Justin Mills   Design & Production Co-Director: Sew Shop   I completed an internship with Mile High WorkShop Summer 2017 and officially joined the Mile High community in March 2018.  My job is to help oversee product development, prototyping and production  in the sew shop. I also help train transitional participants in the operation of sewing and cutting machines and ongoing skills development while supporting the WorkShop’s social mission.  My favorite thing about Denver is all the great rock climbing options. The city has a number of excellent indoor gyms and easy access to a variety of high quality rock climbing areas.

Justin Mills
Design & Production Co-Director:
Sew Shop

I completed an internship with Mile High WorkShop Summer 2017 and officially joined the Mile High community in March 2018.

My job is to help oversee product development, prototyping and production  in the sew shop. I also help train transitional participants in the operation of sewing and cutting machines and ongoing skills development while supporting the WorkShop’s social mission.

My favorite thing about Denver is all the great rock climbing options. The city has a number of excellent indoor gyms and easy access to a variety of high quality rock climbing areas.

  Irma Reyes   Design & Production Co-Director: Sew Shop   Irma brings a B.A. in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Denver and several years of contract design work to the team.  Hailing from Garden City, KS (mooooo), her favorite thing about working at the shop is: EVERYTHING!!   She loves that she is able to pursue her passion in design & sewing and call it her job. Irma really enjoys being able to not only help the community but also be involved in the community. Her biggest motivation is seeing an apprentices' proud face light up after they see a product that they've made in the shop.  Aside from work Irma loves to spend time with her new baby! 

Irma Reyes
Design & Production Co-Director:
Sew Shop

Irma brings a B.A. in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Denver and several years of contract design work to the team.

Hailing from Garden City, KS (mooooo), her favorite thing about working at the shop is: EVERYTHING!! 

She loves that she is able to pursue her passion in design & sewing and call it her job. Irma really enjoys being able to not only help the community but also be involved in the community. Her biggest motivation is seeing an apprentices' proud face light up after they see a product that they've made in the shop.

Aside from work Irma loves to spend time with her new baby! 

  Sarah Sinner   Assistant Manager:   Sew Shop   I started at Mile High WorkShop in April of 2017 and I am currently the Sew Shop Assistant Manager.   My work include, but is definitely not limited to, creating task sheets for employees, assisting in training new employees, and assisting in overseeing production and quality control.  I also cut fabric and sew....a lot! I enjoy it immensely.    My favorite thing about Denver (I am a native) is there is always something going on to keep people entertained.  You will never run out of things to do here.....ever.  

Sarah Sinner
Assistant Manager: Sew Shop

I started at Mile High WorkShop in April of 2017 and I am currently the Sew Shop Assistant Manager. 

My work include, but is definitely not limited to, creating task sheets for employees, assisting in training new employees, and assisting in overseeing production and quality control.

I also cut fabric and sew....a lot! I enjoy it immensely.  

My favorite thing about Denver (I am a native) is there is always something going on to keep people entertained.  You will never run out of things to do here.....ever.  

 
  Jim Simon   Design & Production Co-Director: Wood Shop   My name is Jim Simon. I’m the Wood Shop Director at Mile High WorkShop and have been here since December of 2016.  I lead the design, production, and employee training for the wood shop.  My favorite thing about Denver is it’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains where I love spending time on long hikes with my wife and friends.

Jim Simon
Design & Production Co-Director: Wood Shop

My name is Jim Simon. I’m the Wood Shop Director at Mile High WorkShop and have been here since December of 2016.

I lead the design, production, and employee training for the wood shop.

My favorite thing about Denver is it’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains where I love spending time on long hikes with my wife and friends.

  Audi Craig   Production Director: Assembly & Fulfillment   I joined Mile High WorkShop in February 2018.    Some of my duties include ensuring that production and quality goals are met while also ensuring our participants are getting the on the job training they need to be successful in their future careers.  My favorite thing about Denver is probably just the view. I love seeing the mountains.

Audi Craig
Production Director: Assembly & Fulfillment

I joined Mile High WorkShop in February 2018.  

Some of my duties include ensuring that production and quality goals are met while also ensuring our participants are getting the on the job training they need to be successful in their future careers.

My favorite thing about Denver is probably just the view. I love seeing the mountains.

  Blaine Dacus   Assistant Production Director: Assembly & Fulfillment   Blaine started with the WorkShop in February 2018. He was attracted to the mission because it combined many skills he had acquired in his career with a social cause he's very passionate about.  If Blaine's not at work, he's probably either enjoying time with his family or hiking around in the woods. He also makes some incredible salsa!

Blaine Dacus
Assistant Production Director: Assembly & Fulfillment

Blaine started with the WorkShop in February 2018. He was attracted to the mission because it combined many skills he had acquired in his career with a social cause he's very passionate about.

If Blaine's not at work, he's probably either enjoying time with his family or hiking around in the woods. He also makes some incredible salsa!

