Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog




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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Jamie Carbone, M.S.N, Colorado Technical University; B.S.N., Regis University; B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; Assistant Professor, Nursing; Steamboat Springs

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

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

Cathy Coram, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Colorado State University Pueblo; Associate Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley

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 & Spring Valley

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

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

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

Axelle Faughn, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; M.S., B.S., Universite de Rennes 1;  Associate Professor, Mathematics; Spring Valley

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

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 & 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

Ann Hawkinson, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado; B.S., Colorado Mesa University; Associate Professor, Biology; Rifle

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

Miguel Hernandez, M.A.T., B.S., B.A., University of Pittsburg; Assistant Professor, Teacher Education; Glenwood Springs

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: Steamboat Springs



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

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

Emily Hutchins, M.S.N., University of Arizona; A.A.S., North Seattle College; Assistant Professor, Nursing; Spring Valley

Carole Inglis, M.S., C.N.M., F.N.P., R.N. M.S., University of Colorado, Health Science Center; B.S.N., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Associate Professor, Nursing, Spring Valley

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

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

Alexandria Knipe, M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., Eckerd College; Assistant Professor, Art; Aspen

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

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

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 & Culinary Management; Aspen

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

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

Michael Martin, M.B.A., B.S., Regis University; A.A., Colorado Mountain College; Professor, Ski & 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

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

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

Nancy McCorkle, M.S.C.N.S., University of Colorado-Denver; B.S.N. University of Northern 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 & Rifle

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

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

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

Christopher Richardson, B.A., Colorado Mountain College; Associate Professor, Restaurant & Culinary Management; Steamboat Springs

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

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

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

Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; B.A., Lawrence University;
Associate Professor, Biology; Steamboat Springs

Bernard Schrag; Associate Professor, Culinary Arts; Edwards

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

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

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

Dara E. Seidl, Ph.D., San Diego State University and University of California-Santa Barbara; M.S., San Diego State University; B.A., Colgate University; Associate Professor, Geographic Information Systems; Leadville

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

Jason ShoupAssistant 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 & Glenwood Springs

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

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

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

Mikaelyn Sullivan, M.S., University of Northern Colorado; B.S.N., Michigan State University; Assistant Professor, Nursing; 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

Joshua Taylor, M.B.A., Westminster College; B.S., University of Utah; Assistant Professor, Business; Spring Valley

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, M.Phil., University of Utah; B.S., Brigham Young University; 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

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 & 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

Brian Barker, B.S., University of Colorado; Director of Marketing & Media Relations

Brandy Baze-Ballard, M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; B.S., University of Arkansas; Director of Strategic Initiatives

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

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

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 of Student Services

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

Norma Guzman Duran, Ed.D., National American University; M.B.A., Western Governors University; B.S., Texas A&M University; Dean, School of Business (college-wide)


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

Karla Hardesty, M.A., University of Wyoming; B.S., Colorado State University; Associate Dean of Academic Planning, Assessment & Improvement

Jared Harvey, B.A., Chadron State College; Director of Network Services

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

Dwenna Holden, M.A., M.A., University of New Mexico; Interim Director for English as a Second Language (ESL) & High School Equivalency (HSE)

Laura Jacob, R.D.H., B.S. University of Colorado; M.A., University of Denver-University College; Program Director, Dental Hygiene

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 of Student Affairs

Anne Moll, Ed.D., University of Louisville; Dean, School of Humanities, Social Sciences, Sustainability & Education (college-wide)



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

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 Services

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

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

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

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


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


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


K Cesark, M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design; B.A., Plymouth State College; Associate Dean Academic & Student Services


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

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



Abby Crew, Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., New York University; Assistant Dean of Academic Planning, Assessment & Improvement: Curriculum Review & Innovation

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


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

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


Elizabeth Poulos, Ed.D., University of Denver; M.S.B.S., Colorado State University; M.S.F.A., Air Force Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Utah State University; B.S. Texas A&M University; Dean, School Nursing, Health Sciences, Public Safety, Wellness & Outdoor Studies (college-wide)


Glenwood Springs

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

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


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


Maureen Stepp, M.B.A., University of Colorado; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; Assistant Dean of Instruction 


Benjamin Cairns, M.P.A., University of Colorado-Denver; B.A. Wheaton College; Vice President & Campus Dean

Kristal Bertonneau, B.S., Fort Lewis College; Director of TRIO Student Support Services

