Meet the Alumni of Roaring Fork Leadership


Alan Luu

Alan Luu, a founding partner in The Versant Co., graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Visual Communications. Alan has enjoyed teaching at ASU, being a big brother, and mentoring under-resourced youths through outdoor wilderness experiences. The opportunities to learn and contribute back to the community [...]


Alex Schrempf

Alex Schrempf currently serves as the Athletics Coordinator for City of Aspen Parks & Recreation, as well as the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach in a part-time capacity for the Aspen School District. He has been in the valley for nearly four years, after moving to Carbondale after completing [...]


Amy Schuster

Program Assistant and Secretary of Board with Valley Life for All; part-time Floral Clerk at City Market Amy graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in sociology and a minor in social work. Amy has recently enjoyed volunteering at the Commons of Hilltop assisted living facility in Grand [...]


Anais Hernandez

Anais Hernandez is a Forensic Interviewer and MDT Coordinator at River Bridge Regional Center.  Anais graduated from Western New Mexico University with a degree in Psychology.  She has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2001, when her family moved to the United States.  Her passion for learning, [...]


Andrew Miller

Andrew is the Administrative Assistant II with the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA). Andrew graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Performance. Andrew enjoys performing with local musical groups such as Aspen Community Theater, Symphony in the Valley, Aspen Choral [...]


Andrew Treat

Andrew Treat is the Aircraft Rescue Captain at the Sardy Field Fire Department at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Andrew graduated from East Greenwich High School in 2007 and has attended the Rhode Island Fire Academy.  He has been in the fire service since he was 18 years old and has [...]


Ashley Mauldin

Ashley Mauldin; Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of New Awareness Counseling. Founder and CEO of Daring Women, LLC.  Ashley graduated with a double major BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She then went on to get her MA in Clinical Counseling with a [...]


Ben West

Associate Broker with Integrated Mountain Properties.  Ben graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Ben is currently on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Glenwood Springs, a position that he started earlier this year.  Ben is excited to integrate [...]


Benjamin Johnston

Benjamin Johnston, RFL Academy 2016   How has your participation in RFL impacted your personal and professional growth? When I joined RFL, I have to admit that I joined with the goal of simply networking. On day one with Greg, I realized that the experience would be much [...]


Carol Ott

Carol takes great pride that she was fortunate to be born and educated in the Philadelphia area. She continues to be inspired by her strong connection to the birthplace of American freedom and the City of Brotherly Love. As an undergraduate, she studied science and business graduating from [...]


Caroline Bonynge

Caroline Bonynge is the Director of Operations, Safety and Security at Aspen Pitkin County Airport Caroline’s attended Northwood University (Undergraduate), and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Currently working on Masters) She is currently volunteer on several boards and aviation programs including: International Aviation Snow Symposium with the Northeast [...]


Carrieann Angrisani

Carrieann Angrisani Owner/Coach/Facilitator at De-Vice Your Life and Talk With Each Other. Carrieann graduated from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA with a BSW - Bachelor of Social Work and a BA - Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Carrieann has a lifelong commitment to being of service in many [...]


Chris Beebe

Chris Beebe, Founder & CEO, Nexus Media Group, L.L.C. Chris is also a Managing Member at The B.C.S. Group, L.L.C. Chris has a B.S. in Political Science from Colorado State University and a M.A. Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. Chris is involved in the community [...]


Chris Betts

Project Manager; Shaw Construction Chris graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Construction Management.  Chris has been an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors in Colorado which participates in numerous community improvement programs.  RFL appealed to Chris because he has a constant [...]


Dave Levine

How has your participation in RFL impacted your personal and professional growth? I was at a turning point in my role on a leadership team at a non-profit and needed a deep and transformative experience to help me lead authentically. I also needed to develop awareness around ways of [...]


David Schnieder

David Schneider is the Operations Manager for the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.  David graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Public Policy and Public Service – Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  David has always been interested in finding ways each day to be better than he was the [...]


Diana Cardenas

Diana Cardenas: Match Advisor and Program Coordinator with English in Action. Diana graduated from Colorado Mountain College with a degree in Business Administration. Diana enjoys being a voice for the Hispanic/Latino community. After graduating, she helped for two years as a secretary for the Rotary Club in Glenwood [...]


Emily Borkovec

Physician Assistant with Mountain Family Health Centers in Basalt Born and raised in rural Iowa.  Emily graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology and Clinical Laboratory Science.  Obtained Physician Assistant training/certificate at Red Rocks Community College along with a Master of [...]


Eric Mitchell

Restaurant Manager for Aspen Skiing Company Eric Mitchell has enjoyed leadership opportunities throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Prior to operating on-mountain restaurants for the Aspen Skiing Company, he was Director/General Manager for True Nature Healing Arts and General Manager of Phat Thai. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in [...]


