Joy has been with REC since 2006. She has a background in business, insurance, and genuinely believes we can change the world through education.
Jack came to REC with a degree in Environmental Science and Geology. He has worked in the non-profit world for several years both in his hometown...
Susette was born in the Philippines and moved to Grand Junction in 1993. She has ties to REC through her family and has always believed...
Robbi grew up in Berlin, Germany. He earned his Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and in Physics from Freie Universitaet Berlin...
Alan has been a teacher for over 35 years as well as a coach. Alan has taught everything from Kindergartners to high school students....
Dos Rios Elementary Site Manager
Jan is a retired elementary school teacher. She taught grades 1-3 for 31 years in School District 51...
Family Resources Coordinator
Cindy has taught in School District 51 since 1992, working mostly with at-risk students. She has also worked with children and adults with...
Greg graduated from CSU with a degree in Natural Resources/Environmental Science. He has worked with local youth in Partners’ Western CO Conservation Corps...
Grant Writer/Development Assistant
MacKennea grew up on the Western Slope (and even volunteered at REC as a high schooler!) before pursuing degrees in English Literature and Composition and Elementary Education from CU Boulder.
Jill has a long history with REC and has filled many roles over the years.
Development Director & Special Projects
Kristen joined the REC team in 2019 to coordinate career and college readiness support. With a background in journalism, marketing, and public policy, her responsibilities are diverse and ever-changing. Kristen is gratified to work for REC, an organization which makes positive changes in peoples’ live every single day.
Fruitvale Elementary Site Manager (FE)
Alex was born and raised here in Grand Junction. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.A. in Counseling Psychology from CMU...
Grand Mesa Middle School Site Manager (GMMS)
Rachel grew up in Denver and spent 8 years in Omaha, NE ultimately earning a dual masters in Social Work and Public Health at University of Nebraska, Omaha...
Central High School Site Manager (CHS)
Brant is originally from New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Psychology...
Grand Junction High School Site Manager (GJHS)
Edgar has deep roots in REC. He first came to REC when he was in fifth grade, continued participating through Middle and High school...
Bookcliff Middle School Site Manager (BMS)
Deanna worked at Taylor Elementary for 11 years and in sales 14 years. She is a CASA member and brings her knowledge of resources for at-risk youth...
Orchard Mesa Middle School Site Manager
Andrea is originally from Oregon. She attended OSU and earned a BS in Child and Adolescent Health and Behavior...
Dual Immersion Academy Site Manager
Dixie worked for School District 51 for 31 years, the last 14 years as a teacher, before retiring in 2015. After working for Ariel Clinical Services for several years, she realized how much she missed student/teacher interactions....
Mount Garfield Middle School Site Manager (MGMS)
Vivian is from Grand Junction and has taught elementary and middle school for School District 51 for 34 years...
Human Resources Director
Heather has lived in the Grand Valley since 1995. She has a B.A in Communications from CMU. Heather has owned a business, been a freelance writer, and has authored three books. She missed being part of a team, though, and made the decision to go into HR.
Josh is a long term Grand Junction resident who was a freelance writer before he came to REC. He was introduced to REC many years ago when his children were attending the Dual Immersion Academy. He has always been impressed by REC's mission and the community we serve.