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 and Ignacio

graves_l@fortlewis.edu
(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
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 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

kmbrush@fortlewis.edu

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 Cramer
Cortez and Mancos Academic Advisor

wkcramer@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7348

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


Cathie TurekCathie Turek
Office Manager

turek_c@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7348

Degrees: B.A. in Secondary Education/Foreign Language from Bethany College; M.A. in Early Childhood Education from University of Colorado-Denver; ESL Certification from Fort Lewis College.

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, learning about other cultures/languages, hiking, crosswords.

TRIO Super Skills:  Spanish speaker; former Instructor in Fort Lewis College Teacher Education Department.

Favorite quote:  "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  - Mary Oliver


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