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Kathleen Sears

Kathleen Sears


Kathleen was elected to the Foundation Board of Directors in August 2021 and serves as a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1976 and a master’s in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1994.

Kathleen’s teaching career began in 1977 at Louisville Middle School (Boulder Valley Public Schools). In her five years there she taught grades 5-8 in language arts, reading and general music.

In 1983, Kathleen became radio producer and reporter at KUNC-FM. She also was an on-air host for news and music programming.

After graduate school, Kathleen worked at CareerTrack in Boulder as an instructional designer, manager of instructional design and director of product development. The company was sold in 1999. After a brief stint at PPI in Broomfield, as a manager of instructional design, that company also closed.  Kathleen decided to take her career into her own hands and started her own training company, TreeLine Training.  After seven successful years, she sold her business in 2007.

Kathleen has served on the boards of Open Studios in Boulder and at Community Radio for Northern Colorado (KUNC-FM) in Greeley. She also served as board chair for both organizations.