FLC Alumni class notes

Monday, September 4, 2023 | Class of 1996

In her 13th year as Executive Director, Angie Beach (Marketing and Business Administration, '96) is busy planning the 37th season of Music in the Mountains, a world-class summer classical music festival, from July 6 - 30. Beach is passionate about the importance of arts and culture in society and works to build a strong and culturally rich community. In addition to her role with the classical music festival, she volunteers as a mentor for the Fort Lewis College Springboard Fellowship program. She also serves on the Durango Creative District board. 

Learn more about Music in the Mountains here.

Angie Beach

Monday, September 4, 2023 | Class of 2020

Fort Lewis College Alumni Lisa Brown (Native American & Indigenous Studies, '20) is making strides in logistics and defense engineering. Her business, Natuv Inc., specializes in turnkey logistics services and innovative technology solutions. Lisa's recent accomplishment includes opening a new warehouse in Oklahoma City, OK. Lisa also serves as the Vice President of the FLC Native American Alumni Chapter.

You can learn more about Natuv Inc. on their website.

Lisa Brown

Monday, September 4, 2023 | Class of 2018

Journalist Fabian Martinez (History '18) was honored with third place for Best Feature Story in the 2021 National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalist Association for his article detailing the history and repair of the La Boca bridge. Martinez researched the history of the steel railroad bridge in The Southern Ute Drum’s archive and talked with elders who lived during that era. 

Fabian Martinez

Monday, September 4, 2023 | Class of 2013

Filmmaker, wilderness first responder, chef, professional snorkeler—river guides can wear more hats than just those floppy straw ones. Fort Lewis College Alumni Greg Cairns (Humanities-English Concentration, '13) talks all about the guide life in his new autobiographical film, I’m A River Guide. 

Check it out here!

Greg Cairns

Thursday, July 20, 2023 | Class of 2018

Currently a Master's student at the University of Colorado in the Museum & Field Studies program, Chance Ward ('98) was a co-author on a research paper that was published in Science Journal magazine (the cover no less), and was able to speak about it on Native America Calling, a National radio show discussing topics in Indian Country.

Chance Ward


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