Our Team

Mariko Totten - Executive Director

Mariko Totten - Executive Director

Mariko has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Vermont in Mathematics.

Why CLC?

The goal of education is not just the acquisition of knowledge, but the power to use it. At CLC, we build pathways to empowerment and empathy through education. We recognize that this path will look a little different for each student, and that’s the beauty of CLC! By fostering relationships and finding creative, student-focused approaches to learning, CLC ushers students towards fulfilling lives.

Shea Courtney - Program Manager

Shea Courtney - Program Manager

Shea has a Bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Fine Arts with a focus in Graphic Design

Why CLC?

Enriching students’ lives beyond just the classroom begins with teaching individuals how to learn through the styles and techniques matched to individuals. It brings me joy to elevate student awareness and restore their confidence, therefore enhancing their talents and strengthening their own foundations. Rooted in the belief that individualized learning inspires engagement and empowers students, I love working with the CLC team to nurture a supportive environment of interactive and collaborative resources that uplift students and accelerate their success into wider communities.

Korey Wetherell - Development Manager

Korey Wetherell - Development Manager

Korey attended Indiana University studying Geology, and is currently completing a B.A in Sustainability with Colorado Mountain College here in Summit County, CO.

Why CLC?

As a sustainability student and an active preservationist, one of the most important things I can do is try to help inspire and provide for the next generations. CLC’s focus on individualized learning and responsive mentoring means we aren’t just preparing students for their academic futures, but also working to provide solid role models and reliable partners to students as they move forward and onward. As they say ‘it takes a village;’ glad I can be one of those lending a hand.

Browse Our Programs Below:


STOKE Your Curiosity. KINDLE Your Passion. FUEL Discovery.


GAIN Confidence and Independence. FIND Hope and Delight. EXPERIENCE Success and Pride.

Gifted & Talented

BALANCE Brilliance and Belonging. EMBRACE Your Imperfections. CONQUER Challenges.

Test Preparation

IMPROVE Your Score. REDUCE Your Anxiety. EXCEED Your Expectations.

Home School & Elite Athlete

REINVENT Your Education. EMPOWER Your Voice. CREATE Your Path.

College Consulting

EXPAND Your Choices. KEEP Your Sanity. FIND Your Place.