Robin Glenn, MA, LPC, CSC, CAC
Robin is an accomplished therapist with over 18 years experience in working with at-risk teens. Robin's history includes roles as a School-Based Therapy Specialist for at-risk teens, private practice therapist for adolescents and their families, Treatment Coordinator for intensive in/outpatient teen programs, and Research Specialist in clinical trials for adolescents with addictions. While serving in her various roles, Robin served on panels and boards for various teen organizations. She has and continues to train law enforcement, school administrators and faculty, medical professionals, and members of the community through various speaking engagements and seminars on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. Robin earned her MA in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a licensed professional counselor, certified school counselor, and a master addiction counselor. In her free time, Robin spends time with her littles hiking, skiing, and doing anything outdoors. Her coping skill is humor and friends.
Mac is a Software Engineer who spent most of his professional career in the education technology space, implementing applications and services supporting millions of students and users. Mac has also built rich user experiences for a variety of educational institutions targeting both mobile and desktop users.
Bryan has over 20 years of hands-on technology experience and 11 years experience with online educational technology. With a mother who was a lifetime educator, you could say that education runs in his blood. During his free time, you can find him coaching his children's soccer or flag football teams, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family.
Shana Holman, BS, MEd
Shana has over 20 years of account management, sales management, training and client services from the education and healthcare markets. She previously worked for private and public school districts and non-profits, Baxter Healthcare, and Merck & Co. Shana's day-to-day activities are supporting clients from sale through to implementation, training and beyond to bring BASE Education to as many kids as possible.
Stephanie has spent most of her professional career in the education technology space serving school districts across the country. Her service-minded approach has helped her to develop strong relationships and partnerships in both sales and sales leadership over the course of her career. Stephanie is incredibly passionate about mental health and increasing awareness around healthy healing options for all people. During her free time she enjoys being with her family and friends, volunteering, creating and traveling.
Chris has over 10 years experience in business development and account management, working to support school districts across the country implementing online learning programs. He is currently a graduate student in a counseling psychology program at St. Edward’s University In Austin, TX, and is passionate about mindfulness, attachment theory, and neuroscience. He is most fulfilled spending time with his family and connecting with nature.
Zach is our resident powerhouse. He's currently pursuing his degree in Psychology, is one of our SEL consultants, and also finds time to hit the public speaking circuit. He's a suicide survivor and advocate, not shy about sharing his story in an effort to raise awareness and educate.
Jesse is currently a master's degree candidate at the University of Denver. She is studying research methods and statistics, while specializing in curriculum and instruction. She found her passion for educational research while teaching 3rd grade in Denver Public Schools. During that time, she noticed the increasing need to teach children not only academically, but also support students' behavioral and emotional needs to create the best outcomes for all learners.
Nichole Brooks, M.B.A
Nichole is a 14 year veteran in the education field serving as a classroom educator, program coordinator, assist. principal and principal supporting k-12 grade levels. Prior to her education experience, Nichole held roles as an IT Application Analyst and Implementation Specialist providing project management, training, and program development. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Economics degree.
Barb has been working in the special education field since 1986. The majority of her time has been in residential, day treatment, hospital and juvenile justice settings with a brief period of time as a special education teacher in the public school setting.
Barb has taught Sped 101 at the college level and has successfully coached teachers through understanding special education foundations and pillars in order to pass the PLACE test. In May 2010, a colleague and Ms. Taylor opened up their own business (PALS4Ed) to assist residential, day treatment and juvenile justice schools with their special education needs and helping to design sustainable education systems. Recently, PALS4Ed conducted a school audit for a charter school, starting with the enrollment process, RtI, 504, IEPs and the systems in use.
Barb has assisted with writing successful grants for juvenile justice schools and recruiting paraprofessionals. Barb enjoys assessing new students as they come into schools, working with new educators and speaking to small groups. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys living in Colorado.
Our Clinical Contributors
Amy J.G. Raskind, MA, LPC, NBCC
Amy J.G. Raskind is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has spent the last 20 years counseling children and adolescents in both public and private schools. Amy is an accomplished academic and practitioner. Upon completing her graduate work, Amy worked for Denver Public Schools at the elementary level implementing a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in response to rising concerns about youth violence, substance abuse, and school safety. Amy has spent the last 16 years working as the school counselor at an elite boarding school in Connecticut. During her tenure, she has counseled and consulted with thousands of adolescents, their families, and administration created comprehensive wellness and counseling curricula and taught wellness to students of all ages. When she’s not working, Amy is constantly on the go with her family as chief chauffer and home engineer or training for her next Spartan race or triathlon.
Diana Gonzalez, LAC, MSW, AASW
Diana has been working with youth for 12 years in various settings. When she is not leading summer outdoor adventure trips in the woods or abroad, she can be found working with youth ages 7-25 in her clinical therapy private practice group. With extensive experience in alternative therapies, Diana specializes in Animal-Assisted therapy (with a focus on Equine Therapy) and Experiential Therapy (with a focus on rock climbing and backpacking). Diana also works extensively with adults struggling with opiate addiction in the Denver area. Growing up with a mother who is an educator and author of Young Adult fiction novels, Diana also has a passion for writing, creating, and, of course, grammar!