Josh Atherton

Josh, our Executive Director, came to the Education Foundation in December 2017 after spending nearly 15 years as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, most recently working for the Denver Area Council as a Field Director. Prior to working with Denver Area Council, Josh worked on behalf of the Boy Scouts serving as a top-level executive in Longmont and Boulder County where he helped increase fundraising and membership for the Scouts.

Prior to his work with the Boy Scouts of America, Josh, a graduate of Skyline High School and a 4th generation Longmont native, attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he achieved a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology-Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.

Josh currently lives in Longmont with his wife, Anne, who is the eLearning Coordinator for SVVSD, and their three young children who all attend St. Vrain Valley Schools.

Michelle Lonsinger

Michelle, our part-time Program Liaison, has spent nearly 10 years providing marketing and program support to a variety of Denver-area non-profits including Denver Urban Scholars and Butterfly Pavilion. She has assisted the Education Foundation with programs including Tribute to Teachers, the annual Gala, Classroom Grants, and Student Scholarships since early 2017.

In addition to working with non-profits, Michelle is a freelance editor, technical writer, and instructional designer. She currently lives in Erie with her husband, Doug, and their daughter who attends Erie Middle School.