GIS Coordinator Kat started with CUSP as a volunteer GIS intern. Her diverse background includes GIS services in local government. Early on her parents instilled her with passions for the environment, art and science which led to a Bachelors of Science from Metro State College of Denver. Hobbies include a love of pets, plants and gardening, motorcycling and reading. CONTACT Kat
Outreach & Development Coordinator Maria has a B.S. in Forestry, a B.S. in Natural Resource Management, and a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration from CSU Fort Collins. She’s built her career in education, outreach and field experience working for The National Park Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and El Paso County Nature Centers. Maria is a Colorado native and currently works from her home in downtown Colorado Springs.
Special Projects Director/ Safety Officer Wendie was born and raised in Colorado, and considers the San Luis Valley and the tiny town of Mosca home. She has worked in various natural resource jobs. Wendie loves to play outside and makes jewelry and metalwork projects in her spare time. CONTACT Wendie XXXX
Fire Mitigation Program Manager has a M.A.T. in Earth Science Education, a B.A. in Geosciences and Environmental Studies, and is a resident of Florissant, CO. In her free time Lara enjoys gardening, volunteering, and spending time outdoors. CONTACT Lara
Staff Forester Adrian is a Colorado Native. He graduated from Western State Colorado University with a Bachelors’ Degree in environmental biology & Ecology. When not busy working Adrian loves hiking with his dogs. CONTACT Adrian
Natural Resource Tech Terry is the long-time operator for the Divide Slash Site.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lynda James, Chair, Upper South Platte Water Conservancy DistrictSwithin Dick, Vice-Chair, Centennial Water & Sanitation DistrictJim Idema, Treasurer, Interested IndividualKaren Berry, Jefferson Conservation DistrictLynne Buchanan, Center of Colorado Water Conservancy DistrictChristina Burri, Denver WaterMary Dawson, Aurora WaterRay Douglas, Park CountyEric Howell, Colorado Springs UtilitiesZak Humbles, Douglas CountyDon Logelin, Pikes Peak Trout UnlimitedPatrick O’Connell, Jefferson CountySuzanne O’Neill, Colorado Wildlife FederationDan Williams, Teller County
EMERITUS BOARD ADVISORS
Josh Voorhis, South Park Ranger District, USFS
Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities