Staff

Erin Ellison, BA

Erin is the Office Manager at Hope’s Promise. She earned her BA in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After completing her degree, she felt God drawing her toward full time ministry.  Currently, she is working on her Masters of Divinity with a focus in Justice and Mission at Denver Seminary. Previously, she worked at a local church as an intern

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Tami Davidson, MSW

  Tami graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Oklahoma.  She worked with another international adoption agency for 11 years before joining the Hope’s Promise staff in 2010.  She is passionate about adoptive parenting and loves being a part of seeing families built through adoption.  Tami and her husband, Cliff, are the adoptive parents of two children, both born in Kolkata, India. Their daughter joined their family

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Hannah Crouse, BA

I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. When I was twelve years old, my parents began leading a Short Term Mission Trip to Kenya each summer. During one of these summers  I served at an orphanage in Nairobi and fell in love with the children there. It was because of this experience that I developed a passion for orphans. Wanting to make a difference in the

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Julie Zaruba, MSW

Julie is an Adoptive Family Caseworker and Birth Family Counselor at Hope’s Promise. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Julie grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in 1997. Prior to joining Hope’s Promise, she worked as an Infant Mental Health Therapist

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Bobbi, MA

Bobbi is an Adoptive Family Caseworker and Birth Family Counselor for the Hope’s Promise satellite office in Western Colorado. She feels honored to serve in a Christian ministry that helps build forever families. Bobbi holds a Master of Arts in Human Services with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. Bobbi has been married for 31 years, has two grown married

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Sarah Ramer, MA

Sarah works from the Castle Rock office as a birth parent counselor and adoptive family caseworker. She grew up in Orlando, Florida and obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. She then moved from the beach to the mountains in order to attend graduate school. She earned her Master’s in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary and chose to stay

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Holly Leonard, BSW

I was born and raised in Montana and grew up with a passion for working with children.  My first job was working with children with developmental disabilities.  This led me to study Social Work in college, and in 2008 I graduated with my BA in Social Work from the University of Montana in Missoula.  I spent two summers during college in Kenya, which is

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Rachel Wilkens, BSW

Rachel has been an adoptive family caseworker and birth family counselor for Hope’s Promise at the main office in Castle Rock, Colorado since 2008. Her sister was adopted domestically through Hope’s Promise over twenty years ago, and she has been involved in the gift of adoption ever since! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and the Colorado outdoors. She has a Bachelor of

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Cristina Mahaffey, BA

  Cristina is the Director of Development and Communications and began her career with Hope’s Promise in August of 2014.  She brings a range of experience from marketing, to public speaking.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications at the University of Northern Colorado and has a deep passion for Communication on all levels.  With adoption as a part of her story, she

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Kaye Ferguson

Kaye joined Hope’s Promise as a volunteer for Kenya’s Sanctuary of Hope in 2006 and started as Director of Operations in 2008. Her previous experience includes 12 years with a Colorado Springs non-profit. Kaye and her husband, Rick, have four children (three birth children and one adopted child). They also have eleven wonderful grandchildren, two of whom were adopted from Kenya. She is especially thankful

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Lorie Bailey, BS

Lorie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources after graduating from Colorado Christian University.  She and her husband have an adopted grandson from Russia.  After their children returned from Russia having just visited their new son for the first time (and Lorie’s and Ken’s grandson) Lorie’s love for children was sparked with new fervor.  It was through a video of the orphan

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Sarita Enyeart, MSW

  Sarita is the Director of Adoptions at Hope’s Promise.  She grew up in Nepal and has lived in the US for sixteen years.  She worked as a caseworker and/or as a supervisor for seven years in the state of Missouri’s child welfare system.  She earned her masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During her undergraduate studies in Michigan,

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Paula Freeman, MSW

Social worker, author, trainer and speaker, Paula is the founder and Past Executive Director of Hope’s Promise. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Denver University, specializing in children, youth and families. She has worked in the field of adoption for 26 years and enjoys the unpredictability and challenges. Paula is the author of the recently released book, A Place I Didn’t Belong: Hope for

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