Natasha Myhal

Natasha, a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is originally from Parma Hts., Ohio. She holds a BA in American Indian Studies and Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris as well as a MA in Indigenous Studies from the University of Kansas. She is a second-year doctoral student in…

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Kevin Troung

Kevin, as a Colorado Native, loves to hike around the mountains and take pictures. In his free time you can find him playing basketball, taking pictures, or making short films. He is currently majoring in Film Studies, but hopes to transfer to the school of Engineering, to pursue a major in Technology, Arts, & Media…

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Quinn Precourt

Quinn is currently the Events Assistant at the Center of the American West, but has been involved with the Center before she was born. Her father, Tom Precourt, was the director of the Center from 1995-2004. Quinn can remember running around the office as a toddler and learning all about the work the Center was…

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Ali Laird

Ali Laird is a Research Assistant at the Center of the American West. Originally from western Montana, she holds a B.A. in Humanities from Villanova University and is currently a graduate student in CU Boulder’s philosophy program. She is interested in a range of topics including federal public lands policy, land use planning, conservation in…

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Nicoli Bowley

Nicoli Bowley is an Administrative Assistant at the Center of the American West. She first became involved with the Center as a research assistant while completing her undergraduate degree in history and communication. She wrote her honors thesis on Colorado history, and has had several opportunities to apply her knowledge of the past to modern-day…

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Brooke Neely

Brooke Neely is a Research Fellow at the Center of the American West. She works on a range of applied research and outreach projects at the Center that focus on public history, community engagement, and diversity/inclusion in the American West. These include 1) a partnership with the National Park Service that seeks to enhance the…

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Kurt Gutjahr

Kurt Gutjahr has served as the Program Director of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado since 2008. Although born in New Jersey, he moved to New Mexico at nine years of age and since then has lived in Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Colorado (with brief sojourns in Prague and Iowa)….

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Roni Ires

Roni Ires has been with the Center since 1996, managing the academic programs, handling financial and administrative business, and enjoying the educational and inspirational fringe benefits. Born and raised in the concrete terrain of Brooklyn, New York, she recalls listening to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” and dreaming of somehow, someday, reaching that remote and…

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Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective…

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Honey Ashenbrenner

Honey Ashenbrenner (Honey Lindburg) has been with the University of Colorado Boulder as a Art Director/Marketing and Communications Specialist since 2003 and loves almost every minute of her job. She leads a great group of full-time staff and student employees in the Center of the American West’s events office, to bring you the events and…

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