Colorado Kids Create Dream Team

Founder: Natalie Myers

Natalie is a children’s book author who has resided in Northern Colorado since 1969. She enjoys writing, playing guitar, quilting and outdoor activities with friends and family. She was a stay at home mother for 27 years, during which time she taught her ten children violin using the Suzuki method.

Executive Director: Rachel Casale

Rachel is a Colorado transplant from Maryland, rooting into the Northern CO community as a homeowner, mother, children’s ministry volunteer, yoga instructor and social worker. Former Community Organizer and Mentor for Baltimore City Public Schools, encouraging the creative potential of youth continues to be a priority for her. Rachel enjoys hiking, climbing, kayaking and camping in Colorado’s paradise.

Board Chair: Farra Lanzer

Farra is the Director of PR and Community Relations for Madwire® and an active member of the Northern Colorado community. Farra has a passion for all forms of art, especially art in education. She loves the Colorado outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with her family, friends, and her two rescue dogs, Bella and Oliver.

Treasurer: Lindsey Craig

Lindsey is a Kansas native who has resided in Colorado since 2012. Lindsey has a passion for helping others and this will be her first time on the board of a NPO. She enjoys spending time with her family in KC, her friends in Colorado and painting at local NOCO paint and sip establishments. She is also a die-hard Chief’s fan, but we don’t hold that against her.

Wordsmith & Book Organizer: Kaitlin Keyes

Kaitlin is a Broker Operations Specialist at C3 Real Estate Solutions. After growing up in Montana, she came to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University and never left. Kaitlin enjoys spending time in the garden, out on the trails, bicycling, and exploring Colorado and soaking up all that it has to offer. She is thrilled to be a part of the Colorado Kids Create family!

Book Publishing Director: Danny Andjelkovich

Danny grew up in southern Colorado and moved to the Denver area in the early 2000’s. He has been in the IT field for over 15 years and he has worked with Colorado Kids Create since the first book was published. Danny enjoys music, the outdoors and spending time with his wife and four daughters.