Name
My job
Director of Finance and Operations, with Graland since 2009

In a nutshell
Juan keeps Graland “in the black” and financially sound for the future. He also makes sure the operational side is running smoothly. “Safety is our number one priority and we take it seriously at Graland. I’m always looking for ways to improve our environment so it is warm, welcoming and safe.”
 
Career journey
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado. Certified public accountant and past chief financial officer for local nonprofit organizations including Mile High United Way. Has also worked in the corporate world for a large CPA firm and billion-dollar financial institution. Gives guest lectures at Regis University on the topic of nonprofit financial management. “Education,” he says, “has made a huge difference in my life.”

Professional passion 
“Seeing Graland develop our future leaders always inspires me. This is a place where students are safe to experiment and take risks to become the best they can be. It’s so satisfying to see them grow every day.”

Personal side
Juan has always been on the run – in a good way. He was a collegiate athlete in track, specializing in the 800-meter race and continues to run outdoors year-round.  Cheer him on in the 5K Graland Gallop each September. Or better yet, try to catch him.

Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.