|Admin||Sustainability Staff||Resource Staff||Resource Staff||Resource Staff|
|Michelle Barnes||Daniel Stellar||Shaun LaBarre||Mark Bowen||Clemente Castanon|
|Alison Layman||Kathy Croasdale||Jared D’Arcey||Grant Grueneber||Rob Baer|
|Melissa VonKeyserling||Kate Gardner||Caleb Kerney||Kendol Gustafson||Tiffanie Collins|
|Sara Fairchild||Kyle Latoski||Siobhan Sullivan||Mel White|
|Interim Executive Director
mbarnes @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 202
Michelle recently joined the CRC team as Interim Executive Director as the team prepares for future growth. Her professional background includes a variety of interim assignments for environmental causes as well as executive roles with at both Outward Bound and Outdoor Industry Association. Her expertise is maximizing the impact an organization can have in pursuit of their mission. She brings with her an MBA from UCLA as well as a dozen years in corporate marketing. Her passions include working to assure that the next generation is full of environmental stewards and getting outdoors herself as often as possible.
|Senior Director Sustainability
dstellar @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 214
Dan Stellar joined the CRC as Water Director in July of 2011. Dan has a strong background in environmental policy with a particular emphasis on water issues. For three and a half years Dan served as the Assistant Director of the Columbia Water Center, a program of the Earth Institute, Columbia University. In this capacity he managed water conservation, policy and development projects both domestically and internationally, with a special focus on work in India. In addition to project management, Dan also guided the development and operations of the Water Center; he was the founding staff member of the Center, and helped develop the it into a thriving program with expertise across a range of disciplines. Dan has written and spoken about water related issues to a range of audiences, including at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, and as a regular contributor to the Asia Society’s Global Sustainability Roundtable blog. Dan holds a Master of International Affairs degree, with a focus in environmental policy, from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dan is excited to be at CRC and looks forward to continuing CRC’s innovative water work as well as focusing on impact measurement and the development of new water programs. He is also happy to be living in Colorado, and is greatly looking forward to exploring the trails and mountains of the Front Range.
|Senior Water Programs Manager
kgardner @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 213
Kate joined the CRC in June of 2009. Kate has a Marketing Degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Kate has a strong customer service and non-profit management background. Through her experience she has gained an understanding of the power of education to empower a community to make sustainable choices. Kate’s passion of water conservation issues has lead her to become a Colorado Master Gardener Certificate holder and develop expertise in irrigation auditing. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, being outside and spending time with her family.
|Program Manager: Research and Evaluation
303.999.3820 Ext. 224
Morgan started as an intern with the CRC in January 2012 working on a project to measure the impact of the Slow the Flow sprinkler inspection program. During her internship, Morgan helped to develop a methodology to quantitatively measure the impact of the program on participant household water use. She also provided statistical knowledge to evaluate the robustness of the results. The findings were presented as final reports to the CRCs water utility partners as well as at regional and local professional conferences. By spring of 2013 Morgan had applied for a successful grant with the CRC to create a full time position to continue and expand this work. Morgan holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Colorado. Her thesis focused on watershed hydrology and water quality of high-elevation catchments. Her experience in scientific research began with her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Geology from Whitman College. After college she gained professional experience in water resource evaluation and scientific research in her position as a staff scientist at a water resources consulting firm. She has also spent time working for the Forest Service as a Stream Technician, gathering data for the evaluation of salmon habitat in the Western US. When Morgan isn’t working she enjoys traveling, reading, and recreating in or on water of any kind.
|ReNew Our Schools Program Coordinator
kcroasdale @ conservationcenter.org
Kathy Croasdale joined the CRC as an intern in 2008. In September 2010, she took over as Program Coordinator of the ReNew Our Schools program. After teaching environmental and outdoor adventure education, Kathy taught science at the middle school level in the Cherry Creek School District. She earned a degree in Biology from Roanoke College in Virginia and is currently finishing a graduate degree in Environmental Studies through the University of Illinois. In her free time, Kathy likes to be with her family, train for triathlons, run, hike, camp, skate-ski—basically anything outdoors enjoying Colorado!
