Elaina West, NWCCOG’s Office Manager joined the organization in April of 2016. She has lived in Colorado for a decade. Prior to NWCCOG, she worked as Volunteer Coordinator at the National Sports Center for the Disabled where she recruited and managed over 1,000 volunteers to engage in all season’s therapeutic recreation, joining participants on the slopes, rock climbing, and riding horses.
West has been integral to modernizing and improving many of NWCCOG’s systems and practices, including all aspects of office management, transitioning the organization to an on-line HR platform (NeoGov) while becoming the point person for benefits and personnel policy and administration, taking the Safety and Wellness programs to new heights, achieving higher scores with CIRSA each year. Elaina seeks every opportunity to train herself, learn new skills and improve the organization. Along the way she has earned Healthy Business Leader and Resource Wise Sustainability Certificates. Elaina is the go-to person for NWCCOG Council, and for the Executive Director.
Elaina was born and raised in Michigan, the Great Lakes state where she did a variety of styles of dance, played sports and piano, while also enjoying outdoors activities such as skiing, backpacking, and traveling. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts and completing her role as caregiver to her father who had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Elaina traversed her way west to Colorado. There she immersed herself in all the outdoor activities from rock climbing to cross country skiing and yoga.