Our Office Staff
Pagosa Springs, CO Office
|Chris 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.
|Michele 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.
|Michelle 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.
|LuAnn 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.
|Brenda 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.
|Briana Stewart- Angel Recruiter- Remote Office|
Briana comes from New Orleans, LA, bringing 11 years of management experience with her. She cultivates local recruitment resources and oversees social media job listings. Her compassion for others, and for our agency, makes her an effective recruiter. Briana’s cheery personality always shines brightly.
|Emily 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.
|Syndey 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.
|Torri Medina- Communications Specialist- Pagosa Office|
Torri was recently a caregiver and has now moved into an admin position. She loves being a mother to her three children, time with her family, and the great outdoors that Pagosa Springs offers. She joined our Visiting Angels team hoping to make a difference in someone's life and also to learn as much as possible. Torri loves lending a helping hand and being a reason for someone to smile. Her role in our front office is a perfect fit for her kind and helpful personality.
|Avi Hyman – Regional Recruiter- Pagosa Office|
Avi came to Pagosa Springs via Austin, Texas in 2017. In March of 2022, he joined Visiting Angels as our recruiting coordinator. He and his family love taking advantage of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, but they still try to make it to the Gulf Coast for fun and family. Always quick with a “Dad Joke,” Avi brings his extroverted sense of ease and affability to our office, and he is excited to bring caregivers to our agency.
|Kathleen 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!
|Maegan Martinez- Scheduler- Pagosa Office|
Maegan is a long time Pagosa Springs girl, with a passion for the outdoors. She enjoys hunting, horses, and her four legged babies. She also enjoys her family time, and her young son Colby. Maegan has great scheduling experience and builds lasting relationships as she works with both caregivers and clients. She is a great asset to our team, and her cheerful attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.
|Michele 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.
|Christie 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!
|Kathy 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.
|Stephanie Johnson- Accounting/Payroll- Pagosa Office|
Stephanie moved to Pagosa Springs to enjoy the great outdoors with her family. Her degree in Admin leadership and her experience in customer service make her a perfect fit in our accounting department. She processes data for our cherished Vet clients, and works to keep the billing and records up to date. Stephanie’s calm personality and caring heart make her a great addition to our accounting office staff.
|Carol Feury - Accounts Payable - Pagosa Office|
Carol has an MBA in accounting and has been in the accounting profession for about 30 years. After retiring from the corporate world, she fulfilled her dream and moved to Colo. She loves the mountains and the snow, and traveling around exploring. Carol is a valued addition to our accounting team and she serves with kindness and determination.
|Teri 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.
|Delores 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.
|Amelia 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.
|Mikayla 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 eager to stay on top of all mileage tracking issues, and she does it with a sweet smile.
|Brenda 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.
|Elise Byers- Assistant Care Manager- Durango|
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.
|Clorinda 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.
|LeeAnn Cisneros- 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.
|Tracey 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 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.
|Amberlee Setzer- Ute Tribal Client Care Assistant|
Amberlee is of the Dine’ tribe, born and raised in Farmington, NM. Her love of sports and the great outdoors is shared by her family, and her three children. Her care-giving experience and helper attitude has promoted her to assist with our tribal elders from the Southern Ute tribe. Amberlee has a caring heart for Angel work, and she strives to provide the absolute best care in all situations. She is a great assistant in our tribal office.
Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas
Visiting Angels SOUTHWEST COLORADO301 N Pagosa Blvd #B10
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147