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Instructor Team

 

Douglas

Lead Program Instructor

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Hometown:Mobile, Alabama
How long have you been at KSS? 1.5 years
What do you like about working at KSS? Teaching with the outdoors as a backdrop creates an opportunity for students to make deeper connections with the world around them, and I love watching those connections happen!
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? - Reading
- Listening to Podcasts
- Hiking
- Trail Running
- Dancing like no one is watching

James

Lead Instructor

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Hometown: Littleton, CO
How long have you been at KSS? Since January 2022
What do you like about working at KSS? Teaching snow and avalanche science, getting to be outside everyday, making a positive impact while educating the younger generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I’m an expert underwater basket weaver.

Ellie

Program Instructor

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Hometown: Nashville, TN
How long have you been at KSS? Since May of 2022
What do you like about working at KSS? I love the opportunity to connect with students and share my love of science and the environment with them. It is so awesome to see how they get so invested in the material and grow to have an even deeper appreciation for the outdoors, their peers, and themselves.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I am the only human to know what the function of a moose's dewlap is.

Micah

Lead Program Instructor

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Hometown:Colorado Springs, Colorado
How long have you been at KSS? Since March 2021
What do you like about working at KSS? Amazing community, get to take young people into the outdoors and watch curiosity flourish
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? Ice climbing, snowboarding, climbing, painting, embroidery, fun fact: i have a pet pig

Shane

Program Instructor

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Hometown:Sea Girt, NJ
How long have you been at KSS? 5 months
What do you like about working at KSS? Giving the opportunity for kids to enjoy learning in an inclusive and natural environment.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love playing and experiencing live music, while also indulging in moutain activities such as rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and gravel biking. However, surfing is my favorite!

Jesse

Program Instructor

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Hometown: Cambridge, MA
How long have you been at KSS? 10 months
What do you like about working at KSS? The sense of community and common interests/goals/passions of everyone who works here, no matter their background or job title. Also, getting to hang out with awesome groups of kids while sharing a love of the outdoors, science, and having fun!
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? Hobbies include fighting 100 chicken-sized T-Rexes, building snow forts, and researching the Hot Pink Gorilla.

Megan

Lead Program Instructor

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Hometown: Bristol, Virginia
How long have you been at KSS? 1.5 years
What do you like about working at KSS? I love having a job that allows me to be outside and active at the same time!
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love to cook, climb, ski, and ride my bike!

Hadley

Program Instructor

Morgan

Program Instructor


 

Full-time Staff

 

Dave

Interim Executive Director
Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

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Hometown:Keystone
How long have you been at KSS? 15 years
What do you like about working at KSS? I love the staff community and that everyone is focused on the mission of KSS.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love riding my mountain bike and especially sharing that passion with my two kids. I try to make each ride the best ride of the season.

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Phone: (970)455-4229

Kristin

Director of Development

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Hometown: Silverthorne, CO
How long have you been at KSS? Since March of 2018
What do you like about working at KSS? The community of staff, donors, partners, and the youth we serve are all connected by a common passion for education and love of the outdoors. I'm grateful to work alongside many folks who are as fun as they are interesting and intelligent.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? The most genuine and amazing surprise of my life was when my husband and I found out we would become the parents of identical twin girls. They made our lives complete. We love skiing, hiking, and biking together in Summit!

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Phone: (970)513-5833

Emily

Director of Human Resources & Equity

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Megan

Director of Education

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Hometown:Breckenridge, CO
How long have you been at KSS? 5 years
What do you like about working at KSS? I love the people that I work with. KSS is full of passionate, engaging, caring, fun people. It's always fun tackling problems and brainstorming new program ideas with a good team.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love spending time outside mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter and with my two young boys exploring the outdoors.

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Phone: (970)368-4291

Kyle

Director of Finance and Administration

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Hometown:Boulder, CO
How long have you been at KSS? 4 years on the Finance Committee
What do you like about working at KSS? In my youth, I was blessed to be able to enjoy the outdoors through various activities and camps, which exposed to me to so many amazing experiences, aided to my development, and helped me make incredible memories and friends. Being at KSS enables me to be a part of creating similar experiences and memories for our youth, and I’m proud to work with the KSS team in achieving that goal.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I'm a 4th generation Colorado native; I enjoy snowmobiling, dirt biking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, camping, and any time spent with family and friends.

