Board of Directors Pictured (L-R) Front Row: Vaughn Baker, Amy Plummer, Mark Holdt, Pete Sinnott; Back Row: Ward Nelson, Wanda Curry, John Nolan, John Cooper, Wayne Park, Curt Gleaves and Robin Harding; Not Pictured: Carly Lober
MEET OUR BOARD & STAFF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honorary Board Members Craig Axtell (Left) and Leo Weber (Right)
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.
Executive Director Jeffrey Boring 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.
Office Manager/Communications Associate Karen Thompson 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 joined the staff in May 2018 after graduating form Colorado State University. She worked for conservation non-profits in Fort Collins, CO and the US Forest Service in South Dakota before coming to Estes Park.