Anythink announces two new branch managers

Two Anythink library locations are now under new leadership; Ricardo Cárdenas is the new manager of Anythink Commerce City, and Rebecca Bowman is the new manager of Anythink Wright Farms.

Cárdenas was recently promoted to this position, having worked at Anythink Wright Farms since January 2016. At Anythink Wright Farms, Cárdenas worked as a teen guide, helping to create relevant programming and learning opportunities for teens in the community. Prior to his work at Anythink, Cárdenas was a youth pastor for a local church. He holds a master of divinity degree from Denver Seminary.

“I really love books, and I genuinely love people,” says Cárdenas. “I am grateful to come to work every day and live out these two passions as a means of serving my community.”

Rebecca Bowman transitions to manager of Anythink Wright Farms after having served the same role at Anythink Bennett. Bowman has been with the organization since 2016, where she started as a teen guide at Anythink Wright Farms. Bowman began her professional career in K-12 public education, serving youth with barriers to academic success. In addition to teaching college and career readiness courses, she also served as a curriculum specialist and provided peer educator coaching.

“I am deeply inspired by our staff and the impact that our programming and services have on the community,” says Bowman. “I’m excited to make this transition within Anythink during the first year operating under a new strategic plan that focuses on culture, community and career. I look forward to working with staff and collaborating with community experts to continue expanding Anythink’s impact and reach.”