Craig Secher, President and Founder
Craig graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Human Services. He then worked in the child protection field in Larimer County, including work as a Child Protection Ongoing Case Manager with the Larimer County Department of Human Services. As President of Realities For Children, Craig is responsible for Affiliate Youth Agency partnerships, sponsorship distributions and emergency fund allocations.
Joyce Dickens, Director of Events
Joyce comes from an eclectic background including an M.S. in Ecology from Colorado State and several years as a small business owner. However, she found her true passion in the non-profit world first by volunteering at events and then as the first Development Director for a new but fast-growing agency assisting at-risk youth. Since then she has gained over 12 years of experience as a non-profit professional, specializing in fundraising, event planning, donor development, grant writing and marketing. As the Director of Events at Realities For Children Joyce works with hundreds of amazing volunteers to create one-of-a-kind events that inspire our community, increase awareness of the issues of abuse and neglect, and raise funds to meet the needs of the children Realities was created to serve.
Shelley Carroll, Membership Director
Shelley graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. in Business Marketing and a B.A. in Communications. She has worked in marketing and promotions in Northern Colorado for 14 years. As the Promotions Director in her previous job in media, she assisted in gaining community awareness for Realities For Children events and Business Members for a dozen years. Shelley works to educate local businesses about our organization, enroll new members and market them as business leaders in the community who support Realities For Children.
Jill Foster, Marketing Director
Jill graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a minor in English. She served as a Realities For Children Ambassador and former RFC Business Member before coming on board as our Director of Marketing. Jill brings a strong professional background in business development, marketing, and client relations to her role. She is responsible for fulfilling the marketing benefits of our Business Members and managing the overall marketing strategy for Realities For Children.
Serena Thomas, Youth Agency Program Manager
Serena graduated with degrees in Math and Computer Science from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. After 8 years at Honeywell and another 10 at Hewlett-Packard, she joined the non-profit field as a volunteer coordinator and program manager, advocating for families in poverty, and children who have been abused and neglected. As the Youth Agency Program Manager, she strives to ensure these partners are recognized, have their needs met, and have a successful experience with Realities For Children.
Molly Secher, Member Relations Manager
Molly graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences and a minor in Early Child Development. She has worked with children for 25 years and has been involved with Realities For Children since 1996. In Membership Relations, she helps to facilitate the membership process, manages our monthly Networking Opportunities for our valued Business Members, manages the billing department and is a proud certified “Pet Therapy Team” with our in house Therapy dog, Remi.
Mehgan Castor, Community Outreach Coordinator
Mehgan graduated from Westmont College with a B.A. in Communication Studies and Biblical Studies. She served as a Realities For Children Ambassador and volunteer before joining the team as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Mehgan has a strong background in community connectedness as she has worked in the non-profit sector, church community, and health industry. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, Mehgan hopes to facilitate relationships between all types of organizations to better serve and resource the children in our community that Realities for Children serves. You can also see her singing with the Blues Dogs at Realities for Children fundraising events.
Remi, Realities For Children Therapy Dog
Remi is part of the RFC Team and happily volunteers her time at Realities For Children to provide comfort to children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk. Remi & Molly are a certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs as a “Pet Therapy Team”. They attend our monthly Youth Activities and visit our Partner Agencies & Business Member upon requests.