Meet our

Staff


Nicky Teaver, Director of Education

Ms. Nicky joined the CGL faculty in January 2011. Nicky is a Northboro, Massachusetts native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Vermont. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in Educational Psychology from CU-Denve... More

Maggie Swonger, Director of Operations

Ms. Maggie joined the CGL faculty in August 2016. Maggie is an Ohio native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. Additionally, she earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership,... More

Sydney Forbes, Teacher

Ms. Sydney joined the CGL faculty in August 2017. Sydney is a Manistee, Michigan native and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University. Additionally, she attended Colorado Mountain College holds Early Childhood Lead Teacher Qualificatio... More

Maddy Trtanj, Teacher

Ms. Maddy joined the CGL faculty in August 2018. Maddy is an Edwards, Colorado native, attended Fort Lewis College, and earned her Early Childhood Teacher Certificate from Colorado Mountain College. She holds Early Childhood Lead Teacher Qualifications through the CDH... More

Tarrin Carter, Teacher

Ms. Tarrin joined the CGL faculty in August 2020. Tarrin is a Brainerd, Minnesota native, and holds an associate degree in Art from Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. Tarrin has served as a snowboard instructor at Beaver Creek Mountain and spent many years assisti... More

Whitney Key, Teacher

Ms. Whitney joined the CGL faculty in December 2019. She is a Louisiana native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Art and Anthropology from the University of Denver. Additionally, she holds ... More

Stacey Burns, Teacher

Ms. Stacey joined the CGL faculty for the first time from 2013-to 2015 and then, after a brief relocation, returned to CGL in 2018. Stacey is a Bradford, Pennsylvania native who holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh. Additiona... More

Alli Harvey, Teacher

Ms. Alli joined the CGL faculty in February 2021. Alli is a Sterling, Colorado native and holds an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Eastern Junior College. Additionally, Ms. Harvey is an Early Childhood Director Qualified through the CDHS O... More

Melanie Morone, Teacher

Ms. Melanie joined the CGL faculty in August 2021.  Melanie is a Maryland native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State.  She taught preschool for two years at another center in Eagle County before joining the CGL faculty.  <... More

Liz Morath, Teacher

Ms. Liz joined the CGL faculty in February 2019; before that, Ms. Liz was part of our parent community as her children attended preschool at CGL. Liz is a Chicago, Illinois native and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Denver and an a... More

Mary Wall, Teacher

Ms. Mary joined the CGL faculty in September 2020. Mary is a Watertown, Connecticut native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy from Springfield College. She attended Colorado Moun... More

Caroline Keeler, Teacher

Ms. Caroline joined the CGL faculty in September 2021. Caroline is a Pembroke, Massachusetts native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College. Additionally, she has a MA in Early Childhood Education from Boston College. Before joining the CGL ... More

Jess Blumenfeld, Teacher

Ms. Jess joined the CGL faculty in August 2021. Jess is a Chicago native and attended Colorado Mountain College. She earned her Early Childhood Lead Teacher Certificate and became Early Childhood Director Qualified through CDHS Office of Early Childhood. Jess taught p... More

Juliana Burbano, Teacher

Ms. Juliana joined the CGL faculty in August 2019 as a substitute and then signed on more permanently in November 2021. But even before that, she was part of our parent community as her oldest son attended  CGL. Juliana is a New Jersey native and holds a bachelor’s... More

Hannah Bryker, Teacher

Ms. Hannah joined the CGL faculty in November 2020. Hannah is a Washington, Pennsylvania native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Edinboro University. Hannah comes from a long line of educators and has experien... More

Allison Steindler, Teacher

Ms. Allison joined the CGL faculty in August 2020. Allison is a Shaker Heights, Ohio native and studied Early Childhood Education at several colleges in California. She holds Early Childhood Lead Teacher Qualifications through the CDHS Office of Early Childhood. Befor... More