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CATCH Program Coordinator

April Rossetti grew up northeast of Boston, MA and graduated from Salem State University (Salem, MA) with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and American Studies. She moved to Northwest New Mexico a week after graduating to begin a two year teaching commitment. From 2012 through 2014, she taught kindergarten in Zuni Pueblo and second grade in Ramah, New Mexico. During the summer of 2014, she joined the Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions in Thoreau, NM, as an expedition staff member leading youth on wilderness treks throughout the four corners.

Since moving to Colorado in 2014, April has taught snowboarding at Wolf Creek, lost most of her Boston accent, worked on an organic farm, and became involved in the school district working with the CATCH after school program as a coach and coordinator, and an educator with the Safe Routes to School program.

April enjoys working with youth and contributing to a healthy and happy community here in Pagosa Springs. Her passions include improving access to local food, and helping children develop a connection with nature, as well as, a sense of place in their community. She loves adventuring in the outdoors, biking, hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding. She also really enjoys snuggling with her dog and reading.