Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the sweet backwaters of Satank and attended the Carbondale Community School then Roaring Fork High School. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile for a year before his graduation in 2011. Raleigh then attended Colorado Mountain College, building his associate degree first online from California, then across the Roaring Fork Valley and finally at the Leadville campus. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America for the following year. Having returned to Carbondale to recollect himself, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to the opportunity to serve his community as News Director. After briefly returning to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh is now drawing deeper into the rich soils of this confluence as Program Director at KDNK.