EnrichTheKids

Helping school-aged children grow in body, mind and spirit during their out of school time by providing enriching activities in a safe, familiar and non-evaluative environment

Our Site Directors

Angie Montes

Angie Montes

Program Director

I am Angie Montes and my husband, and I have been married for 22 years and have two amazing adult children who have left us to make their own mark on the world. I found my passion when I began working in the enrichment program 17 years ago! I had the opportunity to help fill a real need for after school care by morphing a successful enrichment program into a full blown after care program. 10 years ago, I founded ENRICHTHEKIDS, Inc and started spreading the after school bug to other schools in our community. My goal in working in the after-school realm is to help our community grow stronger by supporting our most vulnerable citizens as they grow and uplifting the most precious and important base of every community- the family!

Lori Phelps

Lori Phelps

Hillrise Director

Lori is originally from upstate New York. She attended college in Albany, NY and Boston, MA, studying art and business. Prior to joining EnrichTheKids as Site Director in 2008, Lori worked in management and bookkeeping for local Las Cruces businesses. Throughout her years of working for EnrichTheKids, Inc. , Lori has attended a wide variety of training and certifications for working with children. When asked, Lori has described working for EnrichTheKids as a very rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Tracy Gantzler

Tracy Gantzler

East Picacho Director

Tracey is the director for the East Picacho Elementary After-School Program. She is a soccer fan and has coached youth soccer for over 15 years. Tracey is a former home school educator and has worked with ENRICHTHEKIDS, Inc. since it's inception in 2008! She has her bachelors in business administration. She also carries the National Administrator's Credential which gives her the knowledge to run childcare centers nationally.

Melissa Loman

Melissa Loman

JPTA Director

Melissa Loman is a Las Cruces native and a proud Bulldawg! She has been around since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Melissa has seen many things change since then. Melissa lived in Orlando, Florida and worked at Walt Disney World for nine years. Most recently, Melissa has returned home after living in Nebraska for eight years. She is married and has four children, her eldest and only daughter is currently serving in the Air Force, her three boys are students at Mayfield High School; they participate in ROTC, FFA and football. Melissa has eight years of education experience, mostly working in special education. Some of her hobbies include reading, horse baking riding, crafting, quilting, baking and teaching others to craft, baking and quilt.

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