"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right."

Henry Ford

Lead West Regional Learning Coordinator

Adrian Lara, MS, comes to the CWTS with multisystem experience and currently contributes as a training specialist through the delivery and coordination of training in the west region. He served children and families as a permanency case manager in Mesa County, and he contributed to the reintroduction, restructuring, and development of evidence-based curricula for community programs serving youth involved in multiple court systems.

A belief in the safety and well-being of children, change, and self-growth inspired Adrian to seek a life in the field of human services. His passion in his work is derived from an organic belief in people and a vision that systems can help to develop strong families and highly contributing generations of children. Adrian earned a BA in criminal justice through Colorado Mesa University. In the fall of 2016, he received his MS in criminal justice with specializations in the analysis of criminal behavior as well as the theory and practice of law enforcement in crime prevention.

Adrian is married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Crystal. They have the best furry child in the universe (no bias here!), a beautiful pit bull–boxer mix, the notorious Momma-Poopz, a nickname that was well earned as a puppy. Adrian loves any type of reading material, family, soccer, 90s hip-hop, video games, and social media.


Adrian.2.Lara@ucdenver.edu