At Kids Crossing, our staff are still kids at heart:
Lee Oesterle, MSW, LCSW
Masters Level Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Lee has been working in the Child Welfare system since 1978. Before receiving his Masters in Social Work at the University of Denver in 1980, Lee worked in group homes with adolescent boys. From 1980 to 1988, Lee was a Team Leader and then the Clinical Director of Chins Up Youth Care Homes. In 1988 Lee began his private practise and continues that practise on a part-time basis. In 1992, Jan and Larry Faubion asked Lee to be the Executive Director of the child placement agency they were starting – Kids Crossing.
Lee was the Executive Director from 1992 to 2013. In May of 2013, Lee was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in the mountains. After months of rehabilitation at Craig Hospital, Lee returned to work as the Clinical Director of Kids Crossing. This role proved more conducive to his continued healing and recovery. In 2015, Lee was again asked to be the Executive Director.
Tiffany Gonzales is Kids Crossing’s Colorado Springs Program Director. Tiffany graduated from Alabama State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in social work, and earned her master’s degree in social work from Newman University in 2011. She has been working in the human services field for over 12 years as a home coordinator, caseworker and now as a placement supervisor. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her daughter and hanging out with good people.
Donald Rincon is Kids Crossing’s Denver Program Director. He graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Denver in 2005 and has worked in the field of family therapy and residential treatment prior to coming to Kids Crossing in 2012. A passionate sports fan of the Denver Broncos and Boston Red Sox, Donald loves to spend time with his wife and toddler.
Dave Williams is Kids Crossing’s Pueblo Office Program Director and has been with Kids Crossing for over 15 years. He received his master’s degree in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling from The University of Northern Colorado and later earned his L.P.C. In his free time, Dave enjoys working out, and spending time with his kids, the two most important people in the world to him.
Roxann Cadwell is the Pueblo office manager and licensing coordinator. Roxann has been with Kids Crossing since 1995 and is an essential member of the Pueblo office. Roxann loves spending time with family and friends, and is known to give some of the best hugs and biggest smiles!
Arizona Lowe is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Kids Crossing Colorado Springs. Arizona graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Information Systems, and went back to school in her late 40’s to earn a Bachelor’s in English Lit from the University of Maryland. She is currently working on a Master’s in Digital Humanities. Arizona spends her spare time creating art, taking photographs and enjoying nature.
Gladys Offutt is a home coordinator with the Colorado Springs office. Gladys graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the fall of 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Kids Crossing is her first experience in the social work field, and she has been with us since 2012. She enjoys working with children and is constantly surprised by their resilience. In her free time, Gladys enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and drawing.
Ben Schoch is a home coordinator with the Colorado Springs office. Ben is a Colorado native who graduated from CSU-Pueblo and has held a variety of jobs within the human services field. He has worked at Kids Crossing for the greater part of a decade and enjoys working directly with families and youth to problem solve and offer support. In addition to his role as a home coordinator, Ben teaches foster parent CORE classes and several other trainings throughout the year. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends while enjoying an active lifestyle.
Karen McKay is a home coordinator with the Colorado Springs office. She has been with Kids Crossing since 2006 and has enjoyed working with so many talented and big-hearted individuals throughout the years. Karen graduated from UCCS in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not working.
Carlita Curtis is a home coordinator at the Colorado Springs office. She graduated from Colorado Technical University in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a
concentration in human services. Carlita is new to kid’s crossing but has a passion for working with kids in the community. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Sarah Bailey is the recruitment and retention specialist with the Colorado Springs office. She graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in marine science. Before entering the social work field she trained dolphins for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego. In 2011, she moved to Colorado with her husband to be near her family. She started with Kids Crossing in 2011 as a home coordinator. In her free time she spends time with her family and is having fun raising her little girls.
Dave Sanchez is a home coordinator with the Pueblo office. He graduated from the University of Southern Colorado and has been with Kids Crossing since 1998. Dave enjoys working with kids and the foster families at Kids Crossing. In the past he has worked as a fireman and EMT. Outside of Kids Crossing, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown children.
Victoria Romero is a home coordinator with the Pueblo office. Victoria was encouraged to pursue a degree in elementary education when her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age three. She is the newest member of our Pueblo team and looks forward to using her training, research, and experience to help other children and families. In her free time, Victoria likes spending time with her family and enjoys photographing their adventures.
Danni Jenkins is a home coordinator with the Denver office. Danni has been with Kids Crossing for 5 years and has organized many events to support foster and group homes in the Denver area. She even worked with a group of Realtor’s from Keller Williams DTC in 2013 to help provide an “Extreme Home Makeover” to a foster family which resulted in over $60,000 donated material and time! Outside of work, Danni is very close with her family and is also a volleyball coach. She has been coaching competitively for seven years and loves spending her spare time in the gym!
Jodi McClure is a home coordinator with the Denver office. She graduated in the winter of 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice emphasizing in Human Services. In 2011, she began working in the mental health field starting as a direct care provider in residential care and then worked her way into community based services. In her free time, Jodi and her family enjoy being adventurous: snowboarding, hiking, amusement parks, water sports, and especially being around animals.
Shelby Andrews is a home coordinator with the Denver office. She graduated in the 2011 with Bachelor’s degrees in Criminology and Psychology. She worked at various residential and day treatment facilities while earning her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in criminal behavior. In her free time, Shelby enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.