April Montoya
Program Team Manager

Year started at FRIENDS FIRST: 2017

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Hobbies/Pastimes: Reading, writing, drinking coffee, cooking, and chasing my crazy little boys around

Favorite Quote: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –St. Francis of Assisi

What brought you to FRIENDS FIRST? I have always been involved in programs that positively impact youth. When the opportunity opened up for us to begin doing Friends First programs in Pueblo, I was so excited to be a part of the incredible impact that these programs would have on Pueblo’s youth.


How has a mentor impacted your life?  As a teenager, I had two mentors who were continually encouraging me to try new things and challenge myself. They inspired me to reach beyond what was just in front of me, and because they believed I could do, I started to believe I could too. This not only carried me through the challenging years of middle and high school, but also through college and into my adult life. I believe that I am able to take on new challenges in each stage of life as a result of my amazing mentors.