Meet the Team

Deedra Moats

Executive Director

Deedra Moats is the executive director at The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, Colorado. Her career spans over 25 years in the health and human services industry providing residential care for a wide variety of people in need.

She was born and raised in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in psychology. (Hook ’em, horns!)

Deedra moved to Colorado in 2011 with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family discovering new hiking trails, visiting state parks, watching college sports and planning as many beach vacations as possible.

Deedra’s passion is helping people live their best lives in a comfortable and safe environment. Contact her now to learn how she and her amazing team can make The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail the most vibrant and engaging lifestyle that fits your and your family’s needs.

Sally Harkins

Director of Sales and Marketing

Sally Harkins, director of Sales and Marketing, joined The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in July 2016
as the Vibrant Life® director. She embraced the challenge of building an active and engaging life
for the residents, and eventually accepted her current position.

Sally has a bachelor’s degree in business management and was drawn to senior living after
relocating to Colorado. Prior to joining the team at Old Laramie Trail, Sally was responsible for
programing and events at Muhlenberg College. Her 13-year tenure in higher education also
included the design of degree programs for area hospitals and businesses.

When she’s not in the office, Sally enjoys cooking, gardening, swimming, and hiking and
camping in the Colorado mountains. Recently, Sally became the proud owner of Ginger, a
lovable goldendoodle. Ginger can be found in Sally’s office unless she is visiting residents,
spreading joy and happiness.

Kali Dreiling

Vibrant Life® Director

Kali Dreiling, a Colorado native, is the Vibrant Life® director at The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail.
Prior to joining the team, she worked as a resident program coordinator at Brookdale Senior

Kali feels it is important to provide her residents with the opportunity to interact with family,
friends and loved ones. She enjoys creating meaningful activities and programs that cultivate
joyful experiences and provide a vibrant life for the residents.

In her free time, Kali enjoys gardening, traveling, arts and crafts, cooking, decorating, and
organizing events. She takes pride in her work and always maintains a joyous, upbeat attitude.

Barbara Porecca

Generations Program Director / Nurse

Barbara Porecca is an LPN and received her master’s degree in communications and theater as
well as her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the State University of
New York College at Cortland. As an LPN, she has worked for more than 35 years exclusively
with geriatric residents. For the past 15 years, Barbara has focused her career on working with
memory care residents. She has attended many workshops on dementia and has presented
nationally at workshops on resident rights, dementia, communication, cultural diversity and
culture change.

An advocate for culture change since 1997, Barbara has been active with the Colorado Health
Care Association, North Dakota Long Term Care Association and the New York State Alzheimer’s
Association. She loves working with memory care residents because she can hone and improve
her skills while she works.

When not with her “folks,” Barbara works in community theater, spends time with her family,
and loves movies and theater. The “new normal” has sparked an interest in bike riding (electric)
and jigsaw puzzles.

Anthony Franchitti

Culinary Services Director

Chef Tony Franchitti joined The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in October of 2016 and became the
Culinary Service director in December of 2017.

Tony’s boundless enthusiasm for cooking and his compassion for seniors originated at a very
young age. Tony has fond memories of cooking with his mother and grandmother. His
grandmother, who lived in Sardinia, Italy, would come to visit and stay with his family. Tony
loved to go with her down to the basement, where she would roll out pasta with a table leg,
and then hang it up to dry on laundry racks. During that time, the seed of his vocation was
planted, and Tony knew he wanted to be a chef.

After graduating from the American Culinary Federation in 2012, he honed his skills at another
senior living community for 13 years, where he quickly rose to the rank of sous chef.

Spend any time with Tony and you will find that cooking for our residents is a labor of love for
him. “It’s not like working in a restaurant,” Tony said. “I like that I’m able to really get to know
who I’m cooking for, and to cook what they love. For me, creating great dishes beautifully
presented and building awesome relationships is what being a chef is all about. Seeing a meal
bring smiles to our residents' faces tells me I’m doing good work.” Tony looks forward to
learning recipes from residents themselves through the Elevate® program and bringing more
tastes of home to his kitchen.

Mark Muhle

Building Services Director

Mark Muhle joined The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in January of 2020 as the Building Services
director. His passion for fixing things and working with seniors led him to a career in senior

Born in Boulder, Mark has lived in Colorado much of his life. His career of fixing things started
with his grandpa, who worked as a maintenance technician at Colorado University. Mark has
fond memories of going to work with his grandpa and exploring the tunnels under the
campus. This experience sparked a lifetime of self-teaching to learn how to fix everything and
find creative solutions to problems.

Mark worked in the HVAC industry for 10 years but was never home to enjoy his family. His
mother worked at a retirement community and told him about an open position in
maintenance. Mark interviewed and never looked back. He discovered work could be fun!

Mark spends his free time outdoors with his two boys and Yeti, their giant white shepherd.

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