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Relationships form the foundations of the CRMS learning environment, and our faculty are our hallmark. Current students and alumni note the close and enriching relationships they have enjoyed with our diversely talented and deeply committed teachers. Come meet our faculty and staff.

Please note that all the administrators can be reached through the main reception desk at the Welcome Center.
Phone: 970-963-2562    Fax: 970-963-9865    Mailing Address: 500 Holden Way, Carbondale, CO 81623 U.S.A.

Faculty 

Peter Benedict
Mathematics Faculty, River Program Manager
BA, Outdoor Education, Prescott College
MS, Math Education, Montana State University
pbenedict@crms.org
Appointed 1998

Betsy Bingham-Johns
Director of College Counseling
BS, Psychology, Denison University
bbinghamjohns@crms.org
Appointed 2007

William Brown (on Sabbatical 2018-2019)
Mathematics Department Chair, Mathematics Faculty
BA, Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS, Medical Physics, Duke University & Medical Center
wbrown@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Katrina (Kat) Camara
Teaching Fellow
BA, Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College
kcamara@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Mark Clark
History Faculty
BA, Religion/Philosophy, Colorado College
MA, Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
mclark@crms.org
Appointed 1979

Robin Colt
Science Faculty
MS, Environmental Studies, Antioch University
BA, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
rcolt@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Meghan Detering
Librarian
BA, Geology and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College
MS, Library and Information Science, Drexel University
mdetering@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Lane Errickson
Instructional Support 
BA, Human Biology, Hampshire College
MA, Education, Western State Colorado University
lerrickson@crms.org
Appointed 2007

A.O. Forbes (CRMS class of 1969)
History Faculty
BA, MA, Geography, University of Colorado
aoforbes@crms.org
Appointed 1986

Heather Froelicher (CRMS class of 1977)
Learning Specialist 
BS, Wildlife Biology Colorado State University
Special Education License, Western State Colorado University
Klingenstein Fellow, Columbia University Teaching College
hfroelicher@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Lori Gavette

Modern Language Faculty
BA, Spanish, University of Colorado
lgavette@crms.org
Appointed 1998

Jim Gaw (CRMS class of 1964)
Science Faculty
BA, Chemistry, Reed College
PhD, Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
CRMS Great Teaching Chair in Science and Mathematics
jgaw@crms.org
Appointed 1979

Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina
Academic Dean and Arts Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
ndraina@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Katie Hyman
English Faculty
Director of International Program
BA, History and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College
khyman@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Eric Krimmer
Director of Technology 
AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification;
Cisco CCNA Certification
ekrimmer@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Amanda Leahy
History Department Chair, History/English Faculty, Horse Program Manager
BA, American Studies, Middlebury College
MA, American Western History, Colorado State University
aleahy@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Juan Manuel Martín Céspedes
Modern Language Faculty
Escuela de posgrado Universidad de Granada
Master of Secondary Education; Master of Spanish
jcespedes@crms.org
Appointed 2012

David Meyer
History Faculty
BA, Environmental Studies & Government, Bowdoin College;
MA, History, University of Montana
dmeyer@crms.org
Appointed 1999

Sarah Meyer
Art Faculty
BA, Studio Art, Wheaton College
smeyer@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Matt Norrdin
English Faculty
BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado
mnorrdin@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Jennifer Ogilby
Dean of Students; Modern Language Faculty
BA, International Studies, Vassar College
MA, Private School Leadership, Columbia University
jogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Kayo Ogilby
Science Department Chair, Science Faculty
BS, Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College
MA, Secondary School Science Education, Columbia University
CRMS Great Teaching Chair in Science 2010/11
kogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Andrew Overstreet
Mathematics Faculty
BS, Outdoor Education, Western State University
aoverstreet@crms.org
Appointed 2013

Alex Perkins
English Faculty
BA, University of Montana
MA, Middlebury College
aperkins@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Daniel Pittz

Modern Language Department Chair, Modern Language Faculty
BA, Spanish Literature, University of Colorado
MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University
MA, Spanish, Universidad de Salamanca and New Mexico State University
dpittz@crms.org
Appointed 2004

David Powers
Glassblowing Artist in Residence
Studied glass at Cal Poly, CA
Apprenticed with Master Blacksmith Francis Whitaker
Appointed 1976

Lynn Pulford
Art Department Chair, Arts Faculty
BA, Media Arts, Montana State University
MA, Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
lpulford@crms.org
Appointed 1997

Robert Rosati
Mathematics Faculty
BS, Physics, Northern Arizona University
brosati@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Erik Skeaff
English Department Chair, English Faculty
BA, Outdoor Education, Lakehead University
MA, Experiential Curriculum Development, Prescott College
eskeaff@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Ashley Smith
Director of Counseling Services
BA, Psychology, University of Montana
MSW, Social Work, Colorado State University
LCSW and Certified Addiction Counselor II
asmith@crms.org
Appointed 2002

