Wendy JavierWendy Allsbrook Javier
Director and Advisor for Big Picture High School

Email Wendy
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 8-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

Email LaVonne
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 Alumna of TRIO 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


Diane McCarthyDiane McCarthy
Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator
Email Diane
970-903-1431

Schools: All

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

Years Association with TRIO:
2012 TRIO 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."


Kelly BrushKelli Brush
Durango Academic Advisor

Email Kelli
970-903-8688

Schools:
Durango High School, Escalante Middle School

Degrees:
B.A. in Anthropology, Political Science Minor and Cultural Resource Management Certificate from Fort Lewis College

Years Association with TRIO:
FLC Alumna, former FLC Admission Counselor (2012-2015)

Hobbies:
Mountain biking, skiing, back country

Favorite Quote:
"It builds character."
-Calvin and Hobbes


Wolf CramerWolf Profile Photo (2)

Cortez and Mancos Academic Advisor
Email Wolf
970-759-6306

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

Degrees:
B.A. in Sociology from Fort Lewis College

Years Association with TRIO:
2006-2011 TRIO Talent Search
2011-2015 Program for Academic Advancement
2015-2016 Talent Search Office Manager

Hobbies:
Climbing, camping, paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking.

Favorite Quote:
"Life is short so love the one you got"
-Bradley Nowell


Rose Maes
Office Manager

Email Rose
970-247-7348

Degrees:B.A. in English, Economics minor from Fort Lewis College

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, backpacking, skiing, and thrift shopping.

Favorite quote"Wherever you are, be all there." -Jim Elliot


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