Craig Secher, Executive Director 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 Executive Director of Realities For Children, Craig is responsible for Affiliate Youth Agency partnerships, sponsorship distributions and emergency fund allocations.
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 22 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.
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 nonprofit 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.
Erin Myrtle, Director of Marketing
Erin graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kan. with a B.A. in Graphic Design and Communications and a minor in Marketing. She has been part of the Realities For Children family for the past seven years and brings over 15 years of professional experience in marketing, publications and award-winning design. She is responsible for fulfilling the marketing benefits of our Business Members and managing the overall marketing strategy for Realities For Children.
Mechelle Stanton-Bowers, Director of Events
Mechelle graduated from the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Information Technology. She has over 28 years of experience in event management, producing some of Colorado's largest events and believes every event should offer a unique experience for all involved. Mechelle is a longtime Realities For Children family member and has been helping serve our children since 2004. Her passion for our community is apparent through her professional history in event management and her strong compassion for serving those in the nonprofit sector. As the Director of Events, Mechelle manages all aspects of Realities For Children event management, including execution, marketing, and sponsorship acquisition to inspire involvement and make connections within the community.
Molly Secher, Member Billing + 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 30 years and has been involved with Realities For Children since 1996. As our Membership Billing + Relations Manager, she facilitates the membership process, manages our monthly networking opportunities for our valued Business Members, manages the billing department and is certified as a “Pet Therapy Team” with both of our in-house therapy dogs, Remi & Rio.
Tanya Witt, Partner Agency & Youth Programs Manager
Tanya graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Social Work, followed by several years of continuing education in Early Childhood. She has worked in Early Childhood for over 20 years, and for the past eight years has been working in business management. She has been a supporter and part of the Realities For Children family since 1996.
As the Partner Agency and Youth Programs Manager, she manages all direct youth service programs and is the support liaison to our youth agencies.
Remi & Rio, Realities For Children Therapy Dogs
Remi and Rio are part of the RFC Team and happily volunteer their time at Realities For Children to provide comfort to children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk. Remi & Rio are certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs as “Pet Therapy Teams” with their handler Molly Secher. They attend our monthly youth activities and visit our Partner Agencies & Business Members upon request.