Angelia Anderson became a licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor after beating the odds of being addicted to drugs and alcohol over half of her life. She answered her calling in 2000 and immediately became involved in working with women in transition from some of the same life problems she once experienced.
In 2008, she married Dwight Anderson and the two agreed that Denver Metro area lacked sufficient programs to help prevent homelessness, recidivism, and non-compliance with court mandates and drug & alcohol related treatment.
They opened the doors of their home to women and men from the Colorado Department of Corrections, City and County Drug Courts, and the homeless by offering hope to the hopeless.
Growing up in Overland Park, Kansas Tim served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1976. After receiving his honorable discharge Tim attended Johnson County Community Collage and found his calling in sales where he entered into the car business in 1978 until the present. The Car business brought him to Colorado in 1986 to be Sales Manager until 1988 when he left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur and opened Gaylord Sales & Leasing in 1990. Today with wife Betty and daughter Crystal, Gaylord Sales and Leasing continues to give back to the Community.
Working in prison ministry 1994-1996 Tim was asked to join the State Board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he led the prison ministry outreach from 1996- 2002 and the Coach’s Committee from 2002-2004. In 2014 Tim was asked to join the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association as a director where he still serves. Tim was also asked to help start up a separate non-profit for CIADA called the Colorado Used Car Dealer Charity Fund and served as their President from 2014 -2017.
Tim has volunteered over the years as a baseball, basketball and soccer coach. Tim has also organized food and clothes drive as well as leading and serving in men’s bible study groups.
Tim and Betty have a beautiful blended family of nine adult children and 20 grandchildren.
Shelly is a native of Oklahoma, where she was educated through Oklahoma’s Department of Education. She relocated to Aurora, Colorado in 2012 where she currently resides. Shelly has dedicated the last 5 years of her life to the work and training of full-time ministry as a volunteer. Shelly currently serves as a program assistant in a residential training program that provides shelter and comprehensive services to disadvantaged families and children. Shelly performs various functions from: managing the office record keeping and operations, implementation and monitoring of program procedures and policies, performing new enrollee’s intake and assessments, to one-on-one peer counseling.
Shelly also serves as a leader in her community at-large, by mentoring and coaching women and teen mothers in life skills development and sobriety. She volunteers in her church’s children ministry and Ushers/Greeters ministry.
Shelly is currently pursuing a degree in accounting and enjoys participating in community outreach events that exposes her to other business networks. In addition, Shelly is always looking for opportunities to develop alliances with other community and faith-based organizations for the betterment of the community.