Board of Directors

Our Board of Director’s are the heart and soul of Peyton’s Ranch. They are the passion behind meaningful Comfort Critter experiences. All bring unique backgrounds and strengths, and are priceless to our organization.

Elizabeth is Peyton’s Mom and Founder of Peyton’s Ranch. She maintains many of the behind the scenes administrative responsibilities, but also loves sharing Comfort Critters with children and families. When Elizabeth is not working on Peyton’s Ranch she stays busy Co-Leading her son’s Cub Scout Den, doing yard work (therapy), practicing yoga and spending time with friends and family. Elizabeth loves everything outdoors, from boating, fishing and hiking, to snowmobiling and alpine skiing. She is also a PSIA Level-1 alpine ski instructor.


Elizabeth Rudkin – Founding Director

DSC_0027 (2) copy 2Christy is a Board Member and Family Services Coordinator. She is the passion and love behind Peyton’s Ranch! Christy and Elizabeth met for the first time at the 2010 Run of Hope, pushing their daughters in strollers, both struggling with DIPG, through the end of the fundraising event. They had no idea they’d become life-long friends. Christy brings such dedication and energy to Peyton’s Ranch, making her an amazing asset to the organization.

Christy Bergen – Director

Cheri & birdCheri is a caring animal loving woman and makes everything animal related easy. She is the Farm Manager at Fox Hollow Farm and she took an active interest in Peyton’s Ranch from the beginning. Whenever we visit, Cheri is the one to put everyone at east and make the Comfort Critter visits so accommodating and comfortable for everyone.

Cheri Christensen – Director

KristaKrista is a kindergarten teacher with a masters in special education. She loves animals, art, and children. Krista has a small farm with chickens, goats, a bunny, a horse and a pig. She worked with Peyton’s preschool class and then was her art teacher the following year. Krista also has a daughter and son (who was in Peyton’s preschool class too)! Krista is an awesome asset to Peyton’s Ranch!

Krista Martinson Armstrong – Director

Meagan isIMG_2250 Peyton’s Aunt and a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a background in nonprofit management. Professionally Meagan works for state government in Colorado as a clinician supporting the state with counseling, crisis, mediation and consulting services for state employees. She also works in private practice specializing in systems work with couples and families. Meagan was the Education Director for PlatteForum where she developed and directed the ArtLab program, a 2011 recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award and was honored at the White House. Meagan is passionate about the human animal connection and from her background in psychology and work with clients. She knows without a doubt the monumental impact it has in changing lives. Meagan lives in Denver with her husband, comfort critter Jack and is expecting a baby girl in September 2016.

Meagan Terry – Director