Cord D, MA

Cord D

MA (Art of Teaching), MA Candidate (counseling), Mentor

Cord was raised right here in Boulder, Colorado. He discovered his passion for working with people as an English teacher in the mountains of central Japan. Upon returning stateside, he spent a few years working in education in the Denver area, and then moved to Durango to work as a Wilderness Therapy Field Guide, where he spent the next three years falling in love with the field of mental health. He is now pursuing a master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. When he isn’t spending time having fun outside, or playing music around the Front Range, he’s investing in his relationships. Cord’s primary goal as a mentor is to help people strengthen all of their relationships – with the people they love easily, the people they find it hard to love, with their greater community, and, of course, with themselves – in a way that actually encourages long lasting change.

What is your name? Cord Drake

What is your nickname? There’s been loads over the years…but most people just call me Cord.

Where did you grow up? Boulder, Colorado

What was your favorite class in school? Jazz Band

Who was your favorite band growing up? The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Field Guide, Program Director of a Kids’ Summer Camp, Assistant Language Teacher.

What do you love more than anything else in the world? Making good food with loved ones.

What’s your favorite food? Ramen (no, not TopRamen)

Chocolate or Vanilla? Call of Text? Truth or Dare? Chocolate, call, truth.

What is your greatest accomplishment? I haven’t completely given up on the things I truly love in life, despite how tempting it has often been.

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? If it’s in the way, it is the way.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A zoologist.




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