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Career Lessons from a 10-Year-Old

Our childish visions, while often imaginative, are excellent building blocks. Very few people go on to become their fifth-grade daydream. With any luck, however, that initial daydream sets us on a positive course. Let me emphasize I am not at El Pomar today because I wanted to be a marine biologist…

by Samantha Albert, the Nov. 18, 2016, 3:17 p.m.

Adaptive Leadership at the SLE Retreat

El Pomar Fellow Abby Pearson captures moments of learning and reflection at this fall's Student Leadership Retreat

by Abby Pearson , the Nov. 3, 2016, 1:25 p.m.

Regional Reflections: Healthy Living in the San Juans

"In a land of jagged peaks, open farmland, and arid desert, it's hard to question how the San Juan region boasts such hardy people." Read about Regional Fellow Trevor Zalkind's recent trip to the San Juan Region.

by Trevor Zalkind, the Oct. 31, 2016, 5:26 p.m.

Collaboration and a Hubcap

Imagine you are trapped in your car, overnight, in the midst of a forty degree below zero blizzard. Which item is most important for your survival: hubcaps, a knife, or beef jerky?

by Mari Tanabe, the Oct. 17, 2016, 11:44 a.m.

Southwest Fellows Reconnecting with Roots

Ginni Hill and Julia Lawton, the Fellows working with the Southwest Regional Council, have a stronger affiliation with their region than most El Pomar Fellows. From Cortez and Durango, respectively, the two share their gratitude and reflect on the unique opportunity to contribute in their home communities through El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships Program.

by Julia Lawton, the Sept. 29, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

Philanthropy Comes Full Circle

Now a Fellow at El Pomar, I recently realized that I have come full circle. What started out as an interest in high school has since bloomed into a postgraduate career. Looking back on my excursions through rural Colorado, it is understandable why I value El Pomar’s statewide focus. While the major populations in Colorado are found along the Front Range, some of the most committed individuals live where nobody is looking.

by Davis Tutt, the Sept. 20, 2016, 8:08 a.m.

Leadership in the Face of Adversity

On the third day of hiking on windy trails and camping under thistle-filled trees, adversity manifested itself in the form of a 50 foot cliff. Although I do not consider myself to be much of a rock climber, I made summiting this cliff my personal challenge.

by Ryan Burton , the Aug. 30, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As I stand there with a confused and disappointed look on my face, my son picks up a bag and tells me, “Dad, next time take more trips. It’s better to do something correctly than quickly.” I’m already embarrassed when my wife walks by and adds, “I wonder who he is learning from.”

by TeRay Esquibel, the July 8, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

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