About Our Team

TCRAS is an organization of dedicated individuals who put in countless hours to give so many animals a second chance. Meet the team that makes it happen each and every day.
Mary Steinbeiser

Executive Director, CAWA
I was born and raised in Minnesota, but moved to Colorado 28 years ago on a new adventure in life.  I fell in love with the mountains and the lifestyle here, and built my life and raised my family in Teller County.
I came to the animal welfare world while looking for a career where I felt I could make a difference in the community.  I now have been with TCRAS for almost 10 years.

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During my time at TCRAS, there have been many milestones under my supervision. I have increased the fundraising revenue by 4 times from where it was when I started. This increase in revenue helped to add a small addition which increased the size of our cat room, and a small meeting area. I implemented 2 very important programs to start addressing the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the Teller County area. Geri’s Great Fix, is a low cost spay and neuter program for owned cats and dogs. The second is a Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) program for feral cats in our community. These two programs have started to show a decrease of unaltered animals in our community, which in turn lowers the number of unwanted animals. I also earned the Certification of Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA). This is a national recognition for the leaders in the animal welfare industry.

Al and I have 4 children between us, 1 granddaughter, a handful of dogs, and 2 courageous cats. Together we enjoy the outdoors, watching movies, traveling and just relaxing on the back porch. My dream is to someday see a newly constructed shelter to serve the wonderful community of Teller County.

Angela Davis

C.A.R.E. Manager
Angie grew up in a military family and spent time in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Texas and beautiful Colorado! For over 27 years Angie has been a part of animal welfare. She began volunteering at a wildlife rehab center at age 14, had the privilege of serving as the Director of Operations at Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, CO. and as a TNR Coordinator for HSPPR in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Angie has an amazing husband, of 10 years and together they have a blended family of four adult children and four grandsons that they love dearly. Their furry family includes two dogs, three cats and a horse (Jazzy May). All of them rescued. Angie desires to live life to the fullest and enjoys hiking, walking, horseback riding, motorcycling, traveling, music, dancing, shopping, playing with children and animals and anything where she can learn and enjoy the gifts of life..
Jodi Waters

Volunteer, Grant and & Donor Coordinator
I am a Colorado native!! As a child, I spent many happy days exploring with my brother at our family cabin in Florissant. I graduated from Colorado State University (Go Rams!) with a B.S. in Construction and Interior Design with an emphasis on Public Relations and held many positions in the corporate world in Business Development at a local hospital, Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant and Real Estate Broker.

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I vowed that once I left the corporate world, I would never go back! In order to fulfill 2 of my passions at once, I started a dog running business and spent several years running the trails with so many furry friends.

We moved to Woodland Park in 2000 because we wanted to raise our family in a small town. I am fortunate to have a wonderful, funny & supportive Husband and 2 amazing daughters that are the light of my life. We enjoy living in the mountains as it provides us the opportunity to trail run, camp, ski, mountain bike and just enjoy nature as a family. Most weekends, you will find me driving all over creation to watch my daughters play soccer! We have 2 rescue pups, Koa & Doolin and they bring so much joy to our family with their happy spirits and funny antics!

I have always gravitated towards animals as my passion lies in helping as many as possible. I would have a houseful if I could! I was so fortunate to come across an opportunity at TCRAS and I’m thankful every day to work with such amazing co-workers as the Volunteer, Grant and & Donor Coordinator and it is my DREAM JOB! I invite you to come in and tour TCRAS, meet our shelter guests and see what our Volunteer program has to offer. Our volunteers have a direct impact on each of our shelter guests regardless of the area they volunteer in and there’s no better feeling than that.

Lucy Klos

Event Planner
I am the Events Planner for TCRAS.  I have over 20+ years of doing events of all kinds from corporate Olympics for Progressive Insurance, to numerous holiday parties, conferences, and trainings as well as having been the VIP and Guest Speaker Coordinator for the International Space Symposium.

I previously worked at TCRAS back in 2009, before relocating to Lakewood, CO.

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While living in Lakewood, I worked with the State of CO in the Division of Criminal Justice. Prior to that I worked as a Fire & Theft Investigator for Progressive, and spent many years working for accounting firms doing peer reviews. I always like the challenges of new jobs, and learning the idiosyncrasies of different positions.

We are fortunate to have adopted two dogs from TCRAS. I fostered Kachina when I first worked at TCRAS. Fostering her and falling in love with her meant adopting her. Then this summer Milo came home with us to do a meet and greet with Kachina. Yes, we adopted him also. Both found their forever homes, and have turned ours upside down. My husband Dave keeps us all laughing and is a compassionate and supportive person. You will often find him helping out and volunteering at our events. 

While I enjoy doing events, I believe strongly in communications and promoting the shelter. We are always striving to fundraise, and develop relations with current and potential sponsors. Join us by becoming a volunteer, donating items or money, sponsoring an event or helping us grow into the shelter we know we can become. We have BIG dreams. You and our community is our lifeline that can make that dream come true.

Amy Elmont

Public Relations Representative
Amy has loved animals since she was very young – her first cat was there the day she came home from the hospital and she tried to make sure every day since has been filled with 4-legged, furry friends.  She lives with her fiancé, Charlie Ortega and her daughters, Brianna and Kyra. Charlie’s son, Aaron, is with them part-time as well. They share their home with two cats and a dog – a crazy Terrier-Corgi- Schnauzer mix named Hollie – who keep them entertained.

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And there is often a foster dog from TCRAS sharing their home as well. Amy started volunteering at TCRAS in early 2016 and then began working part-time as a kennel tech and as Public Relations Representative in May. Now she works as the PR rep as well as still volunteering with her teenage daughters once a week. She also works part-time at Fidelity National Title in Woodland Park. Amy is grateful to be part of the amazing team of people and the work that they do at TCRAS. “The shelter is such a positive and loving place. The people are wonderful and it is such a blessing to be able to spend time getting to know the animals and helping them find the right home to live out the rest of their days.”

Alina Rollins
Administrative Support Staff

Stacy Brainard
Lead Animal Care Technician

Kathy Bovanizer
Animal Care Technician

Carole Casner
Animal Care Technician


Kathleen Morand
Animal Care Technician

Eric Rice
Animal Care Technician