|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 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.
|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 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.
|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 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.
|Program Manager: Research and Evaluation
mzeliff @ 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 studied Geology and Environmental Studies at 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. Morgan holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Colorado. 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
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. 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.
|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.
|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
303.419.5418Siobhan is a Colorado native and a graduate from CU with a degree in Film. She plans and executes the media and communications for ReSource in addition to handling many of the operations. Siobhan is also very creative and started a project corner on ReSource’s website to share ideas of do-it-yourself projects that can be completed from ReSource materials. Siobhan is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, camping and rafting. In her spare time she does yoga and paints.
|Garden-In-A-Box Program Coordinator
gardeninfo @ conservationcenter.org
Rachael recently joined the CRC. She earned a degree in Conservation Biology from St. Lawrence University and has since been part of many research projects, from studying sea turtles in West Africa to studying native pollinators in California. Through research, Rachael became interested in urban gardening and has worked with organizations to increase local food availability in cities. Most recently, she was the director of an adventure trip program at a YMCA Camp in Michigan where she has spent many summers leading backpacking, sea kayaking, and canoeing trips. In her free time, Rachael can be found skiing, running, doing yoga, hiking, gardening, cooking, and enjoying life in Colorado.
|ReSource Boulder Sales Associate
mbowen @ resourceyard.org
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 over a year. Before joining the ReSource team Caleb worked for Sutherlands Lumber Yard where his passion for helping customers all began.
|Senior Manager ReSource Boulder
jdarcey @ resourceyard.org
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!
| 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.