Scott Robson (303) 996-2742
Scott Robson joined the Colorado Mountain Club as Executive Director in September of 2014. A native of Colorado, Scott has almost 20 years of experience in conservation, lands management and public policy issues. His professional background ranges from land-use planning in small Colorado mountain towns, project management across the country for the National Park Service, to his appointment by Mayor Hickenlooper as the City of Denver’s Manager of Parks & Recreation, one of the largest park systems in America. A competitive distance runner in his early years, Scott transitioned to climbing, mountain-bike racing and backcountry skiing after college. He remains an avid skier, mountaineer, cyclist and fly fisherman today. Robson holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Master's Degree in Community & Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. He’s also a proud father to two young boys who share Scott’s passion for the mountains.
Conservation DirectorJulie Mach (303) 996-2764
Julie joined CMC in 2013 to manage the Conservation Department’s stewardship programs and outdoor recreation advocacy initiatives. Previously, she spent five years with the Southwest Conservation Corps in southern Colorado where she worked as Program Director and managed youth service programs, internships, AmeriCorps, fund development and more. Although originally from California, Julie received her Bachelors of Science from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania before relocating to Colorado and landing in Salida where she currently lives and works. Julie is excited to represent CMC in the Heart of the Rockies and embraces the incredible recreational resources throughout the state by foot, mountain bike, skis, kayak and horseback, usually with her dog Slider in tow!
Conservation ManagerTodd Loubsky
Holly Barrass 303-996-2751
Holly is originally from New Zealand and now calls Coal Creek Canyon home. She graduated with a degree in Outdoor Education and is a certified rock climbing instructor in New Zealand and with the American Mountain Guides Association. With over 400 field days of outdoor instructing Holly has worked in adventure tour guiding, facilitated 25 day wilderness expeditions, backpacking courses, canoe trips, and an extensive amount of rock climbing courses. Most of Holly’s spare time is spent rock climbing and exploring new places – and she loves getting into the backcountry. This passion has taken her all over New Zealand and Australia, and now she is enjoying exploring the United States. Living in Colorado, she has been loving the climbing, skiing, and hiking right out of her back door. In her work, she is passionate about helping students to understand their earth and their place in it; all the while getting outside and having great adventures.
Molly Daley (303) 996-2741
Molly hails from Upstate New York and grew up in the foothills of the Adirondacks. She attended the University of Vermont, where she received her B.S. in Public Communications and Community International Development. Shortly after graduation, Molly spent several seasons working as a naturalist instructor at a residential outdoor school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has also worked as a ski instructor in Park City, UT. Molly came to Colorado in 2012, where she completed an AmeriCorps term of service with a youth conservation corps prior to joining the CMC's Youth Education Program. As Program Manager, she is charged with development and implementation of YEP's Individual Programs-- After School Programs, Summer Courses, Winter/Spring Break programs, as well as expanding YEP Teen Ventures. Her certifications include: Wilderness First Responder, Professional Rescuer/CPR, and ARC Lifeguard.
Carmen Stagg (303) 996-2745(303) 996-2745
Laurie joined the CMC team in 2014 as Young Adult Specialist, combining her love of mountains with her passion to inspire others to engage in activities in the great outdoors. She’s an Instructor for COBS (Colorado Outward Bound) guiding students through challenging backpacking and mountaineering adventures in the Rocky Mountains. She can be found instructing climbing skills to climbers of all ages at Boulder Rock Club in Boulder, where she resides. Laurie is also a certified CrossFit Coach and Yoga Teacher. Originally from the New England area, Laurie attended College at Keene State and UMass, earning a degree in Physical Education. She has broad experience in the Recreational industry and moved to Colorado in 2008, seeking to be closer to the mountains to train. Since 2004, she has been a volunteer climber and fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with a project called Power of Seven, climbing the “Seven Summits”, the highest peak of each continent. With five summits completed, her plan is to attempt the final two summits in the very near future. Laurie is excited to be part of the CMC and to share with young adults, all of the incredible recreational opportunities Colorado offers.
