Wendy Javier

Wendy Allsbrook Javier
Director and Academic Advisor

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School Served: Big Picture High School

College/University Attended: Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, University of Fairbanks Alaska

Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? Agnes Scott College was a tiny, truly unique women’s college where I got to know my professors well, meet world-class guest writers, and prepare for a career of service with amazing, forward-thinking women who are now leaders in their communities.  As for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, that was one of the biggest adventures of my life, and I loved sharing that educational experience with other adventure seekers who are drawn to that crazy, beautiful place!  

Hobbies: Trail running, reading great books, writing, general adventuring outdoors with my family, rock/ice climbing, backpacking, and traveling

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

Kelli Brush

Kelli Brush
Academic Advisor

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Schools Served: Durango High School, Escalante Middle School

College/University Attended:Fort Lewis College, University of Denver

Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? Location and opportunity—I did a lot of study abroad and received scholarships from Fort Lewis College.

Hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, back country, thrifting, comedy

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

Jonny Jenkins

Jonny Jenkins
Academic Advisor

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Schools Served: Ignacio High School & Ignacio Middle School

Colleges/Universities Attended: Western Colorado University- Gunnison CO, University of Salzburg- Salzburg Austria

Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? All the friends and connections I made around the world.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Boating/Rafting, Fishing, Reading and Hiking.

Favorite Quote: “With all it’s sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”- Desiderata

LaVonne Graves

LaVonne Graves
Office Manager

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Colleges/Universities Attended: Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado

Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? I loved the smallness of the campus, and the professors were awesome and always available to help or chat. It did feel like a private education at a public institution price. I grew up in a ski town, so to have the two ski areas close by brought familiarity to me as well. I learned to love the campus and the community and am so proud to an alumnus of Western.

Hobbies: Family time, road trips, music, friends, and creating new memories.

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

Rose Maes

Rose Maes
Academic Advisor

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Schools Served: Mancos High School and Middle School, Montezuma-Cortez High School and Middle School

Colleges/Universities Attended: Fort Lewis College

Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? I loved my small class sizes at Fort Lewis College, the ability to get to know my professors, and the networking opportunities I had.

Hobbies: I love fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, reading, and thrift shopping!

Favorite Quote:  I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou

Fort Lewis College
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