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Staff

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Michelle Hartel Stecher
Executive Director

Michelle joined Mountain Youth in February 2011 as the Executive Director, due to her commitment to providing positive youth development opportunities and strengthening collaboration in Eagle County. 

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Stevi Bratschie
Director of Community Education

Stevi joined Mountain Youth in 2022 as the Community Education Manager to build upon existing community relationships and create a space for shared learning, education, and collaboration. 

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Samantha Lara
Prevention Specialist

Samantha joined Mountain Youth in 2020 as a Life Skills Educator. Samantha and her family picked up and moved across the country from 

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Marcus Carter
Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement

Marcus joined the Mountain Youth team as our Intervention Specialist in 2022. He worked with youth and mentorship throughout his early twenties, and received his BA in Relational Communication Studies. 

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Edgar Chairez
Intervention Programs Facilitator

Edgar joined the team in 2020. He grew up in Durango, Mexico, and moved to the United States after graduating from college. He worked for the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, Texas, where he assisted in the protection department. 

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Hannah Conoley
Community Mobilizer

Hannah joined Mountain Youth as a Community Mobilizer in the summer of 2023. Through this role, Hannah supports Communities That Care by engaging local leaders and community agencies through strategic partnerships.

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Vanessa is originally from Colombia where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and joined the Mountain Youth team in 2024. She's passionate about mental health and loves working with people, especially children.

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Mikayla Curtis
Director of Strategic Impact

Mikayla joined the Mountain Youth team in March 2014, bringing a passion for positive youth development and community development. 

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Cameron Dole 
Senior Manager of Youth Engagement

Cam joined the Mountain Youth team in the Spring of 2021.  Cam's stoke, passion, and charismatic personality made him the best fit for our +++ read more

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Mando Fuentes 
Young Adult Outreach Specialist

 

Mando joined the Mountain Youth team in 2024, but has been in the valley his whole life, He's currently a senior at Eagle Valley High School, and plans on pursuing a BA in Environmental Conservation.

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Rachel Glowacki
Intervention Programs Facilitator

Rachel joined the Mountain Youth team in 2020 as our facilitator for the WE HEAR U program that has been adapted for the Eagle County Community from Active Parenting of Teens, which is an evidence-based program that is designed to help families survive and thrive. m

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Ariana Gonzalez
Youth Liaison

Ariana joined Mountain Youth in July 2023 as the Youth Liaison to continue empowering and advocating for youth in Eagle County. After she graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 2021, she continued her education by majoring in Business Administration 

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Jo joined the Mountain Youth team in 2023 as their Marketing and Events Manager. After graduating from Smith College with a BA in Sociology, Jo moved to Boulder to help open an office focused on fundraising for nonprofits 

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Cat Stone
Prevention Specialist

Cat joined the Mountain Youth team in 2020 and started full-time in August of 2021. After fifteen years of busy city life, her husband, her boys moved 

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Michele Zoller
Operations Manager

Michele joined the Mountain Youth team in December 2020 as our Operations Manager after 17 years in the corporate event industry.   

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