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Timberline Board of Directors President
Through her Community Development role for Climax Molybdenum Company, Nell Wareham helps communities and organizations work in partnership to build their own sustainable futures. Her daily travels crisscross our mountain passes to Climax Mine in Lake and Summit counties, the Henderson Mine in Clear Creek County, and the Henderson Mill in Grand County, giving Nell a regional perspective on local issues.
Prior to joining Climax in 2012, Nell worked in marketing for Copper Mountain Resort and in the art and design world on Maui. She holds a B.F.A. from Montana State University.
Nell is passionate about early childhood education and access to STEM education; sustainable careers and creative, active futures; retention of families and involved communities; and attainable housing. She is a director of the Education Foundation of the Summit, a board member of the Summit County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Timberline Learning Center, founding member of the Leadville Lake County Community Fund, and past board member of the Breckenridge Film Festival.
Born on the Hat 6 Ranch outside of Casper, Wyoming, Nell has a love of wide open spaces and the peace found only high in the mountains at her core. Nell loves living in an engaged community and looks forward to any opportunity for sunshine, fun, and fresh air with her husband and young daughter.
Timberline Board of Directors, Member since 2014
I moved to Breckenridge in the Fall of 1998, right out of college (Trinity College, Hartford, CT). Like everyone else, I planned to be here for a "few" years and never left. These mountains fuel me and the town and community feel like a big family that's met my needs at every turn. I started out tuning skis at Blue River Sports and then got a job with the Breckenridge Ski Patrol after three years and have been a proud member ever since. I spent my Summers working for the Forest Service, framing and trimming houses, and now working year-round for the ski resort.
I married my wife, Julie, at the 10-Mile station in 2007 and we have two boys: Ryder, a Pinecone about to turn three, and newborn Cam, who is scheduled to enroll in Sprouts on 11/1/16.
We are a school for young children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Our approach is Reggio Emilia inspired. The following principles guide our approach and curriculum: The child is an active, strong, competent collaborator in the evolution of their learning. The teacher is a guide, rather than an instructor, who observes, questions, researches, documents, reflects, and interprets. The classroom is a teacher unto itself! The relationships that develop between the children, their families, and the teachers create opportunity for growth, reflection, and support. Long-term projects are at the core of our program, using the children’s interests, and the teacher’s observations, as the guide.