Meet The Staff


Carmen Hubbs has been the Executive Director of ACVAP since 1998. After receiving her degree in Psychology and Family Studies, she worked with at-risk youth. Time and time again, these troubled teens were victims of abuse. Violence was a theme in their lives. This ignited Carmen's passion for ending family and interpersonal violence. 

Carmen's other passions - family and FUN!  

Chrsitine Soria, in from the Peace Corp, joined ACVAP with expansive experience and expertise in the fields of domestic and sexual violence, with an emphasis on human trafficking.  While a new transplant to Colorado, Pagosa has had her heart since she visited with her family for many years enjoying our majestic mountains.  She knew she needed to be back in Colorado and when not managing all our client services, you will find her enjoying the great outdoors and all the adventures Pagosa has to offer.


Nancy Fryer serves ACVAP as court advocate, and when not in court, Nancy actively works on state legislation to improve our court systems and laws in favor of victims rights and needs. Nancy enjoys the small town atmosphere in Pagosa and has lived here for over a decade. Nancy supports victims through the difficult and confusing court processes.


Cheryl Bowdridge, our Outreach and Education Coordinator, strives to prevent violence through her interactive workshops, support groups, and community education projects. She can be seen working with area youth, running with a group of girls, acting on stage, or talking with YOU on how we all can create communities of change that encompasses peace and safety.


Ashley Wilson, the only one in our staff who loves numbers, works to manage all the statistical and grant data needed so we can get our money to do all our great work.  You'll also see her coordinating our many fundraising events throughout the year, and working hard to make sure Rise deserves the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year title.




Dolores L. Casas is our Multicultural Coordinator and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She came to the United States from Mexico as a child and has recently moved to Pagosa Springs, CO from Houston, TX. Before joining our team, she worked in Human Resources within the Oil & Gas Industry. Family and culture values are very important to her. She enjoys the outdoors and reaching out to families in need.