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Board of Directors

Jeff Conklin

Jeff is a Partner/Shareholder at the law firm of Karp Neu Hanlon, P.C., where his practice focuses on water law, land use, real estate, municipal law, and litigation. After graduating from Wake...

Rana Dershowitz

Rana is the Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Chief Legal Officer at Aspen Skiing Company, the privately held company that owns and operates Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass,...

George W. Kelly III, Vice President

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, George W. Kelly III moved to Colorado upon graduating from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Marketing in 1998. After starting his career with East Wes...

David Knight

David is a Senior Manager at Cisco Systems and has been working there in program and project management roles since 2008.  He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Management in 2001 and earn...

Jim Light

As a founding Board member (1996), Jim has helped guide Roaring Fork Conservancy from its very beginning. Jim is nationally recognized for his skill in general management, community planning and...

Rick Lofaro, Executive Director

Rick is the Executive Director of RFC and joined the Board in 2005. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2004, Rick spent 6 years as the organization’s Director of Field Programs/Wa...

Pat McMahon, President

A lifetime outdoorsman and conservationist, Pat joined the Board in 2014 and became President of the Board in December of 2015. Prior to retiring, Pat spent 34 years as president of Barker Compa...

Michelle Schindler, Secretary

Michelle joined the Roaring Fork Conservancy in 2018.  She is an attorney with the Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. in Aspen, Colorado, where she concentrates her practice in real estate and c...

Don Schuster

Don joined the Board in 2011 and after taking a few years off, rejoined the board in 2021. Don obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Purdue University. He spent over 24-years as Vice Presi...

Diane Schwener

Diane joined Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Board in 2001. She