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Heather Horton, Ph.D., Director

Heather was trained as a Clinical Psychologist, and has 20 years of experience in providing mental health services and working with survivors of interpersonal violence.  She came to CC in 2005 as The College's first Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.  In that role, she developed a comprehensive sexual assault prevention education program for our community.  In 2012, she was selected to launch the Wellness Resource Center.  Heather is passionate about social justice, and much of her energy while at Colorado College has gone toward developing and implementing prevention programs focused on preventing violence, promoting mental health, and creating a healthy, caring campus community.

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Chris Walters, M.Ed., Health Educator

Chris has a Master in Education from the University of Maine, where he also worked in student wellness for 2 years.  He is excited to join the Wellness Resource Center and to help mobilize, create, and sustain campus-wide health promotion practices. Chris will be working on a broad range of health and wellness topics within our holistic model of wellness, but will spend much of his time working to prevent high-risk behaviors such as substance use and abuse, and to empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices.


Celia Palmer, B.A., WRC Paraprofessional

Celia graduated from CC in 2016 with a degree in sociology. She is passionate about mental health and is excited to return to CC as a member of the WRC team.  As the WRC Paraprofessional, Celia will be supporting the WRC’s mission of personal and communal wellness by running its social media accounts and creating print media for its various events and campaigns. She will also be teaching occasional workshops surrounding the intersection of making, creativity and self-care.

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Montana Bass, B.A., Health Education Paraprofessional

Montana is joining the WRC this year as our Health Education Paraprofessional. Montana graduated from CC last May as a Comparative Literature major. During her time at CC, Montana was involved in addressing gender-based violence as a member of START. She is excited to continue that work and more this year through her position at the WRC, and to keep working to create a healthy campus culture. In our office, she will be helping implement and develop programs, and collaborating with students and other campus partners. When she’s not working, Montana spends as much time as she can dancing, and is hoping to bring some movement to campus programming. Catch her the first Saturday of every block rolling around on the floor in Cossit.