Board of Directors

Robin Harding

Robin Harding

President

President Robin Harding was elected to the Board in 2015. He fell in love with Estes Valley when he first visited as a Cheley camper in the late 1950s and retired here in 2007. Robin worked in advertising for the Mississippi Governor’s Office of Economic Development before forming his own advertising agency as well as a corporate promotions company. He serves as Vice President of the Tahosa Valley Landowner’s Association.

Vaughn Baker

Vaughn Baker

Vice President

Vice President Vaughn Baker retired as Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2015, after 31 years with the National Park Service, and joined the EVLT Board just a few months later.  The breadth of Vaughn’s experience in conservation-related issues serves EVLT well.  Vaughn is serving on the Educational Events Committee.

Peter Sinnott

Peter Sinnott

Vice President

Vice President Peter Sinnott joined EVLT’s Board in 2014, having been a Glen Haven easement landowner and EVLT member since 2006.  Pete spent his entire career in the golf course construction, maintenance and landscape industry, eventually founding ServiScape, a golf management and landscape business. Pete is a past-president of Estes Park Rotary.

Carly Lober

Carly Lober

Secratary

Secretary Carly Lober began volunteering for EVLT in 2014 and joined the Board in 2015. She worked for 25 years as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, mostly in Yosemite, before retiring to Estes Park. Carly is on the Executive Committee of the Poudre Valley Group of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club and serves as a Board member of the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, representing the Upper Big Thompson River watershed.

Dr. John Cooper

Dr. John Cooper

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary Dr. John Cooper joined the EVLT Board of Directors in 2017. He is a retired Pediatric physician, having practiced 25 years in Greeley, Co., and 19 years in Estes Park – at EPMC and the  Estes Park Salud Clinic. He’s also a retired U.S. Army Medical Corps officer, having been on Active Duty and in the Active Reserves over a 34 year period. John has been a Land Trust monitor for 19 years.

Wanda Curry

Wanda Curry

Treasurer

Treasurer Wanda Curry became a Board member in 2015. She became a member of EVLT in 2000 after she and her husband placed a conservation easement on their newly-purchased property. She moved to Estes Park to live full-time following her retirement as Chief Financial Officer for Entergy Nuclear Operations in Mississippi.

Curt Gleaves

Curt Gleaves

Assistant Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer Curt Gleaves arrived in Estes Park in 2006 and joined the EVLT Board in 2010 after being actively involved in monitor activities since 2007. He is an attorney and is President of Chapin Financial Management in Estes Park. Curt is active on the Legal and Finance Committees.

John Nolan

John Nolan

Director

Director John Nolan joined EVLT’s Board of Directors in 2014. John brings administrative expertise to the board as he served 24 years in the field of medical administration for the US Army and later in the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Denver. John retired in 2009 and moved to Glen Haven in 2012.

Mark Holdt

Mark Holdt

Director

Director Mark Holdt, owner of Mountain Sage Consulting joined EVLT in 2016.  Mark has over thirty years of experience in helping organizations realize their potential through board development, strategic visioning, and financial analyses. Mark has been involved with the Estes Park community for most of his life, and is currently an active Sunrise Rotarian.  Mark begins his EVLT term with a commitment to the Board Development Committee.

Ward Nelson

Ward Nelson

Director

Director Ward Nelson joined the EVLT Board in 2018 after serving 4 years as the Town of Estes Park’s representative to the Larimer County Open Lands Board. Ward and his wife Pat fell in love with the Estes Valley when they first visited together in the ’70’s.

Wayne Park

Wayne Park

Director

Director Wayne Park joined the land trust board in 2018. Wayne has a background as an Air Force pilot, a PHD in Mathematics, followed by careers in Academics, as an Energy Consultant, and then 13 years of service on the staff of the Organization of American States working in International Development throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Wayne and his wife Sally have lived in Estes Park now for 20 years. Here he has been active in St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, the Kiwanis Club, Kairos Prison Ministry, and most recently a six year term with the EPMC Foundation Board.

Amy Plummer

Amy Plummer

Director

Director Amy Plummer, P.E., worked at Van Horn Engineering and Surveying for most of the years between 1979 and 2016 where she was honored to help EVLT obtain several easements. She has served on the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District’s Trails Committee since its inception in the early 1990’s. She and her husband, Todd, have monitored multiple properties for the last several years.

