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Roaring Fork Conservancy Staff

Tait Andersen, Conservation Associate
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Tait was born and raised in the Seven Castles area of the Fryingpan River Valley. His first watershed exploration was as an adventurous toddler in Seven Castles Creek. The deep natural connectio...

Elliott Audette, Business Manager

Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, Elliott moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011 to work for the Aspen Skiing Company. During his time with them he grew a passion for winter and summ...

Kristin Bielema, Watershed Educator
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Growing up right along the Mississippi River, Kristin developed an appreciation for the importance of rivers and watershed conservation from a young age. In 2009, she traveled to Colorado, spend...

Megan Dean, Director of Education
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Megan’s love of rivers began on the mighty Mississippi where she worked as a water patrol officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Wanting to focus on education instead of law enfor...

Dave Everett, Fishing Instructor
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Dave was born and raised in Washington State along the mighty Columbia River.  He worked for the City of Kent for 35 years, the last five being with the Parks department as a Fund Development Co...

Larry Gruel, Finance Director
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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
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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
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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...

Chad Rudow, Water Quality Program Manager
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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 Director
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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,...


Bill Hoblitzell, Hydrologist

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 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...

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