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About FirstLight
in Fort Collins and Greeley

Home Care is Not a Career, It’s a Calling

We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. We’ve been where you are, and this is one of the main reasons we chose to be in this business.

Office team at FirstLight Home Care of Fort Collins and Greeley
Executive Director, Lindsey Combs, and her daughter

Lindsey Combs, Executive Director

Lindsey has been with FirstLight Home Care of Fort Collins and Greeley, CO since right after the doors opened in September of 2015. Lindsey has worked in the health field since she graduated high school. First, she got her CNA license and worked at a local nursing home, where she found a love for the elder community. Shortly after, she was offered a position at Banner health in Greeley at NCMC. Lindsey spent 10+ years working all over the hospital as well as floating to rehab centers, psychiatric care, nearby hospitals for floor care, and staffing these facilities. Lindsey continued to work for Banner all the way through nursing school, where she completed her LPN and EMT certifications. As a native to CO, not only is she the Executive Director of FirstLight, she keeps busy raising her 4 children (Preston, Noah, River,  and Tymbur) with her husband Adam.

Kathy Riches, Nursing Director

Kathleen (Kathy) Riches is our Nursing Director, she joined the agency in June of 2023 and helped us along the path to a medical license. Kathy began her career in 1984 working in a med surg unit.  Once she had accomplished her BS degree she entered the Navy.  While serving in the Navy she gained the confidence and skills needed to further her career.  Kathy enjoyed her time spent in the Navy immensely and will always hold a special place in her heart for our Veterans.  Once separated from the Navy, Kathy held a variety of positions in various hospitals throughout the country, working in many fields of Nursing – med surg, ICU, CCU, rehab, oncology, dialysis, psych, cardiac rehab. But while she enjoyed them, something was missing.  

In 1996 Kathy started a career in Home Care and hasn’t looked back.  She fell in love with having one-on-one time with patients, getting to use all of her experiences to help the patient, and truly enjoyed working with the elderly population.   In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading, counted cross stitch, and baking.  She also loves spending time with her 3 grown children – Mj who currently is working as a Post Doc at CSU studying leaf emissions,  David Ryan who works as a scheduler for UC Health and Alex (my son-in- law) who is an aspiring novelist and quite excellent (but she is biased).

Lacey Bean, HR Director

Lacey Bean, HR Director

Lacey Bean is our HR Director and business partner. Lacey has been working with older adults for nearly the entirety of her career. It all began when she worked at a retail location that catered to baby boomers. After finishing her B.S. in Human Resources Management, Lacey began her professional career working at a Retirement Community where she gained meaningful and hands on experience. Funnily enough, Lacey left the industry for a stint of 6 months for an opportunity she could not pass up. It was a great role and one she enjoyed, but it did not take long for her to realize that her passion is in the Long-Term Care industry. She returned as quickly as possible and has been working with FirstLight Home Care since then, in 2016.

Julie Pimple, VA Coordinator

Here is Julie Pimple, our VA Coordinator in the Northern Colorado office. Starting this position in June of 2022., following the position as Care Coordinator and 11 months as a caregiver with FirstLight. Julie has been with us in many capacities since 2019. Her background is in Occupational Therapy, including Director of Therapy in long-term care, with over 23 years of experience. In that time, she has worked with caregivers, CNAs, and other therapies in providing care to clients to promote the ability to keep clients in their homes.  Julie’s kindness and expertise are a great asset to our office team.

Corine Judd, Care Coordinator

Corine is our Care Coordinator here are FirstLight Home Care. She comes with 26 years of caregiving experience. She has worked in long-term care, hospitals, private care, and homecare. Along with her CNA license she also has 4 years of experience in Social Services in long term care. She enjoys working with the elder population and thrives on making lives better specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. One of her proudest times in caregiving was caring for her grandmother who had vascular dementia and allowing her to spend the last 4 years of her life at home with those she loved, with Corine as her 24 hour caregiver. Corine is a native to Colorado and comes from a long line of caregivers in her family. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her animals.

Nikol Hamacher

Nikol is the CNA Staffing Coordinator for our Fort Collins and Greeley office in Northern Colorado.  She began her FirstLight Home Care career, as a caregiver in 2021.  Nikol’s career background includes teaching and coaching at the high school level, administration for local government, and being a stay-at-home mom.  She found the love of caring for others at a young age and has always carried it with her in multiple aspects of her life.  And at FirstLight Home Care she is truly able to love her work.  In her downtime, Nikol enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Aubrey, Lilly, and Wyatt.  She also loves to read, garden, and bake

Tabitha Gamez, Intake RN

Tabitha Gamez is our Intake RN for veteran and skilled care. Tabitha is a mother to three wonderful and amazing boys and has been married to her husband going on 12 years. She loves watching her kids do what they love, traveling with family, playing softball, and hiking. As Tabitha only works with us on a PRN basis, she holds a secondary job at NCMC that she loves.  Healthcare and taking care of patients is her passion and she is so grateful to be an RN working with patients everyday at FirstLight Home Care!

Isabel Magallanes, Scheduling Coordinator

Vision & Mission

At FirstLight Home Care, we envision a world in which all adults may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. We exist to help people have their best day, every day. Our mission is to provide compassionate home care so that the families we serve have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

Core Values

We live these core values every day, without compromise. It is what we believe in above all else as they guide our home care company and team members to help us achieve our mission.

Focus Relationships First

Focus on Relationships First

We have a genuine concern for the health and well-being of others and an incredible opportunity to help people live their best lives. By focusing on relationships, we create caring environments where people are encouraged to use their unique experiences and backgrounds to create lasting bonds. This is our Culture of Care philosophy that motivates us to do more as we serve others.

Act with Integrity

Act with Integrity

We’re honest, trustworthy and committed to doing the right thing. Providing service with integrity means we consistently do what we say we’re going to do, communicate with transparency and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Give Joy

Give Joy

We find, bring and share joy in our work every day. By practicing kindness, gratitude, and having a positive attitude, we bring happiness and genuinely make people feel good.

Grow Together

Grow Together

We strive to build and nurture a culture that creates strong teams, fosters curiosity and connects ideas. This drives us to break the status quo and, together, find ways to consistently improve and grow.

Make A Difference Every Day

Make a Difference Every Day

Each day we are inspired to make a difference in people’s lives, and we have a sincere desire to make the world a better place. We seek to improve the lives of others through our dedication to reliable, professional first-class service.