Our Team

WeeCycle’s Staff

Morgan Seibel, Executive Director

MORGAN SEIBEL was an active Advisory Board member with WeeCycle since its inception in 2008 until 2015 when Morgan transitioned into her role as Program Director, and in July 2019 became WeeCycle’s Executive Director. Morgan grew up in New York and moved to Colorado in 2003 to attend the University of Colorado. She fell in love with the mountains and sunshine and has been here ever since. Morgan graduated from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She brings her love for all things spreadsheets and her passion for community with her to all she does! She lives in Denver, with her husband Darin, their son Max and their four-legged babies Duli and Dexter. They are expecting a baby girl in December 2019.

morgan@weecycle.org

Jamie Roth, Gear Coordinator

JAMIE ROTH is passionate about serving the community. She has her BA in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. After over ten years of providing services for low-income youth and communities on the South and West sides of Chicago, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado – Denver. She has extensive experience in program development and implementation, grant research and funding, along with evaluation and quality assurance. In Denver, she has discovered a passion for hiking, exploring the city, and learning new ways to make positive, meaningful change in the community in which she lives.

jamieroth@weecycle.org

Marnie Kamensky, Development Director

MARNIE KAMENSKY has been a resident of Colorado for almost 12 years. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  Seeking a more balanced lifestyle after living and working in Chicago for over a decade, she relocated to Colorado with her husband, a Denver native, and hasn’t looked back. Marnie is a seasoned Development professional with significant experience in political, nonprofit and institutional fundraising. She has held a variety of campaign finance roles with local, state and national political campaigns, including serving as Deputy Finance Director for Mayor Richard M. Daley’s reelection campaign in Chicago.  Subsequently, she served as Director of Development in the business school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Director of Development with the Urological Research Foundation.  She is thrilled to join the WeeCycle team as its new Development Director.  As an active volunteer in her Denver community, Marnie is passionate about many causes.  She’s an avid reader and consumer of news.  In her free time, she embraces the CO lifestyle and loves to run, hike and practice yoga. Marnie resides in South Denver with her husband, two young boys and beloved dog, Hudson.

marnie@weecycle.org

Lorna McLean-Thomas, Warehouse and Volunteer Coordinator

LORNA MCLEAN-THOMAS is originally from Scotland. She followed her husband to Los Angeles for his job for one year: two children, a dog, a cat, a cross-country move and seven years later, they call Denver home. Lorna has a Masters in Politics and International Relations and a Bachelor of Nursing specializing in Child Health, and is delighted that she can marry her interests in public policy and serving young children and their families here at WeeCycle. She spent nearly two years volunteering in the WeeCycle warehouse prior to taking on her role. If there is something you need, she almost certainly knows where it is. When she is not wrangling the warehouse, her children or animals, she loves camping, reading and epic DIY projects.

lorna@weecycle.org

Lindsey Zaback, Diaper Bank Program Coordinator

LINDSEY ZABACK is the WeeCycle Diaper Bank Program Coordinator. This program was created in 2018 as a response to diaper need in our community. Lindsey grew up in South Dakota and has spent the past 10 years adjusting to “city life” in Denver. The mountains and adventure right outside of the city has kept her here. Lindsey has a B.A. in Family and Consumer Science and an M.A. in Elementary Education. She taught 1st grade for a few years before welcoming her daughter, now oldest of two. While taking time away from her career, Lindsey replied to a moms group post and agreed to help host a neighborhood diaper drive. This drive was the catalyst for an epic journey into the non-profit world and the development of her passion for conquering diaper need.

diapers@weecycle.org


WeeCycle’s Co-Founders

Jayme Ritchie

JAYME RITCHIE was born and raised in New York and came to Colorado in 1996 to attend college at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied Philosophy. Jayme then attended the University of Denver and graduated in 2004 with a law degree and a legal masters degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She practiced environmental and natural resources law and commercial litigation for several years prior to becoming a mom and creating WeeCycle to combine her passion for helping underprivileged children and environmental preservation. In July of 2019, Jayme left her position as Executive Director of WeeCycle to become the Manager of Community Relations for Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck.

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WeeCycle’s Board of Directors

NICOLE REINAN was born and raised near LaCrosse, Wisconsin. After graduating from University Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a major in Business Administration and a double minor in International Business and French, Nicole moved to Bangkok, Thailand to pursue her passion of volunteering by working with the Mekong Environmental Institute. Once back in the States, Nicole moved to Denver to enjoy the year-round sun and to start her career in business. As a project manager at ccintellect, a Denver-based marketing firm, Nicole managed clients’ web development projects and then moved into the security software industry with the move to Vericept Corporation. Her passion of learning called her back to Regis University of which she earned her Masters of Education and Secondary Teacher Licensure. Nicole currently is the board chair of WeeCycle and the vice chair of her children’s school parent council.  In her spare time, Nicole enjoys traveling, yoga, weightlifting, knitting and spending time with her husband, Jay, and their children.

