Meet the Project Angel Heart Colorado Springs Team

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Amy Siebert
Colorado Springs Distribution & Volunteer Assistant

Amy supports the volunteers who help us make this service possible, welcomes and onboards new volunteers, and sustains the operational side by optimizing delivery routes, processes, and communication to make each week a success.

Where are you from? How long have you lived in Colorado?
I am originally from Idaho, but I have lived in Colorado most of my life, and it is the only state I have ever considered home. I grew up in Fort Collins, and have been in Colorado Springs since 2002.

What brought you to Project Angel Heart?
I was searching for a new outlet for my time and energy, and felt incredibly drawn to the mission of Project Angel Heart. I felt that Project Angel Heart would be a good fit for me given my background in working with local farmers markets in Colorado Springs where I helped bring fresh, nutritious food to residents of Colorado Springs who might not otherwise have the opportunity to shop at the local farmers markets. I have always practiced the idea of food as medicine in my own home, and so getting a chance to do that on a broader scale in my community is just thrilling!

What’s your favorite thing to do in or around Colorado Springs?
I love to hike and spend time outdoors, and fortunately there are plenty of trails within minutes! I particularly love adventuring near the water, and almost always have some kind of handwork project (knitting, watercolor, calligraphy) stashed in my pack to work on while I’m on the trail. I am also a jewelry artist, a yogi, a lover of coffee and good books, a devoted wife, and a lucky mother of two boys, ages 10 and 12.

If the world were ending tomorrow, what would you eat for your last meal?
That’s an easy one! Turkey noodle soup over mashed potatoes. My great-grandmother used to make and serve this at every family reunion, and I would look forward to it every time. It is now the meal I make for my own family the day after Thanksgiving. To me it tastes like family and home, childhood, holiday gatherings, comfort, peace, and love–all in one bowl. I can’t imagine a more nourishing or comforting last meal! 

What’s been your favorite thing about Project Angel Heart so far? What are you looking forward to?
My favorite thing about Project Angel Heart so far has been the opportunity to interact with our amazing team of Colorado Springs volunteers. The level of commitment and support that these community members bring to the mission of Project Angel Heart is just astounding, and they have already deepened my love of this city and its residents. I am particularly looking forward to participating in Pie in the Sky, as I absolutely adore pie—making, eating, and soon selling, all the pies! The spirit of fun and celebration around this event already has me excited for the holiday season.

What are you excited about for the future of Project Angel Heart in Colorado Springs?
I think we have a wonderful opportunity for growth in Colorado Springs, and I am excited for the chance to increase the awareness of and engagement between the Colorado Springs community and Project Angel Heart. There’s great work being done here to connect our community to the important work happening in Colorado Springs, and I am looking forward to deepening the existing relationships and partnerships, and helping to develop and foster new ones.


Sally Rothstein, Colorado Springs Manager

As the Colorado Springs Regional Manager, I have the distinct honor of propelling our mission forward in the Colorado Springs area. Delivering life-supporting meals to approximately 270 people here takes mobilizing and equipping a hearty community of caring, reliable, and capable volunteers to journey 160 square miles every Saturday. My role in promoting our mission also means both helping to grow our community’s understanding of how available and ‘right’ nutrition significantly enhances health and well-being, as well as connecting people and organizations with meaningful ways to support folks–our neighbors–who benefit measurably through our mission and meals.

Where are you from? How long have you lived in Colorado? 
I’m one of many who get to answer this question with: I’m a brat. My father was a career Air Force officer, and I had the fortunate opportunity to experience home as many places and people. While I jump at the chance to explore and travel, I also love that Colorado has been my home base for the past 35 years. 

What brought you to Project Angel Heart?
A friend connected me with the opportunity to engage, and I was – and still am – attracted to the mission combined with the quality, capacity, and dedication of the array of people who make up all that is Project Angel Heart. It’s a terrific recipe, so to speak….

What’s your favorite thing to do in or around Colorado Springs?
I marvel every single day at the beauty that is my back yard, and enjoy cycling and hiking out in it as often as I can. I also enjoy building and being in community, especially with co-leading and singing with an incredible group of women who share song with people at life’s thresholds, primarily at end of life.

If the world were ending tomorrow, what would you eat for your last meal?
Though it took me three visits to Japan before I would even consider putting a piece of raw fish into my mouth, I’m now hooked and sushi is my go-to.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Project Angel Heart?
I’m pretty inspired by the act of many joining in shared purpose with what is meaningful. Our work with people and in the area of food, nutrition, and health draws together some pretty awesome folks from across the spectrum to create a meaningful and measurable contribution. I like being part of all of this.

What are you excited about for the future of Project Angel Heart in Colorado Springs?
As a society, we seem finally to be remembering the value of and re-learning to trust thoughtful nutrition as a key contributor to our vitality. Buoyed more than ever by consistent affirmation both through countless client testimonials and sound data, I’m looking forward to how we can support people and our communities to be living even more vibrantly through good food.