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Our staff consists of one full time unpaid staff member, one full time employee, and a handful of hourly employees. We are a small, but mighty group. All UpaDowna staff have made their way up the ranks by starting as a program participant, dedicated volunteer, then staff member. Here at UpaDowna, we value quality relationships with our staff before quality resumes.

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Steve Hitchcock

Founder & Executive Director


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Bernie Brayton

Bike Programs Director

Randi Hitchcock

Chief Operating Officer


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Mark Bowers

Programs Director


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Nadia Cordoba

Intro to Climbing, and Adventure on Tap staff member



Badassador- (noun), a person who is “bad ass” and an ambassador at the same time. These folks have shown their dedication to our organization day in and day out. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

Board members

Board members decide how UpaDowna allocates its funds, which programs are funded, and when. Our all volunteer board is made up of a diverse cross section of business professionals in Colorado Springs and has a 100% donation rate.

Isidro Santos- Board Chair

Sean Warner- Co-chair

Tammy Willocks- Treasuer

Melissa Archibald

Steve Ogle

Lori McGinnis



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