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, the Communications team, Hundred Club of Colorado Springs, and 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, WY.

Currently working on: High Country Region, Southeast Region, Awards for Excellence, Communications, Hundred Club, 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 works with 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 Partnerships, Sally Beck Fund, Communications, and Fellowship Recruiting.

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Terrell Brown

Terrell Brown joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Terrell works with Communications, Alumni Relations, the Southeast Colorado Springs Project, Wildland Fire Fund, the El Pomar and Denver Broncos Health and Wellness Partnership, Karl E. Eitel Fund, American Council of Young Political Leaders, and the College Readiness and Success Program. In addition, Terrell serves as the Second Year Fellow in the Pikes Peak Region.

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 kids 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 kids in Southern Colorado Springs.

Currently working on: Pikes Peak Region, Communications, Alumni Relations, Southeast Colorado Springs Project, Wildland Fire Fund, the El Pomar and Denver Broncos Health and Wellness Partnership, Karl E. Eitel Fund, American Council of Young Political Leaders and the College Readiness and Success Program

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Ryan Burton

Ryan Burton joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Ryan directs the Empty Stocking Fund and El Pomar Scholars and co-directs the Mandela Washington Fellowship program and New Fellow Orientation. In addition, he serves as the 2nd Year Fellow in the Metro region, works on the Air Force Academy Foundation, and is an ambassador for the College Readiness and Success Program.

Ryan is from Colorado Springs and graduated from the University of Kansas where he majored in English and political science, and competed on the football team, receiving First-team Academic All Big 12 honors. After finishing his undergraduate education, Ryan completed one year of service at an inner-city middle school through City Year Boston and then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Masters of Social Work with a focus in urban education and management. Prior to coming to El Pomar, Ryan supported service learning programs and was an intern at United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Currently working on: Metro RegionEmpty Stocking FundCollege Readiness and Success Program, Air Force Academy Foundation, New Fellow Orientation, Mandela Washington Fellowship, and El Pomar Scholars. 

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Rettie Duke

Rettie Duke joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Rettie works on Fellowship Recruitment, Awards for Excellence, Military Affairs, New Fellow Orientation team, and Hundred Club, in addition to working in the High Country and Northeast regions.

 

Rettie was raised in Elizabeth, Colorado and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, with a concentration in Chesapeake Bay Regional Studies. Prior to joining El Pomar Foundation, Rettie was the Special Projects Coordinator and head fly-fishing guide at A Bar A Guest Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming. She also spent two years in Jackson, Wyoming with Stio, an outdoor apparel store and one year as a Teaching Assistant at Denver Academy for the Middle School.

Currently working on: High Country RegionNortheast RegionAwards for ExcellenceMilitary Affairs, New Fellow Orientation, Hundred Club, and Fellowship Recruiting

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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 Region, Northeast Region, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, Pikes Peak Heritage Series, Grants Office, and Investment Challenge.

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Ginni Hill

Ginni Hill joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Ginni works on the Communications team,  Video Production, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, and American Council of Young Political Leaders, Southwest Regional Council, and co-directs Regional Partnerships and Southeast Colorado Springs “Possibilities” project.

Ginni moved from Cortez, Colorado in 2008 to attend Colorado State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience and Research. In 2014, Ginni received her Masters of Arts and Teaching from Colorado College and taught primary education for two years. Before coming to El Pomar Foundation, Ginni was the Research and Data Coordinator in the development office of the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

Currently working on: Southwest Region, Communications, Regional Partnerships, Video Production, Southeast Colorado Springs “Possibilities”, Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, and the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

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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, Ackerman/Hambrick Fund, Alumni Relations, Western Legislative Academy, and the Investment Office. 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 Region, Regional Partnerships, Forum for Civic Advancement, Ackerman/Hambrick Fund, Alumni Relations, Western Legislative Academy, and the Investment Office. 

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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 American Council of Young Political Leaders, El Pomar Scholars, Directs the Internship program, Investment Challenge/Office, Video, Western Legislative Academy, and Wildland Fire Fund. In addition, Antonio serves as the First Year Fellow in 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 not to mention being an intern with the El Pomar Foundation last summer. He also loves to volunteer for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and the Amache Preservation Society.

