Our agency provides services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including: Residential, Day Program, Employment, In-Home Support services, and Children’s Foster Care. Since opening our doors in 1969, we have developed programs that respect choice, offer understanding and compassion, and create opportunities for the highest quality of life.
Overture strives to be a leader in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field, as well as a partner to our local community through education, communication, and mindful, Person-Centered supports. We currently provide services to hundreds of people throughout the Colorado Front Range, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Overture has been providing services to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities since 1969 in Colorado. Starting with a home where 8 people resided in Boulder, CO, our organization quickly grew due to the demand for residential services. As service delivery evolved to be more individualized and community-based in the early 2000s, we closed the initial home and the residents moved into apartments or Host Homes to continue receiving supports and services. From there, our organization continued to expand along the Colorado Front Range as we broadened our offerings to include day programs and employment services.
As an innovative thought leader within our communities, Overture values choice and is committed to sharing our vision, mission, and values as we grow alongside our communities. We have expanded our services into Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana to provide options for people looking to live in the community through individualized supportive living options
To cultivate self-directed opportunities and experiences that empower our communities to flourish.
All people have the right to make choices and pursue opportunities to be the person they want to be: Your Life, Your Choice.
Well-being: To create a safe workspace for all employees which promotes an inclusive company culture that fosters a balanced lifestyle.
We promise to exercise empathy and compassion in our interactions with others.
Authenticity: Building trust through a culture of accountability where vulnerability and individuality are championed.
We promise to encourage everyone to come as they are and embrace opportunities for growth.
Collaboration: Celebrating our community’s strengths and contributions while working together to achieve common goals.
We promise to engage in healthy dialogue and active listening while valuing diverse perspectives.
Excellence: Uphold standards through efficient processes, innovation, and a continuous commitment to quality.
We promise to show up and do our best for one another and the communities we serve.
Lindsay got her start in the field of intellectual and development disabilities over 20 years ago as a direct care staff working in group homes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was in one of those group homes that a woman with Down Syndrome had such a profound, positive impact on her that her life was forever changed and a passion for the field was ignited.
Lindsay moved to Colorado in 2001 to pursue her education, obtaining a B.A. in Counseling Psychology from Mesa State College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at Argosy University in Denver. Upon graduating, Lindsay was offered a position managing a day program, which quickly turned into a greater position leading a residential host home program. Lindsay continued to diversify her knowledge of IDD program options in Colorado, leading programs for both children and adults with IDD. Lindsay has also been a host home provider to the same woman for 14 years and believes that this role has helped shape her leadership approach in that she understands the structure of IDD services from all angles of service delivery.
Lindsay lives in Morrison with her husband Matt, son Kellan, housemate Anne, two French bulldogs, Kita and Webster, and their black lab, Sula. Lindsay’s hobbies include teaching hot yoga, traveling, all things New England (yes, even the Patriots), and enjoying hearty belly laughs with family and friends.
Theresa has built her career around supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a high school student in small town Iowa, she got her first experience providing direct care in a group home setting. She gained passion and knowledge for working with people and continued providing direct care through college in a 1:1 home setting. Upon graduating from Simpson College in Indianola, IA with her B.A. in Biology, she relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2012 and began working with adults with IDD as a Program Coordinator with Carmel Community Living Corporation, now Overture. After several years working as a Residential Program Manager, Associate Director of Residential Services, and Colorado State Director, she is now the Vice President of Overture. As a part of Overture’s Leadership Team, she loves guiding her staff to help their direct reports best support the individuals in their programs to achieve their personal goals and ensure they are able to make choices that are best for them.
In her free time, Theresa likes to recharge by going on hikes in the mountains, kayaking with her dog, Mumford, checking out new restaurants around Denver, traveling, and enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Alyse Preston grew up in Florida and moved to Colorado after graduating from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Journalism. After contracting as a photojournalist for the Rocky Mountain News, Alyse pivoted her career into a different direction and started working with youth in various residential treatment centers throughout Colorado in 2000. Alyse started with another established PASA in Colorado in 2005 where she was able to merge her passion for working with children and her newfound passion of working with people who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. Throughout the years, Alyse held various positions with another PASA in Colorado, ultimately assuming the role as the agency’s State Director in August 2018. She recently joined the team at Overture as their Associate Vice President and will oversee operations in both Colorado and Montana.
