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Aimee Yllanes

Communications and Marketing Manager

Aimee Yllanes

BFA, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Appointed 2015 ayllanes@crms.org

Amanda Selsky

Art Instructor

Amanda Selsky

University of Virginia

My name is Amanda and I will be teaching the art active class this summer.…

Amelia Dotzenrod

Student Support Specialist + Climbing Active Instructor

Amelia Dotzenrod

BA, Colorado College

MSW, University of California at San Jose

Amelia fell in love with Colorado when she came to Colorado College, where she obtained…

Annie Oppenheim

Director of the [HS]2 Program

Annie Oppenheim

BA, History and Education Policy, Dartmouth College

Appointed 2019 What do you do on campus? I direct the (HS)2 program, serve as…

Art Jackson

Resident Assistant, TA for Biology, On-Call EMT

Art Jackson

B.S. in University Studies with a Medical Humanities certification, University of Texas at Arlington

Appointed 2021 I am a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where…

Betsy Bingham-Johns

Director of College Counseling

Betsy Bingham-Johns

BS, Psychology, Denison University

Appointed 2007 What do you do on campus? I teach college counseling classes and guide…

Clemente De Hoyos Jr.

Resident Assistant and TA for Computer Science

Clemente De Hoyos Jr.

Attending Emory University

Clemente is an undergraduate at Emory University, going into his 4th year, and is majoring…

Cyntria Vinson

Writing Teacher

Cyntria Vinson

B.F.A Dance Performance and Choreography, Towson University

Originally from Maryland, Cyntria Vinson is jack of all trades with her Bachelor of Fine…

David De Labra

Mathematics Teacher

David De Labra

BS, University of North Texas

Hello! My name is David De Labra, and I am from Dallas, Texas. This will…

Eric Krimmer

Director of Technology

Eric Krimmer

BS, Information Technology, Colorado State University

AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification; Cisco CCNA Certification

Appointed 2000 What do you do on campus? I am the Director of Technology. I…

Guillermo Lezama

Mathematics Teacher

Guillermo Lezama

B.S., University of Texas at Austin

Hello! My name is Guillermo Lezama and I am from Fort Worth, Texas. This will…

Halle Zander

3rd Year Ethics and Leadership Seminar Instructor

Halle Zander

B.A. in Environmental Analysis from Pitzer College.

Heath K. Hignight, CFRE

Director of Development

Heath K. Hignight, CFRE

BA and MA, English, Oklahoma State University

Appointed 2019 Heath joined Colorado Rocky Mountain School as the Director of Development in July…

Heaven Adams

Resident Assistant and TA for Writing

Heaven Adams

University of Louisiana, Lafayette

I am Heaven Adams—it’s nice to meet you! I am a 2018 [HS]2 alumna from…

Holton Huntington ’15

Writing 2 Teacher + Administrator on Duty

Holton Huntington ’15

BA, Environmental Writing, Middlebury College

Appointed 2020 hhuntington@crms.org

Jasmine Ruiz

Resident Assistant and Teaching Assistant for Mathematics

Jasmine Ruiz

Ursinus College

I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. I am heading into my senior…

John Okhiulu

Resident Assistant and Team Sports

John Okhiulu

Stanford University

What’s good?! I’m a youngin’ from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas by way of Nigeria and…

Jonathan Price

Algebra 2 Teacher

Jonathan Price

BS Civil Engineering, Rice University

Appointed 2021 Jonathan is a Class of 2011 [HS]2 graduate from Fort Worth, Texas. After…

Joy Wood

2nd Year STEM Teacher

Joy Wood

Appointed 2021

Joy Wood is a computer science educator passionate about equity and innovation. For the past…

Kenly Khan

Climbing Instructor

Kenly Khan

University of Maryland

Kenly is originally from Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. She moved to Boulder, Colorado after college…

Kevin Delves, RN

Program Nurse

Kevin Delves, RN

BA, Political Science, Fort Lewis College

BSN, Denver College of Nursing

Hey, I’m Kevin! I moved to Durango, Colorado in 2004 via Chicago, LA, and Milwaukee.…

Lenny Henderson

Music Instructor

Lenny Henderson

BA, Sociology & Anthropology, and International Political Economy, University of Puget Sound '16

MA, Public Sociology, Humboldt State University '20

Doctoral Student in Natural Resource Sociology, Utah State University

Lenny joined the [HS]2 team in 2018 and is thrilled to be coming back as…

Lily Shale

Resident Assistant and TA for Writing 1

Lily Shale

B.A. Environmental Studies and Writing, Middlebury Colleg

they/she Lily Shale is a 2020 Middlebury College graduate, passionate about climate justice, regenerative agriculture,…

Macie Brendlinger

Kayak Instructor

Macie Brendlinger

Westminster College

Hello, My Name is Macie Brendlinger and I was born and raised in Carbondale, CO. I…

Mallory Lewis

Resident Assistant

Mallory Lewis

University of Virginia

I’m a recent graduate of the University of Virginia where I studied Commerce and minored…

Megan McOsker

STEM3/River Ecology Teacher

Megan McOsker

BA, College of the Atlantic

MS, University of Maine

Megan McOsker is passionate about empowering students with an education that actively dismantles perceived limitations…

Megan Wussow

Silversmith Teacher

Megan Wussow

BS, CMC in Sustainability Studies

I’m Megan Wussow, a Carbondale local and silver and goldsmith by trade. I’m so excited…

Meghan Detering

Kayak Instructor

Meghan Detering

BA, Geology and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College

MA, Library and Information Science, Drexel University

I am thrilled to be returning to the [HS}2 program this summer as a whitewater…

Nick Favaloro

Deputy Director of [HS]2 program

Nick Favaloro

BA, Political & Social Thought, University of Virginia

Appointed: 2017 as an RA/TA; 2022 as Deputy Director I’ve been involved in the [HS]2…

Olivia Lara-Gresty

Biology Teacher

Olivia Lara-Gresty

B.S., University of Virginia

Hi there, I’m Olivia! I’ll be coming in from Brooklyn, New York, where I have…

Rebeca Hernandez-Avelar

Resident Assistant and TA for College Counseling

Rebeca Hernandez-Avelar

B.S. University of Denver

My name is Rebeca Hernandez-Avelar. I graduated from the University of Denver last fall. I…

Robert Gatabazi

Resident Assistant and TA for College Counseling

Robert Gatabazi

B.S. in Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies with a specialization in Psychology, Texas Christian University

Appointed 2021 I am a recent graduate of Texas Christian University where I obtained a…

Tavo O’Connell

Resident Assistant and Team Sports

Tavo O’Connell

The University of Washington

Tavo joined CRMS as a Teaching Fellow to follow his passion for working with youth…

Trae Story

Ceramics

Trae Story

BA Ceramics, St. Cloud University

Appointed 2021 Trae Story was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up around the…