TRIO Talent Search

Our Staff

Wendy Allsbrook Javier - Director and Advisor for Big Picture High SchoolWendy Allsbrook Javier

Javier_w@fortlewis.edu or (970) 903-7754

Schools:
Big Picture High School

Degrees:
B.A. in English Literature & Creative Writing from Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Hobbies:
Adventuring with my husband, Rob, and my 5-year-old, Elias, rock/ice climbing, backpacking, reading good books, writing, and traveling

Years association with TRIO:
Summer of 2000 (Upward Bound in Alaska)
Summer of 2003 (Upward Bound in Alaska)
December 2003-2012 (Talent Search Advisor)

Favorite Quote:
“You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
- Wayne Gretzky


LaVonne GravesLaVonne Graves - Academic Advisor for Pagosa Springs and Ignacio

graves_l@fortlewis.edu or (970) 903-7753

Schools:
Pagosa Springs Middle/High School - Ignacio Middle/High School

Degrees:  
B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Communications
Minor in Business Administration from Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison, CO

Hobbies: 
Scrapbooking, cooking, road trips, listening to music, keeping in touch with my friends

Years association with TRIO:
2006 Alumni of Educational Talent Search

Favorite Quote: 
"
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Jessica Adams - Academic Advisor for Cortez and Mancos  Jessica Adams

jladams@fortlewis.edu or (970) 903-0871

Schools:
Cortez Middle/High School - Mancos Middle/High School

Degrees:

Bachelor in Science Secondary Education/Social Studies

Bachelor of Arts History

Hobbies:
Traveling, Cooking, Rock/Ice Climbing, Backpacking, Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Reading, Meeting new people and learning new things.

Years association with TRIO :
2011 Educational Talent Search

Favorite Quote:
"Let go or be dragged. Nothing in life is ever completely wrong, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. The best things in life are not things."


Diane McCarthy - Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator Diane McCarthy

 dmccarthy@fortlewis.edu or (970) 903-1431     

Schools:

Degrees:
K-8 teaching from University of MD
MS in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University

Years Association with TRIO:
2012 Educational Talent Search

Favorite Quote:
"You can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes, well, you might find you get what you need."


Martha Schanfarber - Academic Advisor for Durango High School & Escalante Middle School Martha Schanfarber

maschanfarber@fortlewis.edu or 970-903-1618

Schools:
Durango High School - Escalante Middle School

Degrees:
B.A. in English from the University of Texas
Degree in Special Education

Hobbies: 
Cooking, Hiking, Tennis, Reading

Years association with TRIO:
2012 Educational Talent Search

Favorite Quote:
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill


Sierra Di Marco - Office Manager       Sierra Di Marco

SMDIMARCO@fortlewis.edu or 970-247-7348

Schools:
Escalante Middle School

Degrees:
B.A. in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College

Years Association with Trio:
2012-2013 Program for Academic Advancement

2013-2014 Educational Talent Search

Hobbies: 
Mountain biking, hiking, rafting and dancing.

Favorite Quote:


Fort Lewis College
TRIO
Educational Talent Search

1000 Rim DR
Durango , CO 81301
(located on the top floor of Reed Library)
Phone: 970-247-7348
Fax: 970-382-6995                                                

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