Executive Director

In 2018, when Angela joined LIFT-UP, she did not hesitate to leave the corporate world behind, jumping headfirst into food justice and food access. Angela remembers her mom going to the day-old bread store, canned food outlet and main grocery store to get everything the family needed to eat.  Money was tight, but love and laughter were plentiful. “There is so much meaning in this work.  I am motivated every day to come into the office and do great work with amazing partners.” 


Angela is married to Kyle Mills. The couple enjoys spending time with their kids and rescue pups.  Rifle is home to the family and the love exploring the beautiful wilderness of Colorado.


Programs Director

Waylon and his extended family have been in the area since 1987.  He has been a part of LIFT-UP since 2006 in various roles over time, becoming integral in LIFT-UP’s growth and evolution.  As Program Director he stays involved in day-to-day systems and management of food distribution.  “Helping people in need makes my hear feel full.  LIFT-UP helped my family years ago so I love being able to give back.”  He spends time off enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with family.


Office Manager

Renee joined LIFT-UP in September 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in creating, organizing, and implementing programs, policies and procedures with the last 16 years at the Department of Human Services. “I love being able to help others gain confidence and re-build their lives through a wide variety of programs and partnerships.” 


Having lived in the valley for most of the last 27 years, she spends time with her husband Travis, her two daughters and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her husband Travis, her two daughters and five grandchildren while camping, swimming, and having summer barbeques. 


Volunteer Program Manager

Sophia graduated from Ohio State University College of Engineering with a B.S. in Food Engineering.  She brings non-profit volunteer management experience from her time as a nutrition program director for Best Food Forward, as well as expertise in food safety and environmental health and safety. Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she is “excited for the new adventure in Colorado, where I can really help grow and support the LIFT-UP volunteer community”.

Debbie Patrick

Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

Debbie brings more than 30 years of working on behalf of organizations and those that they serve through fundraising, education, awareness, advocacy and kindness.  Her strength lies in the development of strategic partnerships while working in collaboration with community leaders in government, health & human services, chambers, education , media and for profit entities. 


She has served on numerous boards and advisory committees for Economic Development, Tourism, Chambers, Leadership, Transportation, and a variety of non-profits highlighted by women’s and children’s issues and initiatives.


She loves spending time cheering and supporting her daughter in competitive swim.  


“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”- Henry Ford

For general inquiries, please email or call 970.625.4496 and we will look forward to helping you.


Shawn Hampton
Regional Thrift Store Manager


Timothy Roe
Grocery Rescue Manager


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LIFT-UP is a non-profit dedicated to providing humanitarian essentials while creating a bridge to personal empowerment and self-reliance.


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