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572 Colorado 133
Carbondale, CO, 81623
United States

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Our people are everything. Many of our coaches have masters degrees and accomplished careers in their fields. From pastry chefs and architects to certified public accountants, collectively we are a powerful resource for youth.
— Kirsten Petre McDaniel, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Robert Blattberg, Chair

Steve Bellotti

Jack Bergstrom

Jonathan Fillman

Tom Kenning

Dick Kipper

Jan Peter Koorn

Gerry McDaniel

Kirsten Petre McDaniel

Matthew Owings

Roger Sheffield

Lucy Smythe


Kirsten Petre McDaniel, Executive Director

Matt Maier & Kelly Yepello, Chef Instructors

Paul Hilts & Gail Shannon, Program Managers, "I am financial knowledge."

Naomi Peters, Administrative Assistant & Accounting

Thomas Ball, Gary Barr, Becky Blair, Kiara Christianson, Tim Dillow, Melinda Keeler, Britt Kelly, Ellie Kershow, Kevin McDonald, Tela Robinson - Program Facilitators, "I am financial knowledge."