MEET THE CO SPRINGS MOM COLLECTIVE EXECUTIVE TEAM
ERICA COLSTONOWNER + EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Erica has worn many hats since joining Co Springs Mom Collective in 2017. She first came on as Contributor, then joined the Executive Team as Advertising Manager and is now the proud Owner and Executive Director. With a background in Public Relations and Marketing, Erica has been working in online media since 2008 and loves its ability to create enriching connections and community. Her role of mom is one she is most proud of. She and her husband have a beautiful blended family of eight, including six children who range in age from 3 -19. It is truly never a dull moment in her home.
ASHLEY HAMERSHOCKMANAGING EDITOR + MEDIA RELATIONS
Ashley is managing editor for Co Springs Mom Collective and one of two content creators for City Mom Collective. This longtime reporter and writer has worked for various newspapers, magazines and wire services, including about a decade at The Associated Press. When time allows, she takes on projects through her freelance business: www.seasonedscribe.com. She and her family spend most of their free time and money traveling. Ashley has visited more than 40 countries; her husband has visited more. It seems they're passing the travel bug on to their two sons, who have spent hundreds of hours on planes, trains, ships and road trips. These rugged little boys can’t get enough. Camping, anyone?
COSETTE KIRKPATRICKEVENTS DIRECTOR
Cosette, a Colorado native, grew up hiking, camping and appreciating the beautiful mountains and the local community. She married her high school sweetheart, Rob. They have enjoyed traveling the world, taking walks with their dog and finding new adventures. Their biggest adventure yet? Welcoming their three boys into their family. Cosette loves getting coffee with friends, organizing events, designing wedding flowers, working out with friends, and finding ways to support the local community. Having earned bachelors and masters degrees in social work, Cosette spent years as a social worker for the county. Cosette now serves as Event Coordinator for COSMC. She loves helping create exciting events for the Colorado Springs community!
Jennifer Polopolus-MeredithEVENT Day Coordinator
Jennifer or Jen and her wonderful husband Bret and two boys, Xander and Torin have just moved to Colorado Springs. They love the hiking, playing at myriad parks, and lack of mosquitos. Jen finished her BA and Master's Degree in History at UCCS. Her extended family lives in the Springs, and she is very happy to be back for dry weather and crazy lightning. Currently, she teaches history online at Southern New Hampshire University. When not teaching or playing with littles, Jennifer loves to read anything from scifi to mysteries, hiking, writing, and gaming.
KELLEE HODGESRESOURCES COORDINATOR
Kellee is a small-town girl from Southwest Georgia who married Springs native, Michael. She is a stay-at-home-mom to Zach (2014) and Karalee (2020). She also has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, and hopes to one day be able to return to a career in the school system, helping students become more independent. She loves to foster community in her neighborhood, spend time with her family, bake, play board games and tennis, travel, and volunteer as a high school ministry leader at her church.