Meet our

Staff


Nicky Teaver, Director of Education


Where are you from? I was born and raised in Massachusetts.   Education and Awards: University of Vermont, B.S. in Early Childhood Education University of Colorado - Denver, M.A. in Educational Psychology Licenses: PreK-Grade 3 Massach... More

Maggie Swonger, Director of Operations

Where are you from? I was born in Ohio and finished my schooling in Ohio, however I spent the majority of my childhood in Milwaukee, WI. Education and Awards: Ohio University, B.S. in Early Childhood Education University of Denver– M.A. in Educational Le... More

Tim Hotchkiss, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA   Where were you born? Delaware   Education and Awards: BA in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Edinboro University     ... More

Kim Brodin, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Minturn, CO.  I was born at the Vail Hospital and my parents still live in the house in Minturn that they bought when I was 1. Education and awards: Valparaiso University, BA Public Relations, Minors in Chinese and Psychology.  St. Catheri... More

Kayla Kramer, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Where were you born? I'm from Spring Lake Michigan. Born in Michigan, spent 3 early childhood years in Sheridan WY. Education and Awards: Bachelors degree in Natural resources biology from Central Michigan University. Internship at Walkin... More

Claudia Eaton, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Education and Certifications: Guilford College, B.A. in Sociology University of Massachusetts, Masters in Secondary Education Lead Teacher Qualification Director’s Cer... More

Caitlin Turi, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I grew up in Goldens Bridge, New York which is about an hour north of New York City.   Education and awards: I began my education at Indiana University, and am currently finishing my early childhood degree at Colorado Mountain College.... More

Patricia Melero, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I was born in New York City and raised in Darien, Connecticut.   Education and Awards: University of Colorado-Boulder, B.A. in Spanish Licenses: K-6 licensure Certifications: Lead Teacher, CO   Position at C... More

Lauren McCarthy, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? Where were you born? Texas Education and Awards: BA in Psychology at Texas State University Position at CGL: Preschool teacher in Room E Year started at CGL: November 2017 Why you choose t... More

Marcy Gaedeke,Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in Berlin Connecticut and have been living in Vail for six years. Education and Certifications: University of Connecticut B.A in Human Development and Family StudiesMore

Sydney Forbes, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Born and raised in Manistee, Michigan. Education and Certifications: Western Michigan University, B.S. in Psychology Certifications: First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration Position at CGL: More

Lindsey Maloney, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? I am from Bridgewater, MA, about 30 minutes outside of Boston.

I am from Bridgewater, MA, about 30 minutes outside of Boston.

Degrees and Awards: Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from ... More

Francesca “Frankie” Pellicani, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from? I grew up in northern New Jersey in a beautiful lake town called Sparta. Education and Awards: Rutgers University, B.A. in Communication. I studied abroad my last semester in Australia, where I studied at the University of Queensland in Br... More

Katie Biggers, Toddler Teacher

Where are you from? Born in Northern Virginia, Have lived all up and down the east coast: from Florida to New England; Primarily in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Connecticut! Education and Certifications: More

Brooke Carlsen, Preschool Teacher

Where are you from?
Born and raised in Denver, CO
Education and awards:
BA in Anthrop... More