​Pine Creek Administrative Team

Welcome to Pine Creek High School! For twenty years, Pine Creek has cultivated a rich tradition and history of success in academics, athletics, the arts, and activities.


Learn more about Pine Creek and our school community throughout our website. Families considering coming to Pine Creek should attend Choice Night, which typically occurs in early February. 


For students outside the Pine Creek attendance area, the choice process starts wtih completing ASD20's online choice application, which can be found on the front page of the D20 website.

We look forward to you becoming a member of the Pine Creek family.

~Pine Creek Administrative Team

 Meet the Administrative Team

Kolette Back - Principal

Kolette has served her entire career in Academy School District 20. She taught for one year at Air Academy High School, and then was at Rampart High School for 16 years as the DECA/Marketing teacher, and later, assistant principal. Kolette earned her BA in Marketing from Colorado State University and worked in the insurance industry before becoming a teacher. She then earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction. Kolette became principal of Pine Creek in 2012. Her husband, Jeff, has been the Pine Creek DECA/Marketing teacher since the school opened, and five of the six Back children were Eagles! Kolette is proud of our amazing students and is honored to be a part of this community.


Levka Craft - Assistant Principal


Eric Hulen - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director


Matt Mahan - Assistant Principal

Matt is the assistant principal serving the class of 2023. He came to Pine Creek in 2010. Prior to working at Pine Creek, he worked at high schools in Wisconsin, Denver, and Colorado Springs. His teaching duties included physical education and health, along with coaching football, basketball, track, and softball. He began his administrative career in 2003 as an assistant principal/athletic director and has served as an administrator ever since.  He grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin and earned his Master's degree from the University of Phoenix. He is married and has two children; the oldest is in college, and the youngest attends Pine Creek. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, and traveling.  Go Eagles!

Joshua Trahan - Assistant Principal Joshua is currently serving in the position of Assistant Principal and will oversee the class of 2021.  He received his B.A in Exercise Physiology, his Master’s Degree in Human Performance, and his Certificate in Educational Leadership from Adams State University.  Before his time in education he worked as an assistant Track and Field coach at Adams State.  He has worked for Alamosa School District and the Lewis Palmer School district before joining District 20.  Joshua was on the inaugural staff that opened Palmer Ridge High School in 2008.  During his educational career he has been a teacher, coach, department head, athletic director, and assistant principal.  For fun Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children, exercising, and reading.

BackKolette(719) 234-2615Kolette.Back@asd20.orgPrincipal
CraftLevka(719) 234-2628Levka.Craft@asd20.orgAssistant Principal
HulenEric(719) 234-2650Eric.Hulen@asd20.orgAssistant Principal/Athletic Director
KrzeczowskiPamela(719) 234-2615Pamela.Krzeczowski@asd20.orgPrincipal's Secretary
MahanMatt(719) 234-2629Matt.Mahan@asd20.orgAssistant Principal
MattssonTina(719) 234-2620Tina.Mattsson@asd20.orgAssistant Principals' Secretary
TrahanJoshua(719) 234-2626Joshua.Trahan@asd20.orgAssistant Principal