Phillip Ulrickson

Phone: 970.348.5003

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Minor in Computer Science Information Systems Option

Phillip Ulrickson

I went to high school in northeastern Montana and know a little bit about cold weather!  You could almost throw a rock from my house into Canada.
 
If you think your town or school is small, I've got you beat.  I graduated in 1989 with 12 students (3 of which were exchange students and 1 was my twin brother) and our high school had 28 students enrolled!  Go Bluejays! Needless to say, the school is now closed but we had a heck of a band program and basketball team along with some great academic programs.
 
I went to college in Billings, MT at what was then called Eastern Montana College (EMC).  It's name has since been changed to Montana State University - Billings (MSU-B)...home of the Yellowjackets!  I graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Information Systems option and a minor in Computer Science (BSBA in Information Systems for short).  After working in a bank in Billings for 2 years I decided to go into the construction business and design roof & floor systems.  After almost 2 years I was transferred down to Colorado where I worked for 11 years as the lead roof & floor truss designer.
 
I started working here at GCHS in October of 2010 in the Library.  In September of 2012 I moved down to the Main Office to become the Office Manager.  I enjoy the staff and the challenges the job gives me each day.
For my "play time", I play trombone in many different groups in the Fort Collins area.  Through my musical career I have been involved with a variety of musical groups:
  • Archie Funker (a Fort Collins funk band - we actually played for Greeley Central's Homecoming in 209 & 2010)
  • Greeley Chamber Orchestra
  • Foothills Pops Band
  • Foothills Brass Quintet of Colorado
  • Colorado Swing Big Band
  • Don Elwood Big Band
  • Steve Johnson Group
  • Stampede Troupe - Pit Orchestra
  • Midtown Arts Center - Pit Orchestra
    • Buddy Holly
    • In The Heights
  • Loveland Opera Theatre - Pit Orchestra
  • GCHS Arts Magnet Musicals - Pit Orchestra
  • Larimer Choral
  • SEAS Orchestra
  • Billings Community Band

As I eluded above, I am a twin. I was born 10 minutes ahead of by brother, Patrick. He was the valedictorian & I was the salutatorian at our high school. He went into Business & then into Law Enforcement & Arts. He was elected as Sheriff of Sheridan County in Plentywood, MT in November of 2010 and was re-elected in November of 2014. He served until his death in July of 2015. He passed away after a 10-month battle with stage 4 brain cancer.

We were very similar and I miss him every day. I wish everyone was able to meet and know him. His stories were great and captivating, hooking you in with "examples", "re-enactments", and just plain funny conversations.