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Hometown: Minocqua, Wisconsin

Bio: Mark moved to Durango from Madison, WI and has been the Director of the Leadership Center since August 2007. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in Technical Communication. A passionate leadership educator, Mark serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for "LeaderShape", where he has facilitated week-long programs for students all over the country. One of Mark's favorite quotes is "Live life on the edge and it will redefine your center" and he believes this is one of the best attributes of higher education - pushing yourself to learn, think differently, and use those new skills to change communities. He is an avid mountain biker, whitewater kayaker, and enjoys spending his time with his wife, dog, and family and friends. His Strengths are: Adaptability, Arranger, WOO, Strategic, and Self-Assurance.

NICOLETTE MANNING - Assistant Director of the Leadership Center
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Hometown: Athens, Ohio

Bio: Nicolette is ecstatic about her work at the Fort. Nicolette graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, with a Diversity Studies Certificate, and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. In the Leadership Center, you’ll find her planning campus events like Homecoming, advising Student Union Productions, and assisting with the executive and planning of Orientation. Nicolette focuses on creating personal connections with students and strives to provide an environment where folks feel welcomed. In her free time, Nicolette loves to experience the outdoors by hiking with her partner, dog, and friends. She also loves to de-stress by crafting, singing, and reading books. Nicolette’s top five strengths are: Individualization, Relator, Developer, Empathy, and Connectedness.

KENDRA GALLEGOS REICHLE - Coordinator of Student Wellness Initiatives
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Hometown: Belen, New Mexico

Bio: A proud Fort Lewis College alumna (graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology), Kendra is grateful to be back on campus working in the position of Student Wellness Initiatives Coordinator. She received her Master's degree in mental health counseling from Walden University in 2009 and worked in the public health field for several years before coming back to FLC. Kendra helps promote healthy choices and lifestyles through educational programming. She works closely with students through the Wellness Peer Advisory Council and is passionate about building strengths, meeting people where they are, and collaborating on campus and off to ensure our students are connected with resources and are as healthy and successful as possible. Kendra loves to travel and has visited 19 countries! She also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boating, and just taking advantage of the beautiful environment that we live in. If she ever finds spare time, she likes to read books and be creative through some kind of arts & crafts like sewing and painting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs - any time with them is time well spent. Kendra's Strengths are: Strategic, Empathy, Communication, Individualization, and WOO.