Before being officially hired at Disabled Resource Services, Denise volunteered her time as an Independent Living Specialist and Loan Closet Specialist for two years. Denise has been with the organization since 2011 working her way up through the ranks. Denise states, “My passion was to share my knowledge with individuals from any background specifically those individuals with disabilities in their quest to live independently.” Denise has a firm belief in inspiring individuals to develop their own strengths promoting self-accomplished goals.
Within the community, Denise has her finger on the pulse of resources including applying for Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formally food stamps, Aid to The Needy and Disabled (A.N.D.) and more. In addition to working on benefits applications, peer counseling and much more, she advocates for people with disabilities for many reasons such as, but not limited to, landlord or employment disputes and service/companion animal related issues.
Denise’s work is well known in Larimer and Jackson Counties and has a good working relationship within the community. She works closely with law enforcement and the courts to ensure that individuals are receiving the services that they need. Denise has respect and compassion for everyone she works with.
Denise was promoted to Executive Director of Disabled Resource Services in February 2022. She is excited to bring a new vision to the position and encourages people from all walks of life to live the best life possible.
Denise holds a Master of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security.