Meet the Staff
Christine Brice-Nelson hails from the suburbs of Chicago and has been in the area since 2012. She has been working in the non-profit space since 2009 with organizations that specialize in education, conservation, and outdoor recreation. She has a deep passion for community, youth, connection, and getting outside. She is the proud parent to two young boys and one pup. She and her family enjoy getting outside when they can, enjoying the beautiful area that we live in.
Kristen Tworek came to Cortez in 2012 after deciding it was time for a life change. Leaving behind a corporate accounting job on the east coast, she took an AmeriCorps position with The Bridge Emergency Shelter. Though it was a vast change from her former life, she quickly fell in love with the beauty of the Southwest and the Four Corners community. Kristen is passionate about building and strengthening her community.
Megan grew up in Colorado and attended Colorado College where she studied Economics and Education. She began her teaching career in Japan and finished it in China with five years in between in Rifle and New Castle, CO. After moving back to the States, Megan and her husband settled in Cortez, where she entered the field of Public Health. During her time with the Montezuma County Public Health Department, Megan served on the board for SCYC, wanting to stay connected to an organization that makes a direct, positive impact for youth. Now Megan is the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coordinator with SCYC, a role in which she gets to help provide amazing out-of-school time opportunities for our local youth. In her free time, Megan loves to travel, read, paddleboard, and take her dogs, Indi and Scout, on adventures.
21st Century Grant Coordinator
Angela joined the SCYC team in the fall of 2017. She was attracted to the organization’s mission and vision and the opportunity to work hands-on with youth. Angela began working with youth in 2001 through a year of national service with AmeriCorps. After moving to Cortez with her husband in 2005, Angela went into the education sector. Angela was a dedicated Montessori preschool and kindergarten teacher in Cortez for 12 years. Angela originally hails from Florida and is a graduate of Florida State University.
She enjoys spending time with her wonderful daughter and amazing family and friends, swimming in natural bodies of water, listening to music, dancing, cross-country skiing, reading, and watching movies. Angela loves to travel! She looks forward to future adventures and treasures time spent in her home state. Angela has found a real sense of community here in Montezuma County, however, and is honored to continue to work with the wonderful young people in our area.
Marinda Eubanks Harrison was born in Cortez, Colorado, as a sixth-generation to the area with ties back to 1884. She enjoys rock hunting, dinosaurs, gardening, singing, making jewelry, and camping. Growing up in Cortez, she learned various skills. She can rastle cows, build fences, sing heavy metal, and work on vehicles. At age 16, Marinda was faced with the death of her boyfriend to alcohol poisoning. Presented with this harsh reality, Marinda struggled significantly in her youth and was grateful for her role models. Without them, she would not be where she is today and continues to be that positive force for other young people who may be struggling.
Coordinator & Marketing
Josie Daves has lived in the four corners area his whole life having lived in Cortez, Dolores, and Dove Creek. He saw the importance of youth voice within the community but he also noticed he didn't see enough of it. He had already attended several SCYC activities in previous years but had yet to get involved with SCYC until January of 2021 when he found his position as Youth Leader. Some of his favorite activities are Video games, reading, snowboarding, skateboarding, and, traveling.
Ryan Lee has lived in Cortez since he was four years old. He is an aspiring cartoonist and character designer presently attending Colorado Mountain College for his bachelor's in Leadership and Management. His goal is to graduate Spring of 2023 and further his career as an artist. Ryan also enjoys playing board games and has been a game master for various tabletop roleplaying games, like Dungeons & Dragons, for six years running.