1929004_1177515476608_4671284_nVeronica Dieda, Executive Director

“Change is growth for the soul; at least this is how I have felt the last few years. Having lived  singularly focused on my job, I decided that life was in motion but I was not, and I was the only one who could correct this.  This is the truth that brought me to Colorado, allowed me to meet my now husband, re-enter academia and grow as a person.  I have embraced Colorado as my home and enjoy discovering its beauty with my golden retriever, Tanner.  My passion for travel has been greatly ignited since meeting my husband and I have been very blessed to see some amazing places. (Tanner usually has to stay behind because he gets motion sickness).  In the future I hope to continue seeing the world and embracing changes as they happen.”




12931109_10207617371226342_5473663785648894077_nEllie Patterson, Administrative Assistant

 “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto. Translated, this means “I am human; therefore nothing human is alien to me. These words are how I view the world and how I interact with it and people. I am currently going to Regis University for my Master’s in Counseling and hope to one day sit with every type of person and allow them to tell me their stories.  I love People House and everything they do for the community. My mom came here in the 70’s and found spiritual growth and guidance and I have found the same. I hope to continue helping People House in any way that I can to help re-pay all the good they have done for the community, my family, and myself, and continue to do.”


Mira Fanning, Administrative Assistant


“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free. I had worked a career of convenience for 11 years in California and realized it was time for a change. My husband and our two little dogs decided to pack up and move to Colorado. I am forever grateful that I am able to be a part of the People House community. I was raised with the idea that mental health should be prioritized and it has become a core value for me. I find that I learn something new every day here and I look forward to growing as a People House person.

People House: a Center for Personal and Spiritual Growth