Ciera Freson

Assistant Director of Admissions- Communications


Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing with minors in Sociology and Economics, Western State Colorado University (2011)

Hometown: Wenatchee, Washington 

What do you do for fun when you aren't working at Western?

When I'm not at work you can usually find me outside. I enjoy mountain biking, rafting, camping, and hiking. And when there is snow I will be hitting up the slopes! And when I'm not feeling an adrenalin rush I enjoy painting.

What is your favorite meal at your favorite Gunnison or Crested Butte restaurant?

It's a tie. In Crested Butte nothing beats the Original Gyro at Pita in Paradise. In Gunnison I love going to the Power Stop. This is going to sound weird, but it's a gas station that serves the best burgers in Gunnison.

What is your favorite thing about living in Gunnison?

Oh man, I have to choose one? The location of Gunnison is unbeatable; it provides so many outdoor opportunities. It is truly a treat being immersed in a place where you can ski some of the most extreme runs in the world, mountain bike under a full moon, and fish at high mountain lakes.

Random fact about yourself?

I grew up in the "Apple Capital of the World", good old Wenatchee, Washington. The funny thing is I don't really care for apples.