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Awesome Advocates: Cindy and Jaime Peak

This month Nick would like to recognize a couple of awesome individuals who advocate for those in the I/DD community.

Cindy and Jaime love their dachshunds!

Cindy Peak

Cindy Peak, MA.,CCC-SLP, has worked with Nick for many years at the Speech and Language Stimulation Center in Fort Collins as one of his speech and language pathologists. She has always helped Nick advocate for himself and learn new communication skills.

What you might not know about Cindy is that she loves the arts! Nick and Cindy share this passion for the arts and theater, and Cindy even performed at Nick’s 40th birthday celebration.

Cindy is the producer of the Awesome in Action documentary.

Cindy is a multi-faceted, talented, and caring person who truly embodies the spirit of Awesome in Action, working to spark a shift in her community.

Cindy and Nick creating beautiful art together!

Jaime Peak

Jaime Peak is Cindy’s daughter, and she shares talent and passion with her mom!

Jaime is a talented director who has worked with Nick to produce the Awesome in Action documentary about Nick’s life and work with Awesome in Action, that was featured at several film festivals.

She also studied in China for over a year and has a minor in both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. How cool is that?

Nick says Jaime is an awesome person and that she makes him laugh!

Nick loves Jaime’s smile!

Above all else, Nick considers Cindy and Jaime to be great friends, and he always looks forward to hearing about their adventures and sharing his own!

Collinwood Assisted Living and ILS Bazaar

Collinwood Assisted Living

Nick, Audrey and Abby were ready to go!

This month Nick is thankful for many things in his life, his family, friends, and the opportunity to get back into in-person events!

Nick was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present Anyone Can Be a Hero at Collinwood Assisted Living last week. This presentation was Nick’s first in person event since 2019 and he was so happy to be able to get back in the swing of things!

Anyone Can Be a Hero focuses on finding your inner superpowers to become a superhero in your community.

After sharing his own story and experience being a hero, Nick enjoyed hearing the residents share stories of being heroes in their own lives.

Nick wants to thank Collinwood Assisted Living for having him, and helping him get back into doing in person events, and the residents for their questions and stories.

Nick and Audrey asking for questions from the residents

Immanuel Lutheran School Christmas Bazaar

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Christmas is Nick’s favorite holiday, and he enjoys spending time with his family and getting them gifts every year.

What better place to find a perfect gift than the ILS Christmas Bazaar! This annual event showcases many different vendors with items like baked goods and crafts.

Nick making sure everything is in order

Nick was able to participate as a non-profit vendor, and he was happy to speak to attendees about Awesome in Action, offer his book for donations, hand out flyers and make some new friends!

Besides getting to tell people about his business and mission, Nick’s favorite part was getting his picture taken with Santa!

Ho ho ho!

Nick enjoyed doing some Christmas shopping, and really got in the holiday spirit!

Thank you ILS for the opportunity!