Faculty and Staff at CMC’s West Garfield Campus

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Doose, TanyaTanya Doose
Department: Administrative Technician; Integrated Energy Department & Dr. Barbara Johnson, Instructional Chair
Contact: 970-625-6984, tdoose@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Mesa University; studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Interests: Spending time with family, my children, my rambunctious dogs, gardening, music and singing, cooking, reading, antiques, coaching cheerleading and long walks with my husband.
Favorite Quote: “Peace, Love and Understanding.” –My dad, Paul Perea
With CMC since: 2012
Duclo, Tinker
Department: Student AffairsTinker Duclo
Contact: 970-625-6926, tduklo@coloradomtn.edu
Education: BA in Psychology and Biology, M.A., Interdisciplinary Humanities
Favorite Quote: “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe
Personal Interests: Running, rafting, biking, laughing, gardening, hiking , reading, being.
With CMC since: 2008
Ellis, ChrisCrispy Ellis
Department:, Integrated Energy Department
Contact: 970-625-6935 cellis@coloradomtn.edu
Education:  BA-Political Science, emphasis in German: Colorado State University-1996; AAS-Renewable Energy-Solar, San Juan College (pending review of work experience for completion)-2004. NABCEP Certified Technical Sales Professional and Photovoltaic Installation Professional, licensed electrician.
Favorite Quote: -“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice”-Martin Luther King Jr.
Personal Interests: Skiing, climbing, mountain bike riding, judging World Cup Freestyle Skiing-Moguls, Aerials, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Sailing, Reading. Working with Houses for Higher Education, Access Roaring Fork-Promoting STEM education for our youth along the valley.
With CMC since: 2009
Kristin GeorgineGeorgine, Kristin
Department: Developmental Education faculty member involved in teaching pre-college level courses in Reading and English as well as helping students in the Learning Lab.
Contact: 970-625-6925, kgeorgine@coloradomtn.edu
Education:  BS in Spanish and Education, MS in TESOL
Brief Synopsis/Personal Interests:  Taught in South America, Spain and Italy.  Excited about being at the West Garfield campus and
looking forward to being part of the great things that are happening here.
With CMC since: 2006
Gugelman, Joe 
Department: Maintenance Manager
Contact: 970-625-6931, jgugelman@coloradomtn.edu  Education: CMC graduate 2009, 2 yrs automotive school Personal Interests: The Great Outdoors, fishing, hunting, geology, auto racing and traveling  Favorite Quote:”Love many things for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” Vincent Van Gogh
With CMC since: 2002
Robin HaneyHaney, Robin
Department: WGC Energy Training Coordinator
Contact: 970-625-6950, rhaney@coloradomtn.edu
Education: BA in English with emphasis in psychology and public speaking from the University of Houston. Fourteen years of experience as a small business owner in Glenwood Springs and 20 years of experience in banking. She actively represents CMC in local
Oil and Gas Industry organizations and activities.
Favorite Quote: “There’s nothing wrong with expecting too much if you are thankful enough.”
Personal Interests: My family above all else; cooking; reading; Sudoku; walking and playing with my Labs.
With CMC since: 2006
Hays, Nancy
Department: Admissions/Student Services/Instructional
Education: 2 years vocational  Personal Interests: Reading, walking dogs, fishing  With CMC since: Last re-employment 2004
Laura Hardman

Laura Hardman

Hardman, Laura
Department: Instruction, Instructional Coordinator for Arts and Humanities
Contact:625-6943, lhardman@coloradomtn.edu
Education: M.S.Ed
Interests: Traveling, gardening, reading, hiking, snowboarding
Favorite Quote: “Do not delay the difficult decisions or avoid the new habits that are necessary to advance your life. What must be done should be done with haste for life is precious.” Brendon Buchard
With CMC since: 2014

