Young Professional Board

Setting Diversity, Community, and Inclusion in Action

The TTR Young Professional Board is a group of neurodiverse young adults in the Denver metro area who are committed to raising community awareness and advancing the mission of Tall Tales Ranch. We work with others who want to help us make an impact in the community, all while learning new professional skills and having a whole bunch of fun.

If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please email Sally McCance with your name and contact information at

2022 Young Professional Board Roster

Sam Waggener (President): Loves camping, fly fishing and off roading

Andrew Carlson: Loves to sing and dance and loves all sports

Katie Faldella: Likes reading, live music and musical theater

Austin Good : Loves to ski

Casey Gunning: Loves to bowl, play basketball, loves doing artwork and learning more sign language

Sarah Gutierrez: Loves snowboarding, loom knitting and photography

Michael Hazlehurst: Michael (The Hawk) loves dancing, loves his dog Sadie and loves WWE

Hannah Hepner: Loves to dance, shop and work on art projects

Cassandra Hines: Loves to learn about new things

Andrew Hinners: Studied abroad in Prague

Alison Hradek: Loves to sing and dance, drink coffee, and read

Stephanie Levine: Loves to cook, drink coffee, travel, and enjoy all of the outdoor perks of living in CO

Meaghan McGann: Running is her favorite! And eating chips and salsa

Ross Mooney: Is a real jokester and makes a mean cup of coffee

Tony Saponaro: Likes to white river kayak and downhill ski

Grant Simon: Loves movies, sports, and spending time in the mountains

Sammi Somers: Loves sports

Brenna Yallop: Loves her dog, the mountains, and being on the board with her sister Kelsey

Kelsey Yallop: Loves to spend time in the mountains, crafting, and serving on the Young Professional Board with her sister

Alex Beetham: Can recite the alphabet backwards

Sally McCance (Staff): Enjoys crossword puzzles and mountain biking with her two young sons

Emma Benner (Staff): Loves to run, rollerblade, and hike in the mountains