Dare to Move Class Instructors

Scott Russomanno
Sports Director and Community Outreach Coordinator, Red Rocks Church

Scott serves as the Sports Ministry Director and Community Outreach Coordinator for Red Rocks Church in Golden, CO, which brings together his passion to leverage sports and fitness as a platform to bless underprivileged individuals in the Denver community. In addition, Scott, along with his wife Briget, owns and operates Pure Barre Greenwood Village. Prior to joining Red Rocks Church, Scott started several companies in the web application and marketing industries. He has served as a board member for ministries such as Outreach Sports and Service To Service, and was the chair for the 2005 Values Aligned Leadership Summit for Colorado Christian University. He has volunteered his time as a mentor for at-risk youth and as a boys basketball coach for Holy Family High School. Scott believes mere words do not equate to excellence, but excellence is rather a time investment of listening, loving and contributing to the needs of others.

Briget Russomanno
Owner, Pure Barre Greenwood Village

Briget is the co-owner of Pure Barre Greenwood Village, which offers an effective, total body workout utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements. She has more than 19 years experience in the dance and fitness industry, training at the Starstruck Dance Academy in Denver and at Edge Performing Arts in Hollywood, California. In 1999, Briget earned a spot to become a Denver Broncos Cheerleader, going on to serve six years, including two as team captain, and representing the team at the 2005 Pro Bowl. Through her experiences as a cheerleader, she had the unique opportunity to help thousands of people in the Denver community and all around the world. Briget holds her degree in marketing and finance from the University of Denver. She married Scott Russomanno in April of 2010 and they reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Dare to Move Class Key Volunteers

Pat WindersPatricia C Winders
Senior Physical Therapist, Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Patricia C. Winders is the Senior Physical Therapist at the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome, the medical care center for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

Since joining the Sie Center in December 2007, Patricia has seen nearly 250 patients and has launched several programs with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation including the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class with the Colorado Ballet and the Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps. Her position at the Sie Center has allowed her to mentor other physical therapists, participate in important gross motor skills research, and update the definitive book that she researched and wrote – Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.

Over the last three decades, Patricia has captured important gross motor information for children with Down syndrome that forms the best practices outlined in her book. From crawling, to walking, to participating fully in exercise and sports, Patricia has helped thousands of individuals with Down syndrome reach their gross motor skills potential. To read Patricia’s full bio, please click here.