Marcos Martinez is the CEO / Founder of PODER Academy Schools. He has created successful public charter schools in Colorado and Wyoming. He has administrative and teaching experience in both K-12 and higher education. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, his M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is currently pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Wyoming.
Nick is a Colorado native who studied law in New York before entering the world of education. After realizing the benefits that come with early tennis instruction, he spent two years managing the tennis program at a charter school in Colorado. In 2012, he worked with Marcos Martinez to co-create PODER elementary and later PODER Secondary.
Colton was raised in the Interior of Alaska, and is a homebody who loves spending time with his wife, Morgan, 1 year old son, Lowell, and their family Rottweiler, Rosie. He enjoys getting out to the ski hills during the winter or exploring a National Park in the summer. If he had to choose one goal for fun, it would be to complete the Leadville 100 Trail Run race held in Colorado.
Misty was born and raised in Wyoming growing up in the cattle and hay industry. She has 3 amazing kids ages 16, 11 and 21. Misty is also currently going to college again for her accounting degree. Working at PODER Academy and PODER Secondary School has been an amazing and rewarding experience.
Erin joined the PODER crew in October of 2018 and she enjoys keeping things running smoothly at the school and helping students and parents alike. Erin moved around a lot as a child from being part of a military family, which is how she ended up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her husband Kyhler, and newborn son Ezequiel, reading, playing video games, and relaxing.