Haley Ballenger

Haley Ballenger joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Haley works on Awards for Excellence, ACYPL-Japan, New Fellow Orientation, Hundred Club of Colorado Springs, the Southeast Colorado Springs Project, in addition to supporting the High Country and Southeast regions. 

Born in Colorado Springs, Haley graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in communication studies, minors in Spanish and sociology, and President’s Leadership Program honors. Since graduating in 2012, Haley: pioneered the Educar es Fiesta Dance Program for at-risk youth in Bolivia; developed the Yum Book Bytes! literacy program and Teen Ambassador Group at Sedona Public Library; and served with the U.S. Peace Corps – Dominican Republic. Most recently, Haley attained national accreditation as a Certified Healthcare Interpreter for the Spanish language while working on language access strategy at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming

Currently working on: High Country RegionSoutheast RegionAwards for Excellence, Hundred Club, New Fellow Orientation, and Southeast Colorado Springs Project. 

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Corey Baron 

Corey Baron joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Corey works on Fellowship Recruitment, communications, and the Sally Beck fund. She also directs Regional Partnerships and the Northwest Regional Council.

Corey was raised in Evergreen, Colorado and graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. At Colorado College, Corey served as an executive member of the Honor Council and co-editor-in-chief for the College’s undergraduate philosophy journal. She also worked as a peer tutor at the Colorado College Writing Center and was a two-year captain of the women’s ultimate Frisbee team. 

Currently working on: Northwest RegionRegional PartnershipsSally Beck Fund, communications, and Fellowship Recruiting.

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Kyle Boyle 

Kyle Boyle joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Kyle works on the communications team, Awards for Excellence, Hundred Club of Colorado Springs, and video production in addition to working in the San Juan region.

Kyle was born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) on a scholarship from the Kane Family Foundation. In 2018, he received his degree in business management with a minor in strategic communications. During his time at UCCS, Kyle worked closely with the campus radio station, serving as the station manager for nearly three years. Prior to the Fellowship, Kyle also worked as an intern and claims processor for USAA in the property & causality department.

Currently working on: San Juan RegionAwards for Excellence, communications, Hundred Club, and video production.

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Terrell Brown

Terrell Brown joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class.  As a Senior Program Associate, Terrell works with the Southeast Colorado Springs Project, Emerging Leaders Development Program, and the El Pomar and Denver Broncos Health and Wellness partnership. In addition, Terrell is a member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporations, Sports Economy Team.

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Terrell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business marketing from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. In college, Terrell was a member of the basketball team and spent his free time mentoring children in the community. Today, Terrell has created a growing youth development program, Hillside Connection, designed to leverage the game of basketball to help create pathways of opportunity for children in Southern Colorado Springs.

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Janni Conrad

Janni Conrad joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Janni works with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, alumni relations, communications, Southeast Colorado Springs Project, and the Sally Beck Fund. Additionally, Janni supports the Pikes Peak region.

Janni was raised in Granby, Colorado and graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. During her tenure there, Janni performed an independent research project, resulting in her honors thesis. This later evolved into her Fulbright-García Robles Research project, which she conducted in Mexico City. Upon returning to the United States, Janni joined the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a physical sciences technician. In her free time Janni enjoys being in the mountains, cycling, and hiking.

Currently working on: Pikes Peak Regionalumni relationsAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders, communications, Southeast Colorado Springs Project, and the Sally Beck Fund.

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Jack Gurr 

Jack Gurr joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Jack works with the Ackerman and Hambrick Funds, American Council of Young Political Leaders, alumni relations, Empty Stocking Fund, and Southeast Colorado Springs Project. In addition, Jack works in the Northwest region. 

Jack was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Colorado College in 2018 with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. While in school, Jack was involved in nonprofit work off campus both in Colorado Springs and in Denver. He worked with the Colorado Trust completing qualitative data collection, the OMNI Institute as a research assistant, and Community Partnership Child Development Head Start completing qualitative data collection for their outreach department.

Currently working on: Northwest RegionAckerman and Hambrick fundalumni relationsAmerican Council of Young Political LeadersEmpty Stocking Fund, and Southeast Colorado Springs Project.

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Morgan Harrison 

Morgan Harrison joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class.  As a Fellow, Morgan works with the Grants Office, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, Pikes Peak Heritage Series, and in the Investment Office.   In addition, Morgan works in the Southwest and Northeast regions.

Morgan moved from San Diego, California in 2013 to attend Colorado College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics.  At Colorado College, Morgan served as the President of the Finance Society, a member of the Colorado College Honor Council, Treasury of the Mortar Board Honor Society, and Student Government Representative for the Colorado College Budget Committee.  Before coming to El Pomar Foundation, Morgan worked as an intern for Copley Equity Partners, FoodMaven Corporation, China Minsheng Investment Group, and Amplify Trading. 

