I am a community leader who grew up in a small town and created a program that I wish existed for me when I was young and learning about my own identities. As a former Educator, and lifelong Girl Scout, I have created SPLASH to enrich the lives of young people and hopefully minimize the impact of the outside world. My life have been spent advocating for others, especially folks with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ people. I have two beautiful daughters and am dedicated to changing our world, one young person at a time.
Jay’s Bio Here
Charlie // Silen
Silen’s Bio here
Veronica May (she/her) has been playing music professionally for 17 years. She was a Music Therapist for 11 of those years and continues to teach lessons. She’s always down to hear a witty pun and is a mental health advocate living with Bipolar 1. Her little lesbian heart loves to connect with people of all ages, especially those that might need to feel less alone.
I’m really excited to be a part of SPLASH! I grew up in New Mexico and Colorado with my awesome parents and golden doodle, Amie. I am a current student at Colorado State University, and I am studying Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Environmental Affairs. On the weekends you can find me outside skiing, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing! If it’s a rainy day, I love baking, reading science books, funny movies, and cuddles with my dog.
Red’s Bio here
Allie’s Bio Here
Adult Swim Volunteers
Laura’s Bio here
Kristen’s Bio here
Bruce’s Bio here
Our Board Members
I am a youth at Splash, and have been for a little over a year. I love going to splash because of the environment that they have. As a genderqueer person it is nice to have somewhere that I can be open about my identity, and to have the correct pronouns used.
My name is Rowdy. I am currently finishing my Graduate degree in Social Work. I have been in the social service field for over 25 years in various capacities. I have a great passion for service work. I do foster care for developmentally disabled adults in my home and sit on several volunteer boards and committees. I have even been an emergency responder on the dive and rescue team. I am very passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community for many reasons and am especially passionate about working with youth. SPLASH is a most amazing organization and I am both proud and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to do whatever I can to help our LGBTQ+ youth.
I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I went to college in New Hampshire at New England College. I have a Ph.D. in the social sciences from Boston University and I teach interdisciplinary courses for the Honors Program at Colorado State University. I have lived in Fort Collins Colorado since 1993 and I don’t think I will ever move. I have a 21-year-old gay son who is in college in Portland, Oregon. I live with my two cats Katara and Oatmeal. Yes, I am a cat-lady! I enjoy gardening, reading, watching films, sewing, riding my bike to the cultural center of town to take part in all sorts of fun activities, and drinking tea.
Dr. Jamie Gilgren has been an ally with the LGBTQIA+ community since high school. She joined with SPLASH in 2021 and was voted as Secretary of the Board. In her spare time, she enjoys playing games with her family, walking her dog “Charlie”, playing with her cat “Sparrow”, four-wheeling, and visiting National Parks. Dr. Jamie Gilgren has been practicing audiology and fitting hearing aids since 2002. She earned her Doctorate Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Aural Rehabilitation from the University of Texas at Austin, and two Bachelor’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado.
I attended SPLASH myself when I was younger, and I am proud to be committed now to making it a more diverse, accessible and inclusive community for queer youth in Northern Colorado. I grew up in Fort Collins, and I am now an undergraduate student at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon studying history with a minor in gender studies. I love being out in nature, making tea for my friends, baking pastries, and reading old documents.
I am a public health professional with expertise and experience in health communications, reproductive and sexual health, communicable disease, tobacco prevention, emergency preparedness and response (EPR), maternal and infant health, and vaccine-preventable diseases. I am a Communications Specialist at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment with the Office of Communications, primarily working with our clinical and EPR programs. I also work part time for the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County as Health Educator Consultant providing programmatic and communications support. I earned my Master of Public Health with a focus in Health Communications from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University. Born and raised in Texas, I have lived in Fort Collins for over 10 years with a brief interlude living in Florida. I enjoy hiking, movie-going, and spending time with my fur-baby, Chip.
Kimberly is the Director for SPLASH Youth and Founder of NoCoSafeSpace and Nocopride. She is a parent of two beautiful daughters and taught special and alternative education for nine years before dedicating her time and energy to her work with queer communities throughout rural Colorado. Most recently, Kimberly received the Julie Boucher Intellectual Freedom Award from the Colorado Association of Libraries for her efforts in producing Colorado’s first Drag Queen Story Hour in 2019. She currently serves on eleven public boards and committees, including the Healthy Larimer Commitee, to ensure that LGBTQIA+ voices are present in many spaces. She enjoys living in Fort Collins and spending time with her teen daughter.
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