Our Staff

JR Lapierre

J.R. Lapierre,
Managing Director

M.S., Sports & Recreation Management, Northeastern University
J.R. earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in economics. He has worked in the financial field as a financial analyst and has an extensive background in working with youth previously as an Executive Director for a 501c3 non-profit organization and was instrumental in growing the program. He has worked as a volunteer in schools working with students, providing additional academic work on reading comprehension, writing, math skills and special projects. As a volunteer coach, J.R. has a passion to help develop the overall well being of kids and has been able to bridge the gap with numerous community organizations to provide programming to youth throughout the state of Colorado.

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Tim Flynn

Tim Flynn,
Program Director

B.S., Soil Science, M.S., Recreation Administration
Tim’s passion for the natural environment, conservation and education originated at an early age through exploration of the outdoors. By combining his passion with degrees in natural and social sciences, he strives to engage individuals and communities through outdoor education and recreational pursuits. Tim is an avid fly fisherman and has worked in natural resources, education and outdoor recreation for municipal, private and non-profit organizations for over a decade. From 2012-2013, he received the Inspire By Example award, along with the Youth Engagement award from the City of Boulder for his positive youth development and leadership efforts. Tim’s passion originates in bringing communities together to expand natural resource awareness, stewardship and involvement, while improving equity in accessing outdoor resources.

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Pamela Dudley

Pamela Dudley,
Program Manager – Nizhoni Equestrian Program

Pamela is the CEO of Always Ready Hauling, which was founded in 1997. As a successful business owner, she is passionate about ensuring that young women understand that their dreams can be realized as well. She spent the first part of her professional life as small business owner; during this time she was able to help other minority business owners start their businesses as well. She continues to serves as a mentor and takes great pleasure in helping others realize their potential. Recognizing the potential and passion teens have to become leaders, she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to support young girls through the Nizhoni Program. As a mother of two, she hopes to use her experience and love of working with young people to inspire the next generation to make a difference in the world. Her desire to empower at risk youth led her to the program that she is currently in. Pamela is passionate about horses and focused on providing youth and teen girls with life enhancing skills through equestrian training.