Metro Denver Director

Jake Dresden

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Jake Dresden is A Little Help's full-time Metro Denver Director. Jake comes to A Little Help with close to two decades of experience at Graland Country Day School, where he most recently served as the Dean of Students and the Secondary School Counselor. Prior to those roles, he taught history and political science, chaired the History department, ran a civil rights trip to the South, coached, and co-chaired the Service Learning program. In his work at Graland, Jake was most driven to help kids grow and find their voices as members of a community. Jake will be reaching out in the community and building relationships with A Little Help’s supporters of all kinds.

Originally from Philadelphia and having lived in Colorado for the past thirty years, Jake is also an outdoorsman, starting a backpacking guide service that takes kids into the Colorado backcountry each summer. He has also coached soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball, and he and his family have volunteered with A Little Help for Service Saturdays! and as snow shovelers for the past seven years. Jake received his B.A. in History and International Affairs at Colorado College and his master's degree in Education and History from University of Colorado Boulder.

People know Jake for his immovable and steady commitment, oh, and, also the whole height thing (6'5").