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Hillary Higgins M.A.
Safe Driving Coordinator

Hillary joined Mountain Youth in December 2018. Hillary has a degree in Sociology with a minor in Mexican American Studies and Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. +++ read more

Heather Hower
Marketing, Events + Communications 

Heather joined Mountain Youth in 2016. She oversees all marketing, communications and events; collaborating with many other area nonprofits, fostering strong relationships and learning about the community around her. 

Carol Johnson
Community Education
Denise Kipp
Life Skills

Carol joined Mountain Youth in August 2015 as the Community Engagement Coordinator and today serves as the Community Education Manager 

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Denise began working with Mountain Youth in 2017 as Prevention Manager, although she had worked in partnership with Mountain Youth as the Director of the Red Ribbon Project. 

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Madison Partridge
Administrative Associate

Madison Partridge joined the Mountain Youth team in late 2019 as administrative associate. She has a degree in Multiple Disciplines and a minor in Psychology, with  emphasis in special education, sign language and business administration. +++read more

Sandy Schroeder
Communities That Cares
& Valley’s Voice Manager

Sandy joined the Mountain Youth team in June 2018 with robust experience in education as a teacher and administrator. 

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Betsy Van Beek
Life Skills Educator

Stay tuned to learn more about Betsy.

Flor Vasquez
Youth Advisor

Flor joined the Mountain Youth team as Youth Advisor in 2019. In this role, Flor will use her experience from service trips to Rivas, Nicaragua, and Arusha, Tanzania, and as a CareerWise apprentice with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. 

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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 strengthen collaborative efforts in Eagle County. +++ read more

Fernando Almanza
Graduated Drivers License (GDL) Education Coordinator

Fernando volunteered with Mountain Youth for several years before he signed on as Graduated Driver Licensing Education Coordinator in 2020. +++ read more

Amy Baker
Life Skills Educator

Amy joined Mountain Youth in 2020. She is the founder of Go Your Own Way Coaching. Since 2006 she has been working one-on-one and with groups as a mentor and teacher to create more mindfulness in their lives and help clients align with their purpose.  +++ read more

Mikayla Curtis
Manager 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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