Becky Miller Updike

Executive Director


Becky has 22 years of experience in policy, advocacy and research. Most recently, Becky served as Vice President, Child & Family Services for Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. Prior to that, Becky was Colorado’s first Child Protection Ombudsman. Becky was Executive Director of Colorado Judicial Institute and has represented Tennyson Center for Children and several other child-serving agencies in the advocacy and policy research arenas, and was an Aide in US Congress and in the Indiana legislature. Becky currently serves on the boards of Illuminate Colorado and Center for Out of Court Divorce, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver. Becky was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as a top 3 finalist for Top Women in Business in 2010 and 2012.


Indiana University, B.S. Early Childhood Education

University of Denver, M.A. Education (Child & Family Studies)

University of Denver, Ph.D. Education (Child & Family Leadership, policy emphasis)

I had several jobs in high school but the best one was being a camp counselor at Camp Palawopec in beautiful Nashville, Indiana (my home town). I loved going barefoot most of the summer, leading canoe trips, singing at campfire, and jumping off the world’s best rope swing into the camp lake.