Zoe LeBeau is the CEO of BeauxSimone Consulting, a women-owned, small business that specializes in assisting communities develop and manage high-quality supportive housing.
Zoe brings over 25 years of hands-on and direct experience in all aspects of housing, service development and implementation. In her 25-year career, Zoe has worked on over 2,000 units of housing that range from transitional, permanent supportive, multi-family affordable and homeownership. Zoe has developed multiple programs including the Women In Construction Training Project, which trains low-income women and men of color to build homeless housing and helps them get jobs in the construction field. Zoe plays a national role in public policy work to secure more funding for supportive housing. She recently was a leading force behind a pilot project to bring new operating and services dollars to Indian Country to help house homeless veterans (HUD Tribal VASH). Zoe is also a nationally recognized trainer and expert on supportive housing in tribal communities and is regularly asked to speak at national conferences and events. Recently, Zoe was the keynote speaker at the National American Indian Housing Council’s annual legal symposium as well as at the Colorado National Association of Housing Authorities.
For the past 5 years, Zoe has been leading the effort in 3 states: Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to build a pipeline of supportive housing across the states, using a community based approach. To date, 1900 units have been produced, with another 800 in production. Zoe often plays the role of project manager or owner’s representative and has worked directly for and with non-profits, state governments, faith based organizations and Native American Tribes.
Zoe’s work philosophy is that the client is the most important part of any supportive housing community. She is direct and honest with clients about the most effective way to get things done.
Katie Symons is CFO of BeauxSimone Consulting and brings a diverse past to this work, having worked in K-12 and higher education, the non-profit and for-profit sectors and with local and state governments for close to twenty years. She brings a deep appreciation for community engagement and inclusiveness when approaching work in affordable housing and homelessness.
Katie served two years as the Program Manager for Denver’s Road Home, the City’s homeless plan, where she oversaw emergency shelter and street outreach efforts, coordinated nine Project Homeless Connect events and managed community engagement with various neighborhoods. Katie then consulted with Governor Hickenlooper’s Office of Community Partnerships, leading a statewide effort to help communities assess the needs of their most vulnerable and at-risk populations around the state of Colorado. This work led to the development of strategies for youth, families and veterans experiencing homelessness as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign and ultimately was a stepping stone for the work Katie does now. Katie has worked on multiple strategic plans and “needs assessments” and likes to help communities think strategically about the big picture, while also celebrating short-term “wins”. She enjoys bringing people together to figure out innovative approaches to housing projects, while keeping an eye toward the details and numbers in any given project.
Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Languages & Literature (Spanish) from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Denver. While pursuing her master’s, Katie worked at DU in the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning as well as with the Social Justice Living & Learning Community. Her experiences with young people constantly inform her work in community development.