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Our Team

Meet Our Team

The Center for ReSource Conservation is fortunate to be made up of incredibly talented and creative people whose collective passion for sustainability, conservation and green living in general makes work fun every single day. Meet our team here!

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Abel PortilloReSource Associate

Abel Portillo, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

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Ben WeiszAcquisitions and Deconstruction Coordinator

Ben Weisz, Acquisitions and Deconstruction Coordinator

303.419.5418

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Brandon HillSenior Manager, ReSource

Brandon Hill, Senior Manager, ReSource

303.419.5418 • bhill@resourceyard.org

Brandon hails from Washington, D.C., and brings his years of experience working in all areas of the supply chain. His interest in sustainability began when he was establishing relationships with farmers and local vendors as the Executive Chef for an award-winning caterer with an emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine. After spending time working in corporate procurement, Brandon relocated to Colorado and joined the CRC team via ReSource in March of 2013. He can be found forming relationships with local businesses, homeowners, and contractors, constantly working to expand ReSource’s inventory of 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.

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Dan DaiglerSenior Yard Associate

Dan Daigler, Senior Yard Associate

303.419.5418

Dan has a degree in Environmental Public Policy from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. With a strong professional background in retail management and environmental activism, Dan has over 10 years experience in the outdoor retail industry, from Dick’s Sporting Goods to various Mom and Pop shops. Dan spent a year in Vail working for Patagonia, Inc. He has participated in climate marches around the world, including COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Climate March Chicago, and many more small environmental campaigns. Dan is very excited to work at ReSource due to the minimal-waste environment it creates along with the creative shoppers he meets.

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Dan SilvermanReSource Associate

Dan Silverman, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

Born in British Columbia, Dan is passionate about finding ways to complete a project using what’s at hand. He worked for an environmental restoration company during the Boulder flood and later on oil spill remediation. He has also been building custom doors over the last few years. Recently he has picked up building longbows. Dan built a tree house and a tiny house out of reclaimed materials over the last few summers. He enjoys helping clients work out a way of completing projects with the materials we have available. While visiting his birthplace I built a tree house and a tiny house out of reclaimed materials.

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Daniel StellarSenior Director, Sustainability

Daniel Stellar, Senior Director, Sustainability

303.999.3820 x 214 • dstellar@conservationcenter.org

Dan 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 at Columbia University as Assistant Director of the Columbia Water Center. At Columbia, Dan managed sustainability projects both domestically and internationally, and also directed the operations and strategic growth of the Water Center.  During his career Dan has written and spoken about conservation issues before a variety of audiences.  Dan is currently a board or committee member of several organizations including the City of Boulder’s Transportation Advisory Board, Boulder Country’s ReSource Conservation Advisory Board, Colorado WaterWise, and Save One Life. Dan earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a graduate of Mountain States Employers Council’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

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Emily TrostelReSource Operations Manager, Policy & Communications

Emily Trostel, ReSource Operations Manager, Policy & Communications

303.419.5418

Emily joins us most recently from the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California where she worked as the Medic at an outdoor science school.  She is excited to work in a dynamic environment with a team that puts its mission 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 and Natural Resources. Her prior professional experience includes leading domestic and international trips for high school students, teaching English, and working in experiential education.  Emily mostly loves travel and cross-cultural connections, but is also passionate about trees, tea, backpacking, maps, climbing, and reading.
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Jay Jay JefferyReSource Associate

Jay Jay Jeffery, ReSource Associate

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Jean LovellVolunteer, Garden In A Box

Jean Lovell, Volunteer, Garden In A Box

Jean started working as a volunteer for CRC, then called Boulder Energy Conservation Center, about 12 years ago.  Initially she helped put together a program to locate funding support from philanthropic organizations and filled in wherever other help was needed.  A few years ago she joined the Water Program and most recently is involved in putting together the electronic Garden In A Box newsletter.  Jean has always been concerned with conservation of resources and recycling and was one of the first to support the Boy Scouts’ newspaper recycling program when it started.  She says CRC really fits her value system.  It also gives her the opportunity to hone her computer skills.  Jean was a Registered Nurse, a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver.  After her children all finished high school, she went back to school and graduated from Metro State College, then became a Nurse Practitioner, and ultimately retired from Wardenburg Student Health Center at CU-Boulder.  For much of her professional life she volunteered in nursing settings.  Her passions are her family and gardening.  One of the first things she did after retirement was to become a Master Gardener through CSU.  Hobbies include being outdoors as much as possible, reading, and travel.

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Jennifer ScrogginsSenior Manager, Finance and Administration

Jennifer Scroggins, Senior Manager, Finance and Administration

303 999-3820 x 211 • jscroggins@conservationcenter.org

Jen joined the team in November 2014 as Senior Manager of Finance and Administration. She comes to CRC from The Dairy Center for the Arts where she was Director of Finance and Administration. Jen has a passion for conservation having spent nearly a decade as Associate Director for an environmental nonprofit organization in the Vail Valley. She brings an extensive background in the areas of accounting, IT, human resources and staff management, having worked for large and small organizations in the for profit and nonprofit sectors. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Oklahoma State University and has completed post graduate work at Thunderbird School of Global Management. A native of Oklahoma, Jen has called Colorado home for almost 20 years. In her spare time she loves being outdoors and enjoys running, biking, hiking, snowboarding, and walks with her two dogs.

