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

matMat was born in New Hampshire, His 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 just graduated HS and Jacob joined the Navy after HS. Mat has worked for Manitou since  2015.

Logan Read, District Tech

My name is Logan Read. I grew up in California, lived in Kansas City for 10 years, and finally made my home in Manitou in 2019. My children attend Manitou Elementary and Manitou Springs Middle School. In my free time I’m usually rock climbing, doing pottery, or playing guitar. I love being a part of the MSES team and supporting both students and teachers with technology.
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Allison Scott, Communication Specialist

allisonAllison is the Communications Specialist for the district. She went to Michigan State University where she graduated with a degree in Journalism. From there, Allison worked as a TV news reporter in northern Michigan as well as in West Virginia. While she's a west Michigan native, Allison traded in the sand dunes for the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Allison enjoys spending time with her dog, Fred, who she adopted while living in West Virginia. She also loves ice cream, being outdoors, and a good TV binge session.
Email: Allison Scott

Gabrielle Waters, High School

watersGabrielle 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. Gabrielle lives in Manitou.  She loves traveling, creating art, reading and generally just enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Marcus Jordan, Manitou Springs Middle School Media Tech

marcus jordanBorn and raised in Colorado Springs to a military family. I’m a jack of all trades and a hands-on learner with a love and passion for technology. I've dabbled in 3D printers, Laser Engravers, Desktop CNC Cutters and enjoy fixing electronics in my freetime. Before Manitou, I worked 20 years as a mechanic and then as an engineer for industrial vacuum pumps. I started working at Manitou School District as a 3D Printing consultant for the Elementary school. Then I worked with Lego Robotics and became the head coach of the First Tech Challenge team #11561 (Grades 7-12) . I Graduated from Colorado Technical University in 2015 and am a Founder of Southern Colorado Robotics, a 501(c)(3) that was created to support STEM education for the Southern Colorado Region.
Email: Marcus Jordan

Laura Hepting, Manitou Spring Elementary School

Laura HeptingLaura grew up in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Florida with a MS in Interdisciplinary Ecology. She lived in Washington, DC, and Ecuador for many years and moved back to Colorado in 2019. She has worked in the nonprofit sector, as a Peace Corps volunteer, and in the education sector. She has two school aged children, Kiera and Maya. Laura enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, martial arts, gardening and going on adventures with her kids.

Email: Laura Hepting