Connie Minden is the co-founder of Boulder Treasures and the visionary behind establishing Ramble on Pearl, a clothing boutique, as a classroom to host its apprentice program. Connie developed the curriculum for our Apprenticeship Program and continues to serve as a volunteer over-seeing this program and as the lead buyer for the store. In recognition of her efforts in these capacities, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce awarded Connie with the 2018 Women Who Light the Community Award. Previously, Connie worked as an elementary & middle school teacher & reading specialist in Chicago & Santa Cruz. She also served as a Master Teacher for the Teaching Credential Program at San Jose State University. She has a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston University. Connie enjoys hiking, skiing, puzzling with her daughter and visiting her son in San Francisco.