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Johnny ScotlandReSource Associate

Johnny Scotland, ReSource Associate

I worked for a construction company in Costa Rica for 4 years, specializing in wood works.  In 2012 I built my home in Costa Rica, everything from milling lumber and  banging nails to painting and finishing.  Furthermore, my family runs the “Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center”  established in 2002. Our rescue center plays a large role in protecting rainforests on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.  I’m very happy to be part of the conservation scene here in Colorado and to be part of the CRC team.

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Kate GardnerSenior Manager, Water Programs

Kate Gardner, Senior Manager, Water Programs

303.999.3820 x 215 • kgardner@conservationcenter.org

Kate joined 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 nonprofit management background. Through her experience she has gained an understanding of how education can empower a community to make sustainable choices. Kate’s passion for 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.

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Kathy CroasdaleProgram Coordinator, ReNew Our Schools

Kathy Croasdale, Program Coordinator, ReNew Our Schools

303.999.3820 x 223 • kcroasdale@conservationcenter.org

Kathy joined CRC as an intern in 2008. In September 2010, she began leading 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 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!

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Katie KochSustainability Associate

Katie Koch, Sustainability Associate

water@conservationcenter.org

Katie is the Sustainability Associate helping with all of CRC’s programs including the Garden In A Box program and the Water-Wise Landscape Seminars. When she is not at CRC, Katie can be found making ceramics, hiking in and around Boulder, or tackling the weeds in her community garden plot.

Katie graduated from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in Art History with minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She has worked at several nonprofits in the past including Growing Gardens of Boulder County and The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, CT.

From the lady herself: “I’m excited to get into the nonprofit world again. I have always been interested in issues of water conservation, land use, and sustainability efforts, and CRC seems like a great place to try to help combat those issues. I also love learning about gardening and plants so I’m excited about Garden In A Box’s Xeriscaping efforts.”

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Kelly AndersonReSource Associate

Kelly Anderson, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

Kelly interned in the ReSource Tool Library during her time at CU Boulder and obtained a degree in geography and psychology with a minor in philosophy. She 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. While studying at CU, Kelly realized her passions are conservation and sustainability so she is excited to work at CRC. The CRC provides her with an excellent opportunity to work with an organization who’s impact is tangible and crucial to the conservation movement as a whole.

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Kevin CounihanTool Library Repair Volunteer

Kevin Counihan, Tool Library Repair Volunteer

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Morgan ShimabukuSenior Manager, Sustainability Programs

Morgan Shimabuku, Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs

303.999.3820 x 224 • mshimabuku@conservationcenter.org

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.

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Natalie SullivanWater Programs Manager, Landscape Programs

Natalie Sullivan, Water Programs Manager, Landscape Programs

303 999-3820 x222 • nsullivan@conservationcenter.org

Born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, anyone that meets Natalie will soon come to realize that she has some serious state pride; after all, it is “Almost Heaven.” After a stint as an organic permaculture farmer in Yamanashi, Japan and three years of living, breathing, and teaching yoga in Santa Monica, California, Natalie made her way to Boulder for grad school. She earned her MA in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in 2014, and through this one-of-a-kind program, she received specialized training in living systems theory, group leadership and facilitation, sustainability assessment, environmental justice, non-profit management, emotional intelligence, Nonviolent Communication, and compassion, meditation, and mindfulness practices. Her role as a Water Program Manager on CRC’s Water Team is a natural next step on her path. With a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, Natalie loves to sing in her free time.

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Neal LuriePresident

Neal Lurie, President

303.999.3820 x202 • nlurie@conservationcenter.org

Neal is a social entrepreneur with more than 15 years of leadership experience in Fortune 500, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations. As executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, he played a lead role in increasing solar energy use across the state, growing Colorado into one of the top solar states in the nation. He also served in leadership roles at the Boulder Chamber, American Solar Energy Society, and other organizations. Previously, he developed the vision and successful plan to build the Denver-Boulder Bikeway, an 18-mile bike path now under construction in the U.S. 36 corridor. Neal received his MBA from CU’s Leeds School of Business and is a veteran of eight political campaigns. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and playing guitar.

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Paul FalsoneReSource Associate

Paul Falsone, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

Paul is a graduate of Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability. 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.

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Shea DouglasResource Associate

Shea Douglas, Resource Associate

303.419.5418

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Tia BogelicReSource Associate

Tia Bogelic, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

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Tory StephensFinance & Human Resources Coordinator

Tory Stephens, Finance & Human Resources Coordinator

tstephens@conservationcenter.org

Tory is a recent transplant to Boulder from New York State. She previously worked for the Fund for Lake George, an environmental non-profit that is dedicated to the protection of the Lake George water quality and health of the Lake George watershed.  Prior to that, she worked for a custom home building company that focused on green building techniques.  Tory has a wide range of financial and administrative experience working for non-profit and for profit organizations. She has a strong connection to water conservation and is happy to have found an organization that has a broad water conservation focus at CRC.

Tory is an avid skier and paddleboarder, and is excited to have the mountains right in her back yard.

 

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Tyler KeslerWater Programs Manager, Slow the Flow Programs

Tyler Kesler, Water Programs Manager, Slow the Flow Programs

303.999.3820 x 210 • tkesler@conservationcenter.org

Tyler moved to Colorado in 2010 and has been involved with environmental nonprofits ever 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, and skiing, and usually prefers being anywhere that has a great view.