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Lori Kempter

Executive Director

Lori Kempter earned her M.S. in mental health counseling and joins Aspire with over a decade of non-profit experience specializing in client-centered program development, community collaboration, and grant management. Lori has served on a variety of local and national councils, largely focused on housing equality and serving vulnerable populations. Lori has successfully demonstrated her ability to prioritize the needs of our community and those we serve and will focus on innovation, collaborative program creation and increasing fund development opportunities to support the on-going programs of the organization.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a program with a mission I believe in. At Aspire we empower and support our neighbors as they elevate their quality of life. Every parent feels valuable in their community and work to provide the brightest future for their family. Every child knows the sky is the limit, they can and will achieve greatness in their life. Every veteran feels loved and appreciated, building up their sense of self as they transition out of homelessness. Every elder knows the years to come are as meaningful and enjoyable as the years past. My passion aligns with their belief that we should all play our small part in making our world a better place and I am excited to be a part of this mission.

Star Lapoehn

Family Navigator, Orchard Place

With a B.S. in Human Rehabilitative Services, Star aspires to be a beacon of hope for those served at Aspire. Star’s role is to partner with families to help connect them to the resources they want and need and to provide assistance with questions they may have about community programs and services.

I am passionate about working with families because I believe in the capability of human beings. Families are powerful in our lives and it’s important to me to link arms with them to elevate their quality of life.

Learn more about the Aspire 3D Kids Club Program at Orchard Place Community

Darlene Bassetti

Navigator, Silver Leaf & Mirasol Communities

Darlene has a Bachelors Degree in Biology Animal Behavior. She has worked with the Loveland Housing Authority for the past five years in the Disaster Recovery Program. In her role at Aspire, Darlene aspires to be honest, accurate and genuine as she builds relationships with some of our most important community members.

I feel that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness so the most trusting and vulnerable of us, who sometimes don’t speak out, are valued and honored. I love getting to visit with the residents, laugh with them and have them share their stories with me. I love being around animals and getting to know and love on their pets, makes my day! The residents have made me feel very welcome and I look forward to planning events and activities for us all to learn from and enjoy.

Learn more about the Vive Program at Silver Leaf and Mirasol Communities.

GeriAnna Echelberger 

Navigator, VIP Program at The Edge Community

GeriAnna has a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She is currently 2 classes away from receiving her CAC (Certified Addictions Counselor) II. In her role at Aspire, GeriAnna aspires to foster meaningful relationships with her clients which allows them to work together to maximize their potential, gain a better understanding of themselves and empower them to obtain future goals.

The individuals I serve, for the most part, have given up a lot in their lives (no matter when their time of services was), and they deserve to be taken care of now. I feel very honored to work with the Veteran population at The Edge and in the community. Accessing resources can be a confusing system, I am thankful they trust me enough to help them walk through it.

Learn more about the VIP Program at The Edge Community.