Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]




This directory is published annually with the college catalog. For the most current and comprehensive listing of CMC faculty and staff, please visit directory.coloradomtn.edu.

CMC Full-Time Faculty

Johann Aberger, M.A., Prescott College; B.S., University of New Hampshire; Professor, Outdoor Education; Spring Valley

Sharon Aguiar, M.A., University of Colorado; B.A., University of California; Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL); Dillon

Erin Allaman, Ph.D., University of Colorado; B.A., Amherst College; Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Leadville & Edwards

Jen Barchers, Ph.D., Saybrook University; M.A., University of Denver; B.A., Western State Colorado University; Associate Professor, Humanities; Breckenridge

Erin Beaver, M.A., University of South Dakota; B.A., University of Dayton; Professor, English; Spring Valley and Online Learning

Cynthia Bell, Ed.D., The George Washington University; M.A., City University of New York; B.A., Skidmore College; Professor, Business; Edwards

Jill Boyle, M.S.N, B.S.N., University of Colorado; Associate Professor, Nursing; Breckenridge

Kristina Brooks-Olk, M.B.A., Regis University; B.S., Colorado Technical University; Associate Professor, Accounting; Steamboat Springs

Darren Brungardt, M.A., B.S., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Adams State University; Associate Professor, Mathematics; Leadville

Ian Buchanan, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York; Program Director, Recreational Culinary Institute; Breckenridge

Thomas Buesch, Ph.D., M.A., Northwestern University; B.S., Ripon College; Professor, Communications and Humanities; Aspen

Letecia Burbano De Lara, Ph.D., New Mexico State University; M.A., Texas Tech University; Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Glenwood Springs and Edwards

Jonathan Burk, Hampden-Sydney College; Assistant Professor, Fire Science/ EMS; Leadville

Kimberly Carmitchel, M.A., University of Northern Colorado; B.A., Fort Lewis College; Associate Professor, Psychology; Edwards

Robert Cartelli, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; M.S., Marlboro College; B.S., Saint Michael’s College; Professor, Business; Breckenridge

Katherine Cesark, M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Arts and Design; B.A., Plymouth State College; Associate Professor, Art; Aspen

David Chimovitz, M.A., B.S., University of Maine; Professor, Humanities/Speech; Spring Valley

Kevin Clarke, J.D., B.S., University of Colorado; A.A.S., Colorado Mountain College; Professor, Culinary Arts; Dillon

Roger Coit, B.S., Colorado State University; Program Director, Assistant Professor, EMS and Outdoor Studies; Leadville

Amy Connerton, Ed.D., University of Denver; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Colorado Mesa University; A.A.S., Colorado Mountain College; Associate Professor, Medical Assistant; Edwards

Tracy Conway, M.S. Chamberlain College of Nursing; Associate Professor, Nursing; Steamboat Springs

Stephen Craig, M.S., B.S., University of Colorado; Professor, Mathematics; Steamboat Springs

Linda Crockett, Ph.D., Grand Canyon University; M.S., University of Colorado; B.S., Fort Lewis College; Associate Professor, Psychology; Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle

Stewart Curry, M.S., University of Wisconsin; Program Director, CLETA; Steamboat Springs

Jeremy Deem, M.A., Colorado State University; B.A., Ohio University; Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies; Breckenridge

Marion Dragonette, M.S., B.A., University of Colorado; Professor, Mathematics; Spring Valley

Rebecca Edmiston, M.S., University of Colorado-Boulder; Professor, Biology; Steamboat Springs 

Whitney Erickson, D.N.P., Walden University; M.S.N, B.S.N., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Associate Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley

Tina Evans, Ph.D., Prescott College; M.L.S., University of Arizona; M.A., Tulane University; B.A., University of Arizona; Professor, Sustainability Studies; Steamboat Springs

Joseph Gamble, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; B.A., Trinity College; Associate Professor, Professional Photography; Spring Valley

Jessica Gantt-Shafer, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.A., Colorado State University; Associate Professor, Communication; Steamboat Springs

Margaret Gilmon, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Northern Colorado; Professor, Nursing; Breckenridge

