Meet The Team
Interim Executive Director
Kathleen ‘Cass’ Cronan has served EarthLinks for over a decade bringing an unwavering committment to supporting EarthLinks' Participants. In a transitional time for EarthLinks leadership, Cass has stepped out of retirement and into the role of Interim Executive Director. Cass's continued generousity allows EarthLinks to continue to thrive and be a safe and welcoming community.
Wisconsin born and raised, Jay has a Master's of Divinity from Notre Dame and has spent his entire working life employed by human service non-profit organizations; much of this time with several metro Denver agencies or churches working with lower income populations. Most recently, he was the Case Manager for a small homeless shelter in Thornton, CO. His passion is helping marginalized and isolated individuals re-discover their unique gifts and talents and regain their place in community.
Kevin has lived in the Denver Metro his whole life. He has a passion for plants, community, and creativity. He has lived experience navigating the housing, recovery and mental health care systems. He finds a way to flourish in challenging environments by always learning and engaging the power of perspective. As a certified herbalist, he seeks to empower people with food, plants, and the importance of earth care in health.
Lead Case Manager
Liana is an Afro-Latina social justice advocate and creative from Florida, who recently graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. She is passionate about environmental & reproductive rights, mental health, and sustainable fashion, and enjoys working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ population. Outside of work, she spends her energy on creative projects, listening to music & making playlists, thrifting, being in community of family and friends, and cuddling with her little chihuahua, Nala.
Production and Sustainability Manager
Kaitlin grew up in Maryland and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. Kaitlin is passionate about sustainability, climate justice, and food security. She believes in EarthLinks’ mission to strengthen the connection between people and the planet for mutual healing. Kaitlin loves spending time with the EarthLinks bees. In her free time, she loves hiking, reading, and cooking plant-based foods.
Abbey brings her background in accounting/administration and international nonprofit work to join her passion for the outdoors and gardening in Denver. She loves to create administrative scaffolding to support building a sustainable, thriving community. She and her family enjoy creating and enjoying music, hiking, biking, and generally getting into the mountains any chance they get. Abbey is also an avid reader, baker, yogi, and traveler.
Development and Events Manager
Hailey was born and raised in Southern California and recently finished her degree in Political Science-Public Service and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. Trading the beach for the mountains, she decided to forge a new path by moving to Denver and serving with AmeriCorps. With a strong passion for the environment and equality, she is thrilled to be working on behalf of the EarthLinks mission. She is also excited to learn more about gardening and promote EarthLinks' wonderful and sustainable products. Her hope is to spend her time in service gaining meaningful insight into the nonprofit realm and what a career in helping others and Earth consists of.
Marketing and Sales Manager
Caroline is originally from Kentucky and graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS in Sustainability. In 2022, she came to EarthLinks through a full time volunteer program called Colorado Vincentian Volunteers. She was drawn to EarthLinks because of her passion for environmental justice and community resiliency. Today she supports EarthLinks fulltime in her role as the Marketing and Sales Manager. Her personal philosophy is that each person she meets has insight or expertise in an area of life that she doesn’t; so she's excited to learn as much from the EarthLinks community as possible.
EarthLinks is always looking for talented folks who are passionate about making a meaningful difference. Click below to see our open positions.
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Staton, Board President
Senior Instructor, Dept of Family Medicine
Univ of Colorado School of Medicine
Robert F. Hayes, CPA, Board Treasurer
Community Engagement & Sustainability Specialist
Colorado State University
EarthLinks Program Participant
Broker Associate LIV Sotheby's International Realty
Maureen Cain, J.D.
Director of Legislative Policy and External Communications
Colorado State Public Defender
EarthLinks Program Participant
Merri Mattinson, Ph.D, Board Vice President
Associate Professor of Sociology
Red Rocks Community College
Julia Mecklenburg, MSW, Board Secretary
Deputy Director Energy Outreach Colorado
Retired, Community Development
Tiffany Knight, CPA
Director CPA, Kudinger, Corder & Montoya, P.C.
Charles (Taz) Romine-Mann
Diversity Coordinator, University of Denver
Honors Director, Red Rocks Community College