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Our Team

  • Guy Pasquino

    Guy Pasquino

    Executive director, Colorado

    Guy Pasquino has over 20 years of K-12 education and nonprofit leadership experience with a focus on educational equity in public schools. Before joining Reading Partners, Guy served as the managing director of impact for City Year Denver and a school leader with Denver Public Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Ritchie Program for School Leaders and the DPS Learn to Lead Denver Principal Residency Program. Prior to embarking on his career in education, he worked in the financial industry. A first-generation college graduate, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Boston College.
  • Brett Butler

    Program Manager

    Brett has worked in education for the last few years, specializing in elementary literacy for the past year. He is excited to join Reading Partners as a program manager and bring his passion for education and reading to the team. Brett graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in English and religious studies before attending Princeton Theological Seminary for his master's of divinity. He then worked as a director of Christian education before relocating to Denver to pursue classroom education, most recently as a fellow at Rocky Mountain Prep. Brett loves hiking, skiing, and biking, and is an avid cook and traveler. He hopes to travel to all seven continents, but will, in all likelihood, omit Antarctica in the end.
  • Alex Walters

    Development associate *Starting July 2021

    Alex joined Reading Partners in 2020 as a volunteer coordinator and is excited to bring his five years of experience in engineering and project management to the team as a development associate. Alex graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering before attending Wichita State University for his master of business administration. After working in the aircraft industry for five years, Alex and his wife fulfilled their lifelong dream of moving to Colorful Colorado and he decided it was the right time to change life paths. As a lifelong reading lover and an advocate for education, Reading Partners was a perfect fit for Alex as he looked to branch out into the nonprofit sector. Alex loves hiking, college football, cooking new dishes, and seeing new places with his wife and husky.
  • Zach Ward

    Deputy Program Director

    Zach joined Reading Partners in the spring of 2014 as a reading center coordinator at College View Elementary. After a year at College View, Zach transitioned onto the management team as a program associate. Since 2016, Zach has been overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program department in Colorado as a program lead. Prior to his time with Reading Partners, Zach was an AmeriCorps member and high school social studies teacher. Zach graduated from Indiana University - Bloomington with a bachelor's in secondary education with a focus on history and political science. To contact Zach, feel free to email at

Program team

Karami Chapa, AmeriCorps Sr. Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Force Elementary

Cheyenne Clarkin, AmeriCorps Sr. Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Place Bridge Academy

Robyn Fisk, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Kaiser Elementary

Nicole Havel, AmeriCorps Regional Coordinator

Mariah Klein, AmeriCorps Sr. Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Samuels Elementary

Maggie Kotecki, AmeriCorps Sr. Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Samuels Elementary

Mary Kate Maloney, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Columbine Elementary

Carlos Matthews, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Joe Shoemaker School

Evelyn Ripsom, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Dora Moore ECE-8 School

Mia Smith, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, Garden Place Academy

Sue Twiford, AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinator, College View Elementary

Community engagement team

Mariah Law, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

Alex Walters, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator


Tanesha Bell, Sub-Grant Monitor at Colorado Department of Education

Matt Daley, Vice President, Business Transformation & Care Model Innovation at DaVita

Allison Gambill, Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Kate Garvin, Director,Family Advocacy and Community Engagement APS

Natasha Law, Director of Financial Reporting, Prologis

Michelle Roche, Principal/Founder, Roche Brand Advisors

Catherine Shipley, Community Volunteer

Brett Wilhelm, Director, Staffable Limited Uganda

Karen Winbourn, Community Volunteer

Colin Whitenack, Colin & Co

Michelle Wyman, Director of Business Development at Encompass Energy Services


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