Jessica Guarnero, B.A., Florida State University; A.A.S., Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts; Associate Professor, Restaurant & Culinary Management; Steamboat Springs

Leslie Gumbrecht, M.A., B.A., University of Colorado; Professor, Developmental Education; Steamboat Springs

Robert Gumbrecht, M.A., B.A., University of Colorado; Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Steamboat Springs

Jason Gusaas, A.A., Gogebic Community College; Assistant Professor, Ski Area Operations; Leadville

Kim Harding, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine; M.S., Ball State University; Professor, Science; Spring Valley

Tal Hardman, M.A., B.A., Illinois State University; Professor, English; Spring Valley

Monia Haselhorst,  Ph.D., University of Wyoming; M.S., Uppsala University; Associate Professor, Natural Resource Management; Leadville

Elizabeth Henry, Ph.D., University of Iowa; Associate Professor, English; Rifle

David Hickel, M.P.A., Eastern Kentucky University; B.A., Auburn University; Associate Professor, EMS; Aspen

Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Arizona State University; Associate Professor, Sustainability Studies; Spring Valley

Jeremy Hockley, B.A., University of Kentucky; Associate Professor, EMS Program; Steamboat Springs

Morgan Huffnus, B.A.S., Arizona State University; Assistant Professor, EMS Programs; Edwards

Terry Hunter, B.S., University of Central Arkansas; Professor, Resort Management; Steamboat Springs

Barbara Jackman, M.S., B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Professor, Early Childhood Education; Dillon

Benedicte Jeanson, M.A., B.A., Florida Atlantic University; Professor, Mathematics; Breckenridge



Derek Johnston, B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; Professor, Photography; Spring Valley

James Jones, A.A.S., Colorado Mountain College; Assistant Professor, Automotive Service Technology; Edwards

Jean Kaya, M.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Ngouabi University; Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Edwards/ Glenwood Springs

Martyn Kingston, Ph.D., Harvard University; M.B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Harvard University; M.T.P., B.A., Manchester University (U.K.); Professor, Business; Steamboat Springs

Carol Koch, M.A., University of Colorado; B.A., University of Colorado; Professor, Spanish; Edwards

Elizabeth Kruger, M.S.N Grand Canyon University; B.S.N., San Diego State University; A.S.N., Grossmont College; Associate Professor, Nursing; Breckenridge

Gretchen Lamb, D.V.M., B.A., Colorado State University; Professor, Veterinary Technology; Spring Valley

Kimberly Langmaid, Ph.D., Antioch University; M.A., Prescott College; B.S., Colorado State University; Associate Professor, Sustainability Studies; Edwards

Geoff Lautzenhiser; Assistant Professor, Welding; Leadville

Valerie Lawton, M.S.N., B.S.N., Western Governors University; Associate Professor, Nursing; Steamboat Springs

Jennifer LeRoux-Stewart, M.A., Adams State College; H.D.E., University of Cape Town; B.A., Stellenbosch University; Professor, Developmental Studies; Steamboat Springs

Ari Lewis, B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver; Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Culinary Management; Aspen

Timothy Loes II, M.S., B.S., St. Cloud State University; Professor, Science Biology; Edwards

Rebecca Luetke, M.S.N., Fort Hays State University; B.S.N., Regis University; Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley and Breckenridge

Pat Lupica, Ph.D., International School of Management; M.S., University of San Diego; Associate Professor, Business; Spring Valley

Joseph Maes, M.A., Regis University; B.S., University of Northern Colorado; Assistant Professor, CLETA; Spring Valley

Cooper Mallozzi, M.S., Montana State University; Program Director, Professor, Outdoor Recreation Leadership; Leadville

Michael Martin, M.B.A., B.S., Regis University; A.A., Colorado Mountain College; Professor, Ski and Snowboard Business; Steamboat Springs

Monika Mayer, M.S.N., Walden University; A.A.S., University of the State of New York; Assistant Professor, Nursing; Breckenridge

Kelli McCall, M.Ed., University of Minnesota; B.A., St. Olaf College; Professor, Developmental Education; Leadville