Currently working on: Southwest RegionNortheast RegionNonprofit Executive Leadership ProgramPikes Peak Heritage Series, Grants Office, and Investment Challenge.

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Kincaid Hoffman

Kincaid Hoffman joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship Class. As a Fellow, Kincaid works on the Regional Partnerships, Forum for Civic Advancement, ACYPL-Japan, Ackerman/Hambrick Fund, alumni relations, Western Legislative Academy, and New Fellow Orientation. In addition, Kincaid works in the North region. Prior to joining El Pomar, Kincaid interned with Goldman Sachs in their asset management division and Amazon.com as a financial analyst. 

Kincaid was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. At Whitman College, Kincaid worked as a rafting and sea kayak guide while servings as captain of the varsity swim team. In his spare time Kincaid enjoys spending time in the mountains and scuba diving. 

Currently working on: North RegionRegional Partnerships, Ackerman/Hambrick FundACYPL-Japanalumni relationsForum for Civic Advancement, New Fellow Orientation, and the Western Legislative Academy. 

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Antonio Huerta

Antonio Huerta joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Antonio works with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, El Pomar Scholars, the Internship,Western Legislative Academy, and Wildland Fire Fund. In addition, Antonio supports the San Luis Valley region.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado and raised in Granada, Colorado, Antonio graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in business administration, and minors in finance and leadership. He is passionate about professional development, leadership, networking, learning new skills, and promoting diversity. His recent accomplishments include being the president of the associated students’ government, serving as a Healy Fellow in the Hasan School of Business, a member in the President’s Leadership Program, and an intern with El Pomar Foundation in 2016. He also volunteers for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and the Amache Preservation Society.

Currently working on: San Luis Valley RegionACYPL, El Pomar Scholars, Internship, Western Legislative Academy, and the Wildland Fire Fund.

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Elizabeth Hoffner 

Elizabeth Hoffner joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Elizabeth works on Fellowship Recruitment, Awards for Excellence, and in the Investment Office. Elizabeth also supports Police Foundation of Colorado Springs and the Southwest and San Luis Valley regions. 

Born and raised in Center, Colorado, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Denver where she majored in finance with minors in leadership studies and psychology. While attending the University of Denver, Elizabeth served as the undergraduate student government finance chair, senior senator, and personnel for her sorority. Elizabeth was an Ambassador for Street’s Hope and helped create a partnership with the University of Denver for young college women to act as mentors for survivors. Elizabeth is also passionate about youth development and volunteers for Colorado State 4-H.

Currently working on: San Luis Valley and Southwest RegionsAwards for ExcellenceFellowship Recruitment, Investment Office, and Police Foundation of Colorado Springs.

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Erin Kerr

Erin Kerr joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Erin works on American Council of Young Political Leaders, Military Affairs, Karl E. Eitel Fund, the communications team, and Pikes Peak Heritage Series. In addition, Erin supports the Central Peaks region.

Erin was born and raised in New England but now calls Colorado home. She attended the University of Vermont and holds her BA in geography and political science. After graduating in 2014, Erin worked for Wilderness Adventures leading outdoor trips for middle and high school students. After her time spent working outdoors, Erin moved to Washington, DC to pursue a very different opportunity - working for the U.S. Senate. For two years Erin worked on federal judicial nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee. While in Washington, Erin also participated in American University Women & Politics Institute’s WeLead program; a bipartisan leadership training program designed to encourage women’s involvement in politics. Since moving to Colorado in 2017, Erin has worked at Ristorante Del Lago at The Broadmoor where she has greatly expanded upon her knowledge of Italian cuisine and Broadmoor history.

Currently working on: Central Peaks RegionAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders, communications, Karl E. Eitel FundMilitary Affairs, and Pikes Peak Heritage Series.

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MacKenzie Mantsch 

MacKenzie Mantsch joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, MacKenzie works with Regional Partnerships, communications, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, Investment Challenge, and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. She also supports the Southeast region.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MacKenzie graduated cum laude from the University of Denver, where she majored in marketing and minored in finance and business ethics and legal studies. During her time at DU, MacKenzie served as the director of recruitment for the Panhellenic Association, completed six internships in the fields of law and marketing, and was a three-time member of the Daniels Ethics Case Competition team. She also played on the club baseball team and did club gymnastics.

Currently working on: Southeast RegionAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders. communications, Investment Challenge, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, and Regional Partnerships

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Matt Nunez 

Matt Nuñez joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Matt works on the Fellowship Recruiting team, Awards for Excellence, the Denver Broncos Salute to Fans Rally, American Council of Young Political Leaders, and the Air Force Academy Foundation. In addition, Matt works in the San Juan and Pikes Peak regions.

