• Roaring Fork PreCollegiate

    Mentoring The First Generation


david-smith-featuredDavid Smith, Executive Director

David Smith is the Executive Director of Roaring Fork PreCollegiate. Dave is a graduate of Middlebury College and received his law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dave got involved with PreCollegiate as a volunteer mentor beginning in 2008, and the group of students he worked with graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2014. Watching these students go through the PreCollegiate program was so impactful and inspiring that Dave chose to change careers from the full-time practice of law in order to join the PreCollegiate team as it grows and enters a new phase and tries to serve more students. Dave has a passion working with and for traditionally underrepresented populations, especially undocumented students. He lives in Glenwood Springs with his wife and two children.

David can be reached at dsmith@rfschools.com

Ana Vega Terrazas, Program Coordinator

Ana Vega Terrazas is the Program Coordinator for Roaring Fork PreCollegiate. Ana is a PreCollegiate program alum and was part of the program since seventh grade. She graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 2011, and graduated with her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Colorado Mountain College in 2016. Ana loves being able to help students open doors to life changing opportunities, and really values the importance of parent involvement in student success. Ana is honored to be part of a program that offers so much to first generation students like herself. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, and working out.

Ana can be reached at anavega@rfschools.com

Katie Bailey, Post-Secondary Program Coordinator

Katie Bailey is the Post-Secondary Program Coordinator for Roaring Fork PreCollegiate.  Katie graduated from Roaring Fork High School, completed her undergraduate work at CU Boulder, and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Seattle University.  Katie previously worked on the Front Range with Mapleton Public Schools where she developed and implemented post-secondary transition programs with diverse learning communities.  Her passion is helping first-generation students create viable post-secondary plans and navigating barriers in order to realize their educational and professional dreams. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, hiking, and biking with her husband and two sons.

Katie can be reached at kbailey@rfschools.com 

Karina Guillen, Middle School Program Coordinator

My name is Karina Guillen, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I grew up in Denver and graduated from Adams City High School in 2016. I identify as a first generation Latina. I just obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University in May 2020. My accomplishments derive from the sacrifices and challenges my family encountered and overcame. My passion is working with underrepresented students to ensure that they have equal opportunities and adequate resources to succeed and achieve their goals, as they are our future! I genuinely enjoy serving diverse populations and advocating to get their needs met.

Karina can be reached at kguillen@rfschools.com


Martha Schanfarber, Middle School Program Coordinator

Martha Schanfarber is the Program Coordinator for the Middle Schools in the Roaring Fork PreCollegiate Program.  Martha graduated from the University of Texas and had a long career as a Special Education Teacher.  She then went on to work for Fort Lewis College in the TRIO program, helping underrepresented students attend college.  She believes that kindness, tolerance, and confidence are the most important aspects to model for the students. Her belief is that all people, regardless of race, background, or social status should have equal access to higher education.  In her free time, she enjoys time outdoors with her husband, 3 children, and golden retriever.