Nancy McCorkle, M.S., CNS University of Colorado, Associate Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley

Paul McCudden, M.F.A., Univerisity of Southern California; A.M., Harvard University; Associate Professor, Physical Science; Steamboat Springs

Lora Meredith, M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Associate Professor, Developmental Education; Spring Valley

Andrew Mikita, M.Ed., B.A., Ohio University; Associate Professor, Social Science; Breckenridge

Laura Minch, M.A., B.S., Northern Arizona University; Professor, Psychology; Spring Valley

Joyce Mosher, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Regis University; B.A., Penn State; Professor, English Communications; Breckenridge

Athena Murray, Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Kansas, Associate Professor, Communication; Steamboat Springs

Jeff Myers, D.V.M., B.S., Colorado State University; Professor, Veterinary Technology; Spring Valley

Virginia Nicholai, M.A., University of New South Wales; B.A., Wesleyan University; Associate Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL); Edwards

William Painter, Ph.D., Colorado State University; M.A., B.S., Clemson University; Associate Professor, Science/Mathematics; Dillon

Justin Pollack, N.D., Bastyr University; B.A., Evergreen State College; Associate Professor, Science; Dillon

Amy Poppie, M.S., University of Northern Colorado, Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Edwards

Rebecca Potter, M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Washington University-St. Louis; Professor, English/Communications; Steamboat Springs

Kathleen Puening, M.S., University of Illinois; B.S., Ohio State University; Associate Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley


Michael Reyelts, M.A., Adams State College; B.A., Brigham Young University; Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL); Rifle

Brian Rosser, J.D., Regent University; B.S., East Tennessee State University; Associate Professor, Ski Area Operations; Leadville

Lindsey Royce, Ph.D., University of Houston; M.A., New York University; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Professor, English; Steamboat Springs

David Ruffley, Ph.D., Ohio State University; M.S., Troy State University; B.S., United States Air Force Academy; Professor, History; Rifle

Jeffrey Runyon, M.F.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; B.A., Sam Houston State University; Professor, English/ Literature; Leadville

Todd Rymer, M.S., Florida International University; B.A., New College of the University of South Florida; Professor, Culinary Education; Edwards

John Saunders, Ph.D., M.A., University of Northern Colorado; B.S., North Carolina State University; Professor, Outdoor Education and Leadership; Steamboat Springs

Christopher Schierer, M.S., University of North Florida; B.B.A., Florida International University; Assistant Professor, Paramedic Programs; Edwards

Evan Schulte, M.A., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, B.S. Colorado State University; Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (ESL); Aspen

Michael Schwager, M.A., Montana State University, Assitant Professor, Mathematics; Edwards

Brittney Seale, M.Ed., Texas Woman’s University; Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Edwards

Dara Seidl, Ph.D., M.S., GIS, San Diego State University, Associate Professor, GIS; Leadville

Roseanne Shepard, B.A., Benedictine College; Assistant Professor, Developmental Studies; Spring Valley

Jason Shoup; Assistant Professor, Welding; Rifle

Courtney Smazinski, M.S.N., Marian University; B.S.N, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Assistant Professor, Nursing; Steamboat Springs

Christine Smith, Ph.D., M.A., University of Denver; M.A., B.A., Tufts University; Professor, Communications/Humanities; Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs

Sara A. Smith, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Professor, Spanish; Glenwood Springs

Susanna Spaulding, Ph.D., Colorado State University; M.B.A., New York University; Professor, Entrepreneur Program; Leadville

Patrick Staib, Ph.D., M.A., University of New Mexico; B.A., Dickinson College; Professor, Social Science; Steamboat Springs

Joshua Stepanek, Ph.D., University of Colorado; B.S., St. Cloud State University; Associate Professor, Biology; Edwards

Jacqueline Sternberg, M.S.N., Grand Canyon University; A.A.S., PIMA Medical Institute; Assistant Professor, Nursing, Spring Valley

Nathan Stewart, Ph.D., University of Alaska; Associate Professor, Sustainable Studies; Steamboat Springs

