Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Markley received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from University of Colorado. She has served for the past 8 years in a volunteer capacity with TESSA, most recently serving of the President of the Board of Directors for the past two years. Ms. Markley is an active member of the non-profit community in Colorado Springs and has a passion for the mission of TESSA. Prior to committing herself to the work of TESSA, Ms. Markley worked in marketing and advertising, specifically focused on non-profits.
Chief Program Officer
Ms. Hackett-Larson has extensive experience working within the nonprofit sector in Colorado, primarily around homelessness, and domestic and sexual violence issues. Prior to her return to TESSA, she spent more than two years assisting another nonprofit in the role of grant writer. Ms. Hackett-Larson has a rich history with TESSA dating back ten years. Through her time with TESSA she has served on the board of the Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence, and traveled throughout the state providing presentations on domestic violence and sexual assault related topics. Ms. Hackett-Larson holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, Denver.
Chief Legal Services Officer
Mr. Glenn joins TESSA after serving in public office as an El Paso County Commissioner and Colorado Springs City Councilmember for over 15 years. Mr. Glenn brings his background as an attorney with a focus on family law and protection orders. Mr. Glenn is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of combined active and reserve service. Mr. Glenn earned a law degree from New England School, an MBA from Western New England College and a Bachelor’s in Science from the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Glenn has also been a resident of Colorado Springs since early childhood.
Mr. Sanchez is the Clinical Director for TESSA and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado with a focus on relationships and trauma. He brings to TESSA 13 years of direct experience with severe mental health, correctional, and child welfare agencies and multiple years of professional court experience from caseworker, family worker, counselor, and clinician positions. Additionally, he has been administrator of clinical programs and clinical internship programs at several different agencies. Mr. Sanchez is an alumnus of University of Colorado with a Bachelor degree in Sociology as well as an alumnus of University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.
Safety and Support Manager
Ms. Sutton holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a Trauma focus from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. A native Tennessean, Ms. Sutton is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee where she studied Psychology. Ms. Sutton interned with TESSA while in her Master’s program and quickly realized this was the field that she was meant to do, rather than Neuropsychology as she previously planned. After her internship, Ms. Sutton continued working with TESSA as a Confidential Victim Advocate, Hospital On-Call Advocate, Safehouse Advocate, and Lead Court Advocate. She is passionate about her work assisting survivors and supporting clients within the community.
Youth & Children’s Program Manager
Ms. McHugh received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. After college she served the military community as a Health Educator at the Fort Hood and Fort Carson Army Wellness Centers. Ms. McHugh volunteers with several local non-profit organizations to include Springs Rescue Mission and COSILoveYou. She brings to TESSA a passion for investing in our youth and serving the Colorado Springs community.
Ms. Guerrero is an experienced bilingual advocate that also has experience working with underserved families at CPCD. Since being at TESSA, Ms. Guerrero has become experienced in working with domestic violence survivors as well as human trafficking survivors and supported those navigating the immigration system. Ms. Guerrero is committed to trauma informed care and strives for the best possible services for those in TESSA’S residential program.
Human Trafficking Program Manager
Ms. Bootes has almost ten years of experience as a victim advocate and has worked with over 4,000 survivors of domestic violence sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Ms. Bootes served seven years in the United States Army and transitioned to the civilian world in order to do this work full-time. Ms. Bootes started her tenure at TESSA in 2012 as a Confidential Victim Advocate. In the years since, Ms. Bootes has served as the Counseling Coordinator, Lead Hospital Advocate and the Advocacy Manager and now the Human Trafficking Program Manager. Across the state of Colorado, Ms. Bootes is considered an expert in the fields of domestic violence, sexual assault, strangulation and stalking and has served as an expert witness over 50 times.
Community Engagement Manager
Ms Molet has a background in Graphic Design and Business Management graduating from Utah State University with a BFA. A native Coloradoan who has lived in Colorado Springs her whole life. Ms. Molet previously worked at KKTV as their Digital Sales and Marketing Assistant. After 4 years in the media industry and working with small businesses and large organizations behind the scenes, Ms. Molet decided she needed a change. After attending TESSA’s 40th Ruby Gala, Ms. Molet applied for the Community & Outreach Coordinator position and found her passion of non-profit marketing and development. Ms. Molet is passionate about her community, developing relationships and managing the Development department at TESSA.