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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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Alison LaymanOffice Manager and Special Projects

Alison Layman, Office Manager and Special Projects

303.999.3820 x 218 • alayman @ conservationcenter.org

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.

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Anne TenglerDirector of Marketing

Anne Tengler, Director of Marketing

303.999.3820 x 215 • atengler @ conservationcenter.org

Anne joined the Center for Resource Conservation team in March of 2014 as Director of Marketing. Anne, with previous experience as a consultant, business owner, and nonprofit executive, brings over twenty years of expertise in building brands, creating a lively company culture, and fostering 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.

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Becky CloughReSource Associate

Becky Clough, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

Becky joins us with a degree in Adventure Education Leadership from Unity College in Maine and nearly a decade of 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.

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Ben WeiszReSource Associate

Ben Weisz, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

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Brandon HillAcquisitions and Deconstruction Associate

Brandon Hill, Acquisitions and Deconstruction Associate

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 DaiglerReSource Associate

Dan Daigler, ReSource 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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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 water conservation, policy and research projects both domestically and internationally, and 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 Project Management Professional certified by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

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Emily TrostelReSource Associate

Emily Trostel, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

Emily joins us from Tanzania and 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 service trips and adventures as a Medic and Science Instructor for high school students.

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Jason WoodReSource Associate

Jason Wood, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

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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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Joel FrankSenior Manager, ReSource

Joel Frank, Senior Manager, ReSource

303.420.5428 • jfrank@resourceyard.org

Joel is a pro-market strategist who focuses on creating and improving operations. His career has focused on the advancement of the long-term social, environmental, and economic viabilities of areas in need. He was the Chief of Tourism for the U.S. National Park Service, where his responsibilities included identifying and negotiating revenue-generating partnerships and implementing sustainable agendas for regional executive teams and field-level subordinates. Also, he partnered with the National Science Foundation assisting scientists in Antarctica and became a board member of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism. A strong believer in the RADI Principles of Business, Joel believes that through their practice, we have the ability to improve efficiencies, resolve conflicts, preserve environs, and protect business interests while deriving profits for a greater populace.

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Jonathan James (JJ) StratReSource Associate

Jonathan James (JJ) Strat, ReSource Associate

303.419.5418

JJ is a proud Colorado native. He obtained degree in Linguistics from Trinity Western University. His professional 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.

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Kate GardnerSenior Manager, Water Programs

Kate Gardner, Senior Manager, Water Programs

303.999.3820 x 213 • 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@conserationcenter.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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Kevin CounihanTool Library Repair Volunteer

Kevin Counihan, Tool Library Repair Volunteer

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Melissa von KeyserlingManager, Human Resources

Melissa von Keyserling, Manager, Human Resources

303.999.3820 x 211 • mvonkeyserling@conserationcenter.org

Melissa has more than 15 years of experience in business accounting and office management in the nonprofit, for-profit, construction, and legal fields. Prior to joining 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.

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Michelle BarnesInterim Executive Director

Michelle Barnes, Interim Executive Director

303.999.3820 x 202 • mbarnes@conservationcenter.org

Michelle joined the CRC team as Interim Executive Director and is working with the team as they prepare the organization for future growth. Her professional background includes a variety of interim assignments for environmental causes as well as executive roles at both Outward Bound and the 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 as often as possible.

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Morgan ShimabukuSenior Manager, Sustainability Programs

Morgan Shimabuku, Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs

303.999.3820 x 224 • mshimabuku@conserationcenter.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 Conservation Associate

Natalie Sullivan, Water Conservation Associate

303 999-3820 x217 • water@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 an auditor and associate for the 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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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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Sarah HaasMarketing Intern and Leed’s Board Fellow

Sarah Haas, Marketing Intern and Leed’s Board Fellow

303.999.3820 x 215 • shaas@conservationcenter.org

Sarah joined the CRC team in October of 2013 as the Leed’s Board Fellow from the MBA program at the University of Colorado Boulder and later as the Marketing Intern. She received her bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Fine Art and Philosophy, and expects to receive her MBA in May 2015 with an emphasis in Social Venture and Business Strategy. Sarah’s professional experience includes founding and operating a social venture, nonprofit management, program design, marketing/communications, and strategic planning. Sarah’s passion for creative thinking, hands-on work, and social venture make her “super excited to join the CRC 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.

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Tyler KeslerManager, Water Programs

Tyler Kesler, Manager, Water 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.

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Witt HarlinWater Conservation Technician

Witt Harlin, Water Conservation Technician

678.595.3709 • 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 BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in society and 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.