Generations In Touch is dedicated to

  • creating strong, loving bonds between generations
  • developing children’s imaginations and love of learning
  • stimulating inter-generational appreciation and respect
  • improving the lives of busy parents, especially working mothers

Generations In Touch is the loving creation of Monica Strobel with the collaboration of Kristi Johnson and Susan Russell.

Kristi Johnson

Kristi Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker in Denver, CO. She has experience in mental health, counseling, program development, geriatrics, dementia care and hospice. She is the co-founder of the national award winning creative day program- Day STAE in Cincinnati, OH. Day STAE is a creative expressive respite program for older adults with dementia. Kristi has a passion for engaging the generations and recognizing the creative potential and worth of our elders.

Kristi grew up in Colorado but lived in Ohio for the past 20 years. She always wanted to come back to Colorado and finally moved back in June of 2008. Kristi is married and has two boys who have loved exploring the Rocky  Mountains since moving here. Kristi loves to hike, camp, dance, write, travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Kristi is currently starting her own coaching and counseling business as well as working on promoting Generations In Touch. Her desire is to help people to see the value in connecting with our elders as well as helping people to pursue their creative and spiritual dreams.

Susie Russell

Susie is a Colorado native, born and raised on the Western Slope. She  graduated from Mesa State College with a BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.  For the last 6 years Susie has had the amazing and challenging opportunity of being a preschool teacher, and found her love of education and caring for the young and vulnerable among us.

She is married and has two beautiful and charming daughters, who are active in sports and other activities through school.  Susie has been an active volunteer throughout their school years, in the classroom, special activities, PTO and committee work, too.

Generations in Touch is close to my heart and I feel very compelled  to help busy families stay in touch and connected with each other. One of my favorite quotes is:  “Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.” — Jim Rohn

Monica Strobel

Monica is a communications expert with 25 years experience designing and implementing successful social marketing, community affairs, public relations and programmatic campaigns, including award-winning outreach and partnership efforts. Her background of service ranges from environmental issues of renewable energy and sustainable transportation to efforts focused on children and seniors.

Monica found her true fulfillment as a mother of three, two daughters with a brother sandwiched in between. She is a thirty-year resident of Colorado, having been entranced by the mountains and enjoying camping, hiking and the outdoors.  She is a University of Colorado honors grad in Political Science. She hails from Downers Grove, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, where she was born in between the Downtown area and the White Sox’ Comiskey Park.

Another of her proudest accomplishments was time served as a VISTA volunteer in Arkansas and she continued to volunteer as a Meals On Wheels driver, a “big sister” (Denver Partners) and many other service opportunities.

Monica has been inspired to create Sammy the Mail Snail Mail Club as part of her dedication to making life easier for busy women, thereby improving the lives of their children and their relationships. Be sure to check out her new book, The Compliment Quotient, at www.complimentquotient.com.