Meet The Staff


Carrie Andrew

Born in Jos, Nigeria, I spent the first 18 years of my life as a missionary kid. I returned to the Texas for college, receiving a BA in Elementary Education from Dallas Baptist University. After teaching 4th grade ESL in Texas for 4 years, my Australian husband and I moved to Telluride in 2003. Starting out in seasonal jobs, we quickly put down roots by purchasing a home in Norwood. I first worked at the Telluride library for 1 year and then became the District/HS Librarian for the Norwood School District where I worked for 5 years. During which time, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Media (School Librarianship) from UNC Greeley.  I began working as the Library Director of the Norwood library in 2010. These have been exciting and rewarding years, during which time I have had the honor to serve the community in many ways including sitting on the boards of our Chamber of Commerce and the recently formed endowment fund, Lone Cone Legacy Trust. I also serve on the board of the Colorado Library Consortium, a state-wide agency providing continuing education, cooperative purchasing, regional consulting, and ILS management to libraries all over the state.

In the years that I have worked as the Director of the Norwood library, I have participated in many training events put on by CRC including RPD in Ouray in 2013.  I appreciate the quality and relevance of the programs, in general, but I found RPD to be all that and more!  The opportunity to interact with regional colleagues and grantmakers creates an extremely rewarding experience. I am excited to get to be a part of the planning for the San Juan RPD in Montrose.

I would describe myself as a Transformational Leader. I seek to inspire my team to work towards a common vision. I communicate well and am not afraid to delegate. I take responsibility for the items that I have committed to complete and I get them done. I tend to be matter of fact, but not too direct. I try to be fair and see all sides to a situation before forming a decision, but I am decisive and want to get things done.

Rhonda Oliver

Rhonda Oliver is the Technical Services Specialist. Any item that patrons are unable to find in the AspenCat catalog, she will gladly search and find in other libraries. It is delivered to the library and you are notified when it is ready for pickup. She has been working for the library since 2002 and enjoys the  challenges that library science has as it evolves with constant changes in technology. Cataloging is her true passion, and she is always excited to see a new box of books come through the door. She also processes all donations to the library, so don’t hesitate to call the library to set up a time for drop off during business hours.

Brandi Platt

My name is Brandi Platt, I started working here in January of 2017. I wear a lot of hats at the library, but am currently the Administrative Assistant and HR Professional.  I grew up in Norwood, met my husband in high school and after getting married and plenty of moving around, we moved back home. I was introduced by a local lady to a very interesting book called Where Eagles Winter, that is about this area and found a lot of family history, including the fact that my family has been in the area since the 1800’s!

I love books, I always have and I always have one, likely my Kindle, in my hands. I feel like being in a library is where I belong. I am a Beta reader for my friend and author, Ann Charles (help with the final edit before publishing). Please check our Facebook and website often for new programs!


Brooke Robinson

I’m the Library Programmer. I was born and raised in Southwest Missouri. I moved to Norwood in 2011 and immediately started working in childcare. I’ve had lots of early childhood and pyramid training. I’m very excited to bring everything I’ve learned over the years into to Lone Cone Library. My hobbies include singing, reading, and hiking. I’ve always enjoyed working with young children and now being able to provide the littles in our community with fun learning activities.

Nina Kothe
I have lived in the Telluride region for a little over 30 years and in Norwood for 11 years. Originally I am from northern California, Grass Valley. I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in Social Sciences. I also attended Fort Lewis College in Durango to attain a Colorado Secondary level teaching credential.  This year, 2019 I retired from a thirteen year job working for the San Miguel County Commissioner’s Office. I love working at the new Lone Cone Library and look forward to meeting all of the current and future library patrons.  I adore reading and learning new things.

Maddy  Mullins 

Hi my name is Madelyne Mullins, I’ve been privileged enough to call this gorgeous place home for the past 22 years. I’m an artist who is passionate about helping, creating magical areas and art pieces.

Maddy is our landscape maintenance and custodian.



Jaidyn Platt

Jaidyn is our current teen helper and is in charge of  the Summer Lunch Program for kids. She helps with most of the programs and any other tasks that are assigned.

Jaidyn has lived in Norwood for 7 years, attends Norwood High School and has aspirations to become a Game Warden.

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  1. Hi, Norwood/Lone Cone Library ~ I’ve heard that the library is one place where tickets can be purchased for Saturday’s harvest dinner fundraiser at the Livery. So I’m wondering if someone there would ALSO be willing to help me connect with whomever is organizing the silent auction fundraiser. __I’d be glad to donate something for that, like I’ve done in year’s past. (I’m not sure why I didn’t hear about it sooner, this year, so I’m sorry this is rather last-minute notice.) __If you want to give me a name & contact number of someone else to call about donating an item, feel free; either that, or pass this message along to them–my contact info. including ph.# is at the bottom. __I’d be glad to donate a Gift Certificate for an Acupressure treatment (Asian bodywork done through clothing, with gentle assisted stretching), at my office in Norwood, in the Royer Building. __I’m offering to donate a 30-minute sample treatment (a $35.00 value) that can be upgraded to a full treatment if the winner wishes. __I’d be glad to bring a Gift Certificate in an envelope that can be handed out. (I’m also aiming to attend the event, but am not in Norwood again until the Sat. night event.) __So I hope you can either put me in touch with someone else working on this event, or let me know directly if someone at the library is able to accept this offer–as happened last time. __Thanks! __Shauna Palmer, “Acupressure by Shauna.” __Contact information (also available on the Norwood Chamber of Commerce website): __Phone: 970-729-1728 __Email: (and people may also have another email address for me:

    1. Hi Shauna, I’m very sorry for the delay in response and I really hope that you got the information that you needed. My name is Brandi Platt, I’m the administrative assistant here at the library and I do the updates to the website. I’m still learning all the little quirks for it and I didn’t even know we had an option for messages. If you ever have any questions, you can email me at Thank you!

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