Kathleen (Cass) Cronan
Cass has extensive experience working with Denver’s nonprofit community, specifically organizations serving homeless and low-income populations, both as a volunteer and in various leadership roles. She has practiced law for more than 30 years in the Denver area.
Community Engagement Director
Carolyn, a Baltimore native, received a Bachelors of Science degree, focused on Art Education and Visual Communications from Towson University in Maryland. She coordinates sales, the EarthLinks’ Volunteer Program, online and print outreach, social media and community events.
Mary Nelle Gage, SL
Mary Nelle is a Sister of Loretto who joined us in 2003. Originally from Texas, and a graduate of Loretto Heights, she brings unmatched energy and enthusiasm to EarthLinks, and can be found staffing any number of our booths at festivals where we sell products from the EarthLinks Workshop Program.
Program and Garden Director
Alix is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working alongside people experiencing homelessness and displacement for over a decade in various capacities. In addition to her direct service experience, Alix previously worked on a small organically cultivated vegetable farm in Mancos, CO, and earned her Master Gardener Certification in La Plata County, CO. She is passionate about restoring a sense of belonging and self-worth among those who have been marginalized through earth-based engagement and connection.
Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
A Colorado native and graduate from CU Denver with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Science, Laura has a passion for studying our interaction with our environment and ways to enhance community resilience. She also participated in AmeriCorps NCCC where she traveled to various communities and learned skills in trail building, construction, gardening and environmental restoration.
Wisconsin born and raised, Jay has a Master’s of Divinity from Notre Dame and has spent his entire working life employed by human service non-profit organizations; much of this time with several metro Denver agencies or churches working with lower income populations. Most recently, he was the Case Manager for a small homeless shelter in Thornton, CO. His passion is helping marginalized and isolated individuals re-discover their unique gifts and talents and regain their place in community.
Daneel (Dee) Arias
Born and raised in New York, Daneel graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and Administration. Daneel has a passion for fundraising as he gets the opportunity to spread awareness of the important work that non-profits do for their communities. The open community and positive support that is provided at EarthLinks is why Daneel loves being a part of the team. Feel free to ask Daneel about his favorite movies, shows, and bands.
Mark originates from Chicago, IL and has 30 years of woodworking experience. Mark joined EarthLinks as a staff member after being a part of the participant community for the last four years. He is in charge of the wood workshop and continues to help EarthLinks plan and implement their garden.
Urban Servant Corp, Volunteer
Josh is passionate about the environment, nonviolent social activism, local food, and economic justice. He is from California, and an alum of Xavier University in Cincinnati. He came to EarthLinks because he wanted a place where he could do work that would contribute to a community and sustain Earth. "I feel like EarthLinks does that well”. Josh’s primary responsibilities at EarthLinks include assisting with workshop, working in the garden, and anything else he can do to pitch in!
Rebecca, a New Jersey native, is here as an AmeriCorps/VISTA member helping EarthLinks to expand and improve on various aspects of marketing, fundraising and communications. She graduated from Binghamton University with a BA in Anthropological Perspectives. She is interested in studying human communities and human relationships, especially as they relate to sustainability and the environment.
Johnna is a Florida native who graduated from Boston College with a BS in Biology and Environmental Studies. She's excited to connect her scientific roots with her passion for social justice here at Earthlinks! Joining the team as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she's here to help develop the workshop program and it's products to new heights. During her free time she loves going on mycological hunts, searching for vintage clothing, and drinking way too much coffee!
Board of Directors
Mike Boggs, Board President
Retired Wells Fargo Private Bank
Merri Mattison, Ph.D., Board Vice-President
Associate Professor of Sociology
Red Rocks Community College
Carol Maclennan, Board Secretary
Retired Tri-County Health Department
Robert F. Hayes, CPA, Board Treasurer
Retired UPS Executive
EarthLinks’ Workshop Program Participant
Principal, True North Consulting
Deborah Bomyea, OP,
Teacher, St. Francis De Sales
Health Care Consultant
RoseAnn Sanchez, CPA
Senior Accounting Manager
Anton Collins Mitchell
EarthLinks’ Program Participant
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Advisory Board of Directors
Jacqueline Leech, SC
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati
Nancy Hoffman, SC
Former Board President
Sister of Charity of Cincinnatie
Cathy Mueller, SL
Sister of Loretto
Bette Ann Jaster, OP,
Dominican Sister of Hope