George Weber
Music Department Chair, Music Faculty
BM, Music, University of Colorado
MM, Music, University of Colorado
gweber@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Nathan White
Modern Language Faculty
BA, English Literature, Colorado College
MA, Literature, University of Colorado
nwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Tracy Wilson
History Faculty, Climbing Program Manager, 9th Grade Team Leader
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Jeremy Wolf
Mathematics and Science Faculty
BS, Physics, Oregon State University
MS, Physics, Montana State University
jwolf@crms.org
Appointed 2009 and 2013

Jessica Worley '11
Teaching Fellow
BA, Spanish, Colorado College
jworley@crms.org
Appointed 2018

Administrative Office

Jeff Leahy
Head of School
BA, English, Pomona College
MA, English, Trinity College
jleahy@crms.org
Appointed to Faculty 2000, as Head of School 2005

Lolli White
Receptionist and Attendance Manager
lwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Jessica McGrath
Administrative Assistant and AP Coordinator
jmcgrath@crms.org
Appointed 2016

Academic Office

Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina
Academic Dean and Arts 9 Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
ndraina@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Admission Office

Molly Dorais
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
BA, Political Science, Princeton University
mdorais@crms.org
Appointed 2003

Susan Graves
Associate Director of Admission
BA, Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
MA, Family Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
sgraves@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Berit Bjerke-Daniels
Admission Assistant
BA, Business and Marketing from University of Uppsala, Sweden
bdaniels@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Active Program Office

Diane Hackl
Director of Active Program
BA, Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado, Boulder
dhackl@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Darryl Fuller
Outdoor Program Manager
BA, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
BA, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
dfuller@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Business Office

Joe White
Director of Finance
BS, Business Administration, University of Colorado, Denver
jwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2005

Monica Perez-Rhodes
Human Resources/Controller
BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix
mrhodes@crms.org
Appointed 1997

Marlin Rhodes
Accounts Payable/Receivable
billing@crms.org
Appointed 1990

Development and Communications Office

Lisa Raleigh
Director of Advancement
BS, Geology, University of Okahoma
MS, Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma
PhD, Environmental Science, University of Okahoma
lraleigh@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Elizabeth Reynolds
Director of Annual Giving
BS, Business, Towson State University
ereynolds@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Beth Smith
Development Manager
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
bsmith@crms.org
Appointed 2014

Ana Mineo
Development Associate and Registrar
amineo@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Nicole Padgett
Alumni and Parent Relations Manager
BA, Philosophy, Rollins College
npadgett@crms.org
Appointed 2018

Aimee Yllanes
Communications and Marketing Manager
BFA, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
ayllanes@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Health Office

Ashley Smith
Director of Counseling Services
BA, Psychology, University of Montana
MSW, Social Work, Colorado State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor II
asmith@crms.org
Appointed 2002

Wendy Wampler
Director of Health Services
DN in Nursing, Colorado Mountain College
Paramedic, Swedish Hospital Paramedic Program
BA, Literature, Minor Psychology, Fort Lewis College
EMT-B, Mercy Medical Center
OEC/Wilderness EMT, National Ski Patrol
wwampler@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Student Life Office

Jennifer Ogilby
Dean of Students, Modern Language Faculty
BA, International Studies, Vassar College
MA, Private School Leadership, Columbia University
jogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

BJ Sbarra
Director of Residential Life
BA, Cornell University
bsbarra@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Technology

Eric Krimmer
Director of Technology
AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification;
Cisco CCNA Certification
ekrimmer@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Todd Anderson
Technology Assistant
tanderson@crms.org
Appointed 2017


Garden Program

Heather McDermott
Director of Garden Program
BA, Green Mountain College
hmcdermott@crms.org
Appointed 2016


Food Service

Fiona O'Donnell Pax
Director of Food Services
Failte, Ireland in Professional Cooking
Professional Chef since 1992
fodonnell@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Summer Programs

Cindy Blachly
Director of the (HS)2 Program, External Campus Use Coordinator
BS, University of Colorado
cblachly@crms.org
Appointed 2010

Abigail "Abby" Mandel
Program Assistant
BA, McGill University
PhD, Cornell
amandel@crms.org
Appointed 2017


Buildings and Grounds

Ryan Margo
Buildings and Grounds Director
Associates Degree, Brown College
rmargo@crms.org
Appointed 2018

About

Home About People Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

Relationships form the foundations of the CRMS learning environment, and our faculty are our hallmark. Current students and alumni note the close and enriching relationships they have enjoyed with our diversely talented and deeply committed teachers. Come meet our faculty and staff.