Steven Stewart, Ph.D., B.A., University of New Mexico; Associate Professor, Business; Steamboat Springs

Peter Surgent, M.Ed., Boise State University; M.S., Towson University; Associate Professor, Mathematics; Steamboat Springs

Brian Taylor, B.S., Northland College; Associate Professor, EMS Program; Breckenridge

Rodrick Taylor, Ph.D., University of Utah; B.S., Utah State University; Professor, Biology/Chemistry; Spring Valley

Annette Temple, B.S., Brigham Young University; Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology; Spring Valley

Nephi Thompson, Ph.D., University of California; M.Phil., Brigham Young University; B.S., University of Utah; Professor, Biology/Chemistry; Rifle

Brian Tinker, Ed.D., Argosy University; M.F.A, Miami International University; B.A., Anderson College; Professor, Graphic Design; Spring Valley

Joyce Treulieb, M.S., University of Colorado-Colorado Springs; Associate Professor, Math; Steamboat Springs

Jason Vargas, M.S., B.S., California State University; Professor, Mathematics; Spring Valley

Robert Von Achen, Ph.D., Oxford University; B.A., New York University; Professor, English; Rifle

Simon Waldbaum, Ph.D., Colorado State University; B.A., Colorado College; Associate Professor, Science; Leadville

Robert Wang, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado; M.S.E., University of Michigan; Professor, Biology/Environmental Science; Spring Valley

Evan Weatherbie, M.Ed., Grand Canyon University; Professor, Developmental Education; Edwards

Tracy White, M.S., B.A., University of Colorado; Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Rifle

Timothy Widmer, M.B.A., Regis University; B.S., Colorado State University; Professor, Ski and Snowboard Business; Steamboat Springs

Jennifer Wing, Ph.D., M.A., Georgia State University; B.A., University of Georgia; Professor, English; Edwards

Xiao Yang, M.F.A., B.F.A., Bowling Green State University; Assistant Professor, Digital Media; Spring Valley

Cynthia Zyzda, M.F.A., Washington State University; B.F.A., University of Iowa; Professor, Visual Arts/Humanities; Steamboat Springs

CMC Full-Time Staff by Location

Central Services - Glenwood Springs

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles; College President & CEO

Matt Gianneschi, Ph.D., University of Arizona; Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff

Jamie Abbot, B.A., University of Oregon; Director of Development

Yesenia Arreola, M.S.W, University of Denver; B.S., Regis University; Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Brian Barker, B.S., University of Colorado; Director of Marketing and Communications

Mary Boyd, C.P.A.,  B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Vice President, Fiscal Affairs

Edward Chusid, M.A., Eastern Michigan University; B.A., University of Michigan; Senior Grants Manager

Karleen Clark, M.B.A., Western Governors University; B.S., University of Maryland, University College; A.S., Southwestern Community College; Director of Application Services

Margaret Clement, M.F.A., University of California; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Kristin Colon, B.A., Scripps College; Vice President of Advancement & Foundation CEO

Janelle Cook, B.S., Lee University; Director of Financial Aid




Lisa Doak, M.Ed., University of Wisconsin; B.A., Southern Illinois University; Assistant Vice President, Student Services

Kirsten Gauthier-Newbury, M.S., Miami University; B.A., Hiram College; Career Services Director

Richard Gonzales, J.D., Stanford Law School; B.S., University of Colorado-Boulder; General Counsel/ Senior Inclusivity Officer

Theresa Hadsock, M.A., Regis University; B.S., A.S., Johnson & Wales University; Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Julie Hanson, J.D., University of Denver Law; B.S., University of Kansas; Purchasing and Contracts Director

Veneeya Kinion, B.B.A., California Lutheran University; Director of Institutional Research

Nick Larkins, B.A., University of Nebraska; Budget/Finance Director

Shane Larson, M.S., Capella University; B.A., University of Wyoming; Vice President, Student Affairs

Lisa MillerDevelopment & Communications Coordinator

Acquelnetta Myrick, Ed.D., The George Washington University; M.S., Coppin State University; B.S., University of Baltimore; Program Director, ESL, GED and ESL/CTE Preparation

