Founder/ Creative + Curriculum Director
Trinity is a contemplative, a writer, a collaborator, and an embodier. She is passionate about helping people, starting with herself, to feel what they feel and be kind to their own souls. She is learning spaciousness and an economy of enoughness.
She works as a designer with TroveCollective, an award-winning staging + design firm she co-created in 2014 with her good friend and Arkitekt facilitator Laurie, where they help external spaces become a reflection of internal truths.
Born in Virginia, she holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance and a 2nd major in English, and a Master’s in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development. She also holds a Residential Interiors Certification from Colorado State University. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, and worked as a professional actor before embarking on a teaching career. As a teacher, she worked in alternative education, special education, virtual education, as a high school English and Drama teacher, and as adjunct faculty for several different online universities. She is currently auditing a course in Ethnicity, Race, Gender and Sexuality at CSU so that her writing of the Arkitekt curriculum might reflect increasing awareness of equity.
Trinity and her partner reside in Fort Collins, Colorado with their four kids and 7 lb rescue terrier.
Steph’s full time gig is as a sustainability consultant at the Institute for the Built Environment, an outreach center of Colorado State University. She has an undergraduate degree in Interior Design and a Master’s of Sustainable Design. In addition to green building and sustainability, her expertise also includes web design, organizational management, and professional writing.
Stephanie grew up in Oklahoma and though she misses thunderstorms and her mom's chicken-fried steak, she feels blessed to call Fort Collins home. She enjoys designing and making quilts, skiing through trees in fresh powder, and nailing a peak pose in yoga. She believes music is a love language and spends a lot of time making Spotify playlists and playing the piano. Finally, she is a dog mom to an adorable labradoodle named Meli.
Communal Care Director
Kristin is an investigator, a nurturer, a teacher, and an introspective. She is a highly sensitive person, and a canary in the coal mine. She feels all of the things, and calls out both the beauty and the poison. Kristin sees what is often invisible, and always roots for the underdog. She loves creating relationships where women feel safe and known.
Kristin has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science, an MA in Special Education, and a boatload of certifications related to teaching. She loved serving adolescents and their families as a special education teacher, and thought she had found her life's work. Having cancer at 29, and later, a quirky child with health issues, changed the trajectory of her life. Surprising everyone, and most of all herself, she became a keeper of the home. Since then, she has awarded herself a PhD in traditional nutrition and cooking, thyroid health, and living well with chronic illness.
Kristin and her husband Paul are raising two free spirited (feral?) children in Fort Collins, Colorado. She loves music, art, poetry, yoga, reading voraciously, being at the ocean, kitchen dance parties, the moon, working toward having an urban homestead, homemaking as spiritual work, quiet acts of revolution, and all of the hilarity, please.
Mindee is a lifelong communicator currently enjoying a blank spot on her resume. Having recently left the Fortune 500 world and completed a year of cancer treatment, she is trying to figure out what to be when she grows up. Assuming she chooses to grow up at all, that is. She spent 20 years in finance and commercial real estate, specializing in corporate communications, marketing, investor relations, M&A integration and uncomfortable business attire. Mindee was born in the Midwest and lived in 12 different cities before choosing to raise her family in Fort Collins. She skied and partied her way through undergrad at CU Boulder and did masters work in leadership and management at CU Denver. She and her husband Derek have two nutbag boys, Ben and Drew, who like Legos, Thin Mints and R-rated superhero movies. Mindee thinks all three of her boys hung the moon (but please don’t tell them as it might undermine her already tenuous household authority).
Mindee is a certified yoga teacher, tennis junkie and pilates addict. She reads voraciously and is particularly proud of her Vanity Fair lifetime subscription status. She geeks out on architecture and design, gardening, writing, hiking, cooking, travel, indie film and live music. Oh, and British crime drama.
San Valdez Burch
San lives in Northern Colorado. She has 20 years’ experience in Kids' Ministry with a passion and vision for the spiritual development of children. Her desire is to foster a whole-child love for the spiritual journey and spiritual formation. She also loves helping women who are walking through difficult times in their life and feel unseen and forgotten.
On February 14, 2005, San received a call that turned her world upside down. She woke up excited to spend her first Valentine’s day married to Thomas and ready to make special memories but it quickly changed when her neurologist told her she had MS. On the outside, she looked the same but on the inside, she was broken. Suffering through temporary paralysis, temporary blindness, and living daily with pain made her more aware of those around her who felt paralyzed, blind, and who walk alone in pain and suffering. She made a decision to not allow her pain to keep her bound but to flourish in the midst.
San and her husband Thomas have one human child Luke and one furry child named Scooby Doo. She loves reading, writing, and long road trips with her family. Any chance San gets, she travels to San Antonio to see her sisters, friends, family, and eat as much Tex-Mex food as she can.
Editor + Social Media Director
I'm Sarah and I've spent my life making friends with dissonance. I am the oldest child of missionary parents, hatched and raised with a certainty that never quite fit. My story has been one of contradictions, missteps, hilarity, awkwardness, fear and joy as I've attempted to find home. I'm a single mother of two small children, a freelance artist and writer, a lover of the earth and all its beings, and a seeker of what's real.
About a decade ago, I began to look consciously at the incongruities between the framework I was given and the deep voice of my soul. The years since have been a constant awakening, a seeing of things that can't be unseen, a coming home to my body, a rediscovery of my soul, and a continual reminder of all the things I still don't understand.
I have learned to celebrate uncertainty, vulnerability and catastrophe--all the things that break us open. I'm in love with equality, justice and truth. I'm a facilitator because Arkitekt came alongside me during the crucible of my Deconstruction. In gratitude and belief, I am honored to hold this space for souls to encounter their own belovedness, resilience and inner wisdom.
Mary Chrysa Parker
Mary Chrysa Parker is excited to integrate her skillsets and passion for serving the community as the Director of Operations – Arkitekt Women. She is currently a Program Manager at Inceodia, LLC. Throughout her career, she has been a strong advocate for ensuring on-time product delivery by aligning leadership teams on project work, priorities and commitments in coordination with ever changing customer demands. Prior to joining the Inceodia team, Mary Chrysa worked as a program coordinator at Hewlett Packard for over 17 years, where she managed budgets, resources and relationships to achieve organizational objectives, as well as planning, developing and executing schedules to ensure timely completion for a wide range of startup businesses within HP. Before working in the corporate world, Mary Chrysa coordinated the Legal Advocacy Program at a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.
In addition, she’s served as a technology volunteer at her local library district where she supports computer classes in topics such as Blogging, Computer Software, and Social Media. She also served as a board member at her children’s school where she’s developed and implemented new communication and documentation processes that resulted in quicker onboarding time of new parent volunteers and developed a new fundraising strategy to resolve fundraising fatigue.
Mary Chrysa Parker received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.