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Media Sensation Jake Olson Visits Kent Denver
Media Sensation Jake Olson Visits Kent Denver


It's hard to go a day without seeing Jake Olson's name in the media. Born with a type of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, Mr. Olson lost his left eye at 10-months-old and his right at age 12.

Now University of Southern California (USC) student, avid golfer and long-snapper for USC's football team, the Trojans, Mr. Olson is defined by the many things he does—and does extremely well.

During an interview on the Conversations with the Head of School program hosted by Kent Denver's Head, Rand Harrington, Mr. Olson said "being able to see how my story inspires people, in turn, inspires me."

While on campus, Mr. Olson spoke with students during the Upper School Assembly and met with the school's Sports Business Club.

Get inspired! Watch Part I and Part II of Mr. Olson's interview with Dr. Harrington today.

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x324
Biography:
B.A., English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on parent communications, editing the Connection and Parent Community News online newsletters and supporting the website and other publications.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x295
Biography:

B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications 

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

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