A Day Closer is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides resources for people incarcerated and their families. Our mission is to keep families intact.


E: cassie@adaycloser.org

P: (406) 212-7101

A: 6479 Hwy 93 #326

Whitefish, MT 59937

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Ms. Monaco is the President and Founder of A Day Closer and an outspoken proponent of both keeping families intact while a loved one is incarcerated as well as criminal justice reform. Ms. Monaco grew up in Missoula, Montana and spent most of her adult years in Maryland where she raised three daughters. Prior to founding A Day Closer, Ms. Monaco worked 15 years in the Auto Finance industry in sales and marketing. Ms. Monaco is no stranger to the non-profit sector as she has been grateful to be a fierce advocate for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), St. Jude's Hospital, and Prince Georges County Schools. Ms. Monaco and her husband currently reside in Whitefish, Montana.

Follow Cassie on Twitter: @cassiejomonaco




Gabriella Shewfelt, a Washington D.C. native, resides in San Diego, CA with her husband and dog, Izzy. As a Digital Media and Web Technology major, Gabriella specializes in graphic design, web design, marketing, and social media management. With her graphic and web design skills, she brings A Day Closer to the Internet to spread our message. Gabriella’s passion for justice comes from her large family of social advocates that have fought for generations to better the world around them.

Follow Gabriella on Instagram: @gabriellashewfelt

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Julie Krenzke has a distinguished 28-year finance career in the Auto Industry. Her integrity, efficiency, knowledge, and overall personal skills have made her top in her field and sought after. Ms. Krenzke is a native of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area where she grew up.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tennessee. Ms. Krenzke is known for her heart the size of Texas and her willingness to always extend her hand to someone in need. Ms. Krenzke recently made the bold move across the country and now resides in picturesque Poulsbo, Washington.




Lisa Melby has over 20 years of experience in business and the financial services industry, starting out as an associate and then becoming a business owner: Real Estate Broker since 2006, Mortgage Broker since 1998, and Insurance Sales since 2007. Ms. Melby has been in the financial services industry since 1998, starting out as a loan agent, then obtaining her California Real Estate Brokers license in 2006. When she learned what investment grade life insurance could do for regular Americans she obtained her insurance license in 2007 and over the years she has helped thousands of people increase their net worth by managing their two largest assets: their home and their qualified and non-qualified savings plans. Ms. Melby has a passion for helping clients and a love for helping people succeed in business and in life.

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