success thru connections

Meet the Mentees


Success thru Connections is the Remerg mentoring program that provides support, guidance, and connections for an annual cohort of formerly incarcerated people. Inspired by entrepreneur and former board member Kyle Hansen (founder of Outward Hound), Success thru Connections mentees receive support following their dreams, whether it’s building a small business, starting a nonprofit, developing a product, or working on a career. Through monthly meetings, Success thru Connections mentees check in, share a meal, listen to a guest lecturer, share curveballs, and foster connections.

If you would like to apply to be a mentee with Success thru Connections in 2024, please contact Remerg at

2023 Cohort

2023 Cohort

Most of the 2023 cohort with guest speakers from Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business Development Representative with Denver Economic Development and Opportunity.

First row, left to right: Lee Riddle, Rachel Vickers, co-facilitator Roohallah Mobarez, guest Leressie Ashley, guest LaRae Martinez, Michael Clifton.

Back row, left to right: Jeff Wise, Jobi Armstrong, Eric Lightner, and Jessie Henderson.

2022 Cohort

2022 Cohort

The 2022 cohort enjoying a meal out.

First row, left to right: facilitator Carol Peeples, Celia Gallegos, Garrett Mattingly, and facilitator Mark Jackson.

Back row, left to right: Nick Pacheco, Roohallah Mobarez, David Stanton, facilitator Chris Meeks, Reuell Hunt (from 2020 cohort), and Pat Parreco.