Tim has 26 years of diverse work within non-profit human services, schools, and advocacy. Extensive knowledge of barriers that impact at-risk populations and challenges in affordable housing. Experience in housing rehabilitation, rental property management, and real estate sales. His professional background spans work in Minnesota, New Mexico, Colorado, and Guatemala. He came on board with The Inn Between in 2009 with 10 years of teaching experience and over nine years of client advocacy and non-profit management experience.
Associate Director/Development Director
Laura has 24 years of work experience in affordable housing and non-profit fundraising and development. She is originally from Upstate New York and moved to Colorado after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Elmira College, Elmira, NY.
Mary Ann Sanchez
Mary Ann was hired as an Administrative Assistant in July 2007. Within a few months, bookkeeping was added to her duties. She was promoted to Office Manager in February 2014, and then added Human Resources responsibilities in 2015. Mary Ann is a native of Longmont, Colorado. She was a resident at the Inn Between who successfully completed the program. She proudly became a homeowner in 2013.
Terri was hired in April of 2014 as the Administrative Assistance for The Inn Between of Longmont. Terri has over 20 years of administrative and office support experience. She currently holds an SSBI federal security clearance.
Katie was hired in October 2018. She came to The Inn Between after serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, where she was the Resource Development Coordinator for a Denver based non-profit. Katie has background in marketing and project management and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 2015.
John was hired in January of 2011. John has 13 years of experience with Maintenance, 14 years of experience as Union Carpentry, nine years of experience as a Property Manager for Boulder County managing 170 units. He has training in supervisory management, and computer classes.
Mark joined the Inn Between team in December of 2018. He has a masters degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville which is where he was born and grew up. Mark and his wife moved to Colorado in January of 1998. He has worked with older adults in various residential and care settings as well as many aspects of affordable housing. Mark also has experience serving on volunteer boards, with program management and herding/being herded by five cats.
Asset and Data Manager
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, and is currently working on a double bachelors in sociology and philosophy.
Bilingual Supportive Housing Advocate
Vannesa joined The Inn Between in February of 2018. Vannesa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver. She comes with an extensive knowledge in social services and with a desire need to help those in most need. Her ability to be bilingual and bicultural has allowed her to help many people in the community that would not have otherwise been helped due to the many barriers they face. Being a Spanish native herself, has allowed her to see the barriers that many monolingual speakers face. Vannesa enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and traveling.
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.
Tim Rakow, Executive Director
Tim Rakow is a 25-year veteran in the nonprofit sector, with vast experience in human services and considerable knowledge around affordable housing challenges, property management, and acquisition processes as a local realtor. His professional and personal connections to the Latino community and ability to communicate in Spanish provides cultural sensitivity necessary to serve a diverse community. Over his nine year tenure at The Inn Between, Tim has aided a multitude of Inn residents and understands their struggle intimately. He is a community advocate for homelessness solutions and affordable housing gaps while developing key program elements that foster client success through accountability. He and his wife, Josefa, and two children live in Longmont.
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