Mrs. Rutan grew up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California near Yosemite National Park and is happiest being outside hiking in the mountains. She graduated from Colorado Christian University, where she received her BS in Christian Leadership and Nonprofit Management. Most of her years working have been spent in nonprofit organizations that focus on helping at-risk youth and low-income families. She is the mother of three current Golden View students. Prior to GVCA, she homeschooled her children using a classical curriculum, but when GVCA opened its doors in 2015, she immediately signed her children up to attend the inaugural year. She is happy to be a part of the Golden View staff and to continue learning in this environment.