Center of the American West
Roni Ires has been with the Center since 1996, managing the academic programs, handling financial and administrative business, and enjoying the educational and inspirational fringe benefits. Born and raised in the concrete terrain of Brooklyn, New York, she recalls listening to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” and dreaming of somehow, someday, reaching that remote and surreal Western landscape. She has a B.A. in music from Naropa University, and enjoys singing and strumming guitar at every opportunity.