I specialize in community-based, participatory, and culturally responsive evaluation. My role at Apex is to design innovative methods that ignite curiosity, support learning, and engage stakeholders of all ages.
Background and Education
I began my career as an outdoor educator for the Santa Fe Mountain Center and course leader for the National Outdoor Leadership School. In these roles, I learned how to use active, experiential, and strength-based approaches to promote learning and strengthen communities. I went on to apply these skills at the Institute for Intercultural Community Leadership, where I created and facilitated leadership development programs for schools, non-profits, and city, state, and tribal agencies. After 15 years as an educator, I returned to school to deepen my practice and earn a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder. Since then, I have held a variety of positions in higher education, public health, and K-12 schools where I have led the design, implementation, and evaluation of equity-focused, culturally responsive programs and services.
When not working, I am an adventure cyclist who enjoys connecting with people and places throughout the Rocky Mountains and across this amazing planet.