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Executive Director

Elliott directed the Human Rights Office for the City of Fort Collins, has worked as a school principal, directed a school district transition program serving students with disabilities, and taught at Naropa University. 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

He raised his two 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 multi-faith community of celebration and practice.


After the events of August 12 in Charlottesville, he moved to Charlottesville, VA.


He founded The Sum in 2006.