Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes 4 New Board Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado (BBBS) is excited to welcome four new and highly qualified Board Members to our team! We are thrilled to have them help us promote our goals and serve more children in our community. Although each were drawn to work with BBBS for different reasons, they all share a common passion for BBBS’ mission and work.

Caren Truske – Caren is a recent resident of Durango. She is the owner and operator of Aligned Learning and Aligned Living – Optimal Health, Wellness and Performance. Caren has an extensive background in education as a K-12 classroom teacher and as an NCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Caren sits on our Alumni committee and has created a unique restaurant fundraising concept that BBBS is excited to bring to life.

Charlie Peterson – Charlie is an independent Financial Advisor of Durango Wealth Management, LLC. He is directly involved in helping his Little Brother, Edwin.  Charlie was inspired to get involved, not only because he grew up with older siblings who are still his closest friends today, but BBBS seemed like a great way for him to give back to our community. Charlie is helping BBBS stay connected with our hundreds of past participants, many of whom are now mentoring themselves.

Geno Trujillo – Geno is an Owner and General manager of TruWest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cortez and TruWest Auto Outlet in Durango. He came to the board because BBBS’ mission aligned with his values. He is a father of a middle school student and coaches middle school basketball. He sees first hand the need BBBS’s work in our community. And, being a former latch kid himself, he understands the positive impact a good role model can have on a young person’s life.

Chris Griffith – is a team member with the Credit Union of Colorado with a passion for helping children succeed in life.  Chris is proudly married to wife Lori and father to three adult children.  In addition Chris has volunteered on several community boards including Communities in Schools South Plains, CASA, and Volunteer Lubbock.