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Executive Director

Elliott directed the Human Rights Office for the City of Fort Collins, taught social justice classes at Naropa University, worked as a school principal, and directed a school district transition program serving students with disabilities. He began his teaching career on the Navajo reservation in special education.


He has co-facilitated and coordinated numerous community dialogues, multicultural community retreats and other multi-cultural educational experiences for youth and for adults. He co-organized the Hispanic Latino Leadership Institute for many years and the Strengthening Latino Families programs in Larimer County, Colorado (see "clients" tab for more information).

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“Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deepseated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.”                                  

                                                                ~Shirley Chisolm

Elliott raised his two, now grown, daughters in a co-housing community in Colorado and is currently forming an intentional community that is multiracial, multicultural, interfaith and queer friendly. He has, also, established a faith community based on the "sacredness of welcome to all."


After the events of August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, he moved to Charlottesville to start The Sum Study Center.  He founded The Sum in 2006.