Hayley grew up in windy Wyoming and shortly after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, received a job opportunity working as a Direct Support Professional in a group home setting. She fell in love with the Human Services field and working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and pivoted her entire career path. Since then, she has held various roles from bringing new people into services, to overseeing and managing residential homes, to branding and marketing. She brings 12 years of knowledge and experience to her role and enjoys all aspects of working with the people we serve. She has a passion for educating communities on inclusion and accessibility and self-directed services for people with disabilities.
Hayley spends her free time tending to her self-proclaimed “cat lady” duties at home, exploring her passions for interior design and fashion, and cooking delicious vegan food.
While going to school for a degree in Human Services, Amy first started working with people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in 2015 as a DSP and quickly moved into the role of an Employment Program Coordinator. She was passionate about her work and identified a need for higher quality and more individualized services, so she started her own business as provider for waiver services. Her company served people in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Pine Bluffs for 6 years and was able to build meaningful connections within those communities. Amy now brings her experience and knowledge into her new role as Associate Director of Program Services for Overture in Cheyenne. With this new role, she hopes to facilitate professional development and be a strong support for her team. Amy finds it rewarding to help others work through difficult problems and to also build confidence in those around her, whether it’s with staff or participants.
Amy’s husband works in law enforcement, and they have two kids. One is a sassy and fearless 4-year-old girl; the other is a sweet and shy 2-year-old boy who loves his momma. They often enjoy camping, football season, being outdoors, and endless home improvement projects. Fall is Amy’s favorite season, she loves a good scary movie, and knows all the best sushi restaurants!
Mason began working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2010 when he was hired as a Direct Care Staff member for a six-bed group home in Southern California. As a Direct Care Staff member, he worked in residential and community settings until 2016, before relocating to Colorado where he pursued his occupational therapy degree, graduating in May 2020.
Mason’s professional career continued to evolve as he took on administrative roles with various agencies, overseeing a Family Caregiver department and becoming a host home provider in 2019, providing residential services and support to an individual in his home. Mason lives in Arvada with his wife Sarah, their dog Decker, and their roommate Nick. His hobbies include photography, traveling, riding his motorcycle, cooking, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops with his wife.
Lisa was born in Brooklyn, NY, but has considered herself a Colorado native since she was 6 years old. From the moment she attended her Introduction to Psychology class in high school, she knew that a career in human services was her future. With a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s in Forensic Psychology, both from C.U. Denver, Lisa began her career working with adjudicated youth in a day treatment facility. This experience led to her working in the child welfare system at Arapahoe County Department of Human Services. Lisa’s career catapulted into program development when she moved to Arizona and developed programs for family reunification, child abuse prevention, and a national award-winning mental health court program.
After a 10-year hiatus in finance, Lisa returned to her passion for helping youth as Overture’s Director of Children and Family Services, overseeing their Foster Care Program.
Lisa loves football and is a die-hard Denver Broncos fan! During the off-season, she spends her time attending festivals and following local live music, frequently working on several craft projects simultaneously, reading, and enjoying any activities that involve socializing with others while waiting for football season to begin.
Audrey holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Overture, she worked at a residential care facility with teenagers aging out of the juvenile justice and foster care systems and loved the work she did there. She began her time at Overture in 2020 as the Residential Program Manager in South Colorado, and she is credited with improving the office culture and morale and empowering her team to be not only hard workers, but kind and cooperative individuals who enjoy working together. Audrey currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, a pug named Kevin, and her cat, Freddie Mercury. In her down time, she enjoys reading, camping, skiing, and taking walks in her neighborhood with friends.
Having an extensive history working in long-term care, Courtney brings a fresh perspective to Overture. While in prior roles, she obtained national certification as an activity director, worked as a support care director, social worker, and at the height of the pandemic also became a certified nursing assistant. Always a creative thinker, she is excited to learn new skills and ways of caring for the people we serve.
Courtney has lived in Cheyenne for 22 years, spending some time out of state living in North Dakota, California, and Colorado but Wyoming is home. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dogs. She can often be found in the mountains or working on her latest DIY project around the house.