|Office and Communications Manager
303.999.3820 Ext. 218
Alison approaches her position with great enthusiasm to educate Colorado citizens on protecting our local natural resources. Alison has a Masters in Public Administration from CU Denver concentrating in Environmental Law, Policy, and Management. Throughout her time in the program she worked at Outward Bound and Colorado State Parks. In her spare time, Alison is on the Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Advisory Committee and enjoys being outdoors with her husband and dog.
|Finance and HR Manager
Melissa von Keyserling
mvonkeyserling @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 211
Melissa has more than 15 years experience in business accounting and office management in the nonprofit, for profit, construction and legal fields. Prior to joining the CRC in May 2011, she was the financial coordinator for the Ronald MacDonald House in Hershey, Pennsylvania. During her career, Melissa has served as the corporate treasurer for a mid-sized commercial construction firm, business administrator for a multi-state restaurant corporation, and financial manager for commercial and residential interior design firms. She holds a BS in Behavioral Sciences/Social Studies certification from Messiah College. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family.
|Water Conservation Associate
water @ conservationcenter.org
Sara joined the CRC in February of 2012. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She specialized in biogeochemistry with an emphasis on soil science and had the opportunity to study soils throughout Northern California in the summer of 2010. Sara has a strong customer service background gained from her time working at a senior living community. Her passion lies in the great outdoors and more specifically on the ski slopes, running trails and climbing crags around Boulder, Co. This passion is what fuels her desire to spread the word of conservation.
|Water Conservation Technician
wharlin @ conservationcenter.org
Witt joined the CRC in May of 2013. Raised in Georgia, Witt was an avid backpacker and a member of his local Boy Scout troop. It was here that he developed his passion for the environment, and later on, for sustainability. These passions led him to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in society & policy. In addition to graduating from CU, Witt also played on the men’s lacrosse team for four years. In his spare time he enjoys coaching and playing lacrosse, going to concerts, reading, and exploring the great outdoors.
|Senior Director ReSource
slabarre @ resourceyard.org
Shaun has been a member of the CRC staff since 2007 serving in both our Sustainability and ReSource program areas. Currently, Shaun serves as the Senior Director of ReSource, providing leadership to our Boulder and Fort Collins operations, while designing new environmental initiatives such as ReSource Woodworks and the ReSource Tool Library. Shaun also serves as a member of the Center for ReSource Conservation Senior Management Team tasked in supporting the ongoing administrative, development, and strategic direction for our organization. Shaun holds degrees in Psychology and Environmental Studies, but believes he learns everything he needs to know from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Shaun has been recognized for his innovative work with the CRC receiving awards including; the 2009 Leadership Initiative Award from the Colorado Green Building Guild, he was named a 2012 Boulder County Eco-Hero, was honored as the 2012 Colorado Recycler of the Year, and received the international award for innovation in material reuse from the Building Material Reuse Association in 2013. Shaun continues his work protecting the environment outside our office as a member of the Colorado Association for Recycling Board of Directors, and on the Boulder County Commissioner’s Resource Conservation Advisory Board. When away from work Shaun enjoys old cars, old guitars, new ski terrain, and raising his baby daughter Calais with his wife Sarah.
|ReSource Fort Collins Manager
kgustafson @ resourceyard.org
Kendol joined the CRC in August 2006. He was raised in the great state of Tennesseeand developed his passion for the environment because of his mother, Patti Wade. He received his first bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee and his second bachelors degree from Colorado State University. Both degrees were awarded by the College of Natural Resources. Kendol believes it is time for a change and that people can spark the change that the planet deserves.
|ReSource Fort Collins
grantg @ resourceyard.org
Grant began working at the Fort Collins ReSource in 2010, excited to help his community. Grant was born in Madison, Wisconsin where he attended UW Madison. He then moved to Colorado for the famous Colorado sunshine and apprenticed as a woodworker in Durango, reproducing eighteenth-century French furniture. He continued his fine art studies at CSU in Fort Collins and earned his BA in Fine Arts with concentrations in Painting and Sculpture. Grant’s enthusiasm for cabinet- and furniture-making, his experience with customer service, and his love of nature and materials contribute to his passion to promote re-use, re-purposing, and respect for the environment.