Gabrielle Bailes

Gabrielle Bailes, Officer Trainee with Alpine Bank. Gabrielle graduated from Marietta College with a degree in Theatre and a minor in Philosophy. Gabrielle has loved volunteering for theatre and CARE events in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. The synergy of self-improvement, leadership, psychology, and community has drawn Gabrielle to [...]


Gardner Morrow

Rental/Retail General Manager Highlands & Buttermilk with Aspen Skiing Company. Gardner received a degree in Sociology from Colorado State University. He spends most of his spare time mountain biking, doing trail work with RFMBA and coaching youth soccer. RFL intrigued Gardner as a way to improve himself and continue [...]


Greg Boyd

Airport Facilities Manager, Pitkin County Airport Greg graduated from LoEllen Park Secondary School and attended Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing and Environmental Protection Technologies.  I am interested in RFL to broaden my skill sets as a Leader in my organization and [...]


Hank Hays

Senior Property Manager with The Romero Group Hank graduated from New England College in New Hampshire with a degree in Business. He enjoys coaching for the Basalt Middle School basketball and baseball teams.  Hank is looking forward to improving his communication skills which is why Roaring Fork Leadership interested [...]


Jason Winokur

 Director of Programs & Operations at the Aspen Science Center Before relocating to the Roaring Fork Valley Jason was a professional scientist at the University of Colorado Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research for 7 years, investigating greenhouse gases in modern climate change. Prior to his professional research career, [...]


Jeff Fletcher

Jeff Fletcher works as a Tree Crew foreman with Holy Cross Energy.  Jeff is a Colorado State University Graduate with a degree in Parks and Protected Areas Management.  As a father of two children under the age of 10, Jeff is constantly looking inward and trying to become [...]


Jennifer Diamond

Dispatch Supervisor with the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center Jennifer graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado. Retired Deputy Coroner from Pitkin County.  Jennifer enjoys doing community outreach to elementary children educating them on what to expect should they ever have [...]


Jennifer Mitchley

Procurement and Accounting Specialist at Aspen Airport in Pitkin County Jennifer graduated with a degree in Business Management in California with a strong emphasis in Accounting. Jennifer does not currently participate in any programs or volunteering, but as time affords, integrating herself into the community is a goal. Roaring [...]


Jerome Simecek

Jerome Simecek, Vice President of Operations, The Romero Group. Jerome has been a valley resident since 1993 moving from Seattle Washington where he received his Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Washington. He has been in association management, property management, guest services, and hotel operations [...]


Jessica Gracia

Electrical Engineer with KLOK Group Jessica graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering. Jessica moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with her partner and two young children in the Fall of 2019. Jessica recently completed the training to become a [...]


Joanna Rybak

Joanna Rybak, MA, MCHES: Employee Health & Well-Being Specialist, Pitkin County. Joanna graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey with Bachelor and Master degrees in Health Education. Joanna volunteers when opportunities arise (e.g. Highway 82 trash clean-up, Habitat for Humanity). Currently she doesn’t belong to any community [...]


Jonathan Feldman

Assistant Vice President – Alpine Bank Jonathan graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Finance. He stands as a Board Member for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Pitkin County Finance Committee, and Pitkin County Election Commission.  Many people have told me that RFL is a very rewarding experience [...]


Josh Axler

Josh Axler is the General Manager at Ragged Mountain Sports in Carbondale He Has been in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2014. Josh grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he took a less traditional route through high school. Through an online homeschooling program, two Outward Bound Courses, and some [...]


Julie Gillespie

Senior Operations Assistant for the City of Aspen Being employed through the City of Aspen has allowed me to become more involved with community-based events, the most recent being the 5 month Citizen’s Academy program that is offered. As a staff member with the City, this program allowed me [...]


Justin Duchscher

Justin Duchscher is the Fleet Supervisor for Pitkin County.  Justin holds numerous master certifications in the automotive, diesel and emergency vehicle fields.  He studied at CMC Spring Valley campus in the area of advanced computer networking with an emphasis in Cisco systems. Justin volunteered with Garfield County Search [...]


Kevin Rayes

Kevin Rayes is the City Planner for the City of Aspen. Kevin has an Undergraduate Degree in International Government with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin; Graduate Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. He currently volunteers as an English [...]


Kristin Pride

Kristin Pride is a Manager for Eastwood, a commercial real estate management & development group in Aspen, CO and Toronto, Canada. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) with a speech communication degree and business administration [...]


Kristina Johnson

Communications Supervisor at Holy Cross Energy Kirsten attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado with a B.S. Degree in Journalism, Specialty in Advertising and Art History. She volunteers with Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Eagle, Colorado As an avid horse lover (but never having the means to actually own and [...]