Linda KochevarKochevar, Linda
Department: Front desk team, Workforce
Contact: 970-625-6906, lkochevar@coloradomtn.edu
Education: HS Diploma, CMC classes
Favorite Quote: “Forgive and Forget”
Personal Interests: Animals (old and especially young like puppies, kitties, ponies and baby birds), outdoors, gardening, family.
With CMC since: 1989
Amanda LongLong, Amanda
Department: Early Learners’ Center Director
Contact: 970-625-6916, slong@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Certificate in Early Childhood Education- Directorship
Favorite Quote: “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake” by Henry David Thoreau
Personal Interests- Reading, reading, reading…….
With CMC since- January 2005
Paige PolsonPolson, Paige
Department: Administrative Tech for Instruction
Contact: 970-625-6908, ppolson@coloradomtn.edu
Education: BA in Art History, Texas Christian University
Favorite Quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune—without the words, and never stops at all.” Dickinson
Personal Interests: Gardening, hiking, fishing, reading, passionate about wildlife.
With CMC since: 2006
Michael ReyeltsReyelts, Michael
Department: Professor of ESL and Spanish
Contact: 970-625-6946, mreyelts@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Received a B.A. in Spanish and ESL from Brigham Young University; also holds a Masters in Education with an ESL emphasis from Adams State College.
Personal Interests- family, basketball
With CMC since- 1998
Adrian Rippy-SheehyRippy-Sheehy, Adrian
Department: Professor of Real Estate
Contact: 970-625-6953, asheehy@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Colorado State University, BA, English/Spanish
Favorite Quote: “Hope, better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”
Personal Interests: Photography, hiking, camping and yoga.  Other: 20+ years experience in the Real Estate business, former CMC faculty of the year, teaches at WGC and Aspen campuses.
With CMC since: 1999
Ruffley, David “Dave”  Dave Ruffley
Department: Associate Professor of History/Political Science  Contact: 970-625-6958, druffley@coloradomtn.edu Education: BS in Russian History, USAF Academy, MA in International Studies, University of Washington, Ph.D. in Russian History, Ohio State  Favorite Quote: “To know life in every breath…” from The Last Samurai  Personal Interests: Motorcycle riding, hiking, Pittsburgh Steelers football
With CMC since: 2009
Katie RustRust, Katie
Department: Student Services Administrative Assistant
Contact: 970-625-6927, krust@coloradomtn.edu
Education: BA in History, Mesa State
Favorite Quote: “Give every man thy ear, few thy tongue” Hamlet
Personal Interest: Gardening, fly fishing, camping, reading
With CMC since: 2006
Pokrandt, Rachel 

Rachel Pokrandt

Rachel Pokrandt

Department: Rifle Campus Dean
Contact: 970-625-6944, rpokrandt@coloradomtn.edu
Education: BA, Theatre Arts and British Literature, Manchester University, UK. BS Education and MBA, Western Governor’s University. Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Leadership, Harvard University, MA.
Favorite Quote: “love you Mom” My daughter
Personal Interest: Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Reading
With CMC since: 2012

Linda ShoupShoup, Linda
Department:  Accounts Manager
Contact: 970-625-6907, lshoup@coloradomtn.edu
Education:  Associate of Arts
Favorite Quote: “Live a good and honorable life. Then when you are older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.”
Personal Interests: Walking my dog, camping, enjoying friends, family and time alone.
With CMC since: 1987
Pam SlavenSlaven, Pam
Department: WGC Lead Administrative Assistant, Front Desk Team
Contact: 970-625-6901
Education: BA
Favorite Quote: “Patience is a virtue – Life is a Journey, enjoy the ride.”
Personal Interests: Hiking, gardening, spending time at the family cabin, skiing, motorcycle riding.
With CMC since: 2004
Nephi ThompsonThompson, Nephi
Department: Asst. Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Contact: 970-625-6909, nthompson@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Received a B.S. in Physics and Zoology from Brigham Young University; also holds a Masters in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Utah and significant coursework towards a doctorate in Science Education from the University of California, San Diego.
Personal Interests- A native of western Colorado he enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, serving in his church and spending time with family.
With CMC since: 2009
Tracy WhiteWhite, Tracy
Department: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Contact: 970-625-6948, twhite@coloradomtn.edu
Education: Received a B.A. in Mathematics from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; also holds a Masters in Applied Math from CU at Boulder.
Personal Interests- Caving, hiking and camping
With CMC since- 2009
Von Achen, Robert Robert VonAchen
Department: Associate Professor of Communications/English
Contact: 970-625-6949, rvonachen@coloradomtn.edu   Education: Ph.D. in English Literature, Oxford University Favorite Quote: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” Yogi Berra  Personal Interests- Running, hiking, chess
With CMC since- 2011