Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., Staff


Deirdre "D" Byerly

Deirdre “D” Byerly began working with Kids’ Nutrition in 2005. Before that, she worked for many years with Child Care Sponsors Food Program, until they closed their doors. In 2013 D. took a brief hiatus from the CACFP and worked in adult nutrition, was the caregiver for her mom, and worked for a childcare center attached to a CU addiction treatment program for moms and their babies. All great experiences, but she’s very happy to be back at Kids’ Nutrition.

Passionate about kids and their nutrition, D. relishes the opportunity to support providers as they lay a strong nutritional foundation for the kids in their care.

Married for 30+ years, D. has three grown children she adores spending time with. In her free time, she likes to walk, hike, read, and write fiction.

Peggy Hoenes

Peggy was a licensed daycare provider for 30 years in the Thornton area. She participated in the food program and upon retiring joined A Child’s Choice in 2013. When they closed their doors, she joined the staff at Kids’ Nutrition Company.

Peggy and her husband, Bob, have been together since junior high school and married for 40+ years. They have three grown children; Josh, Karissa and Amy, six grandchildren; Michael, Josiah, Dillon, Alyssa, Leia and Alanah and one fur baby, Zipper.

Peggy enjoys taking care of her roses, traveling, the Broncos, and spending time with family.

Shelly Allen

Shelly has worked in many different facets of child nutrition over the last 40 years. The best times of these years have been the privilege to work alongside people committed to making sure that children have the ability to have the resources to healthy food, activities and education. She has lived in Arvada most of her life and enjoys the small town environment that she shares with her family and friends.

Michelle Holmstrom

Michelle Holmstrom has been with Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., since July 1995 in the Colorado Springs office. Before joining Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., Michelle was a licensed child care provider. As a consultant with Kids’ Nutrition Company, Inc., she really enjoys going into the child care homes and seeing the children. Michelle also performs administrative duties for KNC.

Michelle and her husband Kevin have been married for 30+ years and have two adult sons who both play  professional ice hockey. Michelle and Kevin enjoy traveling to watch their games, as well as golfing, running and hiking.