Alumni News & Class Notes

Lynne Galluzzo hand-letters each CRMS leather diploma in her home office.

Lettering a Legacy: The Artist Behind 1,300 CRMS Diplomas

By Tim O'Keefe | May 17, 2024

For three decades, Lynne Galluzzo has been an integral yet little-known part of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School community. She is the calligrapher who has handwritten every CRMS leather diploma…

Mountains Teach Sue Maffei Plowden ‘74 Resilience at Sea

By Tim O'Keefe | May 1, 2024

Hometown: Riverside, ConnecticutCurrently Residing In: Jamestown, Rhode Island Education: University of Rhode Island, A.S. in Commercial Fisheries & Marine Technology Occupation: Professional sailor including yacht deliveries and mate on school ships,…

Jack Tolan ‘05 Finds True Success Enriching Lives with Music

By Tim O'Keefe | April 16, 2024

Not all music careers start on a soccer field.  However, when Jack Tolan ‘05 witnessed his high school teammates Nick Forbes ’05 and Chris Sellers ’06 playing guitar on the…

In Living Color: Design Journey of Alicia Keshishian ‘74

By Tim O'Keefe | March 18, 2024

Hometown: Washington, D.C. Residing In: Petaluma, CA Education: BFA plus post-graduate work & certifications Occupation: Creative Director and Designer How did you choose a career in rug design?  I was…

CRMS Launches Seth Cobb ’99 into Animation Career

By Tim O'Keefe | February 14, 2024

Seth’s work appears in dozens of films including Top Gun: Maverick, Bladerunner 2049, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Divergent Hometown: Meeker, CO Currently Residing In: Larkspur, CO Education:…

CRMS Exposes Muffy Ritz ’75 to Lifelong Joy of Skiing & Coaching

By Tim O'Keefe | January 15, 2024

Hometown: Raised in Wayzata, Minnesota Residing In: Ketchum, Idaho Education: B.S. in Exercise Physiology at University of Colorado, 1980 Occupation: Nordic Ski Coach and program director; Founder of The Vamps,…

CRMS Alumnae Reynis Vazquez ’13 and Rotceh Vazquez ’15, and a Family’s Sacrifice for Education

By Beth Smith | December 26, 2023

Home for the holidays special for Vazquez family Scott Condon, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Article in the Aspen Daily News – December 25, 2023 The Vazquez family converged on…

Emma Jane Cooley ‘16 Blossoms in Creative Spaces

By Tim O'Keefe | November 7, 2023

Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado Residing In: Carbondale, Colorado Education: Bachelors in Biology with a concentration in Botany from Fort Lewis College Occupation: metalsmith, botanist, painter, printer, designer What are some…

Hardy Griffin ‘91: Editor, Translator & Award-Winning Author

By Tim O'Keefe | October 12, 2023

Hometown: That’s a tough one—I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, but spent 15 years (the most I’ve ever lived anywhere) in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently Residing In: Ithaca, New York Education:…