Resa Hayes is a licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Glenwood Springs. She provides psychotherapy, mediation, parent education, and forensic services to families throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. She has a strong commitment to community service which is shown through her positions on boards throughout the valley, as well as her volunteerism for community projects and events.
Event Management & Data Analyst
Parker grew up and lived in New Jersey for 25 years before moving to Basalt in 2014. He has a background in sales and marketing, but recently shifted gears and founded his fitness company, Roaring Fork Body Tutor. Parker enjoys snowboarding, CrossFit, mountain biking, and running.
Bryan grew up in Vero Beach, Florida and moved to Colorado to continue his education at the University of Denver. After graduating, Bryan moved to Aspen in 2013 and became the general manager at Hickory House. Bryan has always had a passion to help and work with others and is excited to continue that passion through Aspen Strong. When not at work, you can find Bryan roaming the Rockies with his big fluffy dog, Rooky.
Carly is a Rehabilitation Counselor and co-found of a community-based program for adults diagnosed with an emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental disorder. Currently, Carly is working towards her Doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver with a focus on mental health diagnosis and counseling. Carly loves cheese and hiking with her Great Pyrenees, Rooky.
Event & Volunteer Management
Ryan Marcil grew up in Vero Beach, Florida and attended Bucknell University where he studied psychology and played Division I Tennis. After working in the foreign exchange industry for two years in New York City, he decided to make a change and pursue his passions for the outdoors, athletics, and mental health.
Lawrence is a successful trader of over 28 years – Trader X Aspen. Lawrence started the mental health community fund to financially support community members of the valley in seeking mental health treatment when they could otherwise not afford to do so. He is the co-founder to Aspen Strong. He is passionate about helping the community of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley in overcoming their struggle with mental illness.
Kevin was raised in Aspen Colorado. He is the father of two Aspen teenagers and owns and operates Smiddy Limousine. He is the Deputy Chief and long time volunteer of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department.
Courtney O’Brien is a Financial Advisor of the Principal Financial Group® a Registered Representative of Princor Financial Services. She is registered in FINRA Series 6 securities and licensed in Life and Health Insurance. Courtney has served her country in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Courtney, also co-development director of TEDX Vail, enjoys spending time with her family skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing and enjoying great food in the Vail valley.
Mark Devlin is the founder and president of Devlin Financial Services. His expertise is in financial planning, asset management and insurance consulting. A private pilot, Mark also enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, golfing, and snowboarding.
Christina is a licensed professional counselor specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy with a practice in Aspen Colorado. A Philadelphia native, she graduated from Penn State University and West Chester University with her masters in Clinical Psychology. Christina began her therapeutic career in community mental health directing acute and partial programs hospital programs. She is the founder of Aspen Strong and co-founder of Changing Brains, Changing Lives Symposium. She is a member of the Denver Speaker Bureau, providing education around work, life balance, and wholehearted living. She has been recognized for her leadership and advocacy in mental health on various panels and magazines. Christina loves to hike, ski, and spend time with her Siberian Husky, Carly Simon.
Calli grew up in Snowmass Village is currently a senior at Aspen High School. There, she is a member of National Honors Society and a number of other community service and mental health based clubs and organizations. She also enjoys art, dance, and skiing.
I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!
Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.
I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.
We felt that mental illness is under-addressed by society and Aspen Strong fills this gap locally. Your mind is an organ like any other and deserves treatment and resources. One single point of contact and coordination is especially helpful for the most in need, the young and the poor.