CMC Spring Valley Alumnus (2007)
Yesenia Arreola graduated from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley in 2007 and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Regis University in Denver. Since 2013, Arreola has served as the youth outreach coordinator at Colorado Mountain College. Her role provides a resource for minorities and first-generation students wishing to pursue higher education.
Arreola is currently enrolled in the Western Colorado Master of Social Work Program through the University of Denver. She has had the honor of meeting President Barak Obama and continually serves as a source of inspiration to the students she mentors. In addition to her studies and busy career, she balances being a wife and mother, striving to serve as an example.
Colorado Alpine College Alumnus (1969)
Brian Allen has held a variety of roles in his 31 years as a real estate professional, from agent to trainer to manager to co-president of the Windermere Real Estate Services Company. He is currently president and co-owner with his wife Joan, of Windermere Stellar, Oregon’s largest Windermere real estate agency. He has 375 agents in 11 offices in the Portland metro area, Vancouver, Wash., and two offices on the northern Oregon coast.
Allen fulfills Windermere’s principle of community service through active leadership and volunteer work for various local nonprofit organizations, including New Avenues for Youth, and helps oversee the local Windermere Foundation, which supports organizations that help low-income and homeless children and families. In addition, Allen has served six years on the board of directors for the Regional Multiple Listing Service, was the 2005 chairman of the RMLS, and has a leadership role in the Windermere Owners Council serving Oregon and southwest Washington. Allen served three years on the Portland mayor’s Operation HOME committee to increase minority homeownership.
In addition to parenting eight children, Allen has created a thriving business and supported the community around him. Allen’s success and outstanding community service set him apart as a CMC alum.