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Staff

José Chalit Hernandez

Videographer & Content Manager

Originally from Mexico City, José and his family moved to Denver in 2004. He later received his B.A. in film studies from Seattle University in 2017 and has since dedicated his filmmaking career to covering migrant farmworker labor struggles and Indigenous-led environmental coalitions. José and his wife live in Fort Collins where they enjoy being involved in the local arts community and spending time with their dog.

Julian Kesner

Vice President of Communications

Julian previously oversaw communications at the Colorado Hospital Association, and managed public relations at Nurse-Family Partnership. He was also a reporter at the New York Daily News and senior editor at Prevention Magazine. Julian lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.

Rachel Mondragon

Website Manager & Graphic Designer

Rachel has managed The Trust’s website since 1997. She joined the communications team in 2002, adding in-house graphic design to her duties in 2004. Rachel loves long hikes with husband, Dan, and hanging out with her two rescue dogs, Suri and Wickett.