Kyle

Operations Manager

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Phone: (970)468-2098

Alex

Food Services Manager

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Mike

Development & Events Manager

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Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
How long have you been at KSS? 1 year
What do you like about working at KSS? I like the collaborative spirit of KSS. It is great to be able to work alongside so many talented and motivated people.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I like to golf, play hockey, snowboard.

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Phone: : (303)507-4005

Brooke

School Year Program Manager

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Phone: (970)468-2098

Mitch

Adventure Program Manager

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Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
How long have you been at KSS? 1 year
What do you like about working at KSS? The staff! We have incredible people here at KSS. I'm passionate the impact that Adventure and Experiential education has on young people.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love spending time outside in mountain and desert environments climbing, rafting, cycling, skiing, etc. I love to cook yummy food, home brew kombucha, I have two kitties Pumpkin and Susan/ To-to, music, art, trivia, board games, and most importantly spending time with good friends and my partner.

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Clare

Adventure Program Coordinator

Hometown:Vestal, New York
How long have you been at KSS? Since August 2021
What do you like about working at KSS? The community it has given me, the mission we serve, and how much it has allowed me to grow personally and professionally
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love running, crafting, making pizza, and playing outside with friends.

Anna

School Year Programs Coordinator

Hometown:Park City, UT
How long have you been at KSS? 2 years
What do you like about working at KSS? The staff here are cool and more dedicated to the mission of the organization than I have seen anywhere else.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I love sourdough science and I'm happy that the pandemic got more people excited about baking bread at home.

Michelle

Customer Experience Manager

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Hometown: Meredith, NH
How long have you been at KSS? Approx. 3.5 years
What do you like about working at KSS? Working in the office with teachers and parents allows me to maximize the impact of KSS' Mission, Vision, and Values. I get to work for our future generations, and I think getting kids into the outdoors is so important for our future.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I enjoy hiking, reading, painting, and spending time with my partner and child. More recently, I started an LLC to sell my artwork called Ends Meet Art.

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Phone: (970)468-2098

KayDee

Customer Service Specialist

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Hometown:Eau Claire, WI
How long have you been at KSS? 4 Months
What do you like about working at KSS? My favorite parts of working for KSS having an impact in our local community and the outdoor sector, as well as, the team of people I get to work with everyday.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? A fun fact about me is I swam in all five of The Great Lakes in one week.

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Clare

Senior Accountant

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Phone: (507)513-5087

Mike

Human Resources Generalist

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How long have you been at KSS? July 2022 (6 months)
What do you like about working at KSS? I love creating opportunities for young adults to experience the magic of camp through the lens of mentorship and leadership.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I have beaten the HPG in 100 consecutive games of 1-on-1

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Phone: (970)455-4235

Emma

Human Resources Generalist

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Hometown: lots of places but mostly Colorado
How long have you been at KSS? 1 yr 5 months
What do you like about working at KSS? being close to the mountains, seeing campers/students try new things and gain appreciation for the outdoors
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? I like to spend time with family, cook, read, and train with my service dog in training, Moxie

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Ian

Camp Programs Manager

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Hometown: Summit Cove, Colorado
How long have you been at KSS? 12 years off and on, 5 years full time
What do you like about working at KSS? The staff community at KSS is an amazing thing to be a part of and of course Summer Camp Magic!
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? Outdoor Adventures, Ice Hockey (Go Avs!), Travel, and Cooking

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Phone: (970)468-2098

Steph

Camp Assistant Manager

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Katie

Content Coordinator

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Hometown:Denver, CO
How long have you been at KSS? 8 months
What do you like about working at KSS? What I like about working at KSS is the community and seeing/capturing the magic that this place brings to kids.
What are some hobbies or a fun fact you'd like to share? Hobbies include photography, traveling, art, music, film and outdoor activities.

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Heath

Digital Marketing Manager

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Moxie

Office Pup

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Haley

Kitchen Assistant

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Gaby

Lead Cook

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