Our Staff

Admin Sustainability Staff Sustainability Staff ReSource Staff ReSource Staff ReSource Staff
Michelle Barnes Daniel Stellar Kate Gardner Joel Frank Steve Domenico Jason Wood
Melissa von Keyserling Kathy Croasdale Witt Harlin Brandon Hill Becky Clough Paul Falsone
Anne Tengler Morgan Shimabuku Rachael Jaffe Ben Weisz JJ Strat Kelly Anderson
Alison Layman Tyler Kesler Emily Trostel Dan Daigler Everett Kerney
Sarah Haas

Interim Executive Director
Michelle Barnes

mbarnes @  conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 202
Michelle Barnes -184_DONEMichelle 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 of Sustainability Programs
Daniel Stellar

dstellar @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 214
Dan from Bob'sDan Stellar serves as CRC’s Senior Director of Sustainability Programs, overseeing the organization’s water, energy and materials initiatives. Prior to joining the CRC team in 2011, Dan worked for the Earth Institute, Columbia University as Assistant Director of the Columbia Water Center. At Columbia, Dan managed water conservation, policy and research projects both domestically and internationally, and also managed the operations and strategic growth of the Water Center. Dan currently serves as a board member and co-treasurer of Colorado WaterWise and as a member of the City of Boulder’s Transportation Advisory Board. Dan earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University. He is a participant in the Nonprofit Leadership Institute and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Finance and HR Manager
Melissa von Keyserling

mvonkeyserling @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 211
Melissa von KeyserlingMelissa 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 McDonald 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.

Director of Marketing
Anne Tengler
atengler @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 x215
800_Anne TenglerAnne Tengler joined the CRC team in March of 2014 as Director of Marketing position. Anne’s previous experience as a consultant, business owner and nonprofit executive brings over twenty years of expertise in brand-building, creating a lively company culture, and strategic partnerships.
As President of Sonora Entertainment Group, Anne oversaw the successful growth of Cinema Latino, an independent chain of Spanish-language movie theaters. As Executive Director of Variety, the Children’s Charity of Colorado, Anne worked with her board to expand the charity’s efforts to serve Colorado’s neediest children.
Anne holds a BA in Communications from Loras College and is a long-time volunteer for the Boulder International Film Festival, Old Town Cinema, and the Louisville Street Faire. She loves traveling, hiking, and working on her green thumb skills.

Senior ReSource Manager
Joel Frank
jfrank @ resourceyard.org
303.419.5418 x103
Joel Frank is a pro-market strategist that focuses on creating and improving upon Joel Frankoperations. His work to advance the long-term social, environmental and economic viabilities of areas in need includes joining a quasi-governmental body to help Nigeria identify poverty alleviation strategies and foster small and micro-enterprise development opportunities; becoming the Chief of Tourism for the U.S. National Park Service where his responsibilities included identifying and negotiating revenue-generating partnerships, establishing marketing plans of action, soliciting private investments and implementing sustainable agendas for regional executive teams and field-level subordinates; partnering with the National Science Foundation assisting scientists in Antarctica; and being a board member of the United Nations accredited International Institute for Peace through Tourism.
A strong believer of the RADI Principles of Business, Joel believes that through its practice and proper implementation it has the ability to improve efficiencies, resolve conflicts, preserve environs and be used to protect business interests while deriving profits for a greater populace.

Senior Water Programs Manager
Kate Gardner

kgardner @ conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 Ext. 213
kateg_bioKate 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 led 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.

Senior Manager of Sustainability Programs
Morgan Shimabuku

mshimabuku @  conservationcenter.org
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. 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 has an MA in Geography from the University of Colorado and a BA in Geology and Environmental Studies 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
Kathy Croasdale

kcroasdale @ conservationcenter.org
kathy_croasdaleKathy 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
Alison Layman

alayman @ conservationcenter.org
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 then at Colorado State Parks as a policy and planning analyst. Alison is a volunteer wildland firefighter on the Boulder County Sheriffs Department Wildland Crew.

Water Conservation Technician
Witt Harlin

wharlin @ conservationcenter.org
Witt bioWitt 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.

Water Programs Manager
Tyler Kesler

tkesler @conservationcenter.org
303.999.3820 x210
Tyler KeslerTyler moved to Colorado in 2010 and has been involved with environmental non-profits since. He joined the CRC in May of 2011 and continued through 2012 working as a Slow the Flow auditor. After the 2012 outdoor Slow the Flow season, Tyler joined the Peace Corps with his wife Erin to serve in the Dominican Republic. His passion for the conservation of natural resources translated seamlessly into his position as the National Coordinator of the Marine Conservation Committee while in Peace Corps. In March 2014, Tyler moved back to Colorado to work as the CRC Water Programs Manager and is excited to continue working with its innovative water conservation programs. He holds a BA in Education from Taylor University, and in his spare time he enjoys kayaking, hiking, skiing and usually prefers being anywhere that has a great view.

