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Chief Financial Officer/ Interim Director - Cristie Martin

Cristie Martin officially took on the leadership of WSCC in September 2015 after joining WSCC as the Chief Financial Officer in August 2014. She is a proven leader in non-profit management, public administration, and program development with strong organizational, management, fundraising and problem solving skills. Prior to her employment at WSCC, she successfully ran a community development organization in Commerce City called Community Enterprise. While there, she grew the agency’s budget by four times. 

Phone: 303-733-4643 ext. 105


Director of Community Partnerships - Darin Duran

A native of Denver, Darin has worked for both the City of Denver in marketing and operations as well as the private sector. He previously owned his own small business for nearly a decade before choosing to shift into the Non-Profit realm. He's been heavily involved as a community organizer in the Highlands, including various small business associations, fundraising, and cultural events. He has pushed largely for the protection of historic sites and buildings across Denver.
Phone: 303-733-4643 ext. 100


Preschool Director

Blake Garces

My name is Blake Garces and I would like to start out by saying how grateful I am to start my journey with WSCC. I was born and raised in New York City and joined the Marine Corps shortly after high school. After my military service, I knew I always wanted to be a teacher and begin that journey in my life and I never looked back since then. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 13 years now and can proudly say that this is my passion and motivation in life. I have lived in Colorado now for four years and love every bit of it! I enjoy camping, hiking and going to drive in movies. My mother and my family are my biggest inspiration and now so is WSCC : ). I am open to any questions that you all may have and I look forward to meeting everyone! Thank you!

Phone: 303-733-4643 x106


Pre-K Teacher 

Alexis McCormick

Alexis (she likes Lexi) has taught preschool in Colorado for 6 years. Like many Coloradans, she hails from the Midwest and has a dog. Her Golden's name is Luna and she is from Rapid City, South Dakota. She is passionate about early childhood education and believes preschool should be fun.

She loves coffee, sour candies, comedy movies, traveling, shopping, family and cooking.    



Director of School Aged Programming

Luke Watkins

A recent graduate of Colorado State University, Luke attained his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. During his time in
college, Luke worked with children of all ages. He has worked on an individual and group level with elementary, middle,
and high school students. Since a young age, Luke has known his calling has been to work with children. He hopes to provide a fun and educational environment for the the school aged program. Luke is hoping to go back to college in the near future to pursue a degree in education. In his free time, Luke loves to watch the local Denver sports teams, play video games, and visit local breweries. 

Phone: 303-733-4643 ext. 101

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