Jean Kraus

Program Administrator

My husband’s employment brought us to Colorado in 1998-2004 and again in 2010.  Good thing, because we missed the 300+ days of sunshine each year!

Working with volunteers has been my privilege for over 20 years.  What a great way to meet amazing new people and share in their aspirations, whatever they may be. Congratulations to our rock star volunteers and staff for making CAPS an internationally award-winning program!

Kathy Rowlands


My roots started in California which explains my preference for the sunny days and warmer weather that Colorado Springs so graciously provides.  In 1976, the US Bicentennial 200th birthday, I traveled with friends through 31 states, eventually landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Worked and played there for 5 years exploring beautiful Teton and Yellowstone Parks, the western world of dancing, cowboys, mountain wildlife and hikes with my future husband, Bob.  Family needs brought us to Colorado and we’ve been here ever since where I completed by Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

One of my favorite parts of my work is helping connect volunteers with staff who have needs in which the other can fill.  I guess you could say I’m a different kind of matchmaker…. and I love it!    Thank you for sharing a part of your life with CAPS!

Barbara Miller


After graduating with a Criminal Justice degree in Buffalo, New York, I escaped the world renowned blistering snow storms and headed for the Sunshine State!

Florida was home for nearly 30 years where I worked as a law enforcement officer.  Retirement brought me to the Rocky Mountain State and eventually, a new job as a CAPS Coordinator.

The most enjoyable aspect of my work is conducting interviews because I love listening to you and I’m honored to hear your incredible “life stories.” 

Thank you for making this job so special!