Board of Directors

Eagles’ Nest Early Learning Center is non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of parents and community members from many different backgrounds and professional experiences. The Board meets six times a year. If you are interesting in joining the Board, please contact the Director, Lauribeth Roemer.

Diane Stundon - President

Kirsten Goodlett - Vice President

Becky Hutchison - Secretary
Becky Hutchison is the Revenue Audit Manager for Isle and Lady Luck casino's and mom to one of the kiddo's in the Infant Room. Becky has worked in an Audit/Finance role for over 18 years, and has a Bachelor Degree in Finance. Becky grew up in a small mountain town in California and likes giving her son the opportunity to experience this life style by having him attend Eagles Nest ELC. Becky is new to the Board of Directors, and looking forward to supporting the other Board Members, Staff and Community in making Eagles Nest a fun, safe and successful center.

Amy Ward - Board Member

Brandon Daruna
Brandon Daruna is the chief of the Gilpin Ambulance Authority in Gilpin County, Colorado and an EMS nerd. Living in Golden, Brandon enjoys being outside with his awesome wife and is expecting his first child at any minute. As a 17-year EMS veteran, Brandon values progressive EMS that suspends judgment in favor of high quality patient care and stellar employee support.

Beginning his career in New Orleans, Brandon cut his teeth as an EMT at a private agency while receiving his EMT-I and Paramedic from Delgado College and Charity Hospital. Moving into 911, Brandon worked as a paramedic and educator for West Jefferson EMS in New Orleans before being called to Denver by the mountain lifestyle and progressive medicine.

Over the last 13 years Brandon has had a breadth of emergency service experience, working as a Captain for Northglenn Ambulance, volunteer and paid ski patroller, FTO with the Denver Health Paramedic Division and Volunteer Fire Lieutenant with the City of Golden. Brandon currently serves on the Foothills RETAC Board of Directors, the Gilpin County LEPC and Emergency Services Council, and the Mile High/Foothills HCC steering committee.

Late last year Brandon joined the Eagle’s Nest team after expressing interest in the management of a non-profit. With fiscal conservatism as a driving motivator, Brandon is just beginning to get his feet wet as a board member and is looking forward to assisting in the continued success of Eagle’s Nest.



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Black Hawk, CO 80422
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