Board of Directors
TLR Board Chair –Pro Tem:
BOB RISCH Ouray CO email@example.com
Mayor, City of Ouray (2006-2012). Chair, Red Mountain Task Force- working with Trust for Public Lands, accessed $14 million federal Land and Water Conservation Funds to acquire and transfer to US Forest Service around 9,000 acres of patented mining claims in Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties. Planetarium Director, Jefferson County School District, retired. Graduate: Ouray High School.
BEVERLY RICH Silverton CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, San Juan County (1991-2015). Chair, San Juan County Historical Society- led the society’s acquisition of the Mayflower Mill from Sunnyside Gold Company, using one of EPA’s first Prospective Purchaser Agreements in the country. Member, Red Mountain Task Force. Graduate: Silverton High School.
RANDY PARKER Ridgway CO email@example.com
Former Chair and Current Member: Ouray County Planning Commission. Attorney-at-Law, General Practice, Schroon Lake NY- retired.
DON PAULSON Ouray CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles; Chemistry (1970-2006). Curator, Ouray County Historical Museum. Director, Ouray County Historical Society. Director, Ridgway Railroad Museum.
CHRISTOPHER GEORGE Durango CO email@example.com Historical Building Restoration Contractor Founder &Owner – St. Paul Lodge, Red Mountain Pass, Silverton. Chair, Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, Silverton CO. Board Member-San Juan County Historical Society. Former Director- Southwest Colorado Outward Bound School.
GARY ROBERTS Ridgway CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Rancher Geologist/Engineer Rancher. Member of the Uncompagre Watershed Partnership Board. Retired geologist/engineer with FS, BLM and oil and gas exploration and natural gas pipelines. Past member of various land trust boards, HOA boards, Bluegrass Music board, Custer County Planning and Zoning Commission member.
STEVE BOYLE Ouray CO email@example.com
Wildlife Biologist and Biological Conservation Scientist Founder, former owner, and Senior Scientist at BIO-Logic, Inc., Montrose, CO (1991-present). Founding Board Member (1992-2008) and Advisor to Black Canyon Regional land Trust, now part of Colorado West Land Trust. Member; Gunnison Sage-grouse San Miguel Basin Working Group. Member; BLM Citizens Advisory Committee, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Mesa and Delta Counties, CO (2012-2015).
TLR Executive Director:
PATRICK WILLITS Ridgway CO firstname.lastname@example.org
TLR Executive Director (2000- present). Manager, A Bar D Ranch, Ridgway (2013-present). Mayor, Town of Ridgway (2000-2012). Southwest Colorado Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy (1990-1998). Board member; Black Canyon Regional Land Trust (1999-2001). Director of Nordic Skiing, Eldora Mountain Resort (1985-1991); Nederland Community Education Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District (1981-1985).
Advisors to the Board:
HEIDI NADIAK Ridgway email@example.com
MIKE NADIAK Ridgway firstname.lastname@example.org
AVERILL FELDMAN Ridgway email@example.com
BEN TISDEL Ouray firstname.lastname@example.org