Board Fellow and Marketing Intern
Sarah Haas

shaas @conservationcenter.org
Sarah Haas joined the CRC team in October of 2013 as the Leed’s Board Fellow from the MBA program at the University of Sarah Haas webColorado – Boulder and later the Marketing Intern. She received her bachelor in Fine Art and Philosophy from Whitman College in 2008 and expects receiving her MBA in May 2015 with an emphasis in Social Venture and Business Strategy. Before joining the CRC team, Sarah worked as the Marketing Intern at Voices for Children CASA, Social Venture and Kitchen Manager at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and Kitchen, and spent several years making end meet as a ceramic and glass artist. Sarah’s passion for creative thinking, hand-on work, and social venture make her “super excited to join this team!”
Sarah currently serves on the Board of Directors at Voices for Children CASA and volunteers for Cooking Matters Colorado as a Chef Educator. For fun, Sarah rips it down the Colorado mountains on her snowboard, practices yoga, and gardens.

Deconstruction and Acquisitions Professional
Brandon Hill

bhill @resourceyard.org
A native of Washington DC, Brandon brings years of experience working in all areas of the supply chain. His interest in sustainability began when he was establishing relationships Brandon Hillwith farmers and local vendors as the Executive Chef for an award winning caterer with an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine. After spending a few years working in corporate procurement, Brandon relocated to Colorado and joined the CRC team in March of 2013. He can be found forming relationships with local businesses, homeowners, and contractors, constantly working to expand ReSource’s inventory with quality materials. An avid woodworker and cabinetmaker, he is always thrilled to speak with our customers about their ideas for reclaimed materials. When he’s not working, he can be found cycling around Boulder , hiking one of its many trails, or just enjoying the great outdoors.

ReSource Associate
Jason Wood

jwood @resourceyard.org
Jason is a Arkansas native who moved to Boulder in 2010 to work in the brewing industry. After many years with local experts, Jason joined ReSource excited to focus on environmental responsibility and seeking to contribute to local conservation. His professional experience also includes outdoor retail and three years in building materials. Jason is an avid ultra runner and bike trials rider, motorcycle adventurer and rock climber. His backcountry passions extend into support of several food kitchens and shelters including Warm Spaces, a movement for the homeless in Arkansas.

ReSource Associate
Everett Kerney

ekerney @resourceyard.org

ReSource Associate
Paul Falsone

pfalsone @resourceyard.org
Paul is a graduate from Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in paul falsoneSustainability. He recently moved back to Colorado, is enjoying the Front Range area, and is happy to be working at ReSource. He is passionate about creating a more sustainable world for present and future generations. Some things he loves are spending time with friends and family, music, concerts, exploring, hiking, traveling, urban planning, sustainability, and his two cats.

ReSource Associate
Dan Daigler

ddaigler @resourceyard.org
Dan has a degree in Environmental Public Policy from the DePaul University In Chicago, IL. dandaglier
With a strong professional background in retail management and environmental activism; Dan has over 10 years in the outdoor retail industry from Dick Sporting Goods to Ma’ and Pa’ shops. Dan even spent a year in Vail working for Patagonia Inc. Dan has participated in Climate marches around the world including COP 15 in Copenhagen Denmark, Climate march Chicago and plenty more small environmental campaigns. Dan is very excited to work at ReSource due to the minimal waste environment it creates along with the creative customer base that shop here!

ReSource Associate
Jonathan Strat

jstrat @resourceyard.org
Jonathan James is a proud Colorado native. He obtained degree in Linguistics from Trinity Western University. His JJprofessional background ranges from landscaping to teaching English as a second language in Colorado and in South America. JJ began work with the CRC in 2014 as a Slow the Flow auditor. The experience piqued his interest in the conservation movement in Boulder. JJ loves working at ReSource because it feels like he is making a positive contribution to the conservation effort and helping to foster community in the city of Boulder every day.

ReSource Associate
Becky Clough

bclough @resourceyard.org
Becky is joining us with a degree in Adventure Education Leadership from Unity College in Maine and nearly a decade ofBecky Clough experience leading folks of all ages and backgrounds on remote backpacking, SCUBA diving, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, marine research and skiing trips. Having instructed for organizations such as the Colorado Outward Bound School, The Island School and The Thorne Nature Experience, Becky looks forward to bringing her passion for community, environmental stewardship, and responsible action to her work at ReSource.

ReSource Associate
Emily Trostel

etrostel @resourceyard.org
Emily joins us from as far away as Tanzania and is excited to work in a dynamic environment with a team that puts our Emily Trostel crcmission statement into action every day–even the toilet paper is recycled! Emily holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming in Nonfiction Writing and Environment & Natural Resources. Her prior professional experience includes leading service trips and adventures as a Medic and Science Instructor for high school students.
ReSource Associate
Kelly Anderson

Kelly joins us after interning in the ReSource Tool Library during her time at CU Boulder. Kelly obtained a degree inKelly Anderson web geography and psychology and a minor in philosophy. She works at the Spot Bouldering Gym. Kelly also worked with the CU recycling center and spent time working with the CU Biogeography department researching fire history in the Yellowstone and Glacier National park regions of Montana. She is excited to work part time at CRC because, while studying at CU she realized her passions are conservation and sustainability.

ReSource Associate
Ben Weisz

bweisz @resourceyard.org
Ben is a Florida native who was drawn to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado. He received a degree in Anthropology and after graduation began working in sales at a local small business where he was promoted to store manager. In addition to possessing a wealth of customer service and sales experience, Ben also has experience in landscaping and facilities management. He is excited to join the ReSource team to continue his sales role and help service community reuse and conservation. In his free time, Ben enjoys coaching lacrosse, attending local concerts and enjoying the outdoors with his dog.


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