About Us

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.

Bill Mashaw with a group of Littles circa 1980's

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.

 

La Plata County Headquarters Office

Location:

Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado
1099 Main Ave. Suite 213
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
info@bbig.org – email

Staff: La Plata County Headquarters Office



  • Susan Williams – Program Development Manager
  • 970-247-3720
  • susan@bbig.org

  • Kelly Geygan – Program Manager
  • 970-764-8208
  • kelly@bbig.org

  • Gina Carrasco-Songer – Program Manager
  • 970.759.4096
  • gina@bbig.org
  •  
  • Abrah Masterson
  • Grant Manager
  • abrah@bbig.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado –
Board Members

    • Joan Heil, President – Retired
    • Josh Mack Vice President – Goldman, Nicholson, Mack Attorneys at Law
    • Ryan Brungard, Secretary – Duthie, Savastano, Brungard Attorneys at Law
    • Alex Lemmel, Treasurer – Stone AgeTools
    • Tristen Musselman – Bank of the San Juan’s
    • Geno Trujillo – TruWest Auto
    • Cory Dean – Bank of Colorado
    • Charles Peterson – Peterson & Company