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Our Visiting Angels Office Staff

Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas

301 N Pagosa Blvd #B10
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-264-5991
Fax: 970-264-5996
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Our Visiting Angels Office Staff

Our Office Staff

Pagosa Springs, CO Office

ChrisChris Smith – Chief Visionary Officer - Pagosa Office
As our CVO, Chris is the strategic business planner for our many Visiting Angels offices. He motivates the staff with the latest company goals to continuously improve and grow the services we provide. His persistence is invaluable as our Visiting Angels agency continues to expand and provide the best care to our clients. He is also an advocate with many local care support agencies. Chris relates, "We heard about Visiting Angels and were attracted by the opportunity to do something good, start a business that would bring more jobs to our area and also help my Grandma. We do serve as angels as we help to brighten homes and better the lives of our clients.

MicheleMichele Smith – Co-Owner
Michele and husband Chris opened Visiting Angels in January of 2011. Although she is not active in the daily office activities, she continues to work alongside Chris on ownership decisions and issues. Michele is a source of support to the entire staff, always offering a kind word of encouragement and support.

MichelleMichelle Johnson - Chief Executive Officer- Pagosa Office
Michelle’s background is in Corporate Management. Her experience in leadership and guidance is the driving force to achieving the organizational goals of our agency. She has lived in SW Colorado for over 24 years, and loves serving her community. Her job as Administrative Director includes many roles, but she is focused on creating the best environment for our staff, allowing us to provide excellent, professional care to our clients and families. Michelle is a calm and dedicated leader, and a perfect fit for our agency.

LuAnnLuAnn Ormonde – Care Director - Pagosa Office
LuAnn's leadership plays a vital role in our company, as the Care Director. She began with the company as a caregiver with a heart for helping others. Her skills in office management serve in coordinating all aspects of care. Her experience includes 11 years as office manager for a cardiac-thoracic surgeon, managing local restaurants, and hours of volunteer positions in her church. LuAnn strives for excellence, and is a strong leader in our agency.

BrendaBrenda Jeffryes Peacock – Marketing Director - Pagosa Office
Brenda oversees resources and marketing in all areas, promoting our outstanding company in the field. Her marketing degree and expertise as a former client care manager, combine to make her sensitive to new ways to creatively present the resources we offer in homecare. Brenda has been with us since the beginning, and is devoted to both leadership and excellence.


EmilyEmily Green- Pagosa Client Care Manager/Mentor Facilitator- Pagosa office
Emily has been in Pagosa Springs for 13 years. She is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with a background in Oncology and general patient care. Her passions lie in patient care, raising her four children with her husband and enjoying nature in Pagosa Springs. Emily is a caring, outgoing individual whose focus is excellent care-giving to our community. She is a great addition to our Angel Team.

SydneySyndey Quiller – Executive Assistant- Pagosa Office
Sydney has spent most of her life in Pagosa Springs and she is the daughter of our owners. She loves spending time outside in all seasons. With her husband and 3 kids, they love to hike, paddle board, ride bikes, swim, snowboard, camp, and shoot archery. Sydney is a sweet spirit and such a helping hand in our busy office.

TullyKindolyn Tully- Communications Specialist- Pagosa office
Native to Pagosa and being blessed to raise her now grown children, Kindolyn has always taken advantage of the great outdoors, including hiking and camping. She loves a good physical challenge and also loves taking photos of the surrounding beauty. She has a long career in restaurant management and service, and also has remodel skills. Her true heart is in serving people, and it shows as she assists our clients and caregivers daily.


Kathleen CastellotKathleen Castellot – Special Projects/Admin Asst- Pagosa Office
Kathleen started with Visiting Angels in 2013 as a caregiver. She has served in various roles, and is now assisting our Care Director. She and her husband both enjoy numerous outdoor sports, including, windsurfing, water and downhill skiing, riding motorcycles and golf. She is thrilled to be back on our Angel team, in hopes of making a positive impact for both caregivers and clients. We appreciate Kathleen for her “can do” attitude!

Scheduling Team


MicheleMichele May- Scheduling- Pagosa Office
Michele comes to us from southern California. She and her family moved to Pagosa Springs to enjoy the great outdoors and simple life style. She loves spending time with her husband and children. Michele is a quiet, dedicated personality in our busy scheduling office and a perfect addition to the team.

TheresaTheresa Howard -Scheduler- Pagosa Office
Theresa Howard is a global citizen from Oklahoma, and has lived and travelled all over the world. Theresa came to Pagosa Springs 5 years ago to be near her family. Her career has included travel agent, personal chef, executive recruiter, and office manager. She is a kind and compassionate soul who believes that a job worth doing is worth doing right. Theresa brings a sense of excellence to her job of scheduling caregivers and assisting clients.

Human Resources Team

ChristieChristie Darago- Human Resource Generalist- Pagosa Office
Originally from NE Ohio, Christie and her husband served in church ministry for over 25 years. They have four children, and SW Colorado-once a favorite vacation spot and is now their full-time home. Her background as an Administrative Assistant and her experience with people are a great fit for her HR role. Christie loves people and helping to make their day better!