Currently working on: San Luis Valley, ACYPL, El Pomar Scholars, Internship, Investment Challenge/ Investment Office, Video Production, Western Legislative Academy, and the Wildland Fire Fund.

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James Lonergan

James Lonergan joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, James works on the Fellowship Recruitment team, ACYPL, New Fellow Orientation, Alumni Relations, and in the Investment Office.  In addition, James works in the Central Peaks and North Regions. Prior to coming to El Pomar Foundation, James worked as an intern at Oncor Electric Delivery in north Texas.

James moved from Dallas, Texas in 2012 to attend Colorado College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a focus in business. At Colorado College, James served as the Student Trustee, an executive member of the Colorado College Honor Council, a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council, and participated in multiple service groups including Team IMPACT. He was also a two-year captain on the men’s Division III basketball team.

Currently working on: Central Peaks RegionNorth RegionAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders, Fellowship Recruiting, and Alumni Relations.

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Matthew Nunez

Matthew 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 Mandela Washington Fellowship, 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 before returning home. 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 Region, San Juan Region, Air Force Academy Foundation, Awards for Excellence, Mandela Washington Fellowship, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 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 Mandela Washington Fellowship program, the Pikes Peak Recreation and Tourism Heritage Series, 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, Mandela Washington Fellowship Program, Pikes Peak Heritage Series, Video Production, and Military Affairs

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Abby Pearson

Abby joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Abby directs the Communications team and the Internship program and co-directs the Alumni Relations team. She also works with Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, in addition to working in the Southeast and Northwest regions. Prior to the Fellowship, Abby was an intern at the Foundation in 2015.

Raised in Colorado Springs, Abby attended Colorado State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At Colorado State, Abby was a member of the University Honors program where she served as a peer mentor for incoming students. She also was involved in fraternity and sorority life, serving as the Personnel Chair and President of Chi Omega.

Currently working on: Southeast RegionNorthwest Region, Communications, Alumni Relations, Internship, Police Foundation, and Fellowship Strategic Planning 

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Devon Seymour

Devon Seymour joined the 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.

Currently working on: Central Peaks Region, Empty Stocking Fund, Southeast Colorado Springs Project, Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, Alumni Relations, Karl E. Eitel Fund

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Melissa Wills

Melissa Wills joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class.  As a Fellow, Melissa works with the Regional Partnerships, Ackerman/Hambrick Fund, Western Legislative Academy, Dorothy Ferrand Fund, and Pikes Peak Recreation and Tourism Heritage Series, in addition to working in the San Luis Valley region. Prior to coming to El Pomar Foundation, Melissa was an intern for the El Pomar Outreach Office in 2015.

Melissa was raised in Bozeman, Montana and attended the University of Denver where she majored in International Studies. Abroad in Tanzania, Melissa studied Wildlife Management and Political Ecology.  Outside of classes, Melissa was a Public Achievement coach at George Washington High School where she worked with high school students to create a community change initiative. Outside of the office you can find Melissa skiing, hiking, fishing, and playing in the outdoors. 

Currently working on: San Luis Valley RegionRegional Partnerships, the Ackerman and Hambrick Funds, Western Legislative Academy, Dororthy Ferrand Fund, and the Pikes Peak Recreation & Tourism Heritage Series

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Trevor Zalkind

Trevor Zalkind joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2016 Fellowship class. As a Fellow, Trevor staffs Awards for Excellence, Mandela Washington Fellowship, American Council of Young Political Leaders, and Forum for Civic Advancement, in addition to working in the San Juan region.

Trevor is a Colorado native from Littleton, Colorado and graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in Public Relations and International Relations in 2015. Prior to joining El Pomar Foundation, Trevor worked as a multimedia and communications intern at the Central New York Community  Foundation and served as a digital marketing intern at the National Stroke Association in Centennial, Colorado.

Currently working on: San Juan RegionAwards for Excellence, Videography, Mandela Washington Fellowship,American Council of Young Political LeadersForum for Civic Advancement

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