“The ELK staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities to our community. We are committed to working with ELK for this reason.”
- Tom Boasberg,
Denver Public Schools Superintendent
Loretta grew up on a farm in Weld County that made her develop a great love and respect for the land and the people who work to keep Colorado special. She earned her Bachelors of Art in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University before receiving certificates in Tufts University’s Citizen Participation Institution Coursework, and New York University’s Government Public Affairs Coursework. Prior to joining ELK, she devoted 33 year of service to the State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources.
Loretta is a founding ELK Board member, and was also ELK’s 2011 Lifetime Legacy Award recipient. She continues to serve on several Boards throughout the metro area, dedicated to enhancing Denver’s community and youth. She looks forward to enhancing the lives of ELK students and their families, with all of the heart and soul that is ELK!
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Kim received her Master of Arts in environmental education and conservation from Rowan University, in Glassboro, NJ in May 2004. Previously, she was an Angler Education Assistant for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Before moving to Colorado, Kim was a camp director for YMCA Camp Onyahsa in western New York. There she was responsible for directing all programs as well as supervising staff. As a part of her Masters thesis she developed a year-round environmental education program for Camp Onyahsa. She implemented the program during the summer of 2004. Kim maintains her First Aid/CPR for the professional rescuer certification.
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Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University. While pursuing her science degree, she began student teaching chemistry courses, and found her true passion—Science Education! Over the years, she embarked upon the world of informal education and most recently was an Educator at the Children’s Museum of Denver. At the museum she focused on STEM curriculum and implemented the science program. She continually strives to be a good steward to our environment, and attributes her love for nature to her early experiences in the outdoors. She firmly believes that all children should have the opportunity to experience our natural world. When not teaching, she can often be found in the mountains with her two dogs, Zoe and Otis.
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Brad is a Denver native who ventured to Texas Christian University to earn his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Returning home to Denver, he discovered his love for teaching young people and creating excitement about the beautiful natural environments of Colorado. While working for Warren Village Learning Center in Denver, he became a strong advocate for social justice and equality for all people. Brad attended University of Denver to receive a master’s degree of applied science in Environmental Policy and Management. Traveling is one of Brad’s true passions and he believes that the world is a classroom. When he is not sharing his experiences and knowledge with others through teaching, he spends time in nature with his wife and two dogs, plays soccer, and reads science fiction.
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A non-profit professional for over 18 years, Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Averett University in Virginia. In 2001, Ben moved to Colorado to continue his life-long passion for exploring the outdoors. As Deputy Director for Colorado Conservation Voters, Ben worked to hold our state legislators and Governor accountable for their policy decisions while growing the political power of the environmental community. In his free time, Ben enjoys photography, playing bass guitar, and filling his National Parks Passport with stamps.
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After spending a year at UNC in Greeley CO, Kristina received her Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from MSU Denver in 2011. From there, and after realizing that systemic change will never come from the top down, she enlisted in an assignment with the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps VISTA program to do her part in fighting poverty and advocating for equality for all. Her incredibly positive experience as a VISTA solidified her dedication to living a life devoted to increasing opportunities for the far too often underserved. When she isn't busy roundhouse kicking poverty in the face, Kristina loves to dance, rollerblade and fish- but only when they're biting of course!
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Justin grew up in upstate New York where he spent his childhood days meandering through the woods and streams. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S in Environmental Science from Le Moyne College. Inspired to share nature with others, he has spent time teaching environmental education with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Shenandoah National Park, and McDowell Environmental Center. When not sharing what our awesome world has to teach us, Justin enjoys exploring new places and cultures, hiking, fly fishing, and reading. After completing a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service with ELK, Justin was hired on full-time to manage our summer Urban Ranger program, in addition to our Leaderships Corps!
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Christina is a Denver native who attends Metropolitan University of Denver as a Communication Studies major. Channeling her passion for social justice, she has ten years of experience working for non-profit organizations. Her work with organizations range in focus from advocating for the homeless, scholarships for American Indian students, and access to health care in Colorado. When she isn’t studying or volunteering, she enjoys spending free time cooking, reading, and exploring the outdoor world with her husband and young son.
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Born and raised in the South, Julia grew up hiking, canoeing, and running around barefoot. Julia migrated to Denver after receiving her B.S. in Environmental Science and B.A. in Spanish from the University of Alabama. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with ELK with the hopes of learning more about Denver communities and engaging families in outdoor experiences. Julia is passionate about public land, sharing stories, creative expression, and environmental advocacy. When she's not at ELK or the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, you can find her exploring Denver on foot and pursuing various art projects.
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