Please note that all the administrators can be reached through the main reception desk at the Welcome Center.
Phone: 970-963-2562    Fax: 970-963-9865    Mailing Address: 500 Holden Way, Carbondale, CO 81623 U.S.A.

Faculty 

Peter Benedict
Mathematics Faculty, River Program Manager
BA, Outdoor Education, Prescott College
MS, Math Education, Montana State University
pbenedict@crms.org
Appointed 1998

Betsy Bingham-Johns
Director of College Counseling
BS, Psychology, Denison University
bbinghamjohns@crms.org
Appointed 2007

William Brown (on Sabbatical 2018-2019)
Mathematics Department Chair, Mathematics Faculty
BA, Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS, Medical Physics, Duke University & Medical Center
wbrown@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Katrina (Kat) Camara
Teaching Fellow
BA, Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College
kcamara@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Mark Clark
History Faculty
BA, Religion/Philosophy, Colorado College
MA, Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
mclark@crms.org
Appointed 1979

Robin Colt
Science Faculty
MS, Environmental Studies, Antioch University
BA, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
rcolt@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Meghan Detering
Librarian
BA, Geology and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College
MS, Library and Information Science, Drexel University
mdetering@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Lane Errickson
Instructional Support 
BA, Human Biology, Hampshire College
MA, Education, Western State Colorado University
lerrickson@crms.org
Appointed 2007

A.O. Forbes (CRMS class of 1969)
History Faculty
BA, MA, Geography, University of Colorado
aoforbes@crms.org
Appointed 1986

Heather Froelicher (CRMS class of 1977)
Learning Specialist 
BS, Wildlife Biology Colorado State University
Special Education License, Western State Colorado University
Klingenstein Fellow, Columbia University Teaching College
hfroelicher@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Lori Gavette

Modern Language Faculty
BA, Spanish, University of Colorado
lgavette@crms.org
Appointed 1998

Jim Gaw (CRMS class of 1964)
Science Faculty
BA, Chemistry, Reed College
PhD, Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
CRMS Great Teaching Chair in Science and Mathematics
jgaw@crms.org
Appointed 1979

Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina
Academic Dean and Arts Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
ndraina@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Katie Hyman
English Faculty
Director of International Program
BA, History and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College
khyman@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Eric Krimmer
Director of Technology 
AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification;
Cisco CCNA Certification
ekrimmer@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Amanda Leahy
History Department Chair, History/English Faculty, Horse Program Manager
BA, American Studies, Middlebury College
MA, American Western History, Colorado State University
aleahy@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Juan Manuel Martín Céspedes
Modern Language Faculty
Escuela de posgrado Universidad de Granada
Master of Secondary Education; Master of Spanish
jcespedes@crms.org
Appointed 2012

David Meyer
History Faculty
BA, Environmental Studies & Government, Bowdoin College;
MA, History, University of Montana
dmeyer@crms.org
Appointed 1999

Sarah Meyer
Art Faculty
BA, Studio Art, Wheaton College
smeyer@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Matt Norrdin
English Faculty
BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado
mnorrdin@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Jennifer Ogilby
Dean of Students; Modern Language Faculty
BA, International Studies, Vassar College
MA, Private School Leadership, Columbia University
jogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Kayo Ogilby
Science Department Chair, Science Faculty
BS, Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College
MA, Secondary School Science Education, Columbia University
CRMS Great Teaching Chair in Science 2010/11
kogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Andrew Overstreet
Mathematics Faculty
BS, Outdoor Education, Western State University
aoverstreet@crms.org
Appointed 2013

Alex Perkins
English Faculty
BA, University of Montana
MA, Middlebury College
aperkins@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Daniel Pittz

Modern Language Department Chair, Modern Language Faculty
BA, Spanish Literature, University of Colorado
MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University
MA, Spanish, Universidad de Salamanca and New Mexico State University
dpittz@crms.org
Appointed 2004

David Powers
Glassblowing Artist in Residence
Studied glass at Cal Poly, CA
Apprenticed with Master Blacksmith Francis Whitaker
Appointed 1976

Lynn Pulford
Art Department Chair, Arts Faculty
BA, Media Arts, Montana State University
MA, Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
lpulford@crms.org
Appointed 1997

Robert Rosati
Mathematics Faculty
BS, Physics, Northern Arizona University
brosati@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Erik Skeaff
English Department Chair, English Faculty
BA, Outdoor Education, Lakehead University
MA, Experiential Curriculum Development, Prescott College
eskeaff@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Ashley Smith
Director of Counseling Services
BA, Psychology, University of Montana
MSW, Social Work, Colorado State University
LCSW and Certified Addiction Counselor II
asmith@crms.org
Appointed 2002

