We're in this together!
The Denver ELEMENT crew directs, manages and coordinates LGBTQ+ services and programs of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare. Please contact us with any questions about what programs and services are right for you—call 720-382-5900 or email info@TheDenverElement.org and we''ll point you in the right direction. If you'd like to help make things happen here at The Denver ELEMENT, check out our volunteer opportunities.
MA, LPC, LAC
Element Program Manager & Therapist
Raised in the Colorado moutains, Zane wears shorts and Chacos even in midst of the winter. He enjoys skiing powder, “wander” hiking, “creative” camping and is always up for an adventure. With a masters in counseling from Naropa University, Zane has a passion for LGBTQ communities and sexual health, and believes that ELEMENT is a perfect avenue to help create change in the world.
Element Team Lead
Grant grew up in Colorado, and attended the University of Colorado Boulder where they were engaged in the GSA and lead LGBT support groups. When not at work, they are working on a creative project, whether being part of a video production team or making clothes. Grant joined The Denver ELEMENT team because of their passion for LGBTQ health and community building.
Element Case Manager
A Colorado native, Christopher attends Metropolitan State University earning his bachelor's degree in human services. When not at our office or studying you might find him in a salon cutting hair—he’s been a cosmetologist for 13 years. One thing about Christopher is he always has a smile on his face! He joined the Denver ELEMENT team as a recovery coach and now specializes in case management in the LGBTQ community.
JOSEPH BOYLE, MA
Behavioral Health Specialist
Joe was raised in the plains of Nebraska, where he quietly bided his time until he could stage his escape out into the real world. Being from the Midwest, Joe describes himself as warm, approachable and down to earth. With a master’s degree in transpersonal counseling psychology from Naropa University, he one day hopes to get his PhD in positive psychology. Until then you can find him wrestling with his dog and watching reruns of Avatar the Last Air Bender or Charmed.
JUSTIN R. LEWIS, MA, LPCc, CACII
Behavioral Health Specialist
Born outside of San Francisco, Justin grew up by the beach but now calls the Mile High city home. He has spent his adult life in Denver, and received his masters in multicultural clinical mental health counseling at University of Colorado Denver. Justin is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ folks, and is especially interested in the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. He enjoys rereading Harry Potter books, binge watching new Netflix series and cooking for friends.
GEOFFREY GUTIERREZ, MBA
Element Program Coordinator
Geoffrey has lived in Colorado since 2000. They attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where they received a degree in behavioral genetics. Geoffrey grew up wanting to be a Broadway Diva but found their place within LGBTQ+ activism, but it doesn’t stop them from singing and dancing at any time, any place.
Element Program Coordinator
A well-traveled Denver native and 30 year HIV long-term survivor, Robert has more than 20 years of HIV/AIDS experience in non-profit organizations, government programs, clinical trials and as a volunteer. Away from work, Robert enjoys photography and painting. He joined The Denver Element team to provide his life experience and Ryan White system of care knowledge and expertise.
PrEP Case Manager
A Colorado native raised in south Denver, Dan is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado with a bachelors in sociology. In his spare time he enjoys the gym and mountain activities including skiing and camping. Travel and experiencing different cultures have always been a big passion of his. He joined ELEMENT because he wants to make a difference by helping this community grow and become more cohesive.
Peer Recovery Coach
Nate grew up in Colorado, with a eight-year hiatus when he lived in New York City. He is currently working toward a bachelors degree in human services with a concentration in addiction studies at Metro State University. In his free time he enjoys going to see live music and theater. He is passionate about working with the LGBTQ Community.
Originally for Austin, Texas, Cassidy received her undergraduate degree from California State University At Los Angeles in Psychology; a place she lived for ten years and also calls home. Now, Cassidy studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she plans to graduate in May of 2020. Cassidy is a proud mother and partner, she also enjoys yoga, walks on the beach, and being in good company. Cassidy works with addiction and wants to decrease the margins between majorities and minorities.
Guss escaped Oklahoma six years ago and has been living in Denver since. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Oklahoma and is finishing his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. He enjoys reading, napping with his cats and cooking for loved ones. He has plans of one day obtaining a Ph.D. in psychology but for now is content in working with the community. He has a career background in mental health and while he has worked with most populations, Guss is very passionate about working with gender variant populations.
SARAH SYPOLT, LSW, AASW
LGBTQ Youth Preventionist
Born in the rural farmland of northeastern Maryland, Sarah moved to Colorado to pursue her Masters of Social Work and Animal-Assisted Social Work certification at the University of Denver in 2016. Sarah began her career in LGBTQ social justice as an undergraduate student, and found that her ultimate passion lies in providing support for LGBTQ youth. In her spare time, you can find Sarah in spin class, jetting off to San Diego to catch some rays, or watching Netflix at home with her service dog, Charlie. Sarah is thrilled to join the ELEMENT team to empower LGBTQ youth in Denver.