Alejandra Segovia, Case Manager
Start Date: 2017
Alejandra is responsible for creating and supporting partnerships between adult volunteers and youth, with an emphasis on serving our Latino youth and families. She also assists with partnership activities and trainings and oversees our Nexus program. Alejandra is from Colombia. She attended Politecnico Gran Colombiano, Bogota, Colombia where she earned a BS in Business Administration in 2005. Her experience ranges from sales and banking to education and case management. She moved to Steamboat 2008 and in addition to her position at PRC she is also a Spanish Interpreter/Translator for Integrated Community. Alejandra has been employed by Partners since 2017.
Julia Luciano, Lead Case Manager
Start Date: 2017
Julia oversees all aspects of the One-to-One Mentoring Program including Junior Partner referral and intake procedures and Senior Partner screening and training. She also creates and supports our partnerships and coordinates activities for waiting Junior Partners and partnerships as well as ongoing training for Senior Partners. Julia has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Julia has worked with children and families since 2000 teaching swimming in Steamboat, mentoring at the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Collins, and assisting with a youth literacy program in India. Since graduating in 2014, she facilitated sexual violence prevention education programming to youth and schools in Fort Collins. She has been with Partners since 2017.
Karin Koop, Bookkeeper
Start Date: 2006
Karin is the Bookkeeper for Partners. She handles all accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and grant reimbursements. Karin has been an independent bookkeeper since 2006 and has several clients in Steamboat Springs. Karin gained her BS in Business from the University of Southern New Hampshire.
Michelle Petix, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2012
Michelle's passion is working with youth, families, and their communities. In addition to a BA in Psychology from Westfield State College, Michelle has over 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and government sector. Most recently she was the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator for the Routt County District Attorney's Office, 14th Judicial District. Prior to that she played a key role in the ongoing development and implementation of the Routt County Teen Center and has also worked with the Community Youth Corps, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. She has and continues to serve on many Boards in the community including the Routt County Youth Coalition. Coming full circle, Michelle served as a founding board member of Partners in Routt County in 1996 and was one of the authors of PRC's non-profit application and mission statement.
Becky Slamal, Community Outreach Manager
Start Date: 2010
Becky's role as Community Outreach Manager iincludes increasing visibility and awareness in the community, recruiting new volunteers, producing the bi-monthly newsletter, maintaining the website, social networking, assisting with the coordination of fundraisers and special events, and serving as a representative of Partners throughout the community. After obtaining a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Denver and an M.A. in Counseling, Becky worked as a Case Manager and Program Director for a Denver-based youth mentoring organization for over ten years. Becky served as PRC's 2010-11 School-Based Mentoring Program Manager prior to taking on this new position. Born and raised in Steamboat Springs, Becky is excited to be back in this wonderful community and making a difference in the lives of Routt County youth.