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Amber Cote

Amber Coté, FutureSelf, Executive Director. A native to Colorado Springs, CO, I have been active in the local non-profit, arts and music community since the early 90’s. I am a mother, wife, artist, daughter, friend, teacher, poet, explorer, joke-teller–a singer of songs, laugher of laughs and some times a magnificent mistake-maker. I feel like everyone’s neighbor and believe profoundly in the power of “the village.” I have tried to live this principle through my words and actions as a CASA volunteer and staff person, a Hospice volunteer, a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Arts Leaders, board member for the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Officer for the Community Prep School Board of Directors and currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2008, I had the pleasure of being awarded an Arts, Business Education (ABE) award for the most “Unique Project” for the Stream of Conscience program (a youth-arts & environmental education collaboration between FutureSelf and Catamount Institute); that same summer I began my work with El Pomar in the Emerging Leaders Development program (ELD), the Native American Advisory Council, the Asian Advisory Council and MYLI (Multi-Cultural Youth Leadership Initiative). In the spring of 2009 I was the recipient of a “Rising Star”award from the Colorado Springs Business Journal to usher in my new position as Executive Director at FutureSelf. I am grateful for the diverse history of vocatio

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