Loretta grew up on a farm in Weld County that made her develop a great love and respect for the land and the people who work to keep Colorado special. She earned her Bachelors of Art in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University before receiving certificates in Tufts University’s Citizen Participation Institution Coursework, and New York University’s Government Public Affairs Coursework. Prior to joining ELK, she devoted 33 year of service to the State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources.
Loretta is a founding ELK Board member, and was also ELK’s 2011 Lifetime Legacy Award recipient. She continues to serve on several Boards throughout the metro area, dedicated to enhancing Denver’s community and youth. She looks forward to enhancing the lives of ELK students and their families, with all of the heart and soul that is ELK!