Rainbow Acres Welcomes Steve Trejo as Director of Development, Strengthening the Mission to Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities


Steve TrejoCamp Verde, AZ – June 2023 – Rainbow Acres, a leading faith-based residential community dedicated to providing exceptional care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Steve Trejo as its new Director of Development. With his extensive experience in fundraising, sales leadership, and a deep commitment to person-centered care, Steve is poised to play a pivotal role on Team Rainbow and in advancing Rainbow Acres’ mission and vision.

As the Director of Development, Steve will work hand in hand with Mike Prochelo, President/CEO of Rainbow Acres, to develop and execute innovative strategies to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. His expertise will be instrumental in cultivating a strong base of financial support through major gifts, corporate sponsorships, events, and grants. With Steve on board, Rainbow Acres is poised to reach new heights in providing comprehensive care and enriching the lives of its residents.

Steve Trejo brings a wealth of diverse experiences to his new role. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, he holds a degree from the prestigious Arizona State University. Steve began his professional journey in law enforcement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office before transitioning into a successful career with The Walt Disney Company, where he honed his customer-focused approach to sales leadership. Later, he played pivotal roles in renowned organizations such as Marriott and Equity Residential, gaining invaluable operational and sales expertise in the temporary housing industry. Over the past two decades, Steve has dedicated his efforts to supporting the senior living space, advocating for person-centered care, and ensuring the dignity and well-being of seniors on their aging journey.

Steve’s passion for serving others extends beyond his professional life. With an unwavering commitment to giving back to the community, he has dedicated 25 years to volunteering for esteemed organizations such as the Fiesta Bowl, Easter Seals, and the Leukemia Society. Moreover, Steve’s compassion and desire to make a difference led him to spearhead a non-profit organization focused on providing eye and dental care to seniors in need. Through these experiences, Steve discovered his true passion for empowering individuals and keeping their needs at the forefront.

Throughout his career, Steve honed his operational and sales skills. However, it was during his over 20-year tenure in the Senior Living space that Steve found his true calling – advocating for person-centered care, dignity, and ensuring that residents remain the central focus.

His selfless dedication to the causes he believes in resonates deeply with Rainbow Acres’ core values and the mission of fostering an inclusive and empowering environment for individuals with developmental disabilities. It is this unwavering commitment to uplifting the lives of others that makes Steve a perfect fit for Rainbow Acres.

Now, as the Director of Development at Rainbow Acres, Steve Trejo is poised to bring his extensive skills and unwavering dedication to the organization’s mission. He firmly believes in keeping the “person” rather than the diagnosis as the central focus, aligning perfectly with Rainbow Acres’ commitment to fostering a supportive community that celebrates individuality.

As Director of Development, Steve Trejo will play a pivotal role in bolstering Rainbow Acres’ fundraising efforts. His expertise and strategic approach will help secure vital resources that enable the organization to continue providing exceptional care and transformative opportunities to its residents. With his 25 years of volunteer work and track record of success, Steve is well-equipped to advance Rainbow Acres’ mission of fostering independence, growth, and joy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Steve Trejo as he embarks on this exciting new chapter with Team Rainbow. Together, we will continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, keeping the person at the heart of everything we do. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to the innovative ideas, new attention, and fresh opportunities he will bring to Rainbow Acres. With Steve’s addition, the organization is confident in its ability to expand its reach, strengthen partnerships, and create an even more significant impact on the lives of the Ranchers.


About Rainbow Acres:

Rainbow Acres is a non-profit residential Christian community located in Camp Verde, Arizona. Since 1974, Rainbow Acres has been dedicated to providing an inclusive, nurturing environment for individuals with developmental disabilities. By offering a comprehensive range of services, personalized care plans, and empowering opportunities, Rainbow Acres empowers residents to thrive and lead fulfilling lives. For more information, visit www.rainbowacres.org.