January 24, 2018

Meet Our Staff

Professional Staff

Rosemary KrestonRosemary Kreston

Director
Pronouns: she/her/hers
rose.kreston@colostate.edu

Rosemary has been the director of the SDC since 1980. She is originally from Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and is currently finishing her Ph.D. in sociology here at CSU.

Allison PenfieldAllison Penfield

Assistant Director
Pronouns: she/her/hers
allison.penfield@colostate.edu

Allison has been working at the SDC since 2006  in a variety of roles. She is originally from Mesa, Arizona.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University and her master’s degree in curriculum design from the University of Phoenix. When she’s not working Allison loves spending time with her husband and her two daughters.

Amanda WimmerAmanda Wimmer

Accommodations Specialist
Pronouns: she/her/hers
amanda.wimmer@colostate.edu

Amanda has been working at the SDC professionally since 2014. Before getting hired on as a professional staff she worked in the office as a student staff. She is originally from Littleton, Colorado. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from CSU. Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, enjoying the outdoors.

Kathleen IvyKathleen Ivy

Accommodations Specialist
Pronouns: she/her/hers
kathleen.ivy@colostate.edu

Kathleen has worked at the SDC since 1994.  She grew up, married, and raised her two daughters in Colorado. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in English and her master’s in education from CSU. When she’s not at work Kathleen enjoys gardening, painting, and playing with her dogs.

Terry SchlictingTerry Schlicting

Accommodations Specialist
Pronouns: he/him/his
terry.schlicting@colostate.edu

Terry has been working at the SDC professionally since 2006 in a variety of roles. Before working in the office professionally he worked as a student staff. Terry is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in adult education and training from CSU. When he’s not working Terry enjoys reading, enjoying live music, and skiing.

Alisha ZmudaAlisha Zmuda

Coordinator of Alternative Testing Accommodations
Pronouns: she/her/hers
alisha.zmuda@colostate.edu

Alisha started working at the SDC in 2015 as a course transcriber and was hired into her current role in 2017. She is originally from Colorado Springs. Alisha earned her bachelor’s degree in art from CSU. Outside of work Alisha enjoys enjoying the outdoors, reading, and creating art.

Nico GowdyNico Gowdy

Coordinator of Alternative Text Accommodations
Pronouns: he/him/his
nico.gowdy@colostate.edu

Nico has been working at the SDC professionally since 2014. Before getting hired on as a professional staff he worked in the office as a student staff. Nico is from Canon City, Colorado but was born and raised in Germany. He earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from CSU and is currently working on his master’s degree in business administration. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family, working out, reading, and listening to music.

Dede KliewerDede Kliewer

Coordinator of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Accommodations
Pronouns: she/her/hers
dede.kliewer@colostate.edu

Dede has been working at the SDC for over 25 years as both a sign language interpreter and as the coordinator of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Accommodations. She is originally from Crete, Nebraska. Outside of work she enjoys crafting, reading, and playing with her cats.

Gina BurdGina Burd

Staff Interpreter
Pronouns: she/her/hers
gina.burd@colostate.edu

Gina has been working as a sign language interpreter at the SDC for over 30 years.  She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of work she enjoys listening to music, cooking, and spending time with her granddaughter.