James Neff, A.A.S., DeVry University; Executive Director of Information Technology

Sean Nesbitt, B.S., Eastern Oregon University; Director of Facilities




Cleo Perkins, A.A., Colorado Mountain College; Director of Customer Support Services

Kathryn Regjo, Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., University of Denver; B.A., Adrian College; Vice President of Academic Affairs

Stephen Rozanski, M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; M.B.A., University of Colorado; B.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Director of Risk Management

Josh Rubin, B.S., Regent University; A.G.S, Colorado Mountain College; Director of Technical Support Service

Lea “Beez” Schell, Ph.D., Texas Women’s University; M.S., Slippery Rock University; B.A., Wheeling Jesuit College; Dean of Academic Support

Jill Schmidt, M.S.W., University of Denver; B.S., Bethel College; Assistant Director of Admissions & Outreach

Steven Squier, M.S., Iowa State University; B.A., Millikin University; Director of Academic Assessment & Planning

Sean Strode, Assistant Dean of Instruction

Natalie Torres, M.A., Adams State University, B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Registrar

Chris Wenger, M.A., M.B.A., Webster University; Director of Technology Enhanced Learning

Angela Wurtsmith, M.S., Colorado State University; B.S., Colorado Mountain College; A.A., Colorado Mountain College; Director of Human Resources


Steve Skadron, M.B.A., Northeastern University; B.S., University of Minnesota; Vice President and Campus Dean



Rebecca Arrington Jones, M.A., Argosy University; B.A., University of Colorado; Assistant Dean of Instruction


Robert Martin, M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Dean, School of Communication, Art, and Media


David Askeland, M.A., Columbia International University; B.S., Taylor University; Vice President and Campus Dean


Ian Buchanan, Culinary Institute of America; Director of Recreational Culinary Institute

Nicole Fazande, M.A. Ed., University of Phoenix; B.S., Louisiana State University; Associate Dean of Academic and Student Services


Laurie Moroco, Ph.D., Duquesne University; Assistant Dean of Instruction


See Aspen



Chaffee County at Buena Vista

See Leadville


Brooke Carson, M.Ed., Western Governors University; Assistant Dean of Instruction


Yuliya Lef, M.L.S., Indiana University-Bloomington; B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; Virtual Library Director


Glenwood Springs

Joan Chovanec, B.A., College of St. Mary’s; Director, Children’s Mini College

Laura Hardman, M.A., Adams State University; Assistant Dean of Instruction & Site Coordinator


Karen Kaemmerling, M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Assistant Dean of Instruction, Online Learning

Anne Moll, Ed.D., University of Louisville; Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sience


Elizabeth Qualman, M.A., University of Colorado; Teacher Education Director


Rachel Pokrandt, M.B.A., Western Governor University; Vice President and Campus Dean

Roger Coit, CO. PMD., Swedish Hospital EMS; B.S., Colorado State University; Program Director of Avalanche Science

Brooke Larson, B.A.S., Colorado Mountain College; Director of Student Life & Housing


Kathleen Law, M.Ed., Harvard University; B.A., Wesleyan University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Justin Leibowitz, M.Ed., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Northeastern University; B.A., Denison University; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Cooper MallozziM.S., Montana State University; Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation (college-wide)



Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, M.S.L.S., University of Denver; Library Learning Commons Director

Amy Smallwood, M.A., Wheaton College; B.A., Taylor University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Claire van der Plas, M.F.A., University of Auckland; Assistant Dean of Instruction


Tinkler Duclo, M.A., University of Colorado, Denver; B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; Vice President and Campus Dean

Gloria Cueva, B.A., University of Texas; Director, Upward Bound


Darell Diedrich, M.A., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Colorado Mesa University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Marjorie Lear, M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburg; B.A., University of Michigan; Assistant Dean of Instruction


Chip Thomas, M.S., B.S., Colorado State University; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs


Amy Dennis, M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Youngstown State University; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs


Jamie Kruis, M.A., University of Tartu, Estonia; B.A., Purdue University; A.A., Colorado Mountain College; Assistant Dean of Instruction



