Board of Directors

Tim Rakow Named New Executive Director 

Timothy Rakow
Executive Director

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. 

Laura Teta
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
HR Associate/Bookkeeper

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 Johnson
Office Administrator

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.

John Mongello
Maintenance Technician

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.

After an extensive search, The Inn Between of Longmont’s Board of Directors and staff are pleased to welcome Tim Rakow as the organization’s new Executive Director. The position was previously held by David Bitler.  A 25-year veteran in the nonprofit sector, Tim is an accomplished leader 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. 

Kim Ranes 


Diamond 4 Realty

Yvan Murad

Vice President
Murad & Murad, PC

Don Oest


University of Colorado Boulder

Dianne Horn


Community Member

Frank Weigle 

Colorado State Public Defenders Office

Doug Schmidt

Community Member 

Norma Fuentes

Intercambio Uniting Communities

Emma Hall

Boulder County Coroner's Office

Maxine Kary

Sunflower Bank /

Guardian Mortgage

Amy Okubo

The Law Firm of Amy Okubo, LLC

Sable Cofrin
Supportive Housing Advocate

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.

​​​​Margie Aguirre
Bilingual Supportive Housing Advocate

Margie was hired in November of 2015. She was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, and grew up In California.  She has been a resident of Longmont for 22 years. Margie brings 15 experience of Case Manager formerly with The OUR Center and holds an Associates of Arts in Sociology and Accounting.  Margie is an active volunteer in our community as the coordinator of the Mexican Dance Troup, Nahucalli for over 20 years,  a Zumba instructor for Casa De La Esperanza and as an English teacher for Intercambio. 

Zach Klipstein

Supportive Housing Advocate

​Zach earned his Bachelors of Social Work degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2012. He has a heart to be a servant leader in all of this work and an understanding advocate for those in need. Zach grew up in Longmont and has worked in the field of social work in this area for many years. His experience includes serving clients with mental health, homelessness, developmental disabilities, and addictions issues. He enjoys running, rock climbing, playing guitar, and watching movies. 


Brian Mein
Maintenance Assistant

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. 

Team Members 

Over his nine year tenure at The Inn Between, Tim has aided a multitude of Inn residents and understands their struggle intimately. He has demonstrated the ability to build relationships by engaging people through dignity and honesty. Tim has influenced community advocacy around homelessness and affordable housing gaps while making key program improvements that foster client success through greater accountability.

“Under my leadership we will build upon the work The Inn team has launched in recent years.  I will strive to empower The Inn’s board and staff to continue finding innovative ways to empower those we serve and increase their housing permanence.  Through strategic partnerships, I have no doubt The Inn Between will continue to be a leading provider of supportive housing and a stabilizing resource for families and individuals living within our community well beyond our 25 year milestone”, Rakow says.

Tim, along with his wife, Josefa and their two young children, reside in Longmont.