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

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



Amy Smallwood, M.A., Wheaton College; B.A., Taylor University; Program Director, Wellness, Outdoor Studies & Wilderness

Evan Weatherbie, M.Ed., Grand Canyon University; B.A., The George Washington University; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Online Learning

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


Sean Strode, M.B.A., University of Texas-Permian Basin; M.M., Northwestern University; B.M., Berklee College of Music; Assistant Dean of Instruction


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


Tinker Duclo, M.A., University of Colorado-Denver; B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; Vice President & Campus Dean

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


Jayme Goscha, M.A., University of Colorado-Denver; B.S., Colorado State University; Campus Director of Childhood Initiatives

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


Scott Marr, M.A. Ed., B.A., Colorado Christian University; Assistant Dean of Instruction

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


Benjamin Cairns, M.P.A., University of Colorado-Denver; B.A. Wheaton College; Vice President & Campus Dean

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


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



 Rob Simpson, M.Ed., B.A., Azusa University; Associate Dean 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 & Campus Dean

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

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


Whitney Erickson, D.N.P., Walden University, M.S.N, B.S.N., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Program Director Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer

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

Abraham Korah, Ed.D., M.B.A., Sam Houston State University; M.L.I.S., University of North Texas; M.A., New York University; B.A., University of Northern Iowa; Director of Library Learning Commons


Lisa Runck, Ph.D., Adams State University; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Alaska-Fairbanks; Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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

Steamboat Springs

JC Norling, Ph.D., University of Utah; M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University; Vice President & Campus Dean

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

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


Jessica Guarnero, M.S., Colorado State University Global; B.A., Florida State University; A.A.S., Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts; Dean, Isaacson School of Communication, Arts & Media (college-wide)

Christopher Harnden; Ed.D., University of Denver; M.S., B.A., University of Wyoming; L.P.C., the State of Colorado; Program Director, Human Services B.A.: Behavioural Studies Track

Tracy Hughes, M.S.I., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; B.Envd., University of Colorado-Boulder; Library Director



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

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

Johnathan Lawrence, Ph.D., Michigan Technical University; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Kevin Williams, M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; B.A., University of Missouri-Rolla; Assistant Dean of Instruction  

Vail Valley at Edwards

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

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

Amy Connerton, Ed.D., University of Denver; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Colorado Mesa University; A.A.S., Colorado Mountain College; Program Director, Allied Health Programs


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

Paula Hauswirth-Cummings, M.S., Kansas State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin; Associate Dean of Academic & Student Services


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

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. Members are:

Peg Portscheller, President
  District 3, West Garfield County Trustee
  Parachute, CO
Chris Romer, Secretary 
  District 7, Eagle County Trustee
  Eagle, CO
Bob KuusinenTreasurer
  District 5, Routt County Trustee
  Steamboat Springs, CO
Markey Butler, Trustee
  District 1, Pitkin County Trustee
  Snowmass Village, CO
Bob Hartzell, Trustee
  District 6, Lake County Trustee
  Leadville, CO
Patty Theobald, Trustee
  District 4, Summit County Trustee
  Breckenridge, CO
Marianne Virgili, Trustee
  District 2, East Garfield County Trustee
   Carbondale, CO
Dave Armstrong, non-voting
  Salida/Poncha Springs, Liaison to the CMC Board of Trustees
  Salida, CO

CMC Foundation Board of Directors


Elaine Kelton, Chair, Vail

Kathy Barger, Vice Chair, Carbondale

Norm Bacheldor, Treasurer, Basalt

Rob LeVine, Secretary, Vail


Esgar Acosta, Eagle

Sally Brands, Rifle

Lauren Cornish, Basalt

Elizabeth (Lib) Diamond, Steamboat Springs

Jerry Gavenda, Frisco

Ursula Gross, Edwards

Roger Hennefeld, Basalt

Ferdinand (Tito) Liotta, Carbondale

Merilee Maupin, Leadville

Keith M. Moffett, Leadville

Sarah Vaine, Dillon

Doug Yeakel, Leadville


Bere Neas, Former CMC Foundation Board Chair

Marianne Virgili, CMC Board of Trustees Representative

Joe Yob, Former CMC Foundation Board Chair

Kristin Heath Colon, CMC Vice President for Advancement & Foundation CEO

Carrie Besnette Hauser, CMC President & CEO