About Thrive

It starts with a job

Thrive is an employment support program that helps people overcome barriers and work their way to self-sufficiency and stability through employment.  Thrive offers a holistic approach to healing brokenness and eliminating poverty through relationships, employment support services, and skills development. Thrive members build confidence and develop the tools they need to establish a work history, stay in a job, improve their income, and advance to economic self-sufficiency.

Our Program


The main entry point for Thrive is a multi-day employment workshop. During the workshop, we address job readiness skills including: career exploration, practice interviewing, and networking with local employers.  We incorporate spiritual components to identify barriers that may have contributed to one’s unemployment. The workshop is an event that inspires hope and growth for motivated job seekers.

Employment Coaching

Once workshop participants complete the workshop, they become “Thrive Members” and are paired with a volunteer employment coach. Coaches are committed to walking alongside an individual Thrive member for an entire year as they obtain a job, maintain employment and advance at work.  We are continually recruiting volunteers from the Colorado Front Range. Pairing occurs after the workshops and typically involves a weekly in-person meeting with the Thrive member.

Employer Partner

Thrive currently partners with employers along the Front Range from a wide range of industries. We invite employers that regularly hire entry to mid-level employees to develop a collaborative partnership. The partnership becomes a win-win solution as employers find willing and capable job candidates and Thrive members find good jobs.  


Our Team

Elizabeth Johnson
Interim Executive Director

Thrive Colorado Sue Erickson

Sue Erickson
Employer Engagement Director

Thrive Jobs Deolandra Pérez

Deolandra Pérez
Program Recruiter

Diane Blau
Volunteer Coordinator

Keala Widdifield – Social Media Manager – Fuzzy Yucca Collective
Lynsey Yokum
 – Accountant – Magnolia Business Solutions, LLC
Scot Marion – IT Support – Admirable Consulting
Stacy Voss – Grant Writer – North Star Grant Writing


Board of Directors 

Angela Digmann – Board Chair, Manager, SCL Health
Mark DeuschlePresident, Navajo Incorporated
Karen BergeExecutive Pastor of Ministry, Flatirons Community Church
Michael LandsPresident, INO Solutions
Susana Lopez – Baker Deputy Director, Housing Division, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services
Michael D HalleckVP Software Product Development, Steripack / HWI


Total Members

Total number of members since inception

Employment Coaches

Number of volunteers walking alongside Thrive members


Currently Employed

Percent of members currently employed


Members Employment

Members who have been employed for 12 months or more.

Employer Partners

Employers a part of our Network

A copy of our most recent financials can be requested. Please email us at info@ThriveColorado.org.


A Colorado where all people experience the economic freedom of work.

Mission Statement

Thrive partners with willing and capable people to work toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and stability through employment.