Meet the Development Team
Director of Development
Krista has been a fixture at Denver JDS since 1999 and became our director of development in 2001. Krista holds a law degree from the University of Denver and has an extensive knowledge of the Denver Jewish community. Krista’s daughter was in the Class of 2007 and her son was in the class of 2014. Krista is an avid cyclist, likes to golf, and enjoys needlepointing.
Samantha started at Denver JDS in December of 2013. She holds a B.A. from Simmons College, double majoring in Art History and History, and a master's from the University of Denver in Liberal Studies with a concentration in American Indian Studies. Samantha oversees everything related to our school's fundraising database including pulling reports and generating thank you notes, along with donor cultivation and stewardship. Samantha and her husband Rich have two children. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys quilting, knitting and traveling across the country to see art museums.
Sam started at Denver JDS the summer of 2019, but really joined the DJDS family in 1988 when she began Kindergarten at Herzl. Sam went on from graduating Denver JDS (at the time, RMHA) to get a B.A. from Brandeis University, and spent some time traveling and living in Europe and NYC before returning to Denver in 2010. She's thrilled to be back at her alma matter to help grow fundraising and alumni engagement. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family (husband Russ, son Avi (future class of 2034) and daughter Maytal (future class of 2036)) and distance running.