We hope you enjoy getting to know our Residence Life staff.
Degree: Vet Tech, Business
Clifton, New Jersey
My name is Klaudia Pirog and I am studying Vet Tech and Business Management at the Leadville Campus. I am a second year student at CMC and this is my third year student in college. The reason I became an RA is because I wanted to bring out the voice in others. When I first came to CMC I was not social at all, but I just needed someone like my previous RA to show me that I could be myself. I want to be a role model and make people happy, which is a personal goal of mine. Putting a smile in someone’s face puts one on mine and that is all I can ask for.
Degree: Outdoor Recreational Leadership
My name is Harrison Briscoe and I am studying Outdoor Recreational Leadership at the Leadville Campus. I am a second year student at CMC and this is my third year student in college. I became an RA to be a role model and a student leader within the residence hall community. My goals for being an RA is that I want to promote student growth by creating a community and network in the residence hall through creative programs that help students with their specific needs. I want to make a positive impact in the lives of student as a role model and as a resource. Overall, my goal for the year is to leave CMC with the tools I need to be successful in the outdoor field.
Degree: Outdoor Recreation Leadership
My name is Nick Swerdlin and I am studying Outdoor Recreational Leadership at the Leadville Campus. I am a second year student at Colorado Mountain College. I became an RA because I want to help students reach their full potential during their time at CMC. My goals for being an RA is to help students achieve their goals, become a mentor for students who are struggling, and be an outlet for students and their needs. My overall goal for the year is to snowboard at least 150 days and not get hurt!
Degree: Early Childhood Education
My name is Cassie Segura and I am studying Early Childhood Education at the Leadville Campus. I am a second year student at Colorado Mountain College. I became an RA to become more involved with my school and I love the idea of helping other students succeed in college.
My goal for the year is to finish my degree, become a teacher, and move back to my hometown where I can teach the kids in my community.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Degree: Outdoor Recreational Leadership
My name is Matt Burns and I am studying Outdoor Recreational Leadership at the Leadville Campus. I am a third year student at Colorado Mountain College. I came to CMC to join the Ski Area Operations program, and ended up in the Outdoor Recreational Leadership major, and I love it! I became an RA in order to build a better community in the residence hall, to be an advocate, and voice for the student population. My goal for the years is to complete my degree and successfully transfer another institution to complete my Bachelor’s Degree. I look forward to a great year, and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Degree: Natural Resource Management
My name is Kenneth Kaufman and I am studying Natural Resource Management at the Leadville Campus. I am a second year student at Colorado Mountain College. My reason for becoming an RA is to make a difference in the college community so it’s enjoyable for everyone. As an RA my goal is improve the lives of the students by getting them more involved in the college community. My goal for the year is to improve my skills in snowboarding and to keep learning new things every day.
Keene, New Hampshire
Degrees: B.S Interdisciplinary Studies; Plymouth State University, M.S. Higher Education Administration; New England College
Hello, name is Nate Obin, and I am Assistant Coordinator of Student Life (ACSL) at the Leadville Campus. My job entails keeping the residence hall safe and secure, supervising the residence life staff, and helping you get through your first year here at CMC! This is my third year working at CMC.
Prior, to joining the CMC family I worked at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, New England College in Henniker, NH, and at Keene State College in Keene, NH. My undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Student Affairs in Higher Education from Plymouth State University. I received a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from New England College.
I am a first generation college student, making me the first person in my immediate family and extended family to attend a college and obtain a degree. In my free time you can find me enjoying the following outdoor activities: snowboarding, hiking, surfing, mountain biking, golfing, scuba diving, and running. When I am not spending time outside you can find me traveling across America or internationally. I truly enjoy working with college students and helping them to navigate the sometimes stressful transition of becoming a college student.
My office is located in the Mountain View Residence Hall and you may contact me via email at email@example.com or by calling me at 719-486-4382. I look forward to answering any question that you may about Residence Life or just being a student at CMC.
Jared joined the CMC community in 2015, and he is excited to serve as the Coordinator of Student Life. Jared supervises Residence Life, Student Activities, and Conference Services. Jared also advises the Student Government Association and serves as a general resource for all students. He has spent over a decade working in Residence Life and believes that living on campus is a great way to get engaged with the college and be close to the recourses to be successful.
His office is located in the Student Services suite within New Discovery, room 114. Please stop by if you have an idea for an activity or want some assistance.
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