(970) 416-2918

Laura Lopez-Arana
Housing Assistance Coordinator

(970) 416-2149

Nancy Camacho
Business Support

(970) 416-2910

Patty Candelario
Housing Assistance Coordinator

(970) 416-2163

Vicki Mesa
Housing Assistance Specialist

(970) 416-2910

Maintenance

Josh Suppes
Maintenance Supervisor

(970) 416-2092

Andre Kilmer
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Nadia Gallegos

(970) 416-2092

Daniel Navarro
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Dave Leathers
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Jim Hervey
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Kirk Tovar
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Steve Turner
Vacancy Team Supervisor

(970) 416-2092

Tony Salas
Work Order Supervisor

(970) 416-2092

Travis Honstein
Maintenance Technician

(970) 416-2092

Property Management

Coming Soon
Director of Property Operations

(970) 416-2460

Aimee French
Administrative Support

(970) 224-6100

Allie Rios 
Property Manager

(970) 416-2586

Amie Andre
Regional Property Manager

(970) 224-6100

Anthony Cornejo
Administrative Support

(970) 416-2460

Breanne Turner
Training and Compliance Manager

(970) 224-6128

Daniel Hastay
SRO Resident Manager

(970) 459-0323

Ellie Bean
Property Manager

(970) 416-2460

Greg Mock
Regional Property Manager

(970) 416-2178

Jamie Tarpey
Leasing Assistant

(970) 224-6100

Jean Freismuth
Property Manager

(970) 416-2468

Jean Nadig
Property Manager

(970) 698-6788

Justin Wycoff
Property Manager

(970) 224-6101

Melissa Barela
Administrative Assistant

(970) 416-2460

Misti Gonzales
Property Manager

(970) 286-2145

Sandy Horel
Property Manager

(970) 232-9294

Savana Blum
Property Manager

(970) 631-8250

Sydney Brummet
Property Manager

(970) 224-6100

Real Estate Development

Kristin Fritz
Director of Real Estate Development

(970) 416-2938

Barbara King
Project Assistant

(970) 416-2169

Carly Johannson
Senior Project Manager

(970) 416-8015

Jeanna Nixon
Development Operations Manager

(970) 416-2015

Nick D. Benson
Construction Project Manager

(970) 416-2811

Preston Nakayama
Project Manager

(970) 416-2911

Redtail Ponds

Daniel Covey
Program Manager

(970) 225-8213

Ellie Bean
Property Manager

(970) 225-8212

Ashley
Front Desk Support

(970) 225-8210

Cody
Front Desk Support

(970) 225-8210

Daniel 
Janitor

(970) 225-8210

Haley 
Front Desk Support

(970) 225-8210

Jess
Resident Services Specialist

(970) 225-8210

Marysol
Resident Services Specialist

(970) 225-8210

Resident Services

Michele Christensen
Director of Program Development

(970) 416-2934

Laura Winsett
JumpStart Lead

(970) 416-2179

Lydia Van Thiel
Resident Services Coordinator

(970) 632-4009

Maggie Murray
JumpStart Coordinator

970-416-2922

Meg Stewart
JumpStart Coordinator

(970) 416-2931

Yaz Juneau
Resident Services Coordinator

(970) 416-2910