MEET THE STAFF


Cheryl Holmberg

Founder & Executive Director
director@clearcreekrockhouse.org

Cheryl HolmbergCheryl was a member of the board that founded the Clear Creek Rock House as well as Loaves and Fishes. Cheryl attended the University of Minnesota. She completed the JVA Directors Academy for non-profits and continued her training and education with Tony Grampsas Youth Services, Stephen ministries, suicide prevention, and BrainWise and WAIT training classes. Cheryl also has experience as a foster parent, an EMT, MOPS director, and 4H leader. She is an ACE and Silver Sneaker, CPR/AED certified aerobics instructor and has worked for the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District for the last 30 years. She is also a member of Colorado Western Dressage Association, and the Idaho Springs Garden Club and Social Ethics Club.

“Living in a rural area has some great gifts and challenges. I believe in helping students now versus later. I believe all students can make good choices if given the tools, care, and guidance of adults investing in them. In our society some students are getting lost along the way. Students need a family, neighborhood, and community to raise them. The Rock House tries to fill in where there are gaps. We support the families and students. My desire is for our teens to be successful, happy, contributing members of our society.”

Cheryl grew up with her two sisters, mother, and Air Force officer father in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where her love of horses, camping, boating, and gardening began. Cheryl has lived in Clear Creek County for 41 years. Cheryl also has two children: her daughter is a paralegal in Colorado, and her son is a missionary in Mexico with his wife and three children. Cheryl has always loved students and loves her grandbabies.

Barbara Stahlhut

Administrative Assistant & Tutor admin@clearcreekrockhouse.org

Barbara StahlhutBarb was a Littleton Public School Mathematics teacher for 33 years, spanning from basic math to calculus and computer programming. She actually began successful single-gender classes at Littleton. After retiring in 2009, she and her husband moved to Georgetown. Barb began working at the Rock House in 2013 as a tutor and administrative assistant. She is our go-to math tutor, extremely talented in individualizing the help a student needs, believing any student can be successful if you find what works best for them. And within the office, Barb’s work is invaluable to the Rock House providing essential administrative assistance crucial to our organization’s inner workings.

“I am proud to be associated with the Rock House, and I hope to continue assisting students and families for a long time.”

Barb’s father was a career Naval officer, so she lived all over the United States, as well as in Panama. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, gardening, and taking her dog to the dog park. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.

Deborah Bautista

Mentoring Coordinator mentoring@clearcreekrockhouse.org

Deborah BautistaDeborah has had several years experience directing numerous youth programs. She spent four years as a paraprofessional at Air Academy High School in the SIED (Significant Identifiable Emotional Disability) department in Colorado Springs.

“Working with mentors/mentees is an innate passion of mine, and I sincerely believe as a team, we can continue to capture the hearts of these treasured students. Most importantly, my hope is to create a significant impact on their lives, one individualized mentor/mentee relationship at a time; showing them hope for today, tomorrow, and beyond.”

Deborah and her family moved to Evergreen in 2016. Her hobbies are tennis, working out, hiking, climbing, camping, and skiing. She loves spending time with her husband, three children, her daughter-in-law, and friends. She and her husband began mentoring with the Rock House in 2018.

Barbara Stahlhut

Tutoring Coordinator tutoring@clearcreekrockhouse.org

Barbara StahlhutBarb was a Littleton Public School Mathematics teacher for 33 years, spanning from basic math to calculus and computer programming. She actually began successful single-gender classes at Littleton. After retiring in 2009, she and her husband moved to Georgetown. Barb began working at the Rock House in 2013 as a tutor and administrative assistant. She is our go-to math tutor, extremely talented in individualizing the help a student needs, believing any student can be successful if you find what works best for them. And within the office, Barb’s work is invaluable to the Rock House providing essential administrative assistance crucial to our organization’s inner workings.

“I am proud to be associated with the Rock House, and I hope to continue assisting students and families for a long time.”

Barb’s father was a career Naval officer, so she lived all over the United States, as well as in Panama. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, gardening, and taking her dog to the dog park. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.

Marianne Selkirk

Tutor

Marianne SelkirkMarianne has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Reading and Writing from the University of Colorado, Denver. She began her career in education as a teacher in Adams County District 50 for 12 years, followed by four years at the Idaho Springs Public Library. In 1991, Marianne returned to the University of Colorado at Denver as a research assistant in the Colorado Literacy Study of Effective Classroom Practices for Literacy in Elementary School Children. She returned to teaching and as a reading and literacy coach for 12 years in Jeffco and Sheridan Public School. And in 2006 she was a coach of Coaches for Colorado Reading First Schools within the Colorado Department of Education. Marianne began as a mentor for the Rock House in 2002 at our Miner Street location. In 2005, she was on the ground-floor developing our tutoring program. The Rock House could not be more grateful to have such a valuable resource in Marianne, and her impact on students in over a decade is immeasurable.

“The wonderful dedication of so many adults makes a significant difference in the lives of our teens. It is inspiring to be part of this powerful group. I love the friendships, creativity, and school skills that grow from these efforts.”

Marianne is retired and loves to travel, especially, in their vintage RV with her giant French Mastiff doggies. Reading and listening to audiobooks is a passion. She loves Bible study, book clubs, square dancing, and the Clear Creek Rec Center.

Natalie Andersen

Media Volunteer Coordinator

Marianne Selkirk Natalie graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Psychology. Natalie began working at RMEL, a nonprofit for the electrical energy industry, in 2006. While at RMEL, she was the Manager of Member Services and Retention and the staff liaison for the RMEL Foundation, a 501c3, which awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees within the industry. Natalie enjoyed working with the Foundation in their efforts to help students obtain their higher education goals. Since staying home with her children, she started a photography business, which she enjoys immensely.

Natalie lives in Lakewood with her husband, Scott, and her two children Abby (5) and Luke (3). Being a mom is her priority, but she also enjoys working out, coffee, attending Flatirons Church and small group, traveling and spending time with her family.

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P.O. Box 1256
542 Hwy 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
303-567-4950

 

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