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 Oslo, Stockholm, 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.
Cat has worked for Manitou since 2005.

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Mat Krutka, District Network Manager/Apple Certified Technician

krutkaMat was born in New Hampshire, He's dad was in the Air Force so he moved around a lot before settling in, in Black Forrest.  Mat enjoys Camping, Biking, Snowboarding and he loves Colorado. Mat has two kids, Casey and Jacob, Casey is a HS student and Jacob joined the Navy after HS. Mat has worked for Manitou since  2015.

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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! 

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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.  She loves traveling, creating art, reading and generally just enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Mallory Susen, Middle School Media Tech

susenMallory Susen moved to Colorado from Austin, Texas in January 2019 and is excited to be apart of the Manitou Mustang community. She has a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Professional and Relational communication and a minor in Technical Writing. Mallory and her husband have two dogs, and enjoy taking them exploring on the weekends.

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Agnes Navaratne, Manitou Springs Elementary Media Tech

agnesAgnes grew up in Manitou and is so excited to be working amongst many of her former elementary school teachers, as the Media & Computer Technician. She is studying Multimedia Graphic Design at PPCC. In her free time, Agnes loves reading feminist science fiction novels, hanging out at the Manitou Art Center, and picking up a different hobby every week - right now it’s quilting. Check back to see if that lasts.

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