Mara Hackett – Owner
Advice from my former child self: find joy in the small things, live in the present, take time to play, enjoy a good nap.
Current obsession: My hydroflask water bottle; I still have hot coffee at noon? What?!
What you would find in my lunch box: Hummus and pita and probably some chocolate covered pretzels
PLAY: hiking, running, mountain biking, games of any kind, Pinterest. Yup.
DREAM: To open a school that can foster dreams and truly change the world. DREAM BIG.
DISCOVER: New restaurants, hidden gems and new trails in our beautiful hometown of Denver
Aimee Dixon – Owner
Craziest Adventure: Teaching English in a Thai elementary school for six months. I learned SMILES translate across cultures and break down any language barrier.
PLAY: Riding my bike, hiking, sourdough bread baking!!
DREAM: Globe trekking to the far off corners of the world.
DISCOVER: New people, food, cultures, and places! Never stop discovering!
Sierra Clute- Lead Preschool Teacher
3 things I never leave home without: my moccasins, a sense of humor, and a can do attitude!
If my life were a flavor of ice cream, it would be: Pistachio Almond, super sweet and a lil nuts! 😉
If I could be a color: I would be BLACK! (boring I know, but it goes with everything and doesn’t show dirt)
Katie O’Connell – Lead Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director
PLAY : rock climbing, hiking, trying to keep up with my friends in the mountains, and of course, CKA!
DREAM: is to visit every state and national park in the US, to hike every 14er in Colorado, and to rock climb in Yosemite!
DISCOVER: the best ramen spot in Denver, the longest trail my 15 lb dog can do, how to keep up with all the hobbies in Colorado
Scariest thing I have done for fun: Skydiving… and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Favorite purchase of 2020: Either my road bike, a membership to my climbing gym, or my humidifier— something that is apparently necessary living in Colorado!
If my life had a title : Over analyze. Something I always tend to do!
Super hero I channel : Wonder Woman. Sometimes there’s no stopping me! I will just keep going and going!
Weirdest craving : Hot Cheetos and pickles! Sounds weird but trust me, it’s so GOOD!
PLAY: Chasing toddlers all around CKA!
DREAM:- Of traveling to New York and Italy!
DISCOVER:- New foods to eat, new people, and new places!
Nancy Munoz- Teaching Assistant
If my life had a title: Lagrima (tear)
My one way ticket from reality: Reading
PLAY: hiking, swimming, playing with my 3 year old niece
DREAM: visiting every beach in the world, owning 2 baby monkeys
DISCOVER: new places, hobbies, books, food, new adventures
Sonny Apodaca – Lead Preschool Teacher
Preferred transit: If I could walk everywhere I definitely would, but I’m always down for putting on a car concert with my friends while on a road trip.
Guilty of: Destressing by watching really bad reality TV
Not Guilty of: Taking the last of any food ever (what if someone else wants it?)
Play: Camping, Baking, Board/Card Games, and Spending my days playing, laughing, and learning with children
Dream: Travel to every continent at least once (Not off to the best start here, but I’ll just keep on dreamin’!)
Discover: New kinds of food, the best places for karaoke, and the best places for trivia nights