Executive Director and Founder

Kristin Steadman-Executive Director and Founder

Kristin is the Founder and Executive Director of Night Lights. Night Lights was started out of her experience of raising 2 children; 1 of which has special needs. There is an ever-constant balancing act with parenting a child with special needs and a typically developing child; not to mention the time and energy it takes to care for a marriage, jobs, home life and one’s own health. There was pivotal point in the grieving process for Kristin, where she decided she needed to do something bigger. She knew the needs of the families firsthand, and how crucial it is to have a break. Night Lights become an official non-profit organization with its own 501c3 status in November of 2012. As the Executive Director of Night Lights, Kristin is on the Board of Directors for Night Lights, which is comprised of 7 other individuals, who have a deep passion for seeing this program reach as many families as possible. Kristin transitioned out of her position at Waterstone Community Church after 5 ½ years in ministry, into the full-time position as Executive Director of Night Lights. She has a degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Texas at Arlington and moved to Colorado with her husband in the fall of 2001. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her family is the true source of her inspiration and passion. They enjoy fishing, hiking, watching movies and cooking together. If you have questions about how to enroll your child in Night Lights, or to discuss other ways you can participate in Night Lights, please email her at .

Executive Assistant

Janie Forbes-Executive Assistant

Janie joined the executive team in the role of Administrative Assistant in June 2019. Janie worked as a florist for 22 years. She left that career to pursue her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Criminology from Regis University followed by three years’ experience at Aurora Mental Health where she taught her clients how to use exercise as a coping skill to overcome some of the symptoms of their diagnosis as well as some of the side effects of the medications. Janie is has two children and is familiar with the importance of respite care and recognizes the need for support when a family has members with special needs. Janie loves to read, cook, and craft in her free time. Janie has volunteered with at risk youth and loves to help her daughter make care packages for the homeless and cards for the local nursing homes. Janie works with the community to gather donations for the annual silent and live auctions, while managing our social media, gathering resources for families, among many other duties. If you are interested in donating items to be used as a silent or live auction item please email and we will redirect the email to Janie.