Living Closer

©2018 by Living Closer

Living Closer Foundation’s (LCF) core strategic mission is to train leaders, for today and the future. Committed to empowering all learners, LCF engages kindergartners to graduate students, to become active participants in their world as the implications of climate change and health create a need for urgent awareness and action.   

Our mission: Create advocacy opportunities for students and professionals to become our future leaders in health and the environment.

Our vision:  Empower future leaders, young and old, to actively engage with their neighbors and their community in support of one another, their health, and the planet.


Our Team

Jenny Rankin

Managing Director

Grew up Australian but now thinking of applying for Global Citizenship. Worked as a registered nurse but now engaged in social entrepreneurship. Married with four kids and now feeling incredibly fulfilled.

Andrea Durrell

Projects & Communications Director

Born and raised near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Earned a degree in Management & Economics. Married an Aussie she met while backpacking and now lives in Colorado, raising two daughters.  A constant desire to learn, organize, and have fun makes Living Closer a natural fit!

Margaret Power

HR & Fellowship Director

Raised in Chicago, Il.  Earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa,  and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver. Raising 3 daughters in Colorado.

Deena Walleen

Financial Director

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Currently in the school of "Motherhood". Seeks a masters degree in "Grandmothering" that will make the world a better place.

Gionni Thompson

Chief Education Officer

Gionni is a native of Colorado with over two decades of experience in public education and is an Ed.D candidate at the University of Colorado; married for over 23 years and father of three wonderfully successful boys who love spending time in the Colorado weather.  Gionni has dedicated his career to serving the public interest.

Stu McCarney

Executive Producer

Law graduate, former journalist, Stu is a film and television producer with more than 20years experience producing a range of different programs all over the world, from sporting, cultural, social and arts documentaries to a wide range of prime-time reality television programs. An Aussie expat, he has joined LCF to develop and create content that educates, engages and entertains. Rock on!


Living Closer Foundation

5425 Landmark Place #308
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111


Living Closer Foundation (LCF) is a 501(c)(3) in Denver, Colorado.