Kimberly has lived in the Salida area for the past five years. During that time, she has served as a resource to families in Chaffee County through the Colorado Community Response program, worked closely with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and developed a long-term housing program for those victims. Most recently, she served as Chair of the countywide Housing Policy Advisory Committee, and worked with elected officials and county and municipal organizations to increase regional collaboration advocating for the formation of the Chaffee County Office of Housing.
She earned a Bachelor's degree in Business and Information Systems from the University of Colorado (CU-Boulder) and has thirteen years of experience as a technology professional. She leveraged her IT experience to form her own technology company that provided desktop, network and security solutions to small businesses and individuals. She later returned to CU-Boulder and worked in academic technology, research computing and data management. She has used her business and technological experience in the United States and other countries to empower individuals and families with educational resources and medical supplies as well as micro-financing for sustainable projects to pay school fees for children to continue their education.
Kimberly believes strongly that restorative justice practices are vital for the health and well-being of our community. Her leadership skills coupled with a passion for creating productive dialogue between parties affected by crime, violence and trauma are well-suited to take FCRJ to the next level in providing restorative justice services throughout the 11th Judicial District.
Stephanie Jones is a Colorado native who enjoys the many outdoor activities the Salida area offers. A recent graduate with a Master’s Degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling (3rd in her class of 280+ students), her focus is working with youths in Salida and Buena Vista. One of her primary professional goals is to help change the school-to-prison pipeline through implementing restorative justice practices. In addition to FCRJ, Stephanie also supports youth and families through her work with Family Youth Initiative (F.Y.I.) in Salida. In her work with youth and young adults, Stephanie focuses on improving adolescent thinking, attitudes and behavior. Stephanie is a retired correctional officer and served four years in the armed services.