Board of Directors

This is the Board of Directors for Woodbine Education Center. Organizations listed for informational purposes only.

Candace Johnson (The Colorado Trust)
Board Chair, Program Committee, Funding Committee
Denver, CO

Candace is a Denver based community organizer and trainer. Currently, she is employed as The Community Partner for the Denver Metro Area for The Colorado Trust, where she supports and resources community-led projects and campaigns. Before starting at The Trust, Candace was the organizing director at Colorado Jobs with Justice and a Local Coordinator for Food and Water Watch. Candace is passionate about traveling, good food and spending time with good friends.

Roshan Bliss (Project VOYCE)
Secretary
Denver, CO

Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Roshan moved to Denver in 2010. He has been active in several local, national, and international movements, especially those focused on educational transformation, economic justice, and racial equity. He is passionate about creating democratic communities, fighting for the rights of young people, and ensuring that future generations inherit a healthy, sustainable planet and society. Roshan is a trained mediator, facilitator, and community organizer, and he has a background as an inclusivity and anti-oppression trainer. He has visited a dozen different countries for travel, study, and movement work, is fluent in Spanish, and is a lover of philosophy.

Jordan T Garcia (American Friends Service Committee)
Treasurer, Funding Committee
Denver, CO

Jordan T. Garcia is the Immigrant Ally Organizing Director for Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the American Friends Service Committee. He served on the board of directors for the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and the Chinook Fund. Jordan was a founder and contributor to the LUZ Reproductive Justice Think Tank and did outreach for the Underground Syringe Exchange Denver (USED). He is a nationally recognized Non-Violent Direct Action Trainer and a Blockades trainer for Greenpeace, through his work with the Ruckus Society. Jordan believes that community organizing for systemic change can and will lead us to liberation. He uses Theater of the Oppressed, Popular Education and an anti-oppression lens to do leadership development in our movements for justice. Jordan was born in San Antonio, TX, grew up in Kansas City, KS and moved to Colorado in 1998. He graduated from Colorado College in 2002 with a B.A. in International Political Economy with an emphasis on Urban Studies. A sensitive Cancer, Jordan enjoys cooking with friends, riding his bike, planning for the post-revolution industrial collapse, and hopes to one day become a better bee farmer.

Coby Wikselaar (University of Colorado Denver)
Board Member
Denver, CO

Coby Wikselaar was born and nurtured on the occupied ancestral territories of the Pueblo peoples in commonly called Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has spent the past 8 years in Denver, and during that time has been involved in various student organizing efforts on the Auraria Campus and community struggles related to housing access and relationship to 'place.' Coby currently works in the CU Denver Political Science department on issues related to basic needs security for college students, studies in the New Directions Program with a focus on social and solidarity economy, and is working on growing her facilitation skills. She is always down for a random dance party, watching kids-baking shows, and painting on people.

Sheree Brown (The Colorado Trust)
Board Member, Program Committee
Denver, CO

Bio coming soon…

Debora Montoya (Denver Public Schools)
Board Member, Program Committee
Denver, CO

Bio coming soon…

Senakhu Donald (P2 Energy Solutions)
Board Member
Denver, CO

Bio coming soon…

Sam Cantu (Punk Scouts)
Board Member, Program Committee Chair
Denver, CO

Bio coming soon…

 

Woodbine Education Center Staff

Liberty Shellman
Executive Director

As a grounded Taurus, Liberty loves planning, strategizing, and dreaming. She also loves comfy down-time and deeply connecting with friends and family. Generous with her time and always ready to commit, Liberty has been involved with dozens of nonprofits and small community groups throughout her professional career. She graduated from Metropolitan State University with a BA in Political Science and a BFA in Photography. Before coming to Woodbine, she was the Executive Director of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, a 12-day performance art festival in Boulder. She has training in Theatre of the Oppressed, facilitation, and consensus-based decision making and is a certified permaculture designer. She lives collectively, is newly married, and excited about raising a kiddo. Her passions are community, strategy, solidarity, and liberation and is most excited for a ‘movement of movements’. She is excited to put her years of experience as an organizer to good use and grateful to be a part of the Woodbine team.

Contact

Address

  • Center Location: 2584 N. State Hwy 67 | Sedalia, CO 80135
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1253 | Littleton, CO 80160