Meet Our Senior Staff

Chris Lane

Chris Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Kravitz

Jim Kravitz

Naturalist Programs Director

Christy Mahon

Christy Mahon

Development Director

Katie Schwoerer

Katie Schwoerer

Finance and Operations Director

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Rock Bottom Ranch Director 

Adam Hawk McCurdy

Adam McCurdy

Forest Programs Director

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Arin Trook
 

Honoring Arin Trook: A bold visionary for environmental education

This year, we suffered a tragic loss of our Education Director, Arin Trook. He created powerful, transformative programs with a rich curriculum for our valley’s youth. Arin used his passion for the outdoors and incredible array of talents to teach his peers as well as the future generations the importance of environmental justice and social responsibility. He kept our programs innovative, using the most current research in experiential education. He expanded our programs into rural areas who need it most, and his passion for education will continue to guide our programs. Thank you, Arin.

Meet Our Staff

Alyssa Barsanti

Alyssa Barsanti

Agriculture Manager
Rock Bottom Ranch

Grayson Hawk Bauer

Grayson Bauer

Site Coordinator
Hallam Lake

Derek Ferguson

Derek Ferguson

Education Coordinator
Rock Bottom Ranch

Ali Hawk Hager

Ali Hager

Events and Development Coordinator
Hallam Lake

Bowman Leigh

Bowman Leigh

Marketing Manager
Hallam Lake

Phebe Meyers

Phebe Meyers

Naturalist Field School Manager
Hallam Lake

Emily Morris Taylor

Emily Taylor

Development Manager
Hallam Lake

Meet our Educators

Denali Barron

Denali Barron

Senior Educator
Aspen Elementary School

Jesse Black

Jessie Black

Educator
Aspen Elementary School

Larissa Bohn

Larissa Bohn

Educator
Aspen Elementary School

McCale Carter

McCale Carter

Educator
Crystal River Elementary School

Carly Dominick-Sobol

Carly Dominick-Sobol

Educator
Basalt Elementary School

AO Forbes

AO Forbes

Tomorrow's Voices Educator

Meghan Loury

Meghan Loury

Educator & Naturalist
Valleywide

Maria Starceski

Maria Starceski

Senior Educator
Crystal River Elementary School

Jesse Sleamaker

Jesse Sleamaker

Educator
Crystal River Elementary School

Ben Seipel

Ben Seipel

Educator
Basalt Elementary School

Kitty Winograd

Kitty Winograd

Senior Educator
Valleywide

Halle Zander

Halle Zander

Educator
Basalt Elementary School

Meet our Naturalists

Our Naturalists for the winter of 2018-2019:

ACES Winter Naturalists 2018 2019

Back Row: Grayson Bauer, Jesse Sleamaker, Sammy Stovall, Jaron Beerline, Meghan Loury, Madison Plunkert,
Jason Alentado, Hanna Baldecchi, Patrick Soloviev, Shoshanna Dean. Front row: Veronica Reardon