Technology Staff

Cathrine (Cat) Olimb, Director of Technology
Cathrine OlimbCat grew up in Oslo, Norway. She has a Business/Marketing degree from Wang Business School in Oslo and a degree in Graphic Design. Cat have lived in Stockholm, Oslo, Tel Aviv and The Hague. While living in Israel she was the Director of The American Embassy School and in The Netherlands she worked as the Technology Coordinator at the American School of The Hague. Cat is excited to be living and working in Colorado Springs, she is an avid biker, hiker, skier and kayaker. Cat has two kids that both graduated from Manitou, Emilie in 2009 and Anders in 2011. Emilie graduated from Virginia Tech as an engineer and Anders graduated from Business School at CSU. Email Cathrine Olimb



Lesley Blyth, High School Computer Tech
Lesley Blyth, High School Computer TechLesley Blyth is the Computer Technician for the High School and SILC buildings here in District 14. She grew up in the Midwest on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She enjoyed many years at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Fine Arts curriculum but decided to pursue a Graphic Arts career instead. She obtained her Associate of Arts Degree at Madison Area Technical College and then moved to the mountains and settled in as a Graphic Designer in Colorado Springs. She started as a computer technician several years ago at the school and enjoys her interaction with both students and staff. Lesley lives in Manitou with her husband, Dave and their goofy Springer Spaniel, Jebediah. She enjoys hiking, sewing, gardening and eating all the great food her husband prepares! 

Email: [email protected]


Gabrielle Waters, High School Media Tech

Gabrielle Waters, High School Media TechGabrielle Waters is a 3rd generation Colorado Springs native. She studied Art, Graphic Design and Early education at UCCS. She previously worked in the medical field supporting radiologists and staff for 14 years. She is super excited about the iPad project and is looking forward to getting students excited about reading! Gabrielle lives in Manitou with her life partner Xavier Fretard.  She loves traveling, creating art, reading and generally just enjoys spending time with friends and family. Email Gabrielle Waters






Shara Heiniger, Middle School Media Tech

Shara Heiniger is a Colorado native. She grew up in Aurora and met her husband there. Since marrying, they have lived in Minnesota, California, Northern British Columbia, Michigan, and Washington before returning to Colorado. She and her husband have 5 girls who have all attended Manitou schools. She has a B.A. in French and plays piano, bass guitar and upright bass.  Email Shara Heiniger


Agnes Navaratne Manitou Springs Elementary Media Tech
















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