Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Working with a Purpose


Nicole DeVries
Executive Director

I am honored to serve Wellspring as the Executive Director, supporting our staff, STARS and broader community in creating a place where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are given the opportunity to shine!
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JoAnn Stringer
Director of Operations

As Director of Operations I have loved watching the organization grow and evolve over the years and feel honored to be a part of it. The joy, laughter and love that the STARS bring everyday affects everyone who comes here.
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Peter Barber
Development Director

I oversee Wellspring's fundraising efforts so that the STARS have the necessary resources to thrive!
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Gayle Bell
Program Director

I joined Wellspring because I believe deeply that our communities are deeper, richer and stronger when all individual's voices and attributes are seen, valued and empowered. I love working every day where we get to center our STARS, creating spaces where who they are gets to shine and be shared with our broader community.
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Our Team

Alison Weber
Bakery Teacher

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Elizabeth Mahan
Online Teacher

Julie Ginther
Store Manager Castle Rock Collective

"We can either leave something for people or leave something in people." -Viola Davis

Leslie Beauchamp
Wellspring Online Program Manager

"I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley

Natalie Ali
Resource Coordinator

The heart, like the mind, hath a memory of its own. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes. Paraphrased from Longfellow

Ben Kuenzli
Program Teacher

"There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more" -Robert Hansel

James Ruden
Program Teacher

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

Karley Guest
Program Support/Driver

"Be somebody that makes everyone feel like a somebody" - Brad Montague

Liz Kutt
Communications Coordinator

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." - Friday Night Lights

Nicole Stewart
Resource Coordinator

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31

Sarah Deakin
Art Studio Manager

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost, the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not touched by the frost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Brianna Delmont
Bakery Manager

After many years in the baking and pastry world, Wellspring has truly showcased what can happen when people bake together and the true magic of how food brings people together.

Jennifer Kolb
Billing Specialist

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" - Benjamin Franklin

Kristin Arzbaecher
Bakery Assistant Manager

Four for you Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!

Lyndsie Kenny
Assistant Program Manager

"Create something that will make the world awesome." -Kid President

Pamela Shields
Lead Program Teacher

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall

Sarah Whaley
Program Teacher

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things."

Deb Statter
Star Support Coordinator

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves" - J.M. Barrie

Jenny Aguilar
HR/Volunteer Manager

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” -The Help

Kristin Thompson
Online Teacher

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold, in settings of silver Proverbs 25:11

Mariah Moore
Strategic Development Coordinator

"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it."-Rafiki, Lion King

Pete Galligan
Program Teacher

Eat More Chocolate!

Whitney Kurka
Resource Coordinator

"There are too many mediocre things in life, love shouldn't be one of them."

Donna Wellington
Online Teacher

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things. Psalms‬ ‭98:1

Jill Magliocco
Program Teacher

"What is done in love is done well." -Vincent Van Gogh

Lauren Turpaud
Community Engagement Castle Rock Collective

"There has never been a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food." -Ron Swanson

Michelle Cattapan
Office Manager

Carpe Diem! - Robyn Williams, Dead Poet Society

Regina Siddiqui
Program Coordinator/ Teacher

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." Luciano De Crescenzo

Our Board of Directors

Serving with a Purpose

Mike Statter


Paul Newland

Vice Chairman

Liz Froehlke

Member at Large

Scott Bain


Jeff Mark

Member at Large

John Dalley

Member at Large

Mary Lou Fenton is the founder of Wellspring.  It was her love for her children, her desire to give her youngest daughter with disabilities the best life possible, her faith in God, and her husband’s constant encouragement that inspired her to start Wellspring.   Her background involves being a social worker, working with homebound elderly, homeless, and unwed mothers.  Mary Lou loves to travel, especially to places she’s never been.  Some of the places on her bucket list include Alaska, Australia and Israel.   On the weekends, you’ll find Mary Lou hanging out with her family and friends and riding her bike.  

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