Our Passion

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) provides one-to-one mentors for children facing adversity in their personal, social, and academic lives. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever! Our measurable goals are focused in areas that have a positive impact in a child’s life: increased self-confidence, improved academic performance, increased interest in learning, and stronger, positive relationships with humankind.

Our agency was founded in Durango in 1984 by local citizens who wanted to improve the lives of at-risk youth in Southwest Colorado. They chartered a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency and adopted the national organization’s successful one-to-one mentoring model with its 100+ year history and proven track record of helping at-risk youth move beyond their circumstances to reach their potential. In 2000, an office was opened in Pagosa Springs to better serve children in that area. Our one-to-one mentoring is provided via our traditional Community-Based Mentoring (CBM) program and our School-Based Mentoring (SBM) program. In 2013, we added a High School Bigs program to engage high school students as mentors for older grade elementary and middle school students.

Southwest Colorado Office


Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
1199 Main Ave. Suite 213 (Bank of Colorado Building)
Durango, CO 81301

Mailing Address:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
PO Box 2154
Durango, CO 81302
970-247-3720 – phone
970-385-8491 – fax
mentor@bbig.org – email


  • Kelly Geygan, Program Manager
  • (970) 247-3720
  • kelly@bbig.org
  • Abrah Masterson, Grant Manager
  • (970) 247-3720
  • abrah@bbig.org


    • Tristen Musselman, Chair – Bank of the San Juans
    • Josh Mack, Secretary- Goldman, NIcholson & Mack Attorneys at Law
    • Alex Lemmel, Treasurer – Stone AgeTools
    • Geno Trujillo, Board Member – TruWest Auto
    • Cory Dean, Board Member – Bank of Colorado
    • Charles Peterson, Board Member – Peterson & Company
    • Joan Heil, Advisory Board Member – Retired
    • Ryan Brungard, Advisory Board Member – Duthie, Savastano, Brungard Attorneys at Law