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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Team

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Tim Rakow

Executive Director

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 Liotino Associate Director


Associate Director

Laura has worked in the housing industry for 28 years. As a seasoned Director of Development, passionate about advancing housing security and holds a CHFA Reach Housing Professionals Institute Certificate of Leadership. Laura originates from Horseheads, New York and moved to Colorado in 1986. Outside of the office, she is involved in her local and faith communities, and enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, and her cat Mico. 

Mildred Gutierrez-Campos Bi-lingual Supportive 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." 




Education & Career Development Manager

Nicole joined the Inn Between in August 2022. She is a CU Boulder Alumni and has a Masters in Fine Arts from Goddard College.  She is an active artist creating collages and abstract paintings.  Nicole’s professional life is eclectic, and she’s worked in a variety of industries. Most recently, she worked for Front Range Community College’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing.  

Brian Mein Maintenance Supervisor


Maintenance Technician

Brian is a former Inn Between participant. He and his wife and children entered the program in 2015 and successfully graduated in 2017. Brian's was hired in September of 2017 to assist with property and building maintenance, advancing to his current role. He is originally from Estherville, Iowa and moved to Longmont, Colorado in 1985. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1999. He and his wife now own a home in Longmont.

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Katie Marie


Leasing & Database Manager

Katie Marie joined our team in January. She is diligent and detailed which is an asset to data management and tracking which is pertinent to our agency goals.  

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Bilingual Supportive Housing Advocate

Neida was born and raised in the Longmont area, where she grew up in a large family. She was most recently working directly with at risk youth to attain independency and stability. Neida has also worked with several organizations in the Longmont and Boulder Communities specializing in housing, support resources, and supervised visitation. Neida is actively pursuing her degree in Social Work in hopes to become a child therapist. She loves being with her family and pets, cooking, crocheting, advocacy, and exploring Colorado. 

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Executive Assistant

Terri joined The Inn Between in April 2014. Terri has over 20 years of administrative and office support experience. She currently holds an SSBI federal security clearance.

Kris James Maintenance Technician


Maintenance Technician

Kris is an asset to the maintenance team in that he has strong and diverse skills trade abilities. He can handle a broad range of housing maintenance needs.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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Eldon Mast


Chris Ray

Chris Ray Board Treasurer

Chad Rennicke
Vice President

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Malik Sommers

Don Oest Board Member

Don Oest

University of Colorado

Emergency Family Assistance Association

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Cecy Alba Board Member

Syndico APM Help Senior Product Manager

Cecy Alba

Jesse Turner

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Anne Marie Polich


Terry Vratny

Previous Board President

Kelli Smith Board Member

Kelli Smith

Community Member

Anne Marie Polich Board Member
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Tyrone (Ty) Branch, Jr.

St. Vrain Valley

School District

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Andrea Lunzer

St. Vrain Realty

Broker Associate

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Francesca Salazar-Salas       

Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank

Andrea Lunzer

St. Vrain Realty

Broker Associate

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