Robin's Nest Foundation is managed and run 100% by volunteers.
Wendy Ingrahm - Owner and Founder
Wendy Ingraham is a Michigan native and the owner of Robin's Nest Foundation. Before her work with the foundation, Wendy practiced her love for health and fitness as a professional athlete for 20 years.
In the wake of tragedy after losing three very close friends to depression, Wendy felt it was her mission to find a way to help youth who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma-related symptoms, and other mental issues. Wendy has a 14 year old daughter and as she researched suicide and mental health, depression, anxiety, she learned that Douglas County has one of the highest rates of attempted suicide in the country.
“We embrace other mental health foundations within our community,” Ingraham said. “It takes more than one foundation to get the work done. It takes collaboration, and being able to let them do their work is equally important as our work here.” You can contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Wendy’s unbreakable spirit, generosity and passion for helping our community with mental health is limitless.” Tera Radlo (Former Castle Pines Mayor)
Jen Patterson - Executive Director
Jen holds a Master's Degree in Hydrology and a Bachelor's Degree in Geology. After a 25-year career in environmental consulting, Jen decided to move into the nonprofit sector. Wendy offered her the perfect opportunity to contribute at Robin's Nest. Jen believes that mental health is an area that does not get the attention that it deserves in our community. Growing up in central Illinois, she became a true animal lover. Robin's Nest is a unique organization where these two ideals merge. You can contact Jen at email@example.com.
Mallory Nicklas - Licensed Therapist
Mallory holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social work, is a Certified Social Worker, and LCSW Candidate. With over 10 years experience working in various educational settings, inpatient behavioral health treatment, and non-profit program facilitation and management, Mallory currently fulfills her role as Program Director and Clinician for Mustard Seed Ranch, a charitable non-profit equine assisted therapy program for youth who have experienced trauma.
Mallory is also the founder of H&H Connections, providing equine assisted psychotherapy, learning, and consulting. With training in Natural Lifemanship, Mallory thrives in creatively pairing her clinical knowledge of behavioral health to the experiential process of implementing horses, while engaging clients in a meaningful way. Horses have always been a safe, educational, and healing space for Mallory. She enjoys sharing that novelty with those she works with.
Mallory's mission is to create a unique and healing environment for individuals to feel their most authentic and capable selves, as they discover hope and heal. Contact Mallory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Volunteer Staff
Robin’s Nest does not pay any full-time employees. Our only direct expense is to the licensed
equine therapist and is based on the number of therapy sessions. We are lucky to have some great ladies who give their time and love to the charity and farm!
ILana Bove - Volunteer Coordinator
Ilana has been in the education field for over 20 years, 12 in the Douglas County Community School Corporation. She received her B.A. from Purdue University in Elementary Education and her M.A. in Information Learning Technologies from University of Colorado Denver. Ilana recently retired from being an educator to devote more time to her family and focus on charitable work. Ilana is looking forward to creating programming for Robin’s Nest and helping the community focus on mental health issues. For volunteering questions contact ILana at email@example.com.
Sara Nation - Lead Volunteer
Sara grew up with cats, dogs, horses, birds, donkey’s, turtles, bunnies…etc. A lover of all animals. She learned at an early age, animals were more loyal, trustworthy, compassionate, and friendly than many humans. Sara found moments with them to be a warm and gentle reprieve from everyday life. She was known as the “cat lady” during early college years because she lived in a garden apartment and left a window open for her many cats and the neighborhood cats to freely roam in and out of her home when they needed shelter or food. Today volunteering at Sky View Farms nourishes Sara’s love of all animals in an outdoor setting that is the perfect backdrop to help other people learn about their needs, put a smile on their face and a lasting one in their hearts.
Emily Jones - Social Media Manager
Emily Jones is a 30 year old Louisiana native. She has been living in Colorado since 2015, but her thick southern accent is here to stay. She has a criminal justice degree although her profession doesn't have anything to do with that field. Emily has had fun with photography as a hobby since she was 16 and she throughly enjoys being behind a camera. Wildlife and landscape photography are her passion. She is extremely excited to be apart of Robin's Nest Charity to let her joy and efforts shine through her work with and for them. Contact Emily for any social media questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Noble - Website Administrator
Kim holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. After over 25 years in the industry she decided to retire to spend more time with her family and focus on the softer side of life. Kim has always loved animals and has a special affection for horses. She volunteered at The Dumb Friends League's Harmony Equine Center for multiple years. Kim feels that helping out at Robin's Nest and their mission to help those struggling with mental issues is rewarding on multiple levels. For questions or suggestions for our website please contact Kim at email@example.com.
Roz Schroeder - Lead Volunteer
Roz choosing a career as a Realtor, felt only natural after growing up on her father’s construction sites. She loved helping families find their perfect homes. Working as a Realtor for many years and at the same time watching her family grow, gave her the idea to create a family business.
Roz and her family built, own and operate CIelo at Castle Pines, an event venue. Meeting guests in all walks of life from around the world has been incredible. Her specialty part of the business is working with several non profits. Helping them to create fun events to raise money for their wonderful philanthropic endeavors has been a real joy.
Animals and children have always been a huge part of her heart. So when she became aware of her neighbor Wendy’s amazing SkyView Farm and Robin’s Nest non profit, she knew she had found a very special place that she wanted to become a part of.
Helping with the animals and children and working with the wonderful women at the farm has been a joy.