Craig Axtell (Left) and Leo Weber (Right)

Craig Axtell (Left) and Leo Weber (Right)

Honorary Board Members

Craig and Leo have been EVLT Directors for many years and continue to be active with the organization. As Honorary Board members, they help guide the land trust. But as they put it, don’t have to go to any more meetings.

Staff

Jeffrey Boring

Jeffrey Boring

Executive Director

Jeffrey joined EVLT in May 2016. Prior to joining the Land Trust, Jeffrey worked with the Larimer County Natural Resources Department and the Big Thompson Watershed Forum in Loveland. Jeffrey also worked as a Conservation Director for the Athens Land Trust in Athens, Georgia and began his conservation career in the Atlanta office of The Nature Conservancy.

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson

Office Manager/Communications Associate

Karen was on the EVLT Board of Directors briefly, before joining the staff in November 2017. Previously, she was employed by the Town of Estes Park as the Executive Assistant in the Community Development Department (Planning, Zoning, & Building). She’s very active in numerous local civic groups, including serving as Fund Development Chair of the Estes Park Rotary Club.

Kenzie Schmitt

Kenzie Schmitt

Stewardship Coordinator

Kenzie joined the staff in May 2018 after graduating form Colorado State University. Kenzie was born in Colorado and spent many summers hiking and camping in Rocky Mountain National Park. She worked for conservation non-profits and the US Forest Service before coming to Estes Park.  

Past Board Members

We have been so fortunate to have 74 dedicated volunteers serve on our board of directors:

Name:

Years Served:

Name:

Years Served:

Gail Albers

2016-2018 R Wendell Amos 1989-2009
Judy Archibald 2003-2006 Alan Aspinall 1988-1994
Craig Axtell 2011-present Vaughn Baker 2016-present
Kim Barrier 1999-2009 Bob Benight 1996-2001
Ned Bramwell 1988-1995 Jim Broomfield 2007-2015
Dave Caddell 2011-2011 Roxanne Coop 1995-1997
John Cooper 2017-present Marjorie Corcoran 1997-2000
Jim Crain 1987-2002 Wanda Curry 2015-present
Russ Driskill 2009-2010 Sally Duncan 1994-1995
Becky Elrod 2010-2012 Art French 2013-2018
Eldon Freudenburg 1988-1992 Marv Gee 1997-2010
Curt Gleaves 2010-present Seymour Grahm 1988-1991
Robin Harding 2016-present George Hix 1988-1997
Mark Holdt 2016-present Piet Hondius 1987-2000
Helen Hondius 2000-2003 Robert Irvin 1987-1994
Carmen Johnson 2001-2007 Gail Johnson 2009-2011
Charlie Johnson 2013-2017 Bill Newman Jr 2000-2007
G Kent Keller 2007-2011 Dorothy Kingsmore 1997-1999
Gary Klaphake 1993-1998 Lorna Knowlton 1987-1990
Bill Lamm 1993-2008 Mary Lamy 1988-1994
Chuck Levine 2012-2013 Louise Lindsay 1994-2000
Howard Lipke 2002-2004 Carly Lober 2016-present
Jane Lopez 2005-2007 Jack Lungstrum 1991-1997
Ken Martin 2013-2015 John Mason 1991-1997
James Miller 1994-1997 Ward Nelson 2018-present
John Nolan 2014-present Ken Oldham 1995-2014
Wayne Park 2018-present Bill Pinkham 2002-2008
Amy Plummer 2018-present Ralph Read 1987-1992
Ann Reichhardt 1993-1997 Roland Retrum 1987-1989
Janice Ricker 2007-2010 Homer Rouse 1995-1996
Alice Reuman 2014-2017 Peter Sinnott 2014-present
Phil Snow 1997-1999 Nelson Thomas 1988-1993
Karen Thompson 2017-2017 Rebecca Urquhart 2008-2013
Tom Watts 1989-1995 Leo Weber 2007-present
Lynn Weissenrieder 2007-2009 Jim White 1990-2015
Harriette Woodard 2014-2015 Maurice Worley 1987-1989
Marsha Yelick 2009-2015 Lynn Young 2005-2008
James Frank and Charlie Johnson

James Frank and Charlie Johnson

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