2018-19 SCHOOL BASED MENTORS

Hayden Valley Elementary

Rosa Caraveo: Rosa was born in Colorado and was raised in the Vail Valley. She enjoys being outside, hiking, watching beautiful sunsets, and sunny weather. Rosa also enjoys traveling and was able to spend a summer in Ecuador. Rosa moved to Hayden in the winter of 2018. She is really excited to be working with Partners as a school based mentor, and hopes she can make a positive impact with kids in the community.

Hayden Middle & High Schools

Mikayla Boehm: Mikayla served as an AmeriCorps School Based Mentor at Hayden Valley Elementary during the 2017-2018 school year. This year she is placed at Hayden Middle/High Schools. Originally from Wausau, WI, Mikayla graduated from the University of Stevens Point, WI with a degree in Family Consumer Science-Child, Youth, and Family Studies with a minor in Sociology.  She hopes to use this experience to pursue a career in youth counseling. In her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, yoga, and reading. Mikayla’s most treasured possession is a stuffed animal chicken given to her by a friend in memory of her beloved pet chicken Vanilla back home is WI. Mikayla is excited to be back at Partners serving Hayden Middle/High Schools!

North Routt Community Charter School

Claire Harris: Claire was born and raised in Manitou Springs, Colorado. She attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and graduated from the University Honors Program with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Economics. While there, she also worked with incoming college freshmen and their families in navigating the exciting transition into college life. She has a passion for economic and social justice and hopes to spread those passions as a mentor. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, and anything else in the outdoors. In 2017-2018 Claire served as a full-time AmeriCorps School Based Mentor at North Routt Community Charter School and is excited to return to NRCCS for a second year.

SoRoCo Middle & High Schools

DaKota Bruner:  DaKota Bruner was born in Colorado and moved to Yampa, CO 2006. She graduated from SoRoCo High School in 2017. She currently is enrolled at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management/Resort Management. She is very excited to be back in the community that helped her grow into the person she is today, and to give back to this community. She enjoys spending time with her family, basketball, football, track and field, camping, boating, and the outdoors. She eventually would like to move to Florida, live on the beach, and work in a resort. Even though her dream is the beach, she loves the Rocky Mountains. She is very excited to begin this chapter of her life, working with the Partners as a school based mentor at SoRoCo Middle/High School.  

Steamboat Springs Middle School

Taylor Payne: Taylor is originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas and has lived in Fort Collins for 3 years. After living in Trapper Creek, Alaska for the summer of 2018, she has made the move to Steamboat Springs. Taylor is more than excited to join the Steamboat community. She enjoys hiking, rafting, snowboarding and traveling. She would one day like to travel the world to see places like Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and more. She inspires to lend a helping hand to the education and development of youth in the community. Taylor is eager to start her journey with Partners as a School Based Mentor at Steamboat Springs Middle School!

Steamboat Springs High School

Anna Lee Lipman: Anna Lee was originally born in New Zealand and grew up in New Zealand, various places in Polynesia, and Canada.  She later moved to the United States where she attended the University of California – Santa Cruz, and graduate school at Smith College, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate she studied Art and Anthropology  (South Pacific Studies) and later the University of Hawaii for graphic design. After a career as a designer, she pursued a graduate degree in Education and taught technology as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the majority of her career.  She currently resides in Steamboat Springs with her husband and two feisty West Highland terriers. Unfortunately, she does not own a horse, but she enjoys riding other people’s. After raising her 2 daughters, she enjoys teaching skiing and is a practicing artist in town where she has also taught locally. Anna Lee is very excited about bringing her skills to the Partners School Based Mentoring program here in Routt County and looking forward to working with our community of students here. Anna Lee will be serving at Steamboat Springs High School.