Pat was raised in the heartland of the USA, received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and Master’s degree in Public and Non-profit Management from the University of Colorado Denver. She lived in California for 20 years dividing time between the woods and the beach, then moved to Colorado to build an Earthship, a sustainable home. Pat has worn many professional hats including organizational change and team building consultant, a planner for the Town of Ignacio, and as a community organizer for youth and family support. She is blessed to be a grandmother of four girls, great-grandmother of one, owner of two dogs and married to Paul, a solar, energy conservation expert. Pat loves to paint in pastels and considers nature to be her teacher.
Breeah Kinsella, Coalition Coordinator
Breeah was raised in the central valley of California and as an 8 year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard has been able to travel and live all over the country. In St. Louis, Missouri she was educated in Business and Social Work at Webster and Saint Louis University. Over the course of 13 years Breeah has been active in youth engagement and advocacy, working in a variety of fields including education, programming, and the juvenile justice system. In 2010 Breeah moved to Durango for the first time, and after a 2 year sabbatical in Austin, TX, where she worked as a Training and Events Coordinator for three social service agencies, Breeah has returned to continue her work in youth advocacy and prevention with excitement!