About Us / Staff and Associates

Roaring Fork Conservancy Staff

Johnny Cronin, Senior Director of Donor Relations
(johnny at roaringfork.org)

Johnny is an accomplished donor relations builder and fundraiser with respect to critical conservation matters, having had a successful career as an entrepreneur and most recently fundraising/le...

Kristen Doyle, Watershed Educator
(kristen at roaringfork.org)

Kristen began working for Roaring Fork Conservancy in Spring of 2017. Originally from Michigan, Kristen graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Fish, Wildlife, and Conserva...

Larry Gruel, Controller
(bookkeeper at roaringfork.org)

Larry joined RFC in 2014 and brought with him over 20 years of experience in financial management including several roles as CFO and Controller. He has worked with a variety of local companies i...

Heather Lewin, Director of Watershed Science & Policy
(heather at roaringfork.org)

Heather began with RFC in 2010, focusing on land conservation and policy work. Since being promoted to Watershed Action Director in 2014, Heather has coordinated the C...

Rick Lofaro, Executive Director

Rick graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a B.S. from the College of Natural Resources. Rick joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in 1998 and was promoted to Executive Director...

Christina Medved, Director of Community Outreach
(christina at roaringfork.org)

Christina calls Cleveland, OH, her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. Having spent a lot of time on lakes as a child, she quickly fell in love with rivers while w...

Liza Mitchell, Education Programs Manager
(liza at roaringfork.org)

Liza has always enjoyed exploring the natural world through outdoor recreational activities and through science, but healthy streams and high mountain peaks are her current favorites. She...

Chad Rudow, Water Quality Program Manager
(chad at roaringfork.org)

Chad joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in August of 2006. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Chad has experience as a whitewater rafting guide and ski i...

Sheryl Sabandal, Development Manager
(sheryl at roaringfork.org)

A born and raised Midwesterner, Sheryl came to the Roaring Fork Valley during her senior year in college to learn how to ski. After graduation she intended to stay for only one ski season,...

Michael Schuster, Program Associate
(michael at roaringfork.org)

Mike has lived in the valley since 1995. He first worked with RFC during the 2015 field season. After three consecutive seasons, he is beginning a Master’s in Environmental Management program th...

Mercedes Wilson, Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator
(mercedes at roaringfork.org)

As a recent transplant to Basalt, Mercedes welcomes the opportunity to work protecting the Roaring Fork Watershed.  Living by the Mississippi and the Indian Rivers forged her passion for water....


Bill Hoblitzell, Hydrologist
(bill at LoticHydrological.com)

Bill is currently wrapping up an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Northern Arizona University focused on watershed science and GIS. He originally received a B.A. in Economics and...

April Long, Watershed Plan Coordinator

April is a water resources engineer with 16 years of experience assisting local governments with stormwater management programs.  For the last decade, April has served as the Stormwater Manager...

Seth Kurt Mason, Hydrologist
(seth at LoticHydrological.com)

Seth received his M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University and his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He special...

Rose Ann Sullivan, Watershed Planning/Strategic Partnerships
(roseasullivan22 at gmail.com)

Rose Ann is an attorney and the founder of Kootenay Resources, LLC. Since 2005, she has worked with Roaring Fork Conservancy on a variety of projects, including the Roaring Fork Watershed...

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PHONE: (970) 927-1290
EMAIL: info@roaringfork.org

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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