Franklin Erickson serves as the Executive Director at The Initiative. He is new to the role but joins the team with nearly 10 years of nonprofit experience, including engaging in direct service work and executive-level leadership. He is excited by the opportunity to work collaboratively with the existing team and cultivate an organization poised to provide the best possible services to people experiencing domestic violence. Franklin is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, but has lived in Colorado for the past 5 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and being outdoors. He is also an avid traveler, having spent over two years living abroad, serving in the US Peace Corps. Franklin began his career in the nonprofit space working with young people with mental illness in a treatment setting in Minnesota, where he also attended college. Those early years of direct care fostered Franklin’s passion for working with underserved communities and working towards improving the lives of others. He believes there is nothing more important than providing services to those who need them most.