ABOUT ASPEN GROVE ADVOCACY, LLC

Our team of Support Coordinators are advocates for people with disabilities and their families.

About Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC

As Advocates, we find and explore options to assist in creating the best life possible, through coordinating supports, requesting needed services, and linking with community resources,   Our goal is to help those we work with achieve a high quality of life with as much independence as possible.  We ensure State and Medicaid requirements are met to maintain eligibility for needed funding.  Support Coordination includes frequent visits to monitor and ensure providers are meeting health and safety needs, and that families and individuals are satisfied with supports.  Our mission is to instill hope, dignity, and empowerment in the lives of those we serve.

We are pleased to introduce our team of Support Coordinators-

Amy Demler

Amy Demler graduated from USU in Family and Human Development with a minor in Social Work.  For over 25 years she has filled many roles in the disabilities field, including Director of Professional Parent and Family Supports for a local provider and Adviser to People First (a consumer driven, self-advocacy group).  Through these experiences she has obtained a knowledge of the many supports and services in the community and uses these resources to help meet the needs of those she works with.  Family preservation is important to Amy, as she has seen that the stresses of family life can be compounded when a disability is present.  She works to improve quality of life and desires to create supports that are meaningful to those she works alongside. Amy is currently a Support Coordinator and Partner with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC.  She enjoys reading, painting, history, playing with her family, running, and being outdoors.

Gordon V. Willey

Gordon graduated from Utah State University. He is a Support Coordinator and Partner at Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC.  He enjoys working with individuals with special needs and their families. He advocates with the belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and the highest quality of life.  Growing up on his grandfather’s farm, Gordon was taught the value of hard work and dependability. He is married to Michele Pace from Logan and together they have three children. Their oldest, a son, has autism. Gordon’s hobbies include: woodworking, gardening, racquetball, reading, biking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

DiAnne Casperson

DiAnne is a graduate of Utah State University. She has over 20 years of experience in the disability services field.  DiAnne’s work experience has given her a knowledge of and working relationship with a wide variety of community resources.  She is concerned about the happiness and well being of consumers on her caseload and is a creative problem solver with a history of open communication and cooperation.  DiAnne has a caring nature and desires to improve quality of life for consumers with whom she works.  DiAnne is a Partner and Support Coordinator with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, gardening, writing, painting, reading, going for walks and hiking.

Rachael de la Hoz

Rachael de la Hoz, a native Utahn, began her professional career in Logan after completing her education at Utah State University. She has filled a wide range of roles while working in the disabilities field for over 20 years. Currently, she works as a Support Coordinator and is a Partner with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC. Rachael has assisted families and individuals with diverse needs. She has found her work with disabled individuals and their loved ones very rewarding and enjoys supporting others to accomplish their goals and help meet their needs. In the past she has provided direct services, coordinated professional parent and family support for private care providers, worked as a support coordinator for the Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), served as chairman for a disabilities human rights committee, represented disabled individuals on a local interagency council, and assisted disabled Spanish-speaking individuals and their families. During her free time, she enjoys being with her 3 children, her dog, and husband. She enjoys relaxing at home, traveling, and playing outdoors. She loves what she does and has a passion for working with people..

Ali Hadfield

Ali graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University with a degree in Family and Human Development. She has been working with AGA for over 10 years, she has a variety of experience as a support coordinator. She is reliable, efficient, and fun. She enjoys her clients and has a passion for her work. Her hobbies include Traveling, enjoying time with her family, her nieces and nephews bring her joy. 

Julie Ackerman

Julie has been working with AGA for over 10 years, she has extensive experience as a support coordinator. She is personable, dependable, detail oriented, and creative. She enjoys working with others and problem solving. Her hobbies include Cooking, eating, camping, hiking, watching movies, listening to music, and playing the piano. 

Lexi Cowley

Lexi is a talented detail driven Support Coordinator. She graduated Utah State University in Special Education and has been a valued addition to the Aspen Grove team. She loves her work with the disability community. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children, her husband, and time at her annual retreats with her extended family.

Kaelie Darling

Kaelie Darling graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors in Health Promotion. She has loved working in the medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant and office Assistant, as well as working with her nephew that has Autism. In her free time she loves to hangout with her family, travel (her favorite destination being Boston, MA), be involved in sports, and play with her 120 pound German Shepherd. She is excited to be a part of Support Coordination, she loves to help people in any capacity she can and overall provide others with education and resources to live a great quality of life.

Eden Rasmussen

Eden graduated from Brigham Young University and later did postgraduate studies in psychology while working at the university. She has spent the last four years on the board of a non-profit organization that specializes in pediatric care and services for special needs and chronically ill children. She has worked as a reading tutor for kids with learning differences such as ADHD and severe dyslexia. For several years, she has worked as a nutritional consultant helping clients who experience depression, anxiety, food addiction, and sleeping issues. She loves helping people find relief and happiness from informed behavioral choices.

In her free time, Eden loves reading (self-help, fiction, memoirs), cooking (yummy treats for food allergies), traveling (not often enough), and spending time outdoors (think sun and fresh air, not deep wilderness exploration). She can often be found scribbling ideas in one of her many notebooks. She also enjoys playing favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews and spending time with her family at their weekly gatherings.

Eden looks forward to fostering connections of warmth and support with her clients. She also appreciates the resilience and empathy that she sees in so many families and caregivers of those with different abilities. She is excited to provide care and support to each client and looks forward to learning from their experiences and insights.