Rebecca started in the field in 2012 after graduating high school in Wyoming. She began working in direct care in a group home setting and never looked back. Eventually branching out to self-directed services and leadership roles for various entities around the state of Wyoming and now Southern Nevada, she has built a career on learning from and advocating for the intellectually and developmentally disabled population. She is currently working towards a B.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Autism Studies through Capella University. Her hope is to use her education to continue raising awareness and providing education to promote the independence of the population she has worked so closely with for the last ten years.
Rebecca currently resides in Las Vegas, NV and in her free time she enjoys hanging out at her favorite coffee shop in Korea town, and hiking Mt. Charleston with her Chinese crested Luna.
Jennifer began her career working with people with disabilities in 2003, when she decided to put her sales and marketing skills to use by helping individuals with significant barriers to employment find, learn, and keep jobs. She fell in love with the work and saw the positive difference employment made in the lives of the people she served. She soon became the Director of Employment Services, and in 2009, she was honored to be part of a team of dedicated individuals and agencies that partnered to bring the nationally recognized school-to-work transition/internship program, Project SEARCH, to the Denver-Metro area. She worked with this program for three years before shifting her focus to day programs. Jennifer quickly learned that the world of day programs was very different from that of employment services! While supporting a day program in Boulder, she honed her skills in positive behavior supports, creative ways to facilitate community inclusion, and learning more about Colorado’s service system. Joining Team Overture meant that Jennifer could combine her expertise in employment services and day programs into one, overseeing both day program services and employment services.
Jennifer lives in Aurora and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, going to museums, attending local music events, and exploring new restaurants. She enjoys crocheting, but it can be challenging when her cats notice the yarn and think it’s playtime. In addition to having a “resident” cat, she also fosters cats.
Allison graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a degree in Psychology. She moved to Boulder, Colorado, and changed gears from transit safety to human services. She still never passes up an opportunity to drive big vehicles, but she is confident that her place is in the IDD world.
Allison started out as a DSP in a day program and focused on art and outdoor recreation. She worked for a number of PASAs concurrently, doing day hab, respite, and providing SLS services. In 2016, she began working as a Residential Program Coordinator at Overture, and in 2019, she started managing the northern day programs in Longmont and Windsor. In 2022, Allison moved into a role as Associate Director of Community Services for all Overture day programs in Colorado. She loves having the opportunity to get to know more of Overture’s DSPs and participants and work directly in our programs each day.
Allison lives in northern Colorado with her husband, Eric, and their cat, Oblina. When she isn’t working, you’ll probably find her in her garden, thrifting, creating art, or paddleboarding.
Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After spending 15 years in the Wealth Management industry (with an emphasis on Operations and Compliance the last 12 years), Jessica joined Beken with a desire to take her leadership skills and professional contributions to a new level. Her first two years at Beken were spent as the Chief People Officer overseeing the People Operations (Human Resources) department as well as leading the Compliance department. In her role as Chief People Officer, she fostered an environment of inclusivity, collaboration, and growth while establishing relationships and trust within all staff levels of the organization.
As CEO, she will not only continue what she has started but will prioritize an unwavering commitment to clear communication, a solutions-oriented approach and, with the collaborative support of the Beken Executive Team, is dedicated to our organization’s strategic priorities. She will maximize her experience and talents for organizational effectiveness as well as be a resource to the people supporting our programs and divisions within Overture, Beken, and Array.
Jessica spends her free time volunteering, trying new restaurants, and traveling with her husband and two children.
As Chief Operating Officer of Bēkən Holdings, Dana leads the organization’s operations while prioritizing the strategic direction of Bēkən Holdings and its affiliates. Dana recently served as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of Bēkən Holdings, a role that included leading the organization’s strategic initiatives, including efforts to advance diverse funding sources and sustainability of the organization.
Dana brings 25 years of Human Services experience, from her start in data analytics to the past 12 years in operational leadership. Her specialties in the Human Services industry have included program development, operating efficiencies, and helping organizations meet extensive standards of excellence.
She has a passion for discovering new resources to build greater efficiencies throughout the organization and enjoys the challenge of getting buy in from internal and external stakeholders along the way. Dana is dedicated to supporting the CEO and Executive Team in the organization’s vision and strategic priorities.