Timberline Board of Directors
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~A Minute for the Minutes~
-Jennifer McAtamney, Program Administrator for Child Care in the Town of Breckenridge gave special presentation to Board Members, which included statistical data about demographics and benefits to both families using the Tuition Assistance Program and the Town of Breckenridge/Upper Blue Basin
-Childcare Advisory Committee has openings!
-Jen is interested in speaking to any group or organization that may benefit from hearing more about the local child care program
-Further review and evaluation of Employee Handbook items
-Join us for the next Board of Directors meeting: Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm, Timberline Learning Center. Please RSVP to TLC Director, Leslie Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member - Timberline Board of Directors
I live in Breckenridge with my husband Ryan, our daughter Rosie, and our dog Toko. I work as a play therapist for the Summit Community Care Clinic in the School Based Health Centers at Breck El, Upper Blue, Summit Cove and Summit High. I coach Girls on the Run and I am a board member at TLC. Since I worked for TLC for several through grad school I hope I bring a unique perspective. I am originally from Massachusetts, I moved to Colorado in 2006 to attend CSU as an undergrad. In the years since then I have traveled to and worked many places but always returned to Summit.
Vice-President - Timberline Board of Directors
I moved to Breckenridge after college in 2004. I spent 3 years here really enjoying the mountains and area but felt it was too crowded, so I moved to Jackson Hole. That was a fun winter but I quickly realized Jackson is too secluded and I missed Summit County. I moved back the next fall and started Ski Patrolling at Breckenridge. I spent the next couple of summers living in Italy with my wife (Chiara) and ski patrolling in the winter at Breckenridge. We moved to the states 6 years ago and have been living in Summit County since. We have a little girl named Giulia, who is a Pinecone. She started attending TLC when she was 6 months old.
A Minute for the Minutes
Parents needed to sell tickets for “Wit and Wine for Timberline” (event: Friday, October 21st!)
Welcome Heather Knappe as a new Board Member!
Timberline benefits from the following programs: City Market’s “Community Rewards”and Amazon’s “Amazon Smile”. Outreach and information to parents to appear on Timberline’s Blog and entry chalkboard
Next Meeting (Annual, Officers elected): Tuesday, October 18th (at Timberline, 6:00pm. Childcare provided—please RSVP to the front desk)
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.
Timberline Board of Directors, Member since 2014
I grew up New York and come from a family who loves skiing in Colorado. I inherited this passion for the mountains, which led me to move to Breckenridge in 2001 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. For a couple of years I worked at Eric's and then in 2004, received my CO Real Estate license and became a Sales Broker for Breckenridge Grand Vacations, and am still a part of their team today. My husband, Chris, and I have 2 children at Timberline: our son, Clay, who is almost 3 and daughter, Laurel, who is 4. Our children have been a part of the TLC family since they were each one year old.
Timberline Board of Directors, Secretary
I came to Summit County in 2002 from Denver, "for the season" (as the typical story goes), having gotten a Bachelor's Degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I began working for Ski Village Resorts (where I spent my first 9 years) and also met who was to be my husband, all within the first couple of months of being here—and so I stayed.
I am a freelance copy, content and creative writer, as time allows (www.carisapeterson.com); in addition—I work full-time for Land Title Guarantee Company. I have two children, Sebastian and Britta (ages 4 & 1). Sebastian has attended Timberline since he was 6 weeks old, and Britta has attended TLC since she was about 10 weeks old.
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.