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Hi there, I'm Shani Bohlin,  I’m a wife, a middle-aged mom of two adult boys and three Labradors, a nurse, and the CEO and Founder of Blue Skies Nursing.  I started my nursing career in 2009 as a Labor and Delivery Nurse in Reston, Virginia. I then worked in medical-surgical and orthopedic nursing before transitioning into administration at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2017, I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where I served as the Director of Nursing at Casey’s Pond Senior Living Community. During the Covid pandemic, I returned to bedside nursing and obtained my yoga teaching certification and a Masters in Business Administration. I created Blue Skies Nursing, LLC, after recognizing several service gaps in our ever-changing healthcare environment. My experience as a registered nurse and nurse administrator has revealed a troubling trend: an increasing number of medical responsibilities are being shifted onto the reluctant shoulders of family members, unprepared staff, or even the patients themselves. I also noticed the premature transition of seniors to assisted living facilities for issues that could be addressed with in-home nursing care, such as medication management or managing early-stage dementia. I started Blue Skies Nursing to help with these issues, alleviating the pressure on aging individuals, family members, and spouses and to help those who want to age in their homes do so safely.

SHANI BOHLIN

Meet Our Founder

Blue Skies Nursing
Values

Compassion

Integrity

Curiosity

Dignity

Transparency

Responsiveness

Meet our
Care Team

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Carla Arce
Registered Nurse (RN)

Carla Arce is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience, currently specializing in endocrinology at UCHealth’s Yampa Valley Medical Center. Her extensive background spans multiple nursing specialties, including pain management and women’s health. Carla holds an Associates Degree, a Diploma of Nursing, and RAC-CT Certification. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, yoga, and time with her pets.

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Melanie Dailey
Doctor

Melanie Dailey, a former internist and functional medicine doctor, has been providing in-home caretaking services for 22 years. Residing in Steamboat Springs, CO, with her husband, she finds fulfillment in caring for families’ needs. Melanie enjoys music, hiking, yoga, and exploring golf, and values visits with her daughter and granddaughter in Denver.

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Registered Nurse (RN)

Ginger Bynum transitioned from a career in communications to nursing after moving to Steamboat in 2003. With a degree in Communications from Auburn University, she has worked in various healthcare roles for over 18 years. Ginger is passionate about home healthcare, forming strong bonds with clients and their families. Ginger enjoys outdoor activities, live music, and spending time with her family and pets.

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Mary Prowant
Registered Nurse (RN)

Mary Prowant’s nursing career began in 1983, with experience in ICU, home care, and pre-op and recovery. After moving to Steamboat Springs and renovating her home, she returned to nursing at Casey’s Pond in the skilled nursing unit. Mary now works part-time and enjoys helping people maintain their independence at home through Blue Skies Nursing.

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Maria Melo
Registered Nurse (RN)

Maria Melo is a Registered Nurse with 15 years of experience specializing in women’s health and elderly care. Maria is originally from Brazil; however, she has lived in Steamboat since 2016. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the Steamboat area.

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Freddie Nicholas
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Freddie Nicholas is a Certified Nursing Assistant with five years of experience. She is advancing her nursing education, driven by her lifelong desire to help others. She takes pride in providing compassionate and personalized care. In her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to motivational podcasts.

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Sandra Isaacs-Bell
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Sandra Isaacs-Bell has been committed to elderly care for over a decade. Her passion for this field is rooted in her upbringing with her grandparents. She values the opportunity to provide personalized care and foster independence among the elderly, cherishing the stories and connections she makes. Sandra enjoys gardening, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

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Mark Knight
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Mark Knight has been with Blue Skies Nursing since November. With three years as a CNA under his belt, including two exciting years as a travel CNA, he’s had his fair share of adventures in the healthcare world. On top of that, Mark has spent three years working in psych, which has given him a unique perspective and a lot of patience. Currently in his first year of nursing school at Colorado Mountain College to become a RN, Mark has his eyes set on graduation in May 2025. His dream is to dive into the fast-paced world of the ER once he finishes his program. When he’s not immersed in his studies or work, you’ll probably find Mark skiing, rock climbing, playing guitar, or mountain biking!

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Terri Griffin
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Terri Griffin has been a caregiver for over 24 years, starting at age 10 with her handicapped brother and later caring for her grandma. In 2002, she became a CNA, working in nursing homes, assisted living, and hospice. By 2006, Terri moved to hospital work, gaining experience in the ER, telemetry, med-surg, oncology, ICU, and PCU. She spent four fantastic years as a trauma secretary at Sutter Health Roseville, California’s top hospital. Currently, Terri is an administrative assistant to social services and a CNA at Casey Pond, where she’s been for a year, and she also works with Blue Skies Nursing. Terri loves what she does and is excited to continue making a difference!

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Addie Renfro
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Addie Renfro is a Certified Nursing Assistant specializing in Assisted Living and memory care. Her background includes daily living support, medication administration, and collaboration with healthcare professionals. Addie has also contributed as a Social Worker Assistant and has experience in public relations and recovery coaching. Raised in various locations, her diverse experiences have shaped her career in healthcare, where she finds joy in aiding individuals’ healing journeys. Addie started her own CNA business in 2019, alongside her work at Blue Skies.

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Rachele Roth
Physical Therapist (PT, PhD)

Rachele Roth is a Colorado native with a passion for global travel. In 2014, she earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Subsequently, Rachele gained valuable experience at a senior living facility, ascending to the role of Rehabilitation Director by 2017. That same year, she achieved board certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. This certification enhances her capacity to provide specialized care for individuals navigating the challenges of aging and related conditions.

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Sandra McMahon
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Sandra McMahon, originally from El Salvador, came to the United States in 1982 and became a U.S. citizen in 1985. In 1989, she, along with her husband Bill and their two sons, moved to Steamboat Springs. Over the next 22 years, Sandra worked in several local preschools, including Kinderhaus Preschool, Grandkids Day Care, and Discovery Learning Center. After that, she spent 15 years as a shift manager at McDonald’s and then worked at Casey’s Pond for almost four years. Now, Sandra works as a preschool teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary and Blue Skies Nursing. She enjoys beach vacations and snorkeling in Hawaii, walking, putting puzzles together, and spending time with her husband and three grandsons. Sandra finds her two jobs very rewarding; working with children keeps her feeling young, and she learns a lot from the stories shared by the elderly.

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Alicia Quiros
Nursing Student

Alicia Quiros believes everyone deserves to live in communities where health needs are met with dignity and compassion, which is why she decided to become a nurse. She is committed to contributing to her community by providing excellent care to those in need, helping the sick and injured feel safe and well-cared for. Alicia’s professional background includes advocating for the basic rights of those less fortunate than herself and working with human and workers rights organizations in Central America and California. She is passionate about trail running, skiing, biking, and spending quality time with her loved ones, including her pups. As a new healthcare worker, Alicia is currently in school and will receive her nursing degree in a year. She looks forward to bringing her dedication and passion for advocacy into her nursing career.

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Audrey Johnson
Nursing Student

Audrey Johnson is passionate for caring for those in need. She spent several years volunteering with children and women in need in Nepal and South Africa, focusing on community and sustainable work. Upon returning to the United States, Audrey transitioned into the nursing field. She loves being outdoors in the sun, running, spending time with friends, and going on camping trips with her partner and their Basset Hound, Willow. Currently enrolled in a Nursing Program in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Audrey has enjoyed getting to know her community more deeply and caring for others in the hospital setting. She is thrilled to be a part of the Blue Skies team and to aid others on their health journey in the comfort of their home!

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Rachel Carlson
Physical Therapist (DPT, GCS)
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Dayna Williams
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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