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Roaring Fork Conservancy Staff

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...

Heather Lewin, Watershed Action Director
(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...

Christina Medved, Watershed Education Director
(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...

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...

Liza Mitchell, Education & Outreach Coordinator
(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 Coordinator
(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 Coordinator
(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...

Sarah Woods, Director of Philanthropy

Sarah joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in December of 2010 but has co-chaired the River Rendezvous since 2009. Originally from Mississippi, she graduated from University of Arkansas and the...


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...

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
(roseasullivan at comcast.net)

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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Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290

200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

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