Li McBrayer

Li McBrayer is the Operations Supervisor at Alpine Bank in Carbondale.  Li graduated high school from Yampah Mountain High School and has taken some college classes at CMC.  Li really enjoys volunteering at Habitat for Humanity every year and is looking forward to an upcoming volunteer day at [...]


Liesel Hadfield

Supervisor for the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center Liesel graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in International Business and Spanish. She is intertwined in the running an outdoor community as well as public safety in this valley; you’ll often find her volunteering for races and other outdoor [...]


Lindsay Hoffmann

Lindsay Hoffmann is the Communications Manager for Roaring Fork Leadership. Lindsay was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, and proud of it! The valley has provided her with incredible opportunities over the years, including her current role working alongside Andrea Palm-Porter as the Communication Manager of [...]


Mackenzie Carroll

PR Director at rygr (Carbondale-based PR agency rooted in the outdoor and active lifestyle industries). She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.S. in news-editorial journalism in 2011 and moved to Aspen in 2014. Mackenzie served on the Spring Board from 2017-2019 and is eager to [...]


Marjorie Jerez,

Marjorie Jerez, Renewable Resources GIS Specialist at U.S. Forest Service – White River National Forest Marjorie is a native South Floridian and a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies, a B.S. in Social Science, and a M.S. in Geographic Information Science. After graduation, [...]


Matt McGaugh

Matt McGaugh works for Pitkin County Human Services, as Adult and Family Services Manager.  He also works part-time with the University of Denver as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School for Social Work.  Matt graduated from Iowa State University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree focused in [...]


Maureen McNulty

Maureen McNulty: CEO/Founder of Bedrock Financial Health, LLC. Maureen graduated most recently from the University of Notre Dame with a Masters in Nonprofit Administration. She has a BA from Purdue University in Social Work and Psychology. Currently Maureen is working with a homeless shelter in her hometown of [...]


Michael Koscielski

Operational Leader with Bedrock Financial Health Michael graduated in 2011 from the University of Dayton with degrees in Economics and Finance. He enjoys volunteering in the recovery community, including organizing events and sharing information with those in need. After watching the profound impact RFL had on someone in his [...]


Michelle Skagen

Youth Coordinator at the Aspen Chapel and contract educator for World Leadership School. Michelle studied Sociology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, then obtained a post-graduate degree in Social Studies Education through the Roaring Fork Teacher Education Project, which was a CU-Boulder education program that examined social justice [...]


Misty Richardson

Senior Controller at The Romero Group Misty graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Psychology, and from Colorado Mountain College with a degree in Business Administration. Roaring Fork Leadership is appealing to Misty for personal growth and development. Misty is looking forward to gaining valuable [...]


Perry Kleespies

Perry is the Assistant Project Manager at Shaw Construction LLC. Perry graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business. Perry is currently working on the new Aspen City Offices project.  Since moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, Perry has assisted [...]


Ritchie Zah

Detective with Aspen Police Ritchie graduated from the Juilliard School with his Bachelor’s and Masters in Violin Performance. Ritchie is a volunteer firefighter with the Aspen Fire Protection District. Ritchie was interested in RFL because of its inspirations and local ties within our community. Ritchie is looking forward to [...]


Samantha Hoffmann

HR Director at Aspen Skiing Company Sam is a native of the Roaring Fork Valley and returned to start her career after graduating from Elon University with a degree in Human Services and a minor in Spanish. Sam has been a Big Buddy with the Buddy Program, served on [...]


Sandra Jaramaz

Sandra is the Housing Qualification Specialist with the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) / City of Aspen. Sandra graduated from the University of North Florida (Coggin College of Business) with a degree in Business Administration / Business Management. Learning more about the community needs and how she [...]


Tasha Haselden

Tasha is a senior project engineer at Haselden Construction, currently working on a renovation/remodel of the Meeker High School, and recently completed the new W Hotel in Aspen. Tasha graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Business Management and received her MBA from DU a [...]


Tyler Newton

Implementation Coordinator at PubWorks/Tracker Software Corp. Tyler graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Economics. A Carbondale native, serves on the Snowmass Village Community Outreach Board and has served as Board President of the Aspen Cycling Club (2016-2018). Wanting to continue his personal and professional growth is [...]


Yuani Ruiz

Executive Vice President with Alpine Bank – Basalt. Yuani graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Finance and Economics.  In the Roaring Fork Valley, Yuani has been involved with a number of organizations including the Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Basalt High School Wrestling, English in Action, [...]


Zach Wilcher

Police Officer with Snowmass Village Police Department Zach graduated from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy in May of 2017. Zach enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, and rafting. Wanting to take his career to new heights and aiming to better himself in general, Roaring Fork Leadership was an opportunity that [...]

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