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Every Child Deserves The Resources To Be Successful

Core Values

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Integrity: We strive to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching.

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Commitment: We are dedicated to the program and to ensuring that each of us reaches our own unique, personal potential.

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Perseverance: We don’t stop until we reach our goals - always putting forth our best effort, even when faced with difficulties or roadblocks along the path to success.

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Inclusivity: We are a learning-centered organization that values the perspectives and contributions of everyone involved. We incorporate the needs, talents, and perspectives of the community we serve into the design and implementation of our program.

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Our History

A National Movement: Since 1995, students from urban public schools across the country have benefited from longitudinal support in: Education, Health & Wellness, Community, and Career. Beginning with SquashBusters in Boston, then spreading to New York with StreetSquash and CitySquash, and subsequently as far away as India, there are now 22 member programs in operation.

Mile High Squash Comes To Denver: In 2008, Mile High Squash was launched with the support of Mayor Hickenlooper, The Anschutz Foundation, The Denver Athletic Club, The Hashim Khan Foundation, and a dedicated group of leaders.

Mile High Squash Becomes Mile High 360: In late 2014, Mile High Squash added cycling as a second anchor sport in order to expand the number of students served, resulting in a stronger organization with improved stability and sustainability for generations to come. With that pivot, Mile High Squash changed its name to Impact360 - now Mile High 360. This program expansion brought the cycling community’s passion to the aid of students who were ready to reach for the stars.

Mile High 360 Today: Mile High 360 runs on two campuses. The Denver Athletic Club campus holds up to 40 students across grades 9-12, and the West Leadership Academy campus - a local 6-12 school - holds up to 80 students in grades 6-12. Students at each campus receive instruction across the three core content areas of Academics, Health & Wellness, and Life Skills.

Mile High 360 Tomorrow: We envision a single, comprehensive services campus that’s able to engage 260 students and is co-lead by a professional staff alongside Mile High 360 students.

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Eric Eiteljorg
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Eric Eiteljorg joined Mile High 360 as its Executive Director in 2011. Eric graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned a dual Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Education (Educational Psychology) in 2007, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. While he and his wife are from the east coast, they and their two children consider Denver to be home.

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Kate Millman
Director of Programming

Kate Milman is the Mile High 360 Program Director and leads the strategic direction and overall management of the organization’s programming operations. Previous to this Kate has worked for Nonprofits in the Denver Metro area focused on food security and with Denver Metro Area school districts. As a member of the international hunger relief organization, Rise Against Hunger, she gained extensive experience with both volunteer and program management, leading large scale volunteer events in the National Capital region of the US as well as around the world. Kate is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Kate is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served as a Community Health Extension Agent from 2009 until 2011 in Cameroon, West Central Africa. 

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Natalie Henson
Post-Secondary Coordinator

Originally from Virginia, Natalie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She volunteered four years of service through AmeriCorps City Year Seattle/King County and Peace Corps Peru. She started at Mile High 360 as the High School Academic Coordinator. With strong relationships and a passion for after high school advising, she is excited to continue with our students as they grow into adults.

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Natalie A. Martinez
Director of Development

Natalie is excited to be part of the Mile High 360 team. She is a fifth-generation Denver native, and has been part of the Denver-metro non-profit community since the early 1990s. As the new director of development, Natalie is looking forward to bringing new resources and strategies to Mile High 360. She was the first person in family to matriculate to college and graduated with a bachelor of science in international law from Georgetown University and an MPA from the University of Colorado. Natalie’s kids are Sydney, a freshman at Arizona State University, and Eddie, a UPS driver. Natalie is a huge fan of all her hometown teams especially the Denver Broncos. She loves to spend time with family and friends, read, play tennis and turkey hunt.

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Meagan Sudhoff
Cycling Coordinator

Meagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Purdue Univerity. Before joining Mile High 360, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, worked for the Forest Service, Park Service, and more recently as a bike mechanic. She is an avid fixed gear cyclist and looks forward to sharing her passion for cycling with every student. Meagan hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Matt Seagrave
Cycling Coordinator

Matt grew on the gulf coast in a family of swimmers. At a young age, he fell in love with riding and racing bikes, which lead to a career as a professional triathlete and cyclist. He graduated from St. Edwards University with a B.A. in media productions. After his athletic career, he became a teacher with a specialization in dyslexia and other learning differences. Matt joined Mile High 360 in August of 2019 as a cycling coordinator.

