Our Staff

Life’s Options is staffed by caring women who faithfully serve men, women, and families in our community. Why not get to know us better? When you recognize our names and faces, our time together will be like friends getting together.

Kelli Dixon

Executive Director

Sharon Wichael

Client Services Director

Mary Baum

 Nurse Manager

Janine Payton

Kids Closet Manager

April Hyzer


Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the guiding force behind our organization, bringing together a diverse group of experienced and accomplished individuals who share a common vision and commitment to our mission. Comprising leaders from various fields, the Board plays a pivotal role in shaping strategic decisions, ensuring governance integrity, and driving the growth and success of our company. With a wealth of expertise and a passion for excellence, our Board members inspire and steer our team towards achieving new heights of innovation and achievement. Get to know the exceptional individuals who steer our course and lead us towards a future of limitless possibilities.

Frazer Lockhart

Board of Directors

Frazer Lockhart is a retired (August 2020) environmental remediation Program Manager and his career included nearly 30 years with the U.S. Department of Energy. He is also a retired Colonel who served 25 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.

Susan Peacock

Board of Directors

Susan is passionate about helping women find community, healing, and hope in all the joys and difficulties that motherhood brings. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Susan has had the privilege of walking with women of all ages within their celebrations and grief in parenting. Her work in private practice has centered on women’s issues and her hope in being part of this board is to provide excellent direction and compassionate care for Life’s Option’s clients. She lives in Evergreen with her two young daughters and husband.

Ashley Ruppel

Board of Directors

Ashely is a CO native and a lover of life. she lives in Evergreen with her husband and 4 kids. She believes that we are each uniquely created by God, on purpose, for a purpose. She has a passion to help the women in our mountain community find support, guidance and love through the truth of the gospel. In her spare time she can be found playing hide and seek in the backyard with her kids, attending church gatherings or trying a new workout.

Tony Palombo

Board of Directors

Tony Palombo joined the Life’s Options board in March 2023 with a strong background in financial and management experience, and passion to promote our Lord’s ministry in our community. Tony is a member of Christ the King church in Evergreen and related Knights of Columbus chapter.

Cathy Peterson

Board of Directors

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