Our Staff


Todd WoodwardTodd

Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing
(719) 389-6212
twoodward@coloradocollege.edu

 


Jessi BurnsJessi Burns

Content & Social Media Manager
(719) 389-6624
jburns@coloradocollege.edu

As content and social media manager, Jessi is your go-to resource for all things related to social media. Whether you want to create a new social media profile, would like guidance on an existing profile, or just want to share some news with CC’s social media community, Jessi can help. 

Jessi is a Colorado College alumna and graduated in 2006 with a degree in anthropology, focusing on archaeology. After some time working in the field, she decided she wanted to pursue something where she could be a little more creative. That led her to obtain an M.S. in communications from Pepperdine University where she studied mass media, rhetoric, and social change. Since then, Jessi has spent her career managing marketing and communications for nonprofits, including an open space organization, a library, and an animal shelter. Most recently, she spent time living and working in the Colorado mountains in the tiny town of Tabernash, just outside of Winter Park.  

Jessi joined the Office of Communications in 2021 and couldn’t be more excited to be back at CC. In her spare time, you’ll find her exploring new hiking trails, playing with her dogs, or traveling to remote places in the world.


Owen Craft

Graphic Designer
(719) 389-6355
ocraft@coloradocollege.edu


Julia Fuller

Video Producer
(719) 389-6602
jfuller@coloradocollege.edu


MarkMark Lee

Director of Web & Digital Media
(719) 389-6030
mlee@coloradocollege.edu

Mark has been helping to build the web since 1999. Over this time he has collaborated with fellow staff, faculty, and students on countless interesting and creative web/digital media projects. Mark provides leadership, strategy, hands-on management, technical implementation, and front-end development (coding) of the web and other digital communications channels for the college.

Mark has a B.A. in psychology, a Graduate Certificate in computer information systems, and an M.Ed. in instructional technology. He is a lifelong learner and continues to take a variety of professional development and continuing education classes whenever possible, including from Colorado College, Parsons School of Design, HarvardX/EdX, and Berklee College of Music.

Involvement in the community is important to Mark, and he has volunteered with and served on several nonprofit boards in the Pikes Peak region, as well as being a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program.

In his spare time, he enjoys: learning, experimenting with, and sometimes writing about cutting-edge web technology; honing his photography and videography skills, and making music with friends.


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Web Communications Paraprofessional
(719) 389-6139
nleung@coloradocollege.edu

Nicole received her BA in Integrative Design & Architecture from CC's Art department in '21, simultaneously graduating from the College of ZOOM of COVID University. For all things Cascade CMS-related, Nicole is your go-to person.

Outside of website management, Nicole spends time with her two fluffy kitties, Bear and Willow, as well as ballet, hiking, weightlifting, making books, and going to farmers' markets. She also never got over her love of painting and drawing; Nicole is continually adding to her portfolio of random works of whatever she felt like making at the time. 


Miriam RothMiriam Roth

Communications Coordinator
(719) 389-6603
mroth@coloradocollege.edu

Miriam Roth is originally from California but spent 15 years in New York City, where she studied Theatre Arts and Music. In addition to performing while in NYC, Miriam had a successful career in sales and marketing for both the fashion industry, and international mail.

Miriam comes to CC after working in a myriad of places doing all kinds of things, mostly being creative, building relationships, and keeping others organized. She still teaches singing in her private studio in the evenings, as well as performing around town. Most recently Miriam was taking a course on the Neuroscience of Singing, through San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


lonnie.jpegLonnie Timmons III

Photographer & Photo Editor
(719) 389-7602
ltimmonsiii@coloradocollege.edu

Lonnie Timmons III has devoted more than thirty years to producing evocative images of the human experience.  Whether they are fascinating glimpses into seldom seen cultures or captivating images offering new insight into the seemingly ordinary, Timmons combines his meticulous attention to detail with a passion for the work. Whether it is a Cuban dairy farmer at 4 in the morning or a student enjoying activities on campus, his photographs capture the essence of life in a fleeting moment in time.

Timmons has been published in prestigious publications such as Jazziz, Newsweek, Newsweek en Español, NPR.org, Sports Illustrated, Swing Journal, and US News & World Report. His photography has appeared in books including Baltimore, Jewel of the Chesapeake: A Contemporary Portrait, LeBron James: The Making Of A MVP, and What Is This Thing Called Jazz. He has also won numerous photography awards from organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Nikon Photo Contest International, and University Photographers Association of America. His videos have been broadcast on ESPN.


Karen To

Director of Web & Digital Media
(719) 389-6144
kto@coloradocollege.edu

Karen provides leadership, strategy, and hands-on management of the web and other digital communications channels for the college.

Karen joined CC eagerly in 2005, after a long (at least it seemed that way) and illustrious career in Corporate America. With a degree in linguistics and no direct path to a profession, she started her career sending form letters to AARP members. Thanks to a knack with computers and software, she promptly began a steady migration to technology. She has been a programmer, system administrator, software support specialist, and content manager.

Karen thinks that industrial agriculture is public enemy #1 and enjoys yoga, hiking, and backpacking.


Naomi Rene TrujilloRS72573_Naomi-Trujillo-2_2021.jpg

Project Manager / Graphic Designer
(719) 389-6774
ntrujillo@coloradocollege.edu


ProfilePic2Stephanie Wurtz

Assistant Vice President for Communications
(719) 389-7601
swurtz@coloradocollege.edu

Building relationships is at the heart of Stephanie's role of providing vision for the college's integrated communications strategy. As assistant vice president for communications, Stephanie collaborates with college leaders, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to elevate the CC identity. She leads the editorial functions of the Office of Communications and provides executive leadership by identifying strategies and initiatives to advance and measure CC's communications efforts.

Stephanie joined the communications team in 2014 as CC's first director of internal communications, a position identified as key to the CC strategic plan. She continues working to strategically build cross-organization relationships and provides structure, support, and leadership to achieve the college's communications goals.

Prior to starting at Colorado College, Stephanie worked in K-12 public education, directing the communications program for Falcon School District 49. She also spent five years as a television news reporter. Stephanie received both her B.A. in journalism and M.A. in strategic communications from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.

When she's not on campus, Stephanie spends time out on the trails, running, and mountain biking. She's run across the Grand Canyon and up several of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, and ridden her bike over numerous mountain passes, occasionally stopping to snap photos and catch her breath.

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The Office of Communications and Marketing is located on the 4th floor of Spencer Center, at 830 N. Tejon St.

We can be reached via telephone at 719-389-6603 or via email at communications@​coloradocollege.edu