Build Pagosa

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What is Build Pagosa?

Build Pagosa is a charitable organization dedicated to providing volunteer opportunities for the building trades industry, local businesses, and Pagosa Springs residents who want to support the educational, vocational, communication, economic and stabilization goals within the community. Through advocacy, collaboration, and networking, we work to build a better Pagosa Springs by involving members of our community in efforts that support smart, safe and sustainable growth. 

Who is Build Pagosa?

Build Pagosa is made up of volunteers from Pagosa Springs and the surrounding area who share a common passion. We want to see Pagosa Springs develop into a vibrant, dynamic community by offering learning opportunities and viable resources that will help our residents and young people succeed. If you live here or even just visit once in a while, you can become an integral part of making this area great. We are Build Pagosa!

A group of young gentlemen performing at a community revitalization event.

You Can Help!

Plans for our Regional Workforce Center are being finalized to enlarge the space for CTE pathways. This will allow us to expand program offerings to include adult education with college credit options, as well. Join us in this effort.
Our Kids!

Meet the board

Build Pagosa, Inc. is led by an active volunteer board of directors consisting of Larry Ash (President), Tor Hessman (Vice President), Adam Hirshberg (Secretary), Doug Hershey (Treasurer), Todd Stevens, Jessica Tully, and Will Ridlehoover. 

Why Build Pagosa for youth?

Not every student graduating from high school has the desire, and/or the resources to attend college. We aim to recruit, develop, and serve students in the various trades by promoting educational pathways to rewarding in-demand careers that lead to family sustaining wages. This is good for our youth who wish to remain in our region and benefits our community with increased skilled labor. 

Learn about our networking opportunities

Build Pagosa partners with many employers in our area to place students in summer internships, we invite guest instructors into the CTE classes to share their expertise, and work closely with other area agencies to build our future workforce and economy. Get involved with Build Pagosa! 

We would love to tell you more.