our team

Staff

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Lara Beaulieu, Executive Director
lara@englishinaction.org, (970) 963-9200
Lara oversees the administrative and programmatic functions of English In Action. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and brings more than 20 years of nonprofit sector experience in both program delivery and administration.

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Diana Cardenas, Program Coordinator/Match Advisor
diana@englishinaction.org, (970) 989-4395 (c) or (970) 963-9200
Diana is dedicated to supporting the tutoring experiences of our adult students and tutors. She is a native Spanish speaker from Columbia, with a background in business and customer service.


Shinta Damayanti, Administrative/Program Assistant
shinta@englishinaction.org, (970) 963-9200
Shinta supports the administrative and programmatic functions of English In Action. She started as a student with English In Action. She is originally from Indonesia.

Viviana Gonzalez
Viviana Gonzalez, Program Coordinator/Match Advisor

viviana@englishinaction.org, (970) 963-9200
Viviana’s primary role is to help our adult students and tutors have a successful experience with English In Action. She is originally from Columbia and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. She brings a background in modern languages, business and customer service.


Sarah Kelly, Program Director/Match Advisor
sarah@englishinaction.org, (970) 963-9200
Sarah oversees program delivery at English In Action. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. She holds a degree in teacher education and has worked extensively in mentoring programs for youth. Sarah is also trained in teaching English as a second language.

Board of Directors


Samuel Bernal
Samuel is a VP of IMS at Entravision (the parent company of Radio TriColor, the Spanish-language station in Basalt). He joined the Board in 2017 and is a dedicated community volunteer, working with many organizations throughout the Valley. Samuel resides in Basalt.


Lisa Chiles
Lisa is a senior recruiter with Impact Advisors. She has also served as a nonprofit consultant and Executive Director for Aspen Education Foundation. She is a tutor for English In Action, and joined the Board in 2016. Lisa resides in Aspe


Matthew Hamilton

Matt is Aspen Skiing Company’s Sustainability Director and Executive Director of The Environment Foundation. He joined the Board in 2016 and resides in Carbondale.

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David Hyman, Secretary

David is a retired Aspen business owner and the chair of the Independence Pass Foundation. He joined the Board in 2011 and is a tutor for English In Action. David resides in Aspen.


Julie Comins Pickrell

Julie is a freelance writer/editor and former Executive Director & Board Member of Aspen Writer’s Foundation. She joined the Board in 2016 and resides in Basalt.


Patrick Curry

Patrick is the founder of Footsteps Marketing and a member of YouthEntity. He joined the Board in 2014 and is a former tutor for English In Action. Patrick resides in Carbondale.

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Amy Gordon

Amy is an interior designer and owner of TESOROS Travel. She is a tutor with English In Action and joined the Board in 2011. Amy resides in Aspen and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Alex Halperin
Alexandra Halperin
Alexandra is the founding publisher of Aspen Peak Magazine for Niche Media. She is a former tutor of English In Action. Alex joined the Board in 2013 and resides in Carbondale.

Gary Harada
Gary Harada, Treasurer
Gary is a retired U.S. Army captain and director of operations at Baxter Healthcare. He is a tutor for English In Action. Gary joined the Board in 2013 and resides in Carbondale.


Robert Hubbell

Robert manages Crawford Properties in El Jebel. He is a former Navy and private pilot, and serves on the board of Crown Mountain Park & Recreation District. He joined English In Action as a tutor and Board member in 2016, and resides in El Jebel.


Susan Lodge, Co-chair
Susan is a realtor with Sotheby’s Aspen Snowmass International Realty. She founded both the Aspen and Tokyo chapters of Room to Read. She is a former tutor for English In Action and joined the Board in 2015. She resides in Basalt.

Lynn Nichols
Lynn Nichols, Co-chair
Lynn is a rancher, landscape architect and librarian. She is a tutor for English In Action. She joined the Board in 2013 and resides in Basalt.

Founder

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Julie Fox-Rubin
Julie started English In Action with the vision of bringing people together across the language and cultural divide. While developing English language skills was an important part of the mission from the start, Julie was equally interested in helping people to build mutually beneficial cross-cultural relationships, which strengthen our community as a whole.

Advisory Council

Adriana Cabrera Torres
Michele Cardamone
Ellen Freedman
Julie Goldstein
Yuani Ruiz
Skye Skinner
Eden Steele

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS (since 2008)

Julie Goldstein
Kim Chang
Ellen Freedman
Susie Jimenez
Pete McBride
Yuani Ruiz
Shelly Sheppick
Jennifer Smith
Ellen Speers
Adriana Cabrera Torres
Bob Ward
Jacque Whitsitt