Coho/US Staff

Meet the committed individuals who staff the Cohousing Association of the United States.

Karin Hoskin - Executive Director

Wild Sage, Boulder, CO

Karin is thrilled to take her years in business administration and development along with her entrepreneurial experience and apply it to serving CoHoUS. She continues to learn all things business related with an emphasis in non-profit organizations. She (and her husband, two teenage kids, mother-in-law, two cats and two dogs) live in Wild Sage cohousing in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. She became a part of Wild Sage in it's forming stage and has lived there since first move-ins in the spring of 2004. Karin and her husband run a small cottage business in their 'spare' time, check it out at Her desire to advocate, educate and increase community awareness supports the CoHoUS overall mission and vision to "create community, one neighborhood at a time".

Karen Gimnig - Assistant Director

East Lake Commons, Decatur Georgia

Karen Gimnig is a passionate community builder with a focus on cohousing. Her involvement in cohousing spans the country as she is a resident of East Lake Commons cohousing near Atlanta and is helping her parents to found Skagit Cohousing north of Seattle. She is a certified Professional Facilitator with Imago Relationships International. In recent years she has raised her children, founded a thriving homeschool cooperative community, managed a holistic health practice and studied tools for creating the connection that is essential to us all.

Rosie Sullivan - Bookkeeper

Boulder, CO

Rosie's first experience with cohousing was in 2012 when she moved from her home state of Minnesota to Nyland Cohousing in Lafayette, Colorado. Knowing very few people in her new state, Rosie was able to find immediate comfort and support in the community. She eventually moved to Boulder to be closer to her job, as office manager at Wonderland Hill Development Company. Attending every national conference since her introduction to cohousing in 2012, Rosie is excited to offer her bookkeeping skills to support Coho/US and its mission.


Catya Belfer - Technical Director

Mosaic Commons, Berlin, MA

Our technical director, Catya Belfer, is part of Mosaic Commons about an hour west of Boston in Berlin, MA. Catya works as a project manager and also builds websites for cohousing groups and others. She is passionate about building connections between people, and has been involved in intentional communities since 1994.


Jenny Godwin - Outreach Associate

Denver, CO

Jenny is a pursuing her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at CU Denver, focusing on community development, transportation and food systems. She's confident her work with communities will continue to shape her degree and interests. Jenny is social media leader for Coho/US, assists with eNews and is a coordinator for the National Cohousing Conferences. Though not currently living in community, she considers herself a cohouser-in training.