George Weber
Music Department Chair, Music Faculty
BM, Music, University of Colorado
MM, Music, University of Colorado
gweber@crms.org
Appointed 1996

Nathan White
Modern Language Faculty
BA, English Literature, Colorado College
MA, Literature, University of Colorado
nwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Tracy Wilson
History Faculty, Climbing Program Manager, 9th Grade Team Leader
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Jeremy Wolf
Mathematics and Science Faculty
BS, Physics, Oregon State University
MS, Physics, Montana State University
jwolf@crms.org
Appointed 2009 and 2013

Jessica Worley '11
Teaching Fellow
BA, Spanish, Colorado College
jworley@crms.org
Appointed 2018

Administrative Office

Jeff Leahy
Head of School
BA, English, Pomona College
MA, English, Trinity College
jleahy@crms.org
Appointed to Faculty 2000, as Head of School 2005

Lolli White
Receptionist and Attendance Manager
lwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Jessica McGrath
Administrative Assistant and AP Coordinator
jmcgrath@crms.org
Appointed 2016

Academic Office

Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina
Academic Dean and Arts 9 Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
ndraina@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Admission Office

Molly Dorais
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
BA, Political Science, Princeton University
mdorais@crms.org
Appointed 2003

Susan Graves
Associate Director of Admission
BA, Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
MA, Family Counseling, University of Northern Colorado
sgraves@crms.org
Appointed 2017

Berit Bjerke-Daniels
Admission Assistant
BA, Business and Marketing from University of Uppsala, Sweden
bdaniels@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Active Program Office

Diane Hackl
Director of Active Program
BA, Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado, Boulder
dhackl@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Darryl Fuller
Outdoor Program Manager
BA, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
BA, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
dfuller@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Business Office

Joe White
Director of Finance
BS, Business Administration, University of Colorado, Denver
jwhite@crms.org
Appointed 2005

Monica Perez-Rhodes
Human Resources/Controller
BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix
mrhodes@crms.org
Appointed 1997

Marlin Rhodes
Accounts Payable/Receivable
billing@crms.org
Appointed 1990

Development and Communications Office

Lisa Raleigh
Director of Advancement
BS, Geology, University of Okahoma
MS, Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma
PhD, Environmental Science, University of Okahoma
lraleigh@crms.org
Appointed 2008

Elizabeth Reynolds
Director of Annual Giving
BS, Business, Towson State University
ereynolds@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Beth Smith
Development Manager
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
bsmith@crms.org
Appointed 2014

Ana Mineo
Development Associate and Registrar
amineo@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Nicole Padgett
Alumni and Parent Relations Manager
BA, Philosophy, Rollins College
npadgett@crms.org
Appointed 2018

Aimee Yllanes
Communications and Marketing Manager
BFA, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
ayllanes@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Health Office

Ashley Smith
Director of Counseling Services
BA, Psychology, University of Montana
MSW, Social Work, Colorado State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor II
asmith@crms.org
Appointed 2002

Wendy Wampler
Director of Health Services
DN in Nursing, Colorado Mountain College
Paramedic, Swedish Hospital Paramedic Program
BA, Literature, Minor Psychology, Fort Lewis College
EMT-B, Mercy Medical Center
OEC/Wilderness EMT, National Ski Patrol
wwampler@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Student Life Office

Jennifer Ogilby
Dean of Students, Modern Language Faculty
BA, International Studies, Vassar College
MA, Private School Leadership, Columbia University
jogilby@crms.org
Appointed 1996

BJ Sbarra
Director of Residential Life
BA, Cornell University
bsbarra@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Technology

Eric Krimmer
Director of Technology
AA, AS, Colorado Mountain College; Microsoft MCSE Certification;
Cisco CCNA Certification
ekrimmer@crms.org
Appointed 2000

Todd Anderson
Technology Assistant
tanderson@crms.org
Appointed 2017


Garden Program

Heather McDermott
Director of Garden Program
BA, Green Mountain College
hmcdermott@crms.org
Appointed 2016


Food Service

Fiona O'Donnell Pax
Director of Food Services
Failte, Ireland in Professional Cooking
Professional Chef since 1992
fodonnell@crms.org
Appointed 2007

Summer Programs

Cindy Blachly
Director of the (HS)2 Program, External Campus Use Coordinator
BS, University of Colorado
cblachly@crms.org
Appointed 2010

Abigail "Abby" Mandel
Program Assistant
BA, McGill University
PhD, Cornell
amandel@crms.org
Appointed 2017


Buildings and Grounds

Ryan Margo
Buildings and Grounds Director
Associates Degree, Brown College
rmargo@crms.org
Appointed 2018

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