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 

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Samantha Bryant
Life Skills Educator
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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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Luis  Cervantes
Youth Apprentice

Luis joined the Mountain Youth in June of 2021. Luis is born and raised in the Valley. He is currently a junior at Eagle Valley High School. +++read more 

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Krystle James

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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Cameron Dole 
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Tsveti Fuentes
Community Mobilizer
Denise Kipp
Director of Education
Krystle James
Marketing + Events Manager

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

Tsveti joined the Mountain Youth Team in July 2021. She has a degree in International Relations from the University Of National And World 

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Denise began working with Mountain Youth in 2017 as Prevention Manager, although she had worked in partnership with Mountain +++ read more

Krystle moved to the Valley in November of 2021 after falling in love with the mountains on a vacation to Vail in 2019.

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Betsy Van Beek joined Mountain Youth in 2018 to teach the Life Skills program to elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Judith Rojas
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Grace Meinberg
Manager of Safe
Driving Efforts
Diana Loera
Tu Guia Coordinator
Judith Rojas
Community Liaison

Judith joined Mountain Youth in Spring of 2022 as Community Liaison.

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Sandy Schroeder
Director of Community Engagement

Sandy joined Mountain Youth in June 2018 with robust experience in education as a teacher and administrator. In her past,  

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Cat Stone
Life Skills Educator
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Elizabeth Sura
Safe Driving Apprentice 

Elizabeth joined Mountain Youth in May of 2021 as the Safe Driving Project Manager. Elizabeth has lived in Eagle County for 16 years. +++read more

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Betsy Van Beek
Life Skills Educator

Betsy Van Beek joined Mountain Youth in 2018 to teach the Life Skills program to elementary, middle, and high school students. 

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Betsy Van Beek joined Mountain Youth in 2018 to teach the Life Skills program to elementary, middle, and high school students.

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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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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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