Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA Staff

Alan Hallman

Alan Hallman

Executive Director

Alan began working as the Executive Director in May of 2017. Alan joined Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the child welfare arena and non-profit world. Alan gained valuable experience before starting with NWRM CASA by serving 5 ½ years as a child protection worker and parenting group facilitator in Grand County. Prior to that he worked for several nonprofits aiding youth both domestically and abroad, and has been afforded many opportunities to speak at nonprofit events throughout the United States raising awareness and funds to support local children and youth. He received his undergraduate degree in Speech Communication and completed his Master’s degree in the area of Transformational Leadership.

Alan and Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA are looking forward to continuing to work with children in Grand, Routt, and Moffat counties, as well as expand their efforts in reaching these communities. In addition to serving as the executive director for CASA Alan is an avid skier and can be seen coaching for Winter Park Competition Center on weekends as well as spending time outdoors with his wife and four young children.

“I am dedicated to this work because it provides vital services to our children and youth and enrichment to our community.” Alan Hallman

David "Bruce" Cummings

David "Bruce" Cummings

Moffat County Program Coordinator

Born in Twin Falls, ID, Bruce was raised in Ogden, UT and spent summers on his family’s farm in Sublet, ID, learning the value of work.

Once Bruce was old enough to handle a paint brush, he was taught property management and maintenance in order to help with his family’s rental units. Bruce learned how to run a retail business in high school working at his family’s art gallery and picture framing business. Bruce opened and managed another gallery and picture framing business as a high school senior. After a few relocations, Bruce moved to Craig, CO, in 2007 to manage properties. Shortly after his arrival in Craig, Bruce met a woman who volunteered with Advocates Crisis Support Services.

After witnessing how Bruce worked with a tenant that attempted suicide, she asked if Bruce would volunteer for Advocates Crisis Support Services. Bruce was trained then worked for almost two years with the All-Crimes Division. Once given the opportunity, Bruce transferred to the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Division to work with men and women who became victims of abuse. Bruce stayed with Advocates for over 8 years. Bruce is a member of the Access to Justice Committee, and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault Inclusiveness Team.

Bruce found his passion working with victims and teaching them the skills that are needed to get out of abusive situations. Bruce noticed that children were frequently caught in the middle of these situations and often used as pawns between the parties as a means of manipulation. Bruce began looking for a way to protect these children. He worked closely with Advocates’ Child and Family Advocate to get help for these children, which led Bruce to Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA – a place that he can help make a difference in these children’s lives.

Outside of his work with NWRM CASA, Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, his 8 children and 20 grandchildren.

Brooke Bumgarner

Brooke Bumgarner

Routt County Program Coordinator

After growing up in Steamboat Springs, Brooke moved to Winter Park, Florida where she completed her bachelor’s degree at Rollins College in Critical Media and Cultural Studies and Communications Studies. Her concentration, however, was in social justice and inequalities where she spent the better part of four years researching the effects of homelessness on children and overall stigmatization. For her senior thesis, she wrote, directed and produced a 15-minute short documentary chronicling the cost of hunger and food insecurity for families in Central Florida. After completing her degree, Brooke went on to work in the rural village of Marangu, Tanzania in effort to further develop sustainable agriculture initiatives and education programs internationally.

Brooke’s resume includes nonprofit work both domestically and abroad where she has gained valuable experience working alongside diverse individuals. In addition to her nonprofit background, Brooke also has experience as a journalist locally and in London, United Kingdom. Brooke and NWRM CASA are looking forward to continuing to work with children in Routt county as well as expanding their efforts and reach in the community. In addition to serving as CASA’s Routt county program coordinator, Brooke hopes to eventually travel all seven continents, is an enthusiastic backpacker and loves spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

“I look forward to building relationships between community partners and all involved agencies while contributing to the meaningful work that CASA does,” Brooke said. “I am committed to supporting the volunteers of Routt county in their advocacy work and I am excited to be back in my hometown where I believe in our community’s collective power to ensure our most vulnerable children are provided with the best chance to learn, grow and thrive.”

Board of Directors

Sherry Shelton- President
Grand County

Phyllis Harrelson – Vice President
Routt County

Sandra Miller-Treasurer
Routt County

 

Nicole Stone – Secretary
Routt County

Kim Linin
Grand County

Diane Ehlert
Grand County

Northwest Rocky Mountain Colorado CASA - Serving the 14th Judicial District

Routt County
PO Box 776292
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970-819-6233

Grand County
PO Box 3052
Winter Park, CO 80482
970-531-6160

Moffat County
PO Box 1680
Craig, CO 81626
970-620-2342