SAMANTHA THOMPSON is a Southerner by birth but a Coloradan at heart. For the past 18 years, Samantha has called Colorado her home minus a 5 year stint living in New York City. While living in Manhattan, Samantha had her dream job as an event planner working for an international law firm. She had the opportunity to work all over the world before settling down in Denver. In addition to raising a family, Samantha continued to follow her passion and started Bluebird Events. Her business allows her to do what she loves, throwing parties and organizing events, while being able to give back to the community.

CANDACE DALE is a mom to two girls who believes that it is the responsibility of the entire community to support our children. She’s proud to be a part of WeeCycle and bring her passions to an organization that helps families throughout Denver/Boulder. She was born and raised in Rochester, NY and moved to Colorado following getting her MBA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She spent several years in consulting helping clients across industries to use research to understand their customer needs and deliver on them. She now works for Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s strategy team where she focuses on ensuring that every member has a personalized experience. She’s proud to be raising two Colorado girls and enjoys spending as much time as possible in the outdoors with them and her husband Andrew. Depending on the weather, weekends are spent skiing, hiking and/or rock climbing as well as grocery shopping, of course.

JASON GREEN is a Colorado native, who grew up in Aurora. Jason attended Colorado State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a double minor in Political Science and African American History. While attending CSU, he served as president of the student body. Post graduation, Jason worked as a recruiter for the Job Corps program for several years where he followed his passions for working with youth and advocating post-secondary education. He also lived in Prague, Czech Republic with his wife Rebecca, where he taught English; they now have a two-year old daughter, Ellington. Currently Jason is the owner of Harmonix Solutions, where he provides finance, IT and social media marketing support for small businesses. He is also a professional DJ with Elite Entertainment! Jason enjoys traveling, is an avid gardener, foodie, runner and loves being a father!

KATIE ROACH migrated from St. Paul, MN as a young child and grew up in Longmont, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University, earning her BFA in photography. After working as a staffing supervisor for a local staffing company, she earned her MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Denver. Katie worked for several years at the Molly Brown House Museum managing a core volunteer staff of about 85 docents and 30 seasonal youth volunteers. Katie enjoys spending her days exploring Denver with her husband and their two daughters, and is excited to bring her passion for working with others to WeeCycle.

PAUL PLAKSIN was born in Belarus and moved to Colorado in 1994, growing up in Aurora. Paul received a Bachelor’s degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, he moved to Denver, where he has been ever since. Paul currently works as an Insurance Advisor at CCIG — a privately-held, local, commercial insurance broker.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys skiing and watching all Denver sports teams.

ERIN PIER hails from Kansas City by way of St. Louis, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Saint Louis University. After moving to Denver and taking on her first teaching role at Savio House, a residential and day-treatment program for at-risk youth, she quickly realized that she would need more tools in her toolbox in order to better provide services to students and families in crisis. Erin continued her education at the University of Denver where she graduated with an Education Specialist degree in the field of Child, Family and School Psychology. She practiced as a licensed school psychologist in Aurora Public Schools for five years, and will continue that role at the Academy of Urban Learning in Denver this fall. She is also pursuing involvement in policy and advocacy as it relates to education, mental health and children’s and family issues. She’s thrilled to join WeeCycle and to support the mission of providing underserved families with essential items to alleviate stress and effect positive long-term outcomes. Erin lives in Denver with her husband, three awesome kids, and two canine pals.

AUSTIN SITTKO was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University, he started his first small business and has remained an entrepreneur. He owns Renovar Construction, a construction and real estate development company in Colorado. Austin and his wife and two daughters enjoy traveling and staying active with all the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. He is a avid golfer and fly fisherman.

ANNA BUGGE lives in Denver, Colorado with her son Crosby Red, husband Dale and rescue dog Jackson.  As a family they love to hike, cook and read.  Anna graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington with an English Major and Environmental Science minor.  Shortly after graduating from college Anna moved to New York City where she developed a passion for commercial styling.  She runs her own company assisting photographers, directors and brands with the visual aspects of their ad campaigns, including wardrobe, props and interiors.  She also has an interior design business that is taking up lots of time these days.  Anna’s passion for service developed in high school when she went to Guatemala to help build schools and homes.  Most recently Anna was on the Junior Board of the Buddy Program in Aspen, Colorado.  

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