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Relationships form the foundation of our 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 U.S.A. 81623

Faculty


Rachel Bachman
Math Faculty
BA, Mathematics, Clarkson University
rbachman@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Peter Benedict

Math 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

Rosalind (Roz) Brokaw
Teaching Fellow
BA, Environmental Science, Colorado College
rbrokaw@crms.org
Appointed 2016

William Brown
Math Department Chair, Math Faculty
BA, Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS, Medical Physics, Duke University & Medical Center
wbrown@crms.org
Appointed 2011

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
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

Jessica Garza
Teaching Fellow
BS, Geology, Southern Methodist University
jgarza@crms.org
Appointed 2016

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

Matt Haugh
Arts Faculty
BA, Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University
MFA, Metalsmithing, Southern Illinois University
mhaugh@crms.org
Appointed 2010

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

Lindsay Jones
Arts Faculty
BFA, Painting and Printmaking,
Northwest Missouri State University
MA, Painting and Sculpture, Purdue University
MFA, Fine Arts, University of Oregon
ljones@crms.org
Appointed 2014

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

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

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
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
Math Faculty
BS, Physics, Northern Arizona University
brosati@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Erik Skeaff
On Sabbatical
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
Associate Director of Admission, English Faculty
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

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

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

Rebecca Braun
Executive Assistant to Head of School
rbraun@crms.org
Appointed 2012

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

Academic Office


Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina

Academic Dean and Arts 9 Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
nhanrahan@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Roxanna Peskuski
Registrar and AP Coordinator
BA, History, Colorado Mesa University
rpeskuski@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Admission Office


Molly Dorais

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

Tracy Wilson
Associate Director of Admission
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

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 1997

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

Beth Smith
Director of Annual Giving
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
bsmith@crms.org
Appointed 2014

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

Ana Mineo
Development Associate
amineo@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Elizabeth Reynolds
Development Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Grants and Endowments
BS, Business, Towson State University
ereynolds@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Randall Lavelle
Alumni and Parent Relations Manager
rlavelle@crms.org
Appointed 2016

Health Office


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

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

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

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, Journalism, University of Colorado
cblachly@crms.org
Appointed 2010

Karen Cox
Assistant for the (HS)2 Program
BS, Geography, U.S. Air Force Academy
MS, Business Management, Troy State University
kcox@crms.org
Appointed 2013

Buildings and Grounds


Ross Woodward

Director of Buildings and Grounds
Denver Institute of Technology All Fields Training Institute
Certifications in HVAC, Loss Control/Risk Management, FEMA, Insurance, Residential and Commercial Building and Property Inspection
rwoodward@crms.org
Appointed 2010

Contact

Home Contact Directory

Faculty and Staff Directory

Relationships form the foundation of our 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 U.S.A. 81623

Faculty


Rachel Bachman
Math Faculty
BA, Mathematics, Clarkson University
rbachman@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Peter Benedict

Math 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

Rosalind (Roz) Brokaw
Teaching Fellow
BA, Environmental Science, Colorado College
rbrokaw@crms.org
Appointed 2016

William Brown
Math Department Chair, Math Faculty
BA, Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS, Medical Physics, Duke University & Medical Center
wbrown@crms.org
Appointed 2011

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
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

Jessica Garza
Teaching Fellow
BS, Geology, Southern Methodist University
jgarza@crms.org
Appointed 2016

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

Matt Haugh
Arts Faculty
BA, Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University
MFA, Metalsmithing, Southern Illinois University
mhaugh@crms.org
Appointed 2010

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

Lindsay Jones
Arts Faculty
BFA, Painting and Printmaking,
Northwest Missouri State University
MA, Painting and Sculpture, Purdue University
MFA, Fine Arts, University of Oregon
ljones@crms.org
Appointed 2014

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

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

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
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
Math Faculty
BS, Physics, Northern Arizona University
brosati@crms.org
Appointed 2011

Erik Skeaff
On Sabbatical
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
Associate Director of Admission, English Faculty
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

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

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

Rebecca Braun
Executive Assistant to Head of School
rbraun@crms.org
Appointed 2012

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

Academic Office


Nancy (Hanrahan) Draina

Academic Dean and Arts 9 Faculty
BA, Secondary Education, Shepherd University 
MA, Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art
nhanrahan@crms.org
Appointed 2006

Roxanna Peskuski
Registrar and AP Coordinator
BA, History, Colorado Mesa University
rpeskuski@crms.org
Appointed 2015

Admission Office


Molly Dorais

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

Tracy Wilson
Associate Director of Admission
BA, English & Communications, Boise State University
MA, Secondary School Education, Prescott College
twilson@crms.org
Appointed 2008

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 1997

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

Beth Smith
Director of Annual Giving
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
bsmith@crms.org
Appointed 2014

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

Ana Mineo
Development Associate
amineo@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Elizabeth Reynolds
Development Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Grants and Endowments
BS, Business, Towson State University
ereynolds@crms.org
Appointed 2012

Randall Lavelle
Alumni and Parent Relations Manager
rlavelle@crms.org
Appointed 2016

Health Office


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

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

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

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, Journalism, University of Colorado
cblachly@crms.org
Appointed 2010

Karen Cox
Assistant for the (HS)2 Program
BS, Geography, U.S. Air Force Academy
MS, Business Management, Troy State University
kcox@crms.org
Appointed 2013

Buildings and Grounds


Ross Woodward

Director of Buildings and Grounds
Denver Institute of Technology All Fields Training Institute
Certifications in HVAC, Loss Control/Risk Management, FEMA, Insurance, Residential and Commercial Building and Property Inspection
rwoodward@crms.org
Appointed 2010
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