Mickki Langston- Recruitment Director
Mickki Langston leads growing the Girl Scouts of Colorado membership as our Recruitment Director. Mickki first joined GSCO in October 2015, by getting her own daughter involved as a new Daisy. Prior to Girl Scouts of Colorado, Mickki has supported her Colorado community as a member of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council; the founder and executive director of Mile High Business Alliance; and a youth mentor via Colorado Youth at Risk. In her spare time, Mickki makes homemade soap and other bath products, writes local news stories for the Wash Park Profile, and enjoys snuggling with her two aging pets, Lulu and Max.
Elba Barr – Recruitment Specialist
Elba’s primary role is to share with girls the marvels and endless possibilities of Girl Scouts as a recruiter in the Pikes Peak region. Elba grew up a Girl Scout in Vermont and loves being the troop leader for her daughter’s troop. Elba started with GSCO in July 2015 after retiring as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army. She and her husband have three kids– two human and one fur. “I love being part of organization that has been innovative and a safe place for girls for more than 100 years” she wrote.
Cricket Hawkins– Team Lead, Mountain Communities
Cricket joined Girl Scouts of Colorado in December 2010 never imagining the scope of her responsibilities would be so vast. She orchestrates all activities in our Mountain Communities as Team Lead and is the mastermind behind recruitment, volunteer support, and community visibility. Although she works remotely from 10,000 feet high in the Rockies, her daily connections with her volunteers and membership is limitless. Enthusiasm, inspiration, passion, and many years of professional and volunteer experience are her tools for cultivating today’s Girl Scouts and tomorrow’s leaders. When not communicating with members or driving to the far reaches of her region, Cricket can be found gardening, painting landscapes on old windows, and hiking with her four-legged best friend Sage.
Hilary Martin- Recruitment Specialist
From Craig to Telluride, Fruita to Glenwood Springs, Hilary is out in the community recruiting and promoting Girl Scouts across the Western Slope. Hilary started in June 2014 after careers in television news and law enforcement dispatch. Hilary was a Girl Scout herself while growing up in Orange County, California. She loves spreading the message of Girl Scouts and growing membership across our diverse state.
Jen Raymond- Recruitment and Volunteer Support Specialist
Jennifer Raymond comes to us with a background in Girl Scouts- she used to work for Chaparral/GS New Mexico Trails council as a Membership Development Director, leaving in 2009. She and her husband (and their kids) have found their way back to Durango. They couldn’t believe it when they saw the job posting – it was meant to be! Jennifer Raymond comes to us with a background in Girl Scouts- she used to work for Chaparral/GS New Mexico Trails council as a Membership Development Director, leaving in 2009. She and her husband (and their kids) have found their way back to Durango. They couldn’t believe it when they saw the job posting – it was meant to be!Jen Raymond came to us in January 2016 with a background in Girl Scouts. She worked for five years at Chaparral/GS New Mexico Trails council as a Membership Development Director, leaving in 2009. Since then she has continued her career with nonprofit, community serving organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Adoption Exchange, and Capacity Builders. Jen’s husband was transferred to Cortez from Farmington, New Mexico. Shortly after, she found the job posting for Girl Scouts (serving southwest Colorado) and they took the plunge to move. She was so excited for this opportunity to be involved with Girl Scouts again. Between Jen and her husband they have seven kiddos, two dogs, and a naughty cat. “We have quickly learned that we love hiking and enjoying the beauty of our new home state” she wrote. Jen loves being able to help provide the opportunity to girls and adults to share in the awesome Girl Scouts experience. “There’s nothing better than seeing a girl who really is realizing her potential through the guidance of one of our amazing volunteers”.
Sarah Scalise- Recruitment Specialist
Sarah works closely with community members and adult volunteers in Jefferson County to share opportunities with future Girl Scouts! As a girl member she loved camping trips and still enjoys lifelong friendships with her fellow Girl Scouts. Sarah returned as an adult member in 2012 (not including her year as Girl Guide in the UK) and ran a multi-level troop in south Chicago. After recruiting all of her friends to participate, Sarah realized it was time to apply her Girl Scout Leadership Experience to her career and began working for GSCO as a Recruitment Specialist in August 2015. Sarah is also a published author. Her work examines role models in popular culture and how young women struggle with themselves to achieve bodily acceptance. In addition to a love for reading and writing, Sarah is actively involved in Denver social justice organizing which refuels her passion for making the world a better place!
Christine Slomski – Recruitment Specialist
Since 2008, the Girl Scouts of the USA has captured Christine’s heart, but it wasn’t until August 2015 that the opportunity came to join the movement as a staff member! As a GSCO Recruiter in south-metro Denver, Christine enjoys spreading smiles and empowerment by sharing the mission of Girl Scouts at schools and community events. Christine is passionate to be of service to women and support women’s issues in the realm of health, well-being, and personal empowerment, so naturally she’s very proud to help Colorado’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders by way of Girl Scout programming! When she’s not in the field meeting with potential Girl Scout members, Christine enjoys learning about art, faraway places, holistic nutrition, and eastern philosophy. You’ll also find her at First Friday art walks, sauntering along trails in Denver parks, or sharing a cup of local chai or kombucha in the company of a good friend (or a great book) in Denver or Boulder. There are no limits to an empowered woman with big dreams… And that starts with our girls. Watch out, world!
Carmen Valdez, Recruitment Specialist
Carmen helps spread the word about Girl Scouts and works to recruit new girl and adult members in Pueblo and southeastern Colorado. She also organizes, promotes, and hosts adult recruitment events. Carmen is married with two children and in her spare time, she enjoys reading and sci-fi fandoms like Star Wars and Stark Trek.
Jordyn Walker, Recruitment Specialist
As a Recruitment Specialist for Denver-metro, Jordyn loves spreading the word about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Jordyn started with GSCO in 2015 as a Seasonal Recruitment Specialist in the Pikes Peak region. When her time as a seasonal employee expired, she was transferred to Denver. Jordyn’s work now covers 10 school districts and her demographics span from the city of Denver to the rural plains. She loves how the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is adaptable to ALL girls. Jordyn was a Brownie Leader and loves to explore new mountain ranges and take long road trips!
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