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WfBC Training Team

Workforce Boulder County Training Team

Claire BentonClaire Benton
Triathlete, camper, empath, foodie, ridiculously fun and dynamic adventurer, a community celebratoire, a rainbow. Claire has a rich back ground in both higher education and non-profit career counseling and holds an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Outdoor Recreation, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. A magical blend of advocacy, self-awareness and FUN. Claire’s top strengths are: Adaptability, Empathy, Includer, Positivity, and Woo.
Deb BlakenshipDeb Blankenship
Deb’s work history includes an eclectic mix of careers: recruiter, theatre professor, and corporate trainer, as well as waitress, bakery assistant, and security officer. She has spent more time than she would like to admit as a job seeker, and is well aware of the pitfalls of looking for work. This experience ultimately led her to Workforce Boulder County where, as an Employment Trainer, she facilitates job search workshops in subjects such as career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, and LinkedIn.
Sam ColynSamantha Colyn
In Samantha’s ideal world, every day would start with a latte, she would have plenty of time to exercise, read interesting books and eat lots of dark chocolate and pastries without gaining weight! In her everyday world, mornings start with a blaring alarm clock, coffee usually doesn’t happen until the afternoon and chocolate still has lots of calories. In between the alarm clock and afternoon coffee, Samantha facilitates financial and career workshops for Workforce Boulder County. As a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, backed up by formal education in Business Administration and Adult Education, Training and Human Resources, and experience in the private and non-profit sectors, she loves staying up-to-date with hiring processes, local and national hiring trends, personal financial tools, tips and techniques and then sharing them with you. She looks forward to having you in a workshop!
Carla Farias-Sabalo
Carla Farias-Sabalo has a long history of teaching! She worked as an Academic Coordinator at the Austral Hospital University, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Management and Economy, in Buenos Aires; as a Teacher Assistant in Woodland Hills, CA; and provided tutoring to fifth-grade students in Math Enrichment. Carla is thrilled to serve as a Bilingual Community Educator at Boulder County. Originally from Argentina, Carla lived in Los Angeles and Sydney, and she’s fascinated by the uniqueness of cultures worldwide. Her role at Workforce Boulder County gives her the opportunity to combine these two passions into one amazing job! When not teaching, Carla likes to spend time with her family and friends. Additionally, Carla enjoys the beauty of nature, practicing yoga and meditation.
Natasha LuceroNatasha Lucero
Natasha has facilitated workshops for over five years, the last three of those are with Workforce. Her educational background in Communications helps participants better advocate for their experience and skills. Natasha’s training in group dynamics helps create a comfortable learning environment and is sure to enrich your experience in each workshop. Natasha has a hunger for knowledge. In her quest for learning, she sharpens her skills from the lessons of day-to-day life, never missing the opportunity of a teachable moment. She’s currently completing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from CSU Global.
Jenn UnderwoodJenn Underwood
After more than 12 years of experience as a non-profit director and hiring manager, Jenn joined the Workforce team in 2013. Her previous experience in career exploration, internship coaching, and interviewing help her adapt answers for a wide variety of client needs. As an English Lit major, she’s been editing resume since 1997, so she can make anyone look good on paper. When she’s not at work, Jenn enjoys cycling, hiking, road tripping, and checking out local breweries.
Tonja YeltonTonja Yelton
Disruptor, musician, strategic storyteller and unapologetic introvert. Acting at the junction of art and neuroscience to craft experiences that go beyond education. I’m a designer and this is my work. Let’s create opportunity and recognize potential. I draw on fogged up windows.
Marcia ZipkinMarcia Zipkin
Marcia is enthusiastic and in love with teaching! Originally from fast-paced Connecticut, she still maintains that high energy and brings it all into the classroom, making all participants realize there isn’t anywhere else they’d rather be. Well, most of the time. Seriously, if you think you can’t have a good time talking about Goal Setting, Communicating with Creditors, or Budgeting and Credit Reports (her favorite subject), then you better sign up for a class and find out what all the excitement is about. “I love sharing information that empowers people with choice. Knowledge is power and I want everyone to have it! I believe that change is a personal journey the each of us must discover for ourselves.” When not teaching, she is socializing, preferably outside and simply loving every single aspect of this beautiful world we live in, and talking to animals wherever she sees them!

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