Seasonal Program Coordinator
Seasonal Program Coordinator
Seasonal Program Coordinator
Seasonal Program Coordinator
Sherri Kroonenberg is a seasoned leader in the nonprofit sector and the financial services industry. She served as the Chief Program/COO for Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. She was responsible for the Clubs and providing 10,000+ youth with opportunities to reach their highest potential. She currently serves as a member of the Great Dane Consulting Group.
She also served as the National General Manager and SVP of Fidelity Investments, leading 5,500 people across the US. Her team was responsible for delivering service and financial consulting for individual investors. She came to Fidelity from Charles Schwab where she spent nearly 15 years with the firm.
Sherri has a deep commitment to the betterment of our communities and people through leadership and involvement in the nonprofit sector. Prior to her role as the Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, she served on their Board of Directors for nine years. Her experience includes board service, executive leadership, volunteer development and fundraising. She currently serves as a National Trustee for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Board of Directors for their Colorado Chapter. In addition, she serves on the Business Council for her local church.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Business. Sherri has a deep passion for adventure and overcoming adversities. Her husband has Usher Syndrome – leading cause of deaf/blindness, but that doesn’t stop them! Together, they have summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, tandem mountain biked Kokopelli and Scotland and went sky diving!
Sherri’s favorite mantra is: What’s Possible! It’s not a question, but rather a statement that fuels a desire to reach for excellence!
Chief Operating Officer
Andrea is passionate about designing experiences that put people on a path to fulfill their potential, both personally and as agents of positive change in the world.
With twenty years of experience as an educator, Andrea has worked as a school administrator, district curriculum specialist, and as the director of No Barriers Youth. Prior to these roles, she taught in international schools in Venezuela, Chile, and Ecuador, as well as in New York City public schools. Andrea earned her Master’s in Education from Teachers College Columbia University.
Outside of work, Andrea thrives on new challenges, and loves exploring the wilderness and the world alongside her husband and son.
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle spent her formative summers at camp in Colorado where she fell in love with the mountains of southwestern Colorado. These summers were spent hiking in and around the Crested Butte area. Then life got busy and it wasn’t until the mid-2000s that she got back to the mountains, mostly in the Sierra Nevada range of northern California and then moved to Colorado in 2009.
Michelle comes to No Barriers with 30+ years of leadership in finance and operations in a variety of industries. 25 of those years were spent in the not-for-profit senior living world, which has provided immediately translatable skills and insight to the organization.
Michelle is thrilled to be able to combine these two integral parts of her life experience to support No Barriers as it strives to help others overcome their own unique (and not so unique) barriers and connect to that part in all of us (our human spirit) that is stronger than what’s in our way.
Mariah, being a Colorado native, has always had an endless sense of adventure and a yearning to constantly be exploring. She grew up in Black Forest, Colorado surrounded by trees and acres of land primed for a child’s sense of adventure. This is where her passion for the outdoors was born, and her imagination let run wild.
Once graduating high school, Mariah moved to Fort Collins to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism and a minor in Business Administration at Colorado State University. Luckily, she graduated with most of her sanity and a wealth of knowledge. After her tenure at CSU, Mariah held a variety of positions in recreation and education such as serving as a ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park, and being a classroom paraprofessional, to name a couple.
Mariah was first introduced to No Barriers (Global Explorers at the time) at a job fair at CSU when she connected with the NB representative and discussed the goals and mission of this organization. She immediately felt that this is where she wanted to be, and she pursued her passion for No Barriers and found herself joining the organization in 2015. Her time at No Barriers has evolved and transformed into a variety of work including education programming, expedition management, marketing, and eventually directing a variety of our programs.
Mike Smith is a retired US Army officer and Program Manager for No Barriers USA. Originally from Ohio, he currently resides in Roxborough Park, Colorado.
Since his retirement from the military, Mike has worked almost exclusively with veterans in social services and mental health settings. As a disabled veteran himself, Mike knows how difficult the transition to civilian life can be – He’s excited to be working with veterans who are truly motivated and ready for change. Mike is a peer specialist and certified recovery coach; he currently holds QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and ACCT Level 2 certifications. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outside with his wife Stephanie and their 2 dogs and cats.
Jess is a graduate of Colorado State University’s Impact MBA Program where she studied social entrepreneurship. Before moving to Fort Collins for grad school, she lived in Northwest Illinois and worked in the nonprofit and youth development sectors for five years in counselor, programming, and administrative positions.
Jess is ecstatic to be Accounting & Data Coordinator at No Barriers as she feels this role combines her passions of social and financial sustainability. In her free time, Jess enjoys spending time outdoors, cross stitching, and making all kinds of desserts.
Jenna Martin is a communicator, marketer, brand manager, and storyteller. Before joining No Barriers as Marketing Director, Jenna grew a love for the non-profit space when working as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at USA Curling. Experienced in launching and building a brand from the ground up, membership retention and fan conversion, creating an expansive digital footprint, and securing sponsorships transformative to the organization, Jenna found a passion in tapping into what resonates most: storytelling. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with majors in Communications and Psychology, Jenna now lives just west of Milwaukee with her husband, Doug, and dog, Griffey
Mike is extremely passionate about helping people and understands how lives can be changed forever through fundraising. He is excited to use his skills in development, donor relations, and business management to help No Barriers grow and impact more people every day. Mike comes to No Barriers from a background in fundraising at The Salvation Army and Northwestern State University. In those roles as an Associate Director of Development for The Salvation Army and Director of Development for the NSU Athletic Department, Mike oversaw Major gifts, Public Relations, Communications, Corporate Relations, and Special Events. Before getting into fundraising Mike was collegiate baseball coach as well as the general manager of an indoor baseball facility that coached young athletes from ages 5-20 years old. Mike received his master’s degree in Sports Administration and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, both form Northwestern State University. There he was also a member of the NSU baseball team. Mike and his wife, Tori, have been living in Colorado since April of 2020 and immediately fell in love with their new home. They enjoy hiking with their husky “Storm”, supporting Colorado sports teams, and exploring everything else Colorado has to offer. They welcomed their first child, Wrenley, in January 2023 and are now tackling their latest adventure, parenting.
Growing up, John spent many days in the rural farmlands and hills of Pennsylvania hunting and fishing with his father, an Army veteran. When he went to college, his father lost his job and John was looking for a way to pay for school. ROTC offered him a scholarship and the rest is history. What followed was more than 21 years as a United States Army Infantry Officer. John served tours in South Korea and Egypt, and was deployed to combat in Iraq.
Following his transition, John worked for several non-profits committed to helping veterans after service. He joined No Barriers in 2014 as the Director of the Warriors Program. A devoted husband and proud father of two boys, he resides in Boulder, Colorado with his family where they share his passion for fishing, being outdoors, and traveling the world.
Emily studied Sports Management at Florida Gulf Coast University and has spent seven years in oor facility and event management prior to joining No Barriers as the Program Manager.
Following a cross-country cycling trip that brought her from Florida to California, Emily became motivated to engage with individuals to embrace the outdoors as a means to build community and unlock potential. She is an EMT, an avid gravel biker, and can be found fly fishing with her golden retriever around Fort Collins, Colorado.