Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations, Mistie’s primary role is to develop and manage the operations of Future Focused Education. In 2017, her work expanded to support the development, growth, and success of the X3 Internship program providing workforce training for high school students and continued support after graduation. This includes the development of a comprehensive on-boarding process to facilitate first time relationships between new mentors and high school interns. Her passion to help youth find and pursue their career interests was a result of her own experiences paired with supportive and caring mentorship during her life as a high school student.
Mistie was born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, where she currently lives with her husband and three children. She attended New Mexico State University where she earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She worked for Intel Corporation for 13 years, originally selected to participate in the first high school internship program offered at the Intel location in Rio Rancho, NM. Prior to joining the Future Focused team, she owned a business that offered recreational programs throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho where youth could participate in team activities and other opportunities within their own communities.