Tu Casa's dynamic team of staff is dedicated to crossing county-lines and cultural barriers to ensure all child and adult victims have access to our services. 

Shelly Martinez,BA, Forensic Interviewer & Family Advocate
Shelly has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with Social Welfare emphasis. Shelly worked as a Child Protection Caseworker for eight years before being hired by Tu Casa as the Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator and Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate. She currently holds the position of Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate at the Children's Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley.  She is originally from Montana but has lived in the San Luis Valley for 20+ years. "I enjoy working with the SLV Community and with the Tu Casa Team."

Theresa Ortega BA, Bilingual Forensic Interviewer, Family Advocate & MDT Coordinator for the SLV CAC Program 
Theresa works with children and families through the SLV CAC Program, and serves as the hub of communication for the many multi-disciplinary partners. Theresa is also a qualified forensic interviewer for children 3 years and up. Theresa worked for the Alamosa County Department of Human Services for five years as a Child Welfare Caseworker before being hired by Tu Casa, Inc. in 2013.  Theresa has a BA in Spanish and Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare.  

Jennifer McCoy, BA Victim Advocate, Hotline Coordinator
Jennifer McCoy joined the Tu Casa team as a full time employee at the beginning of 2017, but had been a hotline volunteer since October of 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare from Adams State University. Jennifer also comes to us with experience as a Family Advocate at RMSER Early Learning where she greatly enjoyed the unique opportunity to service and advocate for Pre-school aged children and their families. She will always cherish the connections made there. Before that she gained experience working for her mother at her juvenile day treatment facility in the Valley, Rocky Mountain Youth Academy, as a para. Jennifer is excited to continue helping people through her position as a Victim’s Advocate at Tu Casa.

Michelle Resendiz, BA, Community Outreach Coordinator/Prevention Specialist
Michelle is a San Luis Valley native, who received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Adams State College.  Michelle worked as a Child Welfare Caseworker for six years before being hired by Tu Casa, Inc. in 2017.  

Denayea Martinez, Family Advocate
Denayea has an Associates of Arts and Science with an emphasis in Early childhood Education. Before working with Tu Casa she worked as a Preschool teacher and coordinator. She has a passion to help children and families and is happy to continue helping the families of the San Luis Valley along with the great team at Tu Casa.