Austin Holler-Arvada Site Director
A software engineer passionate about our planet, Austin Holler has two primary passions when it comes to service in his community: the planet on which we reside (i.e. our environment) and the betterment of children’s lives. The first he finds fulfillment through in his professional work on NASA’s Artemis missions to the moon and the other through his work with Night Lights and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
A volunteer with Night Lights since December 2018, Austin started off like any other volunteer looking to make a difference in the lives of families and children. Since joining he has shown to be a dependable, consistent, and joyful part of the Arvada Night Lights organization and shown a deep commitment to Night Lights and its mission. In September 2023, Austin stepped up and took over the role of Site Director.
On any given day you can find Austin spending time with his friends and loved ones or attending to one of his many hobbies.
Something you probably don’t know about Austin: he is professionally trained in culinary arts!
Marie Martinez-Littleton Site Director
Marie recently retired from 25 years as a dental professional and switched gears to work as an administrator for our Kids and Youth Ministries at Waterstone Community Church. She also teach painting classes for all ages and have an online gallery of my art.
For fun, Marie enjoys multiple forms of visual art, dancing flamenco with Flamenco Denver Dance Co., camping, hiking, and regular dinners with friends and family and Bible study. There is so much to explore in life, I find it difficult to sit still for long.
Marie began volunteering with Night Lights in December of 2015 and joined the Littleton site leadership January of 2020. In December 2022, Marie was promoted to Site Director.
A few words from Marie: Night Lights has been a precious organization to me since I first heard about it. I joined because I felt like no matter how tired I think I am, I will never be as exhausted as the families who are full-time caretakers. I feel it is important for a community to thrive by stepping into spaces where others need support and offering each other our time and resources. I am blessed to be part of an organization that has a special impact in people’s lives!
Katie Doughty-Broomfield Site Director
Katie, a registered nurse by trade, spends her time as a wife, mom of 4 kids, and part-time school nurse. Two of her sons having complex medical needs and her youngest daughter having special needs, Katie is very much aware of the need for free respite care. Katie and her husband, Reed, spent 8 years in the Washington DC area before moving back home to Colorado in 2013. Being away from family with a child with complex medical needs, Katie understands how difficult (and pricey) it can be to find qualified babysitters. With that difficulty mostly alleviated by living close to family and having older kids, Katie has decided to give back to the community of special needs families: a community she deeply cares about.
Katie was on the site-launching Broomfield Night Lights team in 2019 as a nurse. During the COVID break, she took over the site director role and has been serving there since the Broomfield site officially launched in August 2021. She and her family attend Discovery Christian Church, the host of Broomfield Night Lights.
Katie loves to spend her free time cooking and baking and can be found most evenings cheering on her sons at their many sporting events.