School Office Phone: 970.384.5200

Board of Directors

Melody Massih Olszewski

Board Member

Melody is an attorney in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and two children. Melody graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and English and received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law. Melody began practicing law in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1994. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado Office of the Attorney General and as the Director of Student Affairs for the University of Denver College of Law. Melody is the Deputy Public Administrator for Garfield County and has acted as a Municipal Judge for the Towns of Parachute and Rifle, Colorado. Melody has been an adjunct professor with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) since 1996, teaching English, Business Law and American Government classes. She served on the CMC Community Advisory Committee from 1996-2000 and has served as a chair and member of the CMC Paralegal Advisory Committee since 2006. Melody acts as a volunteer attorney for Alpine Legal Services, and has volunteered in various capacities in the local schools, including assisting with Two Rivers Community School and acting as a volunteer coach and judge for the Glenwood Springs High School Mock Trial Program and Glenwood Springs High School Speech and Debate Program. Melody has been a shareholder at the law offices of Olszewski, Massih & Maurer, P.C. since 2004, and her practice focuses on real estate, business, municipal law, estate planning and civil litigation.

John Gorman

Treasurer

John has been interested and involved with education in the Roaring Fork Valley from New Castle Elementary to the Aspen Community School as a parent of five children. He has volunteered on church, non-profit and swim team boards raising funds, chaired committees for a local real estate board and political party. John has training and experience as a pipe fitter, sawyer, ditch-rider, mechanic, garage owner, chef and real estate contract negotiator. He also contracted with the U.S. Forest service for thinning and been a fence contractor/builder. During twelve and a half years at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, supervising up to 54 students/day for short periods in the food service operation, John designed, developed and tested the management style and techniques he later used while a real estate broker and as Garfield County Assessor from 2007-2011. John managed that busy office and further honed skills in employee relations – especially intra-office conflicts. He continues to promote public service and life long learning.

Rachel Connor

Vice President & Secretary

Rachel Connor joined the TRCS Leadership Team in October of 2012. She is currently the Program Director for (co)studio, a local educational non-profit where she is bringing hands-on Design + Build opportunities to high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to managing each Design + Build class, her duties include fundraising, community outreach and strategic planning. Rachel also serves as an enrichment instructor for a local after school program were she aims to connect students with nature, the creative process and our community. Prior to her current roles, Rachel spent 10 years with Solar Energy International (SEI) filling a variety of roles within the growing educational non-profit including beginning as a sustainable building curriculum developer & instructor for SEI’s online education program, project management, strategic planning, online learning management system administration, data management, student enrollment and event planning. Rachel also celebrates her role as a mother of two small children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Utah State University. Currently, Rachel’s has worked with over a dozen Latino parents through Latino Focus Groups to learn more about the experiences of Latinos in traditional schools and has helped to integrate that information into the TRES CSI application.

Diana Kaufman

Board Member

Diana was born in Taiwan. She moved to Rochester, NY when she was almost seven and has lived in San Francisco, LA, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Breckenridge, Boulder, New Castle and Lansing. Diana graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Affairs. She thought she would work in Washington DC but ended up in Glenwood Springs, and is glad for the opportunity to live in this beautiful and friendly community. At a young age, Diana learned the value of hard work bussing tables and making egg rolls and dumplings at her family’s restaurant. Diana has worked various jobs as a waitress, housing assistant, librarian, advocate of people with disabilities, deputy clerk of court and legal assistant. She is the manager of the Law Office of Donald J. Kaufman and also manages Luwasun Investments LP. Diana was a board member of the Family Visitor Program and Roaring Fork Rotary aka “Club Rotario”. She helped organize the Festival las Americas and has volunteered politically to create positive change for schools, library, immigrants, etc. Additionally, Diana was a participant in the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented “CAGT” conferences: Immigrant Parents Discuss Challenges & Successes and Parents of Profoundly Gifted Children Panel. Diana has two children. Her daughter is amongst the first graduating class at TRCS.

Abby Hollenbaugh

Board Member

As a member of the TRCS founding team, Abby Hollenbaugh began working with Two Rivers Community School in summer, 2011. She assisted in many aspects of the development of the school including the charter application, building community awareness, communication and general organization. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from CU, Denver, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Colorado College. Abby has a deep love for her community. She has worked in the Roaring Fork Valley as a child and family counselor, a youth librarian, and as a small business owner. Abby is the mother of two school-aged children who attend Two Rivers Community School, is an active school volunteer, and a Girl Scout leader.

Daryl D. Yarrow

President

Daryl graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and earned his masters degree with an emphasis in adult education from Regis University. Daryl has nearly 20 years of experience in college administration. In the early 1990s, he moved from the Denver area to join Regis University in Glenwood Springs. Regis operated a satellite office serving students seeking teacher licensure, bachelor’s degree completion, or a Master’s. The Regis office was hosted by Colorado Mountain College at the Glenwood center. In 2001, Daryl came to work for Colorado Mountain College. He joined a growing department that oversaw distance learning and interactive video courses. Over the years, the department transitioned from telecourses to online offerings and increased the number of students served each year to over 3000. As the Associate Vice President for online learning, Daryl has been a member of the college’s senior leadership team since 2009. From August 2014 through June 2015, he served as the Interim Campus Dean for Roaring Fork Campus. At the request of the college President, he led the SpringValley residential campus and academic centers in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. This appointment  was to bridge the time between a retirement and hiring of a new Campus Dean. Daryl and his wife Cheryl live in Glenwood Springs with their two daughters, Gracie, who recently completed eighth grade, and Becca, entering eighth-grade, both at Two Rivers Community School. You can reach Daryl Yarrow at daryl.yarrow@tworiverscs.org.

Paula Suarez

Board Member

Paula Suarez is a wife and mother of four children (15, 13, 10, 8), of which the three
youngest attend Two Rivers Community School and the oldest Glenwood Springs High School. She is one of the founders of a local stone masonry company Suarez Masonry LLC and has been the business manager for the past 13 years. She is also the founder of the company Endurance2Thrive which allows her to explore her passion for food and embracing life with purpose. Paula is an active blogger and writer with a membership in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She holds a BA in Anthropology/Humanities with an emphasis in Linguistics and is a board certified and accredited member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She received her training and education at Colorado Mesa University, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Kal Kotecha Academy of Aromatherapy and Massage. Her life leading to motherhood kept her active as an exercise trainer, lifeguard, swim instructor and volunteering for the Department of Wildlife, the Dallas Triathlon and the International Club. She is a longtime contributor to the original Vulture Study Group (a working group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust) now known as the Birds of Prey Programme and she was one of the founding board members of the Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter. She is a true Colorado native having her birth in Rifle, leaving for a few years to pursue college in Texas and returning to the valley to establish her roots. She is active in her church, the great outdoors and plays tennis on a local beginners league. She speaks Spanish. Ella habla Español.

 

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Mailing Address:
    Post Office Box 188
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Physical Address:
    195 Center Drive  (Map to School)
    Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
Phone:  970.384.5200
Email:  info@TwoRiversCS.org