MEET OUR STAFF
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
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
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