Denise Gonzalez

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have worked with youth and families as a specialized therapeutic group home director, trauma response manager, and center director. For most of my career, I have partnered closely with volunteers and developed a deep passion for the impact that they can make in people's lives.

Give us a glimpse into your role at United Way. How do you help us fulfill our mission? What are you most excited about accomplishing as a team?

As the Volunteer Engagement Director, I lead strategic volunteer engagement with a focus on United for Youth and Community Schools. I'm excited to work together with our team to continue to support our community partners and to expand the volunteer opportunities that we offer.

What’s your favorite thing about our community?

The mountains!

What would we find you doing when you aren’t at work?

Spending time with family and friends, exercising, watching a good show, or painting.

Do you have any podcast, book, music, or movie recommendations?

There are so many good options… it depends on the genre.