Meet the Denver staff
City Year Denver’s team is made up an amazing group of idealist and passionate individuals that are committed to growing City Year’s impact throughout Denver Public Schools and the community. Made up of City Year alumni, AmeriCorps alumni, and career professionals, we truly believe our work is part of the national effort to help students and schools succeed.
Morris W. Price, Jr. is proud to serve as the vice president and executive director of City Year Denver. Prior to assuming the position, Morris was the district director for Colorado's 1st Congressional District and served as the national program officer for the Gill Foundation, developing relationships and providing technical assistance and financial support to national nonprofits involved in LGBT advocacy and civil rights. Morris is a Denver native and proud graduate of Denver Public Schools. He received his BA from Colorado State University and was the recipient of the 2000 Colorado Trust Fellowship for a master's degree in nonprofit management from Regis University.
Emily Matthews proudly serves as the people & site operations director for City Year Denver. In her role, Emily oversees people operations, including talent acquisition, learning and development, workforce planning and staff engagement initiatives, as well as budget design, event planning, and the operational systems required to help the site run smoothly. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish and master of arts degree in archaeology. Emily is a Colorado native who enjoys taking her family, including her son, James, and a playful pup named Pickles, on many outdoor adventures.
Ashleigh Arnall is a purpose driven visionary with nearly 15 years of specialization in the areas of nonprofit, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement. She was born and raised in Boulder, CO and went to college at Oklahoma City University obtaining a bachelors of science degree and a master of nonprofit and leadership management degree. Ashleigh is a member of the Association of Nonprofit Professionals and the CU Boulder Corporate Social Responsibility cohort. Ashleigh serves because she believes every child deserves a champion and City Year AmeriCorps members are those champions for students and schools all day, every day. Ashleigh enjoys spending time in the mountains, reading, and exploring new restaurants.
Jessica Carbone is the development manager at City Year Denver. In this role she oversees event management, the annual giving program, and donor stewardship initiatives. Before joining the City Year Denver team in August 2019, Jessica worked on the donor relations team at Partners In Health from 2015 to 2019. Jessica earned a bachelor's degree in applied psychology and communications from Boston College and a master of education degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jessica recently moved to Denver from her hometown of Boston and is enjoying getting to know the new city. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching Friends!
Ashley Davis serves as the impact director, grants and evaluation. In this role, she supports several impact managers serving at multiple school sites while managing the compliance and implementation of our federal grants.
She is originally from Los Angeles County, California, shortly after completing high school she moved to Arizona where she completed her degree in sociology. Prior to joining City Year Denver, she spent time working with the YMCA in Los Angeles and Grand Rapids. She continues to pursue her education, working towards the completion of her masters degree in educational psychology.
As City Year Denver’s impact director – programs, Caleb Zuniga co-leads the site’s long-term strategy and daily execution towards providing excellent service to Denver Public Schools students and schools.
A former teacher, Caleb first witnessed the power of City Year AmeriCorps members through the small group interventions they ran in his middle school English classroom. Currently in his 5th year on staff, Caleb is committed to stewarding a strong partnership with DPS and a transformative experience for AmeriCorps members.
Brittanyanne Cahill is currently serving as the impact coach with City Year Denver. With a focus on coaching and observation for the site, Brittanyanne supports AmeriCorps Members in all aspects of service towards achieving school based results. She is a City Year alumni and served here in Denver from 2015-2017, and continued with City Year Denver as an impact manager from 2017-2019. This year, she is excited to be supporting multiple school teams, while working to develop a community of practice and coaching for continuous improvement!
Emily Themer began her journey with City Year after graduating from Knox College. She served as an AmeriCorps member in San Antonio, Texas where she then taught elementary school.
As the learning and analytics manager, Emily is committed to ensuring that ACMs have a rich training program and feel prepared to serve in our partner schools in DPS.
Anthony is a passionate educator and proudly serves as an impact manager at Skinner Middle School. He graduated with a BA in history from the Ohio State University and is finishing up his master's degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a proud City Year alumni, Anthony continues to work towards an equitable education system that will outlive him.
Colby A. Smith is a first-year impact manager and 2017-2019 City Year Denver alumna. She received a BA in English liberal arts from Southern University A&M and graduated from Lamar University with a master of education degree in clinical mental health counseling. Colby values serving others and relationship building.
Prior to serving as an impact manager, Hailey cultivated a passion for education and equity as an AmeriCorps volunteer from 2014-2015, and as an English teacher from 2015-2018. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her graduate degree from the University of West Florida.
Hannah Lemon serves as the impact manager at Johnson Elementary School. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in international relations before serving with AmeriCorps at an early literacy non-profit. She moved to Denver from the east coast and loves the mountains but misses the Atlantic.
Ian is an advocate for educational equity, avid orange theory member, and foodie. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and went to college at the UC Riverside studying both anthropology and public policy. His professional experience includes serving two corps years with City Year Chicago and teaching for three years as a special education teacher.
Lucy Bryan is an impact manager at Highline Academy Northeast. She uses her past experience in higher education to support her team of AmeriCorps Members and build a strong partnership between the school and City Year Denver. Positive impact and education have always been priorities in her personal and professional life, as is petting her dog.
Tayler Stuger earned a BA in geography from The University of Mary Washington. She later served as a City Year AmeriCorps Member (Washington D.C. ’13, ’14) and as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic (’15-’17). Tayler remains committed to serving others and loves exploring the outdoors.
As the proud impact manager at North High School and Lake Middle School, Tom oversees the production of the teams and manages the school partnerships. Tom is excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve AmeriCorps members while getting back to his professional roots in the classroom.