Rachel Vermeal (303) 996-2746
Rachel grew up hiking and skiing the White Mountains of New Hampshire and she has always had a desire to a dovetail her personal inspirations with her professional path. With this in mind, she has been involved with service-based, enrichment and awareness organizations and projects since 1997. Rachel holds a Graduate Certificate of Strategic Marketing Management and is a tech-savvy, communications professional who subscribes to a holistic system of marketing strategy and comprehensive implementation. With training in Level 2 AIARE Avalanche and Level I certification in Alpine and Nordic Downhill through the Professional Ski Instructors of America, if she's not in the office - you can find her on her skis or on the trail. Or she caught the travel bug again and is trekking the mountains of Italy or India.
Originally from Charlotte, Jeff holds a BA in English from UNC-Wilmington and took his first "real job" as a newspaper reporter in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. His love affair with the Rockies began immediately as he spent most weekends exploring Southwest Colorado. He moved to Denver in 2010, working various journalism and communications jobs before joining the CMC in late 2013. Jeff has climbed all the 14ers in Colorado and has nearly 200 total summits of the state’s peaks above 13,000 feet. The Weminuche Wilderness is his happy place. His mountaineering resume also includes Mt. Rainier x2 (DC and Kautz Glacier), Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams (Adams Glacier) and El Pico de Orizaba. Now bitten hard by the ice-climbing bug, Jeff has his sights on more technical challenges.
Leslie Woollenweber (303) 996-2752
Leslie spent more than a decade in the life sciences industry, then realized a passion for conservation and protecting the ecosystems of Southern California, one of the most biodiverse regions in the United States. Leslie oversaw the stewardship, educational and recreational programs as Director of Conservation Programs at a California land trust until moving to Colorado in 2011. She has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and an MBA with an emphasis in international business, bringing a strong background in non-profit fundraising, public outreach and program development to CMC. Leslie enjoys gourd art, riding her motorcycle, hiking and snowshoeing with her husband and trying to keep up with her two energetic rescued gals, Emily and Grace.
Kyla has always spent as much time outside as possible and has explored the natural beauty of this planet in more than 20 countries. After graduating from college in Boston, she lived in Central America for nearly 4 years while working with development and youth organizations. Kyla received her Master’s in International Development from the Brussels School of International Studies in Belgium and moved to Colorado in 2014. She is excited to add Colorado’s mountains to her list of beautiful places explored, and is dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of the wonderful landscape here.
Director of Publishing
Sarah Gorecki (303) 996-2743
Sarah joined the CMC in November 2009. From 2009 to 2014, Sarah served as Development Director, transitioning into a new role as Director of Publishing in April 2014. Prior to CMC, Sarah spent two years as the Deputy Director of Colorado Environmental Coalition and five years at the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, doing everything from designing fourteener trails to managing field crews to raising project funds. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Colorado College in 1995, and holds a masters degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. She is an avid telemark skier, hiker, fourteener climber, nordic skier, trail runner, and cyclist, and is a member of the Denver Group.
Brenda Porter (303) 996-2748
Brenda, a Colorado native, has a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University and B.S. in Life Science Education from Mankato State University, MN.
Originally from Baltimore, Andrew came to the CMC after moving out to Colorado on a whim and with a very packed car. After spending several summers working as a backpacking instructor at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, Andrew fell in love with the West. Supposedly he graduated from Juniata College in 2012. Having recently climbed Mount Rainier, Illiniza Sur, and Cotopaxi, Andrew enjoys mountaineering as well as backpacking, hiking, and occasionally rock climbing.
Roger J. Wendell (303) 279-3080 x 2
Roger started hiking and volunteering with the CMC in 1996, eventually joining staff in 2013. In the 90s, Roger quickly earned his "D" rating and completed most of the Denver Group's schools at that time - including WTS, IRCS, BMS, HAMS, MOFA, and eventually WFA, AIARE, Trip Leader School and Advanced Leader Training in the 2000s. Roger has assisted with YEP, Champ Camp, and as an instructor for BRCS and IRCS in addition to leading technical climbs, backcountry ski trips, and Adventure Travel trips. Roger has served on the Denver Group Council, Conservation Committee, and as chair of the Classification Change Committee.
Chun Chiang (303) 996-2744
AccountantKrista Williams (303) 996-2765
Museum DirectorDevyn Studer (303) 996-2755
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