Robert Simpson, M.Ed., B.A., Azusa Pacific University; Assistant Dean of Academic & Student Services

Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs

Heather Exby, Ph.D., Colorado State University; M.Ed., Harvard University; B.A., Colorado College; Vice President and Campus Dean

Melanie Alexander, B.S., University of Kentucky; Director of Recreation and Events

Laurie Corwin, B.S., Central Michigan University; Director of Student Life and Housing


Stewart Curry, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; C.O.P., Colorado Mountain College; Program Director, CLETA

Adrian Fielder, Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Utah; B.A., Duke University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Lisa Runck, Ph.D., Adams State University; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Associate Dean of Students



Maureen Stepp, M.B.A., University of Colorado; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; Program Director, Bachelor of Applied Science

Jane Szucs, M.Phil., University of Utah; M.A., Northern Arizona University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Steamboat Springs

Michelle Cole, M.Ed., South Dakota State University; B.S., Western Oregon University; Director of Student Life and Housing

Melissa Dowd, M.A., National University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Debra Froehlich, M.S., California University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Western Illinois University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Matthew Jost, M.A., University of Wyoming; Assistant Dean of Instruction


Carolyn Lawrence, M.A., Northern Michigan University; Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Johnathan Lawrence, Ph.D, Michigan Technical University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Perry Ninger, M.B.A., University of Chicago; B.S., University of Pennsylvania-Wharton; Dean, School of Business (college-wide)

Jonathan “J.C.” Norling, Ph.D., University of Utah; M.S.Ed., S. Illinois University; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Randall Rudasics, M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S., Colorado State University; Yamba Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Small Business Development Center Counselor

Kevin Williams, M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia; B.A., University of Missouri, Rolla; Library Director

Vail Valley at Edwards

Marc Brennan, Ph.D., Queensland University of Technology; Vice President and Campus Dean

Amy Blakey, B.A., University of Colorado; Assistant Dean of Instruction

David Gifford, M.A., The University of Portland; Dean, School of STEM (college-wide)


Jeremiah Johnson, M.M., University of North Texas; Assistant Dean of Instruction

Ted Long, Ed.D., Argosy University; M.F.A., Miami International University of Art & Design; Assistant Dean of Instruction




Heather O’Malley, M.A., School for International Training; B.A., Lewis and Clark University; Director, Upward Bound

Katherine Osten, M.A., B.A., University of Colorado; Director of TRIO Student Support Services

CMC Board of Trustees

The CMC President is governed by a Board of Trustees. They are:

Patty Theobald, President
  Trustee, District 4
  Breckenridge, CO
Bob Hartzell, Trustee
  Trustee, District 6
  Leadville, CO
Bob Kuusinen, Trustee
  Trustee, District 5
  Steamboat Springs, CO
Charles Cunniffe, Secretary
  Trustee, District 1
  Aspen, CO
Chris Romer, Treasurer
  Trustee, District 7
  Edwards, CO
Marianne Virgili, Trustee
  Director, District 2
  Carbondale, CO
Peg Portscheller, Trustee
   Trustee, District 3
   Parachute, CO

CMC Foundation Board of Directors


Merilee Maupin, Chair, Leadville

Elaine Kelton, Vice Chair, Vail

Roger Hennefeld, Treasurer, Basalt

Kathryn (Kathy) Barger, Secretary, Carbondale


Esgar Acosta, Eagle

Norman (Norm) Bacheldor, Basalt

Sally Brands, Rifle

Lauren Cornish, Basalt

Elizabeth (Lib) Diamond, Steamboat Springs

Jerry Gavenda, Summit

Ursula Gross, Edwards

Rob Levine, Vail

Ferdinand (Tito) Liotta, Carbondale

Keith M. Moffett, Leadville

Bere Neas, Steamboat Springs

Sarah Vaine, Dillon


Marianne Virgili, CMC Board of Trustees Representative

Joe Yob, Former CMC Foundation Board Chair

Kristin Heath Colon, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation

Carrie Besnette Hauser, CMC President & CEO