Who We Are

Bohemian Foundation Community Programs Staff


saram175xSara Maranowicz

Director of Community Programs

Sara serves as the Community Programs Director. She has a background in grantmaking, nonprofit capacity building and program management in the fields of community development, youth development, early childhood and K-12 education. Prior to joining Bohemian Foundation, Sara worked at the Community Development Foundation in London helping to set up a national 15-year community development program. While in the UK she also managed a national grant program designed to support nonprofits facing financial hardship due to the recession. Before ‘crossing the pond’ she worked in Los Angeles and led the design and implementation of nonprofit capacity building, sustainability and social enterprise development programs for First 5 LA. She has also managed a portfolio of school readiness grantees and supported various nonprofit capacity building grant programs. Sara is a Colorado native and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and Master’s degree in Educational Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Stanford University.

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Kim Lehman

Grants Administrator

Kim is a Fort Collins native and a 2007 graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Consumer and Family Sciences. She has over two years experience with Fort Collins community organizations. Prior to joining Bohemian, Kim was with a probation department working with agencies such as Crossroads Safehouse, The Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Food Bank for Larimer County.


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Hannah Tinklenberg

Administrative Assistant

Hannah provides administrative support for Bohemian Foundation's Community Programs. Prior to joining Bohemian Foundation, Hannah was a teacher specializing in early childhood education. In addition, she spent several years at Colorado State University's Event Planning Services where she gained experience coordinating a variety of events held on campus. Hannah received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Development from Colorado State University.


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Bohemian Foundation Music Programs Staff

Kristen Karabensh

Director of Music Programs

Kristen serves as the Director of Music Programs. She brings a passion for music and a strong belief in the powerful impact it can have. Prior to joining Bohemian Foundation, Kristen served in numerous leadership capacities throughout her blended legal and business career, including Director of Real Estate Services at Xcel Energy, Corporate Counsel and Manager of Real Estate Investments at M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., and as a transactional attorney in Castle Rock and Fort Collins. She is an alumnus of the Women’s Vision Leadership Institute and University of Colorado’s Presidents Leadership Class, served as a guest facilitator and mentor in Xcel Energy’s Leadership Pipeline and Path to Leadership programs, was selected as editing assist for the publication of Julie A. Nice and Louise G. Trubek’s Cases and Materials on Poverty Law: Theory and Practice while completing her J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Denver, and served as a Larimer County Planning Commissioner.

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Brett-Rindt117x175Brett Rindt

Event Manager of Music Programs

Brett provides event management for Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brett spent nearly ten years as an event professional with two of the nation’s leading event marketing agencies developing events for several fortune 500 companies. With a formal education in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, his experience is backed by award-winning events and credibility in topics ranging from music to international experiential brand campaigns. Outside of work, Brett volunteers with the Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol, performs part-time with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, provides guidance to non-profit startups and races on a competitive cycling team.

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Riley PhippsRiley Phipps

Project Manager of Music Programs

As Project Manager of Music Programs, Riley brings a passion for community and music, and relishes the way in which the two directly foster one another. Prior to joining the Bohemian Foundation he worked with a medical component manufacturer to help develop products for medical device and biotech manufacturers through a variety of functions including sales, marketing and applications engineering, with his most recent role directing those areas. He has volunteered with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol and led the Ghana Bike Program at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. With a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and minors in Biology and Psychology from Truman State University, Riley has a high regard for all aspects of health and thoroughly appreciates the role music and community play in our overall well-being.

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Caitlin Morris

Music Programs Administrative Assistant

Caitlin provides administrative support for Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs. Prior to her role as administrative assistant, Caitlin served five years as the Foundation’s receptionist and office manager. At a young age Caitlin began playing music, which led to her strong commitment to the advancement of music education in the Fort Collins community. She has planned several music-related fundraising events benefitting such causes as breast cancer awareness, natural disaster relief and environmental stewardship. In addition, Caitlin is an active volunteer and enjoys participating in community initiatives such as Project Homeless Connect and ClimateWise. Caitlin is currently completing a B.S. in Business Management at Colorado State University.

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Mary Timby

Communications Coordinator

Mary serves as the Communications Coordinator for Bohemian Foundation external communications. Mary is a former station manager for Colorado State University’s student-run television station, Campus TV (CTV). During her tenure, CTV was awarded a Heartland Emmy for excellence in journalism and several other distinguished awards. Mary also has held internships at ABC 7News in Denver and ESI, a talent management agency in Beverly Hills. Mary was the public relations outreach coordinator for Colorado State University's EcoCAR 2 team where she had the opportunity to work with public relations professionals at General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mary holds a B.S. in Journalism and Technical Communication and is currently completing an M.S. in Public Communication and Technology at CSU.

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