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Growth Report | New Additions to the Brent’s Place Team


This summer brought a burst of growth within the Brent’s Place staff. We are excited to welcome five new staff members to our Development and Family Support teams.


Tianna Hambleton joins us as the Development Database and Stewardship Coordinator responsible for tracking and stewarding donor and volunteer activities. She came to us with several years of experience working in nonprofits throughout the Denver Metro area, including development work at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Working with children and youth in her community has always been a passion for Tianna.

Her educational background is in human services and high-resiliency youth, and she is excited to return to the wonderful world of nonprofit fundraising at Brent’s Place where she can continue to support children and families.

"I am so excited to be a contributor to the Brent's Place mission," Tianna says, "and to help support our families during their medical journeys!"

When not at work, Tianna enjoys crafting, watching campy movies and spending time with her husband and pets on the porch.

Mariah Law joins the Marketing and Community Outreach team with a rich background in customer service and brand management. After completing a year of service with Americorps – where she was placed with the local nonprofit Reading Partners – Mariah joined the Brent's Place team as our new Events and Corporate Outreach Coordinator. In this role, Mariah will help coordinate beloved annual events like Roadless Ride, Brent's Place Invitational, and enhance our engagement with corporate and community partners.

"I am looking forward to seeing the impact my work has on the families we care for as well as creating special events that connect our mission to the community," Mariah says.

When she isn’t working, Mariah can be found reading or out playing with her dogs.

As our new Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator, Chelsey Emmelhainz will contribute to the storytelling culture of Brent’s Place, capturing the stories of our families and community partners and sharing them through marketing channels.


Chelsey joins us from Private Prep, a K-12 test prep and tutoring company, where she worked in content marketing and branding. A storyteller by nature, Chelsey spent the decade before as a book editor in New York City. “I’m passionate about stories that create an impact, that stay with you,” Chelsey said. “I’m looking forward to spreading the word about Brent’s Place and the families we serve with the greater community.”


Chelsey also enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband, Matt, and cat, Loki.

Caitlin McPherson is a welcome new addition to our Family Support team. In her new role as a Family Support Coordinator, Caitlin will be finding creative, safe ways for families to engage. While Caitlin is a new staff member, she has been a loyal and valued friend of Brent’s Place for over a decade.


“My time as a volunteer for Brent’s Place ignited my passion for our mission and the families we serve,” Caitlin said. “I couldn’t be luckier to be where I am today.”


Caitlin is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Psychology and Education. Previously, Caitlin worked as a Youth Advisor for Boulder County Public Health, as well as a Restorative Justice Facilitator.


In her free time, Caitlin enjoys dabbling in art, spending time with her dog, Scout, and connecting with friends.

The Family Support team also welcomed Sarah Coleman as a Family Support Coordinator. Sarah discovered her passion for nonprofits through her work with Girl Scouts of Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation, and Shands Children's Hospital. She's eager to engage the families here at Brent's Place through the design of creative and enriching programming.


“I am so inspired by the mission of Brent’s Place and am so excited to be a part of the team that goes above and beyond for the families served here!” Sarah said.


Outside of Brent’s Place, Sarah enjoys cooking and spending time in the mountains with her family and three golden retrievers.


Please join us in extending a warm welcome our new team members! We are so happy they have chosen to share their talents with Brent's Place.


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