Nonprofit Pathway Instructors

Jeff Lamontagne is Executive Director at Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison. Previously, he also served as Co-Founder and Executive Director for 10 years at Second Wind Fund, a teen suicide prevention nonprofit. He was also Executive Director at Bluff Lake Nature Center, an outdoor environmental education center and wildlife refuge, for more than 5 years. In addition to serving as a nonprofit Executive Director for 16 years, he has also served on four nonprofit board of directors, including stints as Board President at three of those organizations. He earned a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law. He lives with his wife and two kids, ages 16 and 14, in the Green Mountain area of Lakewood.

As principal of Maggie Miller Consulting, Maggie Miller conducts program evaluation for clients such as Colorado Refugee Services Program, Colorado Department of Education Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement Unit, Emily Griffith Technical College, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Art Museum. Maggie has taught program evaluation at Regis University and conducted evaluation workshops for many nonprofits in the metro Denver area. Maggie’s areas of avocational interest and activism relate to public education, racial justice, and neighborhood change. She earned her BS in Communication from the University of California at San Diego and her MS in College Student Personnel Administration from Colorado State University.  Maggie lives in Five Points with her husband and her son, who is planning to head off to college this Fall.

Andrea Miller has been a leader in the nonprofit and education field for over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, staff and board development, fundraising, and budgeting. She has served as the Executive Director for Colorado Youth Matter and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, raising funds and distributing grants for improved animal health. 

She volunteers her time in the community as the co-vice president of education on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Colorado Chapter and the chair of the Collaborative School Committee at her daughter's elementary school.

She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, reading, visiting museums, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

 

Kevin Van Vleet brings 15 years of experience in banking, finance and accounting to his role as CNDC’s Chief Financial Officer. He is a licensed CPA and CGMA with a background in auditing and consulting in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Additionally, Kevin has an extensive background volunteering with and serving on boards and committees for non-profit organizations, including serving most recently as the President of the Board of Trustees for Holy Names Music Center, a non-profit community music school in Spokane, Wash. Kevin considers himself a lifelong Kiwanian and has held various leadership positions within the broader K-Family since his initial involvement in the Key Club at his high school in Montana. His affiliation with Kiwanis has allowed him to touch a number of nonprofit organizations and helps to fulfill his desire to give back to the community. A graduate of Gonzaga University, Kevin has also completed Comer & Associates’ ADVANCE management and leadership effectiveness program.