Michael Insalata has been helping, guiding, and teaching people with developmental disabilities for over 13 years. His passion developed as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University where he studied behavior analysis with a focus on children on the autism spectrum. He went on to receive his a master’s degree in behavior analysis from Northeastern University in Boston and soon thereafter, he became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Michael worked in the United Arab Emirates and most recently in Bahrain where he was the Clinical Director for a center for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Michael also worked at The Joshua School as the Director of Behavioral Programming, for the New England Center for Children in Boston, and as a private behavior therapist in the Denver area. Michael is currently pursuing his MBA from Metropolitan State University in Denver.
Stephanie PikeCOMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Stephanie Pike is a mother of 3 children with experience as a Contracting/Marketing Coordinator and National Account Representative in the healthcare field and not-for-profit industry. She has a B.S. in Health Care Management and Marketing from Metropolitan State University. She served as the president of the parent association at her children’s school and the Fundraising Chair at her church for four years. She also volunteers and does pro bono event planning for a non-profit children’s organization. She was inspired by the passion and dedication of the parents founding Treeline Pass and is excited to create a unique and groundbreaking program for adults with special needs.
Laura AyresADVOCACY & RESOURCE DIRECTOR
Laura Ayres is married to Brad and a mother to 2 adult sons, one of whom has Fragile X Syndrome. Laura graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education. Laura helped start the Special Education Advisory Committee/SEAC in Cherry Creeks Schools and served on the Board for 17 years. She worked for PEAK Parent Center and is currently a Certified Nurse Assistant for her son. Laura serves on the board for the Family Support Council at Developmental Pathways and as the leader for Colorado Fragile X, which was chartered in 2010.
Kathleen RobertsCREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kathleen Roberts is a Colorado Native with four children, four grandchildren, and a passion for creativity. She is the owner of Hodge Podge Boutique, in Parker, Colorado. She also donates her handmade art to raise money for Fragile X Syndrome and volunteers her time and expertise at the X-Drive Classic Golf Tournament. Her objective for Treeline Pass is to inspire creativity in those with autism and developmental disabilities in order to help them reach their full potential, cultivating self confidence, building skills, and fostering independence.
Board of Directors
Kari AnsayFOUNDER & BOARD PRESIDENT
Kari Ansay Is the mother of five children, two of whom have Fragile X Syndrome and attend The Joshua School (TJS). She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Mass Communication. Before getting married and focusing on raising her family, she was the Community Outreach Manager for the Dumb Friends League. Kari started the Parent Association for TJS and has served as the President for the last six years. She and her husband, Matt created The X Drive Classic Golf Tournament and have raised over $220,000 in six years for student programming at TJS.
Gabe KorolukFOUNDER & BOARD TREASURER
Gabe Koroluk manages several privately held investment portfolios for wealthy individuals. He is also the father of two children; his oldest is diagnosed with Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Gabe currently serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD) – a nonprofit whose mission is to unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Gabe graduated Magna cum Laude from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics and Mathematics.
Amy WarrenFOUNDER & BOARD SECRETARY
Amy Warren is a freelance copywriter and mother to two, including a child with autism and complex medical needs. She is a former lead teacher in public schools with a B.S. from Texas A&M University. In 2006, she co-founded GLOW Kids, a non-profit character-building service organization for preschoolers with current, active chapters nationwide. Amy also has experience in disability funding, medical billing, educational and medical advocacy, non-profit event planning, and communications.
Nicole FrankBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nicole Frank is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with an MA in Clinical Psychology. She began her career in autism treatment in 2003 at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, in the pediatric inpatient psychiatric unit. In 2006, she moved to San Diego to serve as program supervisor for a private autism treatment company. She became the Director of Early Intervention at The Joshua School in Denver in 2010. During her 6 years there, she developed insurance management protocols, ABA treatment programs, and many staff development and leadership initiatives. She stepped down in 2016 to focus on her three children and husband. She currently provides consultation to autism non-profits in the Denver area and also sits on the board of The Rise School of Denver.
John HermannBOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Hermann is a channel executive for Microsoft Corporation, where he has worked for 18 years. He currently consults multinational corporations on their cloud and “internet of things” strategies. He serves as tournament co-chair for the “X-Drive Classic” golf tournament, which raises awareness of Fragile X Syndrome and supports programming at The Joshua School and Treeline Pass. He is also active in missions with Cherry Hills Community Church. John and his wife, Kristi have two sons, and he holds a B.A. in Communications from Indiana University.
Theresa RichterBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Theresa Richter is a co-founder of The Joshua School (TJS), a non-profit school for people with autism and developmental disabilities.She taught students at the school for over 10 years and developed a successful transition program for students to acquire real life work experience in the community in fields that interest them the most. Currently she supports the three TJS campuses in Human Resources, Training and Culture. Theresa Richter is married with four children and several grandchildren.
Tim UrbanBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tim has an extensive entrepreneurial background; he has owned and sold several businesses. After earning his MBA from Babson College, Tim helped launch a software start-up in San Francisco where he served as the company’s COO. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Tim has worked in the non-profit fundraising world for the past several years. He has helped to grow several faith-based non-profit organizations with both capital and operating funding needs. Tim is also a full-time, professional firefighter for South Metro Fire Rescue. Tim and his wife, Angela are natives to Colorado and live in Littleton with their seven children.