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Family Portrait

About Us

Meet Our Founder 

Lisa Ketcham-Hendrickson

I am an artist, wife to an amazing woman, mother to 5 beautiful children, and I have been a nurse for 29 years, over 20 of those years as a charge nurse at Trauma Centers here in the Denver area.  

Lisa And Her Family

top:  Johnathon, Lisa, Jen, Jordan, and Jace

bottom:  Jett and Taryn

Everything I knew as a human, a woman, an artist, a wife, a mother, a nurse….. ALL changed in the span of 8 months. In this short time span I lost my two oldest sons to suicide and addiction.  My oldest son, Johnathon Scott Howard, took his life on July 31, 2021, he had struggled with his mental health for the last several years.  It’s a terrible feeling to wake up at 0400 in the morning, look at the caller ID, and immediately know what happened: Your oldest son, the one who made you a mom, who taught you as you taught him, had taken his life.  

Then, on March 18, 2022 at 2237 your dogs start going crazy and you hear a knock at the door….again, you know that something terrible has happened.  They tell you that your second oldest son, Jace Colton Howard has overdosed and died.  Your breath is forced from your body, you feel like vomiting and screaming and running, all at the same time…..and you know, in that instant, that you have to make a conscious decision to get out of bed every day, to take one step forward every day, or it will kill you.  

That decision, at that moment, on March 18, 2022 is how Junctions & Journeys, Inc. came into existence.


Together we can and will make a difference.


Peace and Love!!!

The Why


Johnathon Scott Howard
June 29, 1991 - July 31, 2021
Beloved son, brother, friend. A gentle, compassionate, serious soul who loved and cared deeply about those closest to him.


Jace Colton Howard
May 29, 1993 - March 18, 2022
Adored son, brother, and friend. An adventurous, fun-loving soul who would do anything for his friends and family.

Board Members

Jordan Howard

Terri Hendrickson

Barrie Hendrickson


Janet Fichtner

Alyssa Gough

Emily Nimon

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