KathyKathy Compton/ Human Resource Generalist- Pagosa Office
Kathy is new to the Pagosa area, along with her family and dogs. She has experience managing a business office and nursing facility, and various other businesses. Hiking, fishing, and ATVs are just a few of the great outdoor adventures she loves. Kathy’s calm and friendly voice are a huge asset to our HR team, as she kindly assists with personnel and new hires.

Accounting Team

MoiraMoria Spencer - Accounting/Payroll – Pagosa Office
Moria is a proud mother of three. She enjoys all that the outdoors has to offer in our area, and watching sports, especially football. She has been in the accounting field for over 7 years, and loves using her critical thinking skills to problem solve. Moria is loyal and empathetic, and she has an optimistic outlook that she brings to our accounting team.

ChavezNacona Chavez – Accounting/Billing - Pagosa Office
Nacona is a Pagosa Springs native who stays busy with her three children and two fur babies. She is very active in the local Athletic Booster Club, and enjoys time with friends and family in the great outdoors. Nacona loves learning new things and lending a helping hand where it is needed. She is a vital part of our billing dept.


TeriTeri Danielson --Veteran Billing Clerk- Remote Office
Teri is our calm and caring billing clerk. She is responsible for maintaining, processing, and submitting all billing for our Veteran clients. Teri is very experienced in the bookkeeping area. She works well with numbers and enjoys the little details of her job. Teri is a vital part of our cherished Veteran services.

DeloresDelores Chance - Controller – Pagosa Office
Delores is new to Pagosa Springs. She moved here to escape the humidity of Missouri and enjoy being outdoors in the mountains of Colorado. She joined the accounting team in November of 2020, and is bringing 25 years of experience as a Controller with her. Dee enjoys camping, hiking, and skiing with her husband and her two fur babies, Willie and Sissy. We are happy to have Dee at the accounting helm.

AmeliaAmelia Laverty- Accounting- Pagosa Office
Amelia is a Pagosa native and recently graduated from Pagosa High School. She loves the mountains, Jeeping, and snowmobiling. She also loves time with her family and her fur babies. Amelia is working hard behind the accounting scenes to assist with billing for all of our agencies. She is a quiet calmness in a very busy department.

MikaylaMikayla Jeffryes- Mileage Specialist- Remote Office
Mikayla comes from a diverse work background, including ranching and gymnastics coach. She is an EMT, and has a degree in social work. She loves to stay fit, the great outdoors, and her little dachshund companion Lory. She is currently working toward her Masters degree, and is eager to stay on top of all mileage tracking issues, and she does it with a sweet smile.

Durango, CO Office

BrendaBrenda Porter- Durango/Cortez Client Care Manager- Durango Office
Brenda has a degree in organizational management. She has two children and 4 grandchildren that she loves spending time with. She is enthusiastic and energetic in her role as Durango client care manager. Brenda has a great attitude and serves our clients well. She is always willing to go the extra mile with a smile.

EliseElise Byers- Assistant Care Manager- Durango Office
Elise is an active CNA and lives in Farmington with her 9-year-old son. She originally worked as our caregiver for New Mexico and CO areas for 3 1/2 yrs. With a passion for helping people and a love for our clients, Elise is a supporting role to our care team. She has two associates degrees, one in liberal arts and the other is pre-health science. Elise goes out of her way to make sure our caregivers and clients feel comfortable and cared for.

San Luis Valley Office

ClorindaClorinda Chavez-Martinez - Client Care Manager San Luis Valley - Alamosa Office
Clorinda’s job as care manager includes interviews, schedules home assessment visits, assists in franchise training and marketing to the San Luis Valley. Clorinda’s background has been in human resources for 17 years at the Alamosa hospital and for 15 years in payroll and in accounts payable. Clo is fully committed to excellence in client care, and she gives 100% to our agency.

LeeAnnLeeAnn Pacheco- Assistant Care Manager/ Scheduler - Alamosa office
LeeAnn owns her own business, she has a degree in early childhood ED, and she has worked in the medical scheduling field. LeeAnn is a valued assistant as she schedules and assists with admin duties in our SLV office. She loves working with our people, and we love her gentle, kind personality.

Farmington, NM Office

TraceyTracey Howlett- Client Care Manger- Farmington Office
Tracey is a native to the Four corners area, and grew up as a rodeo girl. She and her family love the Farmington area and all it has to offer. Tracey’s experience as a CNA, an office manager, and assisting others with careers/college, serves her well in her office manager role. Tracey has a sweet spirit and the desire to help people. She is a bright spot to serve our NM clients.

Traci MiddletonTraci Middleton- Assistant Client Care Manager- Farmington Office
Traci is originally from Ft. Worth TX, relocating to Farmington after visiting and falling in love with the area. She enjoys family time, and loves cooking for family and friends. She has a passion for healthcare and the elderly, and truly wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Traci is a great help in our Farmington office with her kind and caring spirit.

Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas

301 N Pagosa Blvd #B10
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-264-5991
Fax: 970-264-5996

Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas

301 N Pagosa Blvd #B10
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-264-5991
Fax: 970-264-5996
CDC Updates
Get the latest information on COVID-19 from the Department of Health