TRIO Talent Search

Our team and advisors

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

Javier_w@fortlewis.edu
(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

graves_l@fortlewis.edu
(970) 903-7753

Schools:
Pagosa Springs 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

 

 


Diane McCarthyDiane McCarthy
Rigorous Curriculum Coordinator
dmccarthy@fortlewis.edu
(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 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 SchanfarberMartha Schanfarber
Academic Advisor for Durango High School

maschanfarber@fortlewis.edu
970-903-1618

Schools:
Durango High 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

 


Kelly BrushKelli Brush
Ignacio Academic Advisor/Office Manager

kmbrush@fortlewis.edu

Schools:
Ignacio Middle School and Ignacio High 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's builds character."
~Calvin and Hobbes

 


Wolf CramerWolf Cramer
Cortez and Mancos Academic Advisor

wkcramer@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7348

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

Years Association with Trio:
2006-2011 Educational 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


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