Matt was born in Colorado Springs but spent his childhood living around the world as the son of an Air Force veteran. In 2016, Matt graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX with a degree in global studies. During his time at St. Edward’s, Matt was involved in a number of service programs, including trips to India, Jamaica, Montreal, and the White Mountain Apache Reservation to assist populations in need. Prior to joining El Pomar Foundation, Matt worked at The Broadmoor Seven Falls and was also a marketing intern at the Colorado Outward Bound School based in Moab, Utah.

Currently working on: Pikes Peak RegionSan Juan Region, Air Force Academy Foundation, American Council of Young Policical Leaders,  Awards for Excellence, Denver Broncos Salute to Fans Rally, and Fellowship Recruiting.

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Emily Padgett

Emily Padgett joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2017 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Emily works on the communications team, Military Affairs, the Pikes Peak Heritage Series, New Fellow Orientation, ACYPL-Argentina, and video production in addition to working in the Metro region.

Emily was raised in Castle Pines, Colorado, and attended the University of Denver where she majored in international studies and Spanish, and minored in leadership studies. Outside of class, Emily spent her time working with Amigos de las Americas facilitating leadership training for high schoolers, and staffing summer programs in Panama. Prior to the Fellowship, Emily interned for Walking Tree Travel in Denver where she assisted the outreach and operations departments, and led educational programs in Costa Rica and Peru. Emily enjoys spending her time outside of the office in the mountains skiing, hiking and camping.

Currently working on: Metro Region, communications, New Fellow Orientation, Pikes Peak Heritage Series, video production, and Military Affairs

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Doug Palmer

Doug Palmer joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Doug works on Regional Partnerships, Air Force Academy Foundation, El Pomar Scholars, and in the Investment Office. In addition, Doug works in the North region.

Doug grew up in Niwot, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. At Puget Sound, Doug served as an orientation leader, the president of his fraternity, and the director of business services for the student government. In his spare time Doug appreciates every opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and reading good books.

Currently working on: North Region, Air Force Academy Foundation, El Pomar Scholars, Investment Challenge, and Regional Partnerships

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Andrew Parker 

Andrew Parker joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship Class.  As a Fellow, Andrew works on Awards for Excellence, Fellowship Recruitment, the Internship, Western Legislative Academy, Wildland Fire Fund, and the Wellness Team.  In addition, Andrew supports the Northeast region.

Andrew was born in Littleton, Colorado, and graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry and biophysics.  While at Amherst, he worked as an emergency medical technician for three years.  In addition, he served on the Amherst College Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors for four years and spent two years overseeing the tour guide program.  Prior to joining the Fellowship, Andrew worked as a summer intern at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Currently working on: Northeast RegionAwards for ExcellenceFellowship Recruitmentthe Internship, Western Legislative Academy, Wildland Fire Fund, and the Wellness Team.

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Abby Pearson

Abby joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. She transitioned to a new role in 2018 as deputy director of the Fellowship and communications.  In this position, Abby supports 1st Year professional development, contributes to the development of leadership and management skills for the Fellowship, and provides administrative and logistical support.

Originally from Colorado Springs, Abby attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she received a B.S. in biology. Prior to joining the Fellowship, Abby was an intern at the Foundation in 2015.

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Andrew Schwartz 

Andrew Schwartz joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2018 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Andrew works on American Council of Young Political Leaders, Forum for Civic Advancement, Heritage Series, video production, and Western Legislative Academy. In addition, Andrew supports the Metro and High Country regions.

Andrew was raised in Denver, Colorado, and attended Colorado College where he majored in political science.  At Colorado College, Andrew served as the chair of the Political Science Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Democratic Dialogue Project.  Before joining the Foundation, Andrew interned in the chambers of a United States District Court Judge and worked as a guide at a remote fly fishing lodge in Iliamna, Alaska.

Currently working on: High Country and Metro RegionsAmerican Council of Young Political LeadersForum for Civic AdvancementPikes Peak Heritage Series, Western Legislative Academy, and video production

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Devon Seymour

Devon Seymour joined El Pomar Foundation with the 2017 Fellowship class. She works with fellowship alumni on the alumni relations team, Empty Stocking Fund, the Southeast Colorado Springs project, and supports the Karl E. Eitel Fund. Devon also supports Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, and the Central Peaks region. 

Devon grew up in Fort Collins and received bachelor’s degrees in political science and French from Washington State University, where she also served as the director of academic affairs for the undergraduate student government, and as a fundraiser for disaster relief. After completing her undergraduate education, Devon spent a year in Corsica, France as an English teacher at a primary school. In June of 2017, she completed her Master’s in Public Administration, focusing on fundraising and donor development, focusing on nonprofit management. 

Currently working on: Central Peaks RegionEmpty Stocking Fund, Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, alumni relations, and  Karl E. Eitel Fund

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