Our Amazing Staff

Betsy Taylor
Lisa Nelson
Director 
Preschool Teacher

Betsy Taylor has been the director at Holy Name Preschool for 17 years 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 for 26 years 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!

Lisa Nelson is so happy to be teaching at Holy Name Preschool! She started working here when she was only 18 years old! This is her 10th 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 is excited to help the Preschoolers grow. She will model and encourage positive attitudes, engage young minds, encourage perseverance, resiliency, and embrace challenges. Lisa is looking forward to loving up her Holy Name Family!

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Terrin Kinser
Monkey Teacher

Terrin is very excited to be a teacher here at HNPS! She is a Colorado Native, raised in the Eagle Valley. She attended school in Searcy, Arkansas at Harding University. Most recently, Terrin spent the last year in South Korea, teaching English to children ranging from preschool to grade two. Through that experience, she discovered her calling in teaching. Terrin loves seeing children learn and grow through their exploration and discovery of the world around them.

 

In Terrin's free time, she enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, reading and crafting. Some of her favorite things are her bulldog, Rachel Ray, floating the river, skiing and Sci-Fi. 

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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. Her boyfriend, Ben and herself 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.

Maggie Rose Carrigan
Pre-K Teacher

Maggie Rose is a teacher here at Holy Name! Maggie was born and raised in Steamboat Springs and graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2015. After an incredible gap year of training and living in Switzerland, she started full time working at Holy Name and knew right away that this was her passion! She started classes in 2016 at CMC to start her degree in Early Childhood Education. By taking classes and working at Holy Name it is by far the best learning experience she has ever had. Maggie achieved her AAS in Early Childhood Education in 2020 and is hoping to start a BA soon!

Other than working at Holy Name, Maggie Rose is a competitive alpine snowboarder for team Ireland! She has dual citizenship with Ireland and the U.S. due to strong Irish roots! Maggie is extremely appreciative of growing up in Steamboat and getting to be a part of SSWSC. Maggie will be trying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing!

Holy Name has always been a special place to Maggie because she attended preschool here! 

Nate 
Pre-K Teacher Assistant
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Saige Lottes
Assistant Teacher
Erin Kisane
Assistant Teacher

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 as a Junior. 

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! 

Sue Lottes
Substitute 

Sue Lottes is our substitute at Holy Name. During the winter, Sue supervises the Kindergarten and ski school, known as Kids Vacation Center, at Steamboat Resort. 

Sue is originally from Ohio. She attended Ohio State University where she earned her degree in Recreation Education. Sue has lived in Steamboat for 20 years now and has 3 beautiful daughters who also attended Holy Name! 

Sue has worked with different ages at various summer camps and has had a lot of experience with children. Sue is excited to be subbing at Holy Name and loves seeing the kids smiling faces!

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Mo Crouch
Substitute 

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!