 
  Scott Gutches   Operations Coordinator   Scott creates and oversees initial and ongoing implementation of organization-wide production systems. He provides ongoing support for process development and execution to department directors. He also oversees warehouse layout and planning and manages warehouse safety planning and training.  His favorite thing about Denver is the Rocky Mountains - he loves hiking & mountain climbing.

Scott Gutches
Operations Coordinator

Scott creates and oversees initial and ongoing implementation of organization-wide production systems. He provides ongoing support for process development and execution to department directors. He also oversees warehouse layout and planning and manages warehouse safety planning and training.

His favorite thing about Denver is the Rocky Mountains - he loves hiking & mountain climbing.

  Glenn Fritts   Production Director: Industrial Ceramics   I joined MHW in the Wood Shop in February 2016.  I am the Director of Industrial Ceramics Training. I get to train people who have, in general, graduated from a social enterprise program in the operation of a five ton dry press, loading and unloading of a top-hat kiln, and quality control inspection.  Participants who complete this cross-training program go on to work at CoorsTek in Golden.  I am a second-generation Colorado native. What I like most is that Denver has an interesting history, and it is close to the mountains!

Glenn Fritts
Production Director: Industrial Ceramics

I joined MHW in the Wood Shop in February 2016.

I am the Director of Industrial Ceramics Training. I get to train people who have, in general, graduated from a social enterprise program in the operation of a five ton dry press, loading and unloading of a top-hat kiln, and quality control inspection.  Participants who complete this cross-training program go on to work at CoorsTek in Golden.

I am a second-generation Colorado native. What I like most is that Denver has an interesting history, and it is close to the mountains!

  Victoria Garrick   Support Services Coordinator   I joined Mile High Workshop in April 2018 as the program assistant and then moved into the Support Services Coordinator role in June 2018. As the Support Services Coordinator I oversee interviews and on-boarding, conduct intake, assist in group facilitation, crisis intervention, case management, and resource navigation. I also analyze job readiness data, assist clients with resume writing and job placement, supervise interns, follow-up with program graduates, and am working on growing our community partner network.  My favorite thing about Denver is the level of passion and advocacy for human and civil rights that exists throughout the city.

Victoria Garrick
Support Services Coordinator

I joined Mile High Workshop in April 2018 as the program assistant and then moved into the Support Services Coordinator role in June 2018. As the Support Services Coordinator I oversee interviews and on-boarding, conduct intake, assist in group facilitation, crisis intervention, case management, and resource navigation. I also analyze job readiness data, assist clients with resume writing and job placement, supervise interns, follow-up with program graduates, and am working on growing our community partner network.

My favorite thing about Denver is the level of passion and advocacy for human and civil rights that exists throughout the city.

 
  Kelly Campbell   Business Director   I joined Mile High WorkShop in March of 2017.  I have wanted to work here for years because I am passionate about the work that we do and feel it is so important to empower people through jobs!    I am the Business Director and oversee business development and sales across all of our shops as well as secure new contract manufacturing customers.   I love the sunshine in Colorado, hiking, road biking, stand up paddleboarding and the weather!

Kelly Campbell
Business Director

I joined Mile High WorkShop in March of 2017.  I have wanted to work here for years because I am passionate about the work that we do and feel it is so important to empower people through jobs!  

I am the Business Director and oversee business development and sales across all of our shops as well as secure new contract manufacturing customers. 

I love the sunshine in Colorado, hiking, road biking, stand up paddleboarding and the weather!

  Rachel Lewis, MSW   Operations Director   Rachel started with the WorkShop as an intern in September 2015 and quickly became an invaluable member of the team.  Rachel oversees many of the operations at the shop and all of the supportive services. She is always ready to lend a listening ear and is grateful to play a support role to the amazing men and women at in the training program.  When not working, Rachel enjoys getting outside with her husband and animals as much as possible.

Rachel Lewis, MSW
Operations Director

Rachel started with the WorkShop as an intern in September 2015 and quickly became an invaluable member of the team.

Rachel oversees many of the operations at the shop and all of the supportive services. She is always ready to lend a listening ear and is grateful to play a support role to the amazing men and women at in the training program.

When not working, Rachel enjoys getting outside with her husband and animals as much as possible.

  Andy Magel   WorkShop Director   Andy founded the Mile High WorkShop in February of 2014. He helps out at the shop wherever needed, except for using sharp tools - he's not very handy!  He cares deeply about the mission and people at the WorkShop and desires to see continued growth in the organization so more people can be served.  Andy loves spending time in Colorado's mountains with his family and enjoying Denver's many amazing coffee shops.

Andy Magel
WorkShop Director

Andy founded the Mile High WorkShop in February of 2014. He helps out at the shop wherever needed, except for using sharp tools - he's not very handy!

He cares deeply about the mission and people at the WorkShop and desires to see continued growth in the organization so more people can be served.

Andy loves spending time in Colorado's mountains with his family and enjoying Denver's many amazing coffee shops.