|ReSource Fort Collins
tcollins @ resourceyard.org
Tiffanie has been working at the Fort Collins ReSource since 2011 after graduating from Colorado State with a Fine Art Degree. When she is not saving the world through ReSource she spends her time as a freelance Graphic Designer and creating art. She is a nationally recognized artist with her work showing across the United States and has even won a couple awards for her Graphic Design skills. Remember cassette tapes? She also co-runs a music label, Patient Sounds, that produces music primarily on cassettes.
|ReSource Boulder Sales Associate
ccastanon @ resourceyard.org
Clemente has been the king of the yard for more than 10 years. When he is not in the yard driving around El Toro Rojo (the red bull forklift) he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Clem is a car enthusiast; he enjoys both working on and talking about all types of cars. Clem is originally from Mexico and goes back to visit for 3 weeks every year.
|ReSource Boulder Customer Service and Communications Coordinator
ssullivan @ resourceyard.org
Siobhan is a recent graduate from CU with a degree in Film Studies. Siobhan dabbles in artwork, more specifically in painting. She is an outdoor enthusiast and very much enjoys rafting, hiking and snowy day activities. Siobhan is a Colorado native and always enjoys a good brew. She also has a cat named Bronson and he is a very cool cat as far as cats go. Siobhan is pretty hilarious and just radiates awesomeness.
|ReSource Boulder Sales Associate
Mark is a farmer from Indiana. Born and raised a Hoosier, Mark moved to Colorado when he was 26 years old, then he did some growing up. He was hired at ReSource about 3 months after it opened in 1996. Mark says “It’s my favorite job ever!” In his free time Mark likes to go on long bike rides and work on his house.
|ReSource Boulder Sales Associate
klatoski @ resourceyard.org
Kyle is currently working in the Tool Library as the tool expert, helping customers and repairing tools. Kyle has worked for ReSource for the past year and says his favorite part is talking with customers about their projects and sharing ideas of how to work smarter not harder. Kyle’s hobbies include working on projects of his own at his house and recreational mechanics. Kyle is a Colorado native and says “You will never get me west of those mountains.”
|ReSource Boulder Assistant Manager
ckerney @ resourceyard.org
Caleb grew up in Boulder but was born in New York. He has been offering his expertise to the ReSource Boulder Yard for a year now. Before joining the ReSource team Caleb worked for Sutherlands Lumber Yard where his passion for helping customers all begin. In his free time Caleb relaxes by building houses out of Lincoln Logs and enjoying a nice cold Avery Old Jubilation beverage.
|Senior Manager ReSource Boulder
Jared started working in the Tool Library in November of 2012. He is passionate about community resource sharing and creating a less wasteful society. When he is not lending tools he enjoys working in his garden and making sure that his chickens and ducks are producing massive amounts of eggs, and if they’re not; creating a tasty meal!
|ReSource Fort Collins Sales Associate
After working as a paint and body guy for a limousine company in Missouri my wife and I came back toFort Collins to raise a family and get a fresh start. While looking for work I studied web development atKaplan University. I am married with a 3 year old son and another child on the way. My wife and I run a community closet where we give food and clothing to local families who are in need. I spend most of my free time with my family out at the lake or up in the mountains enjoying nature. I started working for ReSource in 2011 as an intern through the workforce center. I fell in love with the place and the mission and decided that this is the place I wanted to be. As a former volunteer with the company it was an easy transition to an employee. Now I enjoy working with new volunteers and helping our community learn the to reuse and recycle.
| Acquisitions Manager
rbaer @ resourceyard.org
An outdoors man, Rob is also a rafting guide. Presently, Rob is obtaining his Masters in Business. He is always working to grow ReSource’s inventory and can be found in an assortment of tasks from working with new businesses, to removing old ones.