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Meet The Team

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Greg and Vicky Dix

Executive Directors

In 2019, Greg and Vicky stepped into the U COUNT Executive Director position.  Together they lead a team of around 200 volunteers.  They feel blessed to work together in a ministry that brings help and hope to men, women, and children around the world.

Greg is the Vice President of Engineering at Broadcom, a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions.  He also serves as the Board Chair of Serve 6.8, a Northern Colorado non-profit that resources, connects and mobilizes churches across Northern Colorado to serve people in our community.  Greg sat on the U COUNT Product Advisory Team before serving as the Executive Director. 

Vicky received her Business Degree and MBA from Colorado State University.  She started her career at Hewlett Packard as a financial analyst and worked in marketing and product support during her tenure.  She has always had a heart for missions and the marginalized in our community.  In 2009 she started volunteering with U COUNT in a leadership position where she was able to utilize her business background. 

They live in Fort Collins, Colorado with their teenage son and their daughter who attends Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  As a family, they love to travel, do outdoor recreation and are always looking for new adventures to create lifetime memories.

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Theresa Spangler

Communications Manager

Theresa is the Communications Manager and has been with U COUNT since 2009.  She started as a writer/editor and her role then expanded to include newsletter, website, and social media duties, as well as brand management.  She has been on the Directional Team since 2019. 

Theresa has lived in CO since 1985, and in Ft. Collins since 1993.  She graduated with an English degree from Colorado State University in 1997 and has worked at Colorado State University’s Morgan Library for 27 years.

Theresa is blessed to have her parents, a sister, two brothers and their families all close by in Colorado and Utah.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, paddle boarding, doting on her nieces and nephews, traveling, watching sports, and hanging out at home with her two cats. 

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Lisa Christopherson

Founder/Marketplace Executive Director

Lisa started  in 2007  to develop opportunity for survivors of human trafficking by buying their handmade goods and creating a market to sell them.  This not only gave them an income but instilled the confidence they needed to recover from their pasts. She has traveled to India, Nepal, Spain, and Guatemala to meet vulnerable and marginalized communities and to learn more about the world of human trafficking. In 2016, Lisa founded Beauty Renewed to develop and manufacture product with survivors to sell in the US market. Utilizing strategic partnerships with on ground organization’s, Beauty Renewed can provide opportunity for dignified work for survivors in the United States. 

Lisa currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her ruggedly good looking husband. They have raised 4 children, fostered 21 at risk boys  and continue to serve the northern Colorado community in anti-human trafficking efforts.

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Kathy Breidenbach

Director of Operations

Kathy Breidenbach is the Director of Operations for U COUNT Marketplace.  She has been a volunteer with U COUNT since 2010.  She was motivated during a Spotlight Weekend message to volunteer. 

Kathy is a Colorado native.  She moved to Fort Collins for school at Colorado State University in 1972.  After graduation from CSU, she moved to Illinois for 2 years, then came back to the Fort Collins area.

Kathy earned her Bachelors degree in Business/Accounting from CSU.  After graduation and passing her CPA exam, she joined KPMG in Peoria, Illinois.  Two years later she returned to Colorado to join Hewlett Packard.  She retired in 2009 after a 29-year career with HP/Agilent/Avago in finance/accounting (Senior Manager/Controllership) and operations management.  

  

Kathy and her husband Dale have two adult children, Jeff and Kelli. She enjoys spending time with family and working with U COUNT volunteers.  Her hobbies include sewing, art projects, gardening, cooking/baking, and home remodeling.

She says learning about trafficking locally and across the US really motivated her to engage deeply in the fight to stop human sex trafficking.   

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Barb Melby

Volunteer Coordinator

Barb Melby is the Volunteer Coordinator for U COUNT.  She  joined our directional team in January of 2020, after serving as a volunteer for 4 years with Marketplace events and projects.

Barb was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois and moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University. During these college years she became more interested and aware of global needs and service opportunities. 

Barb, her husband, and their 3 children, spent eight years in Indiana where Chris was on the faculty at Purdue University. He then continued his career in Fort Collins where he has been on the faculty at CSU for the last 31 years. 

Barb has been an early childhood teacher for the past 28 years.  She retired from her teaching career in May 2020 and has since enjoyed spending more time with their three married children and their nine grandchildren who live here in Fort Collins.

Barb loves the adventures of travel, reading and talking about books, experiencing the outdoors, making art, teaching, and spending time with family. She is excited to be a larger part of U COUNT’s incredible team and the impact they are making around the world.

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