Meet the Full Time Staff of Annunciation Heights
A Colorado native, Kyle brings to the role of Executive Director countless experiences that prepared him well to lead Annunciation Heights. Kyle is married to his lovely bride Amberly, and they have four kids. Kyle enjoys hiking, reading scripture, being with his family, and creating an awesome Camp experience for all those that step foot on the holy ground of Annunciation Heights.
Kyle's favorite Bible story: The Creation Story
Kyle's favorite quote: "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!" -St. Catherine of Sienna
Originally hailing from the great state of Oklahoma, Topher spent the past decade serving at the Catholic Camp of the Diocese of Madison, WI: Camp Gray. A graduate of Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!), Topher enjoys watching sports, reading, writing, and sipping on delicious coffee in the company of good friends.
Topher's favorite Bible story: Joseph and the coat of many colors
Topher's favorite quote: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa
Director of JPII Outdoor Lab
Born and raised in Illinois, prior to moving to Colorado, Julie spent 20 years teaching in Milwaukee, WI. She has been the Director of the JPII Outdoor Lab since 2016. When Julie isn't overseeing our environmental education retreats, she enjoys competing in triathlons and rooting on her favorite football team, the Chicago Bears!
Julie's favorite Bible story: David and Goliath
Julie's favorite quote: "Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry" - St. Padre Pio
Director of Food Service
Greg brings with him many years of camp cooking experience, meaning his camp meals are the best camp meals in the Tahosa Valley area. When Greg is whipping up delicious meals for the campers and staff of Annunciation Heights, he enjoys hiking tall mountains, volunteering with the local fire department, and spending time with his wife, Gwen, their seven kids, and their 11 grandkids.
Greg's favorite Bible story: Gideon
Greg's favorite quote: "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." - Jesus
Adventure Specialist & Forest Manager
A native of the Estes Park area, Josh is our Jack-of-all-trades. He oversees our 1,000 foot zip-line and challenge course, he managers our forest, and he pitches in with countless maintenance projects. When he's not giving 110% to AH, he enjoys hiking big mountains, leading our staff and missionaries in CrossFit workouts, and being with his wife, Cynthia, and their five kids.
Josh's favorite Bible story: The Prodigal Son
Josh's favorite quote: "It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey." -St. Ignatius of Loyola
Facilities & Maintenance Manager
Originally from Conifer, CO, Thomas has lived in the Estes Park area for several years. Before moving to Estes Park, he served for five years as a Navy Seabee. When he's not beautifully maintaining the property of Annunciation Heights, Thomas enjoys hiking, hunting, and spending time with his new bride, Ellen.
Thomas' favorite Bible story: Jonah and the whale
Thomas' favorite quote: "From small beginnings come great things."
Guest Services Manager
When you call Annunciation Heights, the kind and friendly voice you'll hear on our end is that of Brenda Brown. Originally from the East Coast, Brenda has lived in the Estes Park area for nearly 30 years with her husband Paul. They have two grown kids. Brenda enjoys writing, reading about the lives of saints, and talking about the greatness of St. John Paul II.
Brenda's favorite Bible story: Daniel and the Lion's Den
Brenda's favorite quote: "I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it." -St. Faustina
Head Housekeeper & Head Guest Master
From Lakewood, CO, Bernadette is a recent graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College. Bernadette serves AH in many different ways, which includes overseeing housekeeping and serving as the Head Guest Master. Bernadette enjoys baking, swimming, and reading.
Bernadette's favorite Bible story: Jesus calming the storm
Brenda's favorite quote: "The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir
Fr. Salvador Sanchez
Originally from Mexico, Fr. Salvadore loves serving as the Chaplain of Annunciation Heights (and we love having a priest living and serving with us full time at AH!). Fr. Sal enjoys celebrating the sacraments, reading, and tending to his chickens.
Fr. Sal's favorite Bible story: Jesus feeds the 5000
Fr. Sal's favorite quote: "Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you." -St. Augustine
Victor originally hails from Mexico, but he has lived in the Estes Park area for more than 20 years. Victor does it all for us at Annunciation Heights, and he does it all with a smile on his face. In addition to helping in the kitchen, he helps our maintenance guys with various projects, and he tackles countless other random projects, as well.
Victor's favorite Bible story: Jonah and the whale
Victor's favorite quote: "Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls." -Mother Teresa