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Scotty Hanley

A lifelong athlete and student, Scotty joined Mile High 360 as part of her clinical psychology training in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.  She graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. focused on psychology and history, and she completed her master’s at the University of Denver in Sport and Performance Psychology.  Scotty brings her love of learning and enthusiasm to the Mile High 360 team.  She is thrilled to work with Michelle Friedman, LSCW, in developing mental health programming at MH360 

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Abbey Drake
Middle School Academics Coordinator

Abbey is a Colorado native and has worked in Denver middle schools since 2014. She attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she received a BA in Physics and an MA in Education. She loves working with students as they explore their passions and grow into successful young adults. Some of her own passions include travel, hiking, camping, reading and crafting.

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Erin Laessle

Erin is excited to join Mile High 360 after spending several years teaching Middle School Language Arts in Denver Public Schools. Prior to her time in DPS, Erin spent five years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Spain. That experience led to her deciding to complete BAs in both Education and Psychology followed by an MA in Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education through the University of Colorado - Denver. Erin is passionate about strengthening the academic foundations students have in place in order to empower them to discover and pursue their passions so that they see the positive impact they may have on their communities and society as a whole. 

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Debbie Hodge

Debbie joined Mile High 360 as its Finance Manager in 2020. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in marketing from the University of Colorado. Prior to working with MH360, Debbie worked part-time as a realtor assistant (i.e., bookkeeping) while also working full-time as a mom of two boys. Throughout her career, Debbie has volunteered in community organizations including Community Food Share, Food Bank of the Rockies, “Totes of Hope,” Boulder County’s Circles as well as marketing and auction committees for her children’s school. Debbie also serves on the board of directors for Community Food Share. Her hobbies include travel, hiking, quilting and reading.

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Lilian Pereira Schmuk
Family Liaison

Originally from Venezuela, Lilian graduated from the Universidad Nacional Abierta of Venezuela with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She worked at the National Electric Services Company in Venezuela for 25 years in the strategic planning department. Lilian has lived in Colorado since 2014, and she has worked within the Cherry Creek Schools, Servicios de la Raza and DCIS Montbello schools – part of the Denver Public School system. In September 2020, Lilian started at Mile High 360 as the family liaison, a newly created position. Lilian is a master at building relationships with families, students. and the community, and she is so happy to be part of the excellent team at Mile High 360. Lilian, her husband and her mom live in the southern part of metro-Denver.

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Joy Benenson
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Bill Bivens
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Frank Bonanno
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Duncan Burn
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Michael Carter
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Dennis Cisterna
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Steve Cohen
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Matt Dankner
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Ken Greer
Green Sage, LLC
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Jessica Higa
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TJ Johnson
Matthews Real Estate Investment Group
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Allison Jones
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Michael Kraft
Kraft Consulting Group
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John Lesko
Denver Athletic Club
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Magali Martinez
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Josh Pinkert
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Lani Rieger
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Javier Tafoya
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Chris Washington
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360 Executive Team

The 360 Leadership Teams is the cornerstone to Mile High 360’s commitment to co-leadership and is comprised of Jesus Baez, Jessica Gamez, and Alan Martinez. A core value at Mile High 360, Inclusion - incorporating the needs, perspectives, and talents of the community we serve into the design and implementation of the program - is not a final achievement. For Mile High 360, Inclusion is a stepping stone to co-leadership, an intentionally collaborative decision making approach (students and staff) to a dynamic organization that is constantly learning - fine tuning itself - because it is responsive to the needs of the students it serves and the ever shifting educational landscape. In 2019 Mile High 360  launched the 360 Executive Team, which works  with the Executive Director, charting the course for Mile High 360. Prepare for pictures and bios to arrive in late July, 2020.

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360 Program Team

The design of Mile High 360's curriculum is spearheaded by staff and students. Fino, Marissa, and Ana work with Mile High 360's Program Director to ensure that programming is responsive to the evolving and dynamic needs of Mile High 360 students.  In 2019 Mile High 360 launched the 360 Program Team as part of an organizational overhaul to ensure that student voices became part of the organizational DNA. Look for pictures and bios in early August, 2020.