Our Amazing Staff

Betsy Taylor

Betsy has been the director at Holy Name Preschool since 2004 and she enjoys it more and more each year! Her love for early childhood education began in high school where she took every early childhood class they had to offer. She then went on to pursue her degrees. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Lynchburg College, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M. She has been a teacher most of her life. She took an extended break to raise her three amazing children, Billy, Brenden and Kyla. 

Betsy has lived in Steamboat Springs since 1994 and absolutely loves it...as long as she gets the ocean at least once a year! She has a passion for cooking, gardening, yoga, dancing, and laughing. Betsy's greatest passion is giving the children the opportunity to discover, create, explore and to grow in a warm, nurturing environment. Betsy looks forward to the opportunity every day!

Director 

Lisa is so happy to be teaching at Holy Name Preschool! She started working here when she was only 18 years old! This is her 11th year now teaching and gets better and better each year. Lisa attended Colorado State University and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education.

 

She was fortunate enough to grow up in Steamboat Springs and live here again as an adult. She still falls in love with the valley more and more every year. Her husband and Lisa enjoy doing 'Steamboat' things like fishing, camping and paddle boarding.

Lisa added a little blessing to her family on January 7, 2022. His name is Cooper Van.

 

Lisa is excited to help the Preschoolers grow. She will model and encourage positive attitudes, engage young minds, encourage perseverance, resiliency, and embrace challenges. Lisa loves everything about Holy Name!

Lisa Nelson
Monkey Teacher

Hanna is excited to be a Teacher here at Holy Name. It brings her so much joy to see every kiddo's face each day. 

She grew up in a small town in Minnesota, where she spent her summers in the lake boating and swimming. In the winter her time has been spent ice fishing and lake skating. She graduated from the local Alberta Lea High School in 2014. Shortly after she moved here to Steamboat to become a nanny. She immediately fell in love with the mountains and everything Steamboat has to offer! After four years she decided to relocate to Scottsdale, AZ to try something new. However she missed the snow and is now back in. Steamboat! 

In Hanna's free time she loves to bake, spend time with her family, going out to dinner with her boyfriend and playing with her cat named Chef!

Hanna Keithley
PreK Teacher
Linnhe Thomson
Preschool Teacher

Linnhe is very glad to be apart of the Holy Name Preschool Team! She has been a preschool teacher since 2013. Most of her teaching experience has been from a preschool in Breckenridge, CO, where she worked with children form infancy to 5 years of age. She also worked in a 3-4 year old classroom in San Diego in 2018. She loves how different ages in early childhood each come with their own unique challenges and joyful new experiences. She also finds it remarkably fulfilling observing and guiding children in their development. 

Linnhe works part time at Holy Name as she is also full time at CMC. She is working towards furthering her education in Early Childhood Education because she loves the field and wants to be the best teacher she can be.

 

Linnhe grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Much of her youth was spent competitive sailboat racing on the Jersey shore. In 2019, She competed in a World Championship in Finland with her Dad, where they placed 19th out of 50 teams in the Lightning sailboat class. Upon graduating high school, she spent a few months working and living in orphanages in Nepal in 2012. It was there where she realized her true passion for working with children. She then moved to Colorado shortly after because she was drawn to the mountain town lifestyle. She and her boyfriend, Ben, moved to Steamboat Springs in the summer of 2020. They love the community and climate in Steamboat and are looking forward to putting down roots here. 

When she is not working at the preschool or doing school work, she loves spending time outdoors with her boyfriend, and their dog, Huck. They enjoy camping, snowboarding, paddle-boarding and hiking, She also loves to get creative in the kitchen and painting.

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Jacqueline Tolliver works as a Teacher Assistant here at Holy Name Preschool. She is currently a Senior enrolled at Kolbe Academy, a Catholic Homeschool. She is dual enrolled at CMC working towards becoming a certified Preschool Teacher. She spent most of her childhood in Austin, Texas. Her family moved to Steamboat in 2017, and we have enjoyed living in the mountains. Her whole family is very involved in the Holy Name Catholic Church.

She enjoys reading, skiing, hanging out with her younger sister, Charlotte, and riding her E-Bike. 

Jaqueline Tolliver
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Saige​ is very excited to be working with the kids and helping out in the classroom! Holy Name has been a very special to Saige as she attended preschool here. She is currently working towards achieving a degree in Early Childhood Education, while also attending Steamboat Springs High School.

Saige was born in Steamboat and is fortunate to grow up in such a beautiful area. In her free time she loves to go camping, hiking and skiing. Saige also has a passion for cooking and baking. She just got a new puppy and she is very excited to adventure with her! 

Saige Lottes
Substitute
Helle McClelland
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Mo Crouch

Maureen "Mo" Crouch is very happy to be a part of the Holy Name Preschool Substitute staff. Mo has lived in Steamboat for 22 years and is delighted to call Steamboat her home.

She grew up in Wisconsin but moved out west shortly after graduating from High School. She earned her bachelors in Elementary Education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and completed her Masters in Curriculum from Adams State College in Colorado. She loves working with children who keep her youthful attitude alive.

She is currently the Director of Religious Education at Holy Name Catholic Church for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade and also does some substituting in the public schools here in town. She enjoys reading, hiking, and swimming as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. She is happily married to Scott and the two of them enjoy the mountain living here in Steamboat!

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Erin Kissane

Erin is a Substitute here at Holy Name Preschool and has also been teaching Faith Formation for 18 years. She loves working with children; the smiles and laughter they bring and the daily progress they make. She believes all children are unique and full of love. Watching social, physical, and emotional progress of each child brings her joy. 

She has a degree in Architecture from The University of Colorado, Boulder. Erin was a stay at home mom for the last 25 years raising her children, Katie, Abby, David and Maya. Now she works here at Holy Name as a member of the parish staff as well as here at the preschool. She loves living in Steamboat and doing Steamboat things like skiing backcountry, triathlons, hiking, and fishing! Life is good!

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