Board of Directors

Night Lights Board of Directors

Heather Haubenschild: Night Lights President of the Board and Interim Executive Director

Heather is a wife, mother of 3 and a grad student. She is no stranger to Night Lights. After establishing a Special Needs ministry at Southeast Christian Church, Heather partnered to bring Night Lights to Southeast 9 years ago. Heather faithfully served as site director until her third baby was born (even speaking at our gala while pregnant.) Heather has a history of working in early intervention as a Bilingual Senior Service Coordinator at Developmental Pathways, as a disability consultant for state employees and schools, and is now a Bilingual Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital. This year, Heather earned her Interpersonal Whole Brained Model of Care Certified Provider certification. She has a deep passion for serving families, children.

Craig Shannon:

Craig has been on the Board from the very beginning. He was one of Night Lights’s original volunteers. As a matter of fact, he and his wife Janice brought the idea for Night Lights to WCC while volunteering for a similar group through Denver University. It was called Night Owls. Knowing how much room there was at WCC, they thought it could work. Craig has a heart for special needs kids which has grown stronger as the years go by. Between the two organizations, he has volunteered for twelve years. Craig is the owner/operator of nine Dairy Queens which are located in the Denver Metro area and throughout Colorado.
He has been in the Dairy Queen business for over fifty years. Serving on the Boards of non-profits is one of the ways that Craig gives back. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, spending time at his cabin, and traveling. His two favorite places to go are Jackson, Wyoming to visit his daughter and son-in-law, and Hawaii to visit his son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Matt Vogan: Night Lights Board Secretary

Matthew Vogan has served as Night Lights Secretary since August 2023. Matthew has been in education for over two decades as a teacher and learning specialist in a variety of programs including Affective Needs , Significant Needs , and Moderate Needs. He currently works in JeffCO schools as a learning specialist and department chair for Collegiate Academy Charter. Matthew holds an undergraduate degree in Music Composition from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and has his M.A. in Special Education from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He has volunteered for many organizations in several capacities including middle school youth groups for over 15 years, playing saxophone on church worship teams for over 20 years, and serving kids in foster care through Royal Family Kids for the past 6 years.

Reid Christopherson:

Reid, President of MaxAssets Inc. has been on Nights Lights Board of Directors since December 2022. He wanted the opportunity to serve an organization that provides a critical service to the many families with children with special needs.

Reid has over 35 years of broad business experience including corporate positions, consulting, and university teaching. Since 2008 he has been self-employed in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and service industries. A native of Minnesota, Reid has in Colorado Springs since 2007. In addition to running his businesses, he is committed to giving back through church, community, and men’s groups. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, and camping. Most important is spending time with the family, particularly his 3 year old granddaughter.

Want to join Night Lights Board of Directors?


  • Provide leadership and planning
  • Meet regularly
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Represent Night Lights in the community
  • Advocate for the Night Lights mission
  • Help Night Lights reach more families
  • Helps with volunteer appreciation and other site-related activities
  • Believers in the Christian faith (we do not ask for personal faith statements, and we do not require a specific denomination
  • Each board member donates (the frequency and amount do not matter), as long as there is at least 1 donation/year
  • The main focus of the board is to provide financial oversight, fundraising support, accountability, and uphold the mission and vision of Night Lights
  • Our current meeting schedule is once/month.

If you agree to the above, please fill out the application below.

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