Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Team
Tim Rakow is a 28-year veteran in the nonprofit sector, having assembled significant experience in education and human services within various states and Central America. Over the years, Tim has walked alongside those marginalized and has gained considerable knowledge around the realities of homelessness, affordable housing challenges, property management concerns, and real estate processes as a local Realtor. He joined The Inn Between in 2009 as the Bilingual Housing Advocate and then Program Director before becoming Executive Director in August 2018. While at The Inn Between, Tim has supported a multitude of families and individuals and can appreciate the complexity of their challenges, while also sharing deep humility for the resiliency demonstrated. He is a community advocate for homelessness solutions and affordable housing gaps while also striving to develop key program fundamentals that foster client growth through sensible accountability. He and his wife, Josefa, and two children live in Longmont.
Laura has worked in the non-profit industry for 28 years. She has extensive experience in event planning, marketing, and grant writing. As a seasoned Director of Development, she is passionate about advancing housing security. In addition to fundraising, she is also involved in her local and faith communities. She is originally from Upstate New York and moved to Colorado in 1986. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, and her cat Mico.
Bilingual Supportive Housing Advocate
Leslie joined The Inn Between in September of 2019. Leslie is a Boulder native and worked for Boulder County, for 23 years, first as a WIC Educator and then as a Program Specialist. She has volunteered at Sister Carmen Center for 25 years and served on their Board of Directors for eight years. Leslie also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Legal Center for five years. She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and her two doggies.
Supportive Housing Advocate
Rose Marie joined The Inn this Fall in November. She is originally from Texas but relocated to Cheyenne, WY in 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Gerontology from University of Northern Colorado and will be receiving her Master’s in Social Work this December from Colorado State University. She has a background in aging, disabilities, and advocacy with a passion for mental health. She is currently certified in advanced clinical behavioral health and currently working on her certification in conflict resolution and mediation. Rose Marie enjoys the sites of Colorado and spending time with her family and her dog Bubba.
Sable was hired in August of 2017. She came to the Inn Between after providing therapeutic services to children with autism and developmental disabilities. She has a background in psychology, behavior therapy and mental health advocacy. Sable also a Fair Housing advocate.
Bilingual Supportive Housing Advocate
Mildred joined The Inn Between in October 2021. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Boulder in 2001. Mildred worked for Boulder County as a Bilingual Income Maintenance Technician and with Boulder County AIDS Project as a Bilingual Medical Case Manager. She has volunteered with "Amigos de Mexico" interpreting with them over the years in Ciudad Juarez. Mildred enjoys reading, watching sci-fi, crocheting, walking and cuddling with her cat "Bright Eyes."
Program Training Coordinator
Kasey originally joined The Inn Between as a tutor for the Education Center in 2020. She has a Master’s of Education in Special Education and has 13 years of teaching experience. She brings a background in mentoring youth, volunteer coordination, and event organization to her position as Program Training Coordinator.
Interim Maintenance Supervisor
Brian was hired in September of 2017 to assist with property and building maintenance. He is originally from Estherville, Iowa and moved to Longmont, Colorado in 1985. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1999. Brian came into The Inn Between program in 2015 and successfully graduated in 2017. He now lives with his wife and children in Longmont.
Board of Directors
Terry Vratny, President
Brian Allard, Vice President
Lyons Gaddis, P.C.
Jenna Mangano, Treasurer
Chad Rennicke, Secretary
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University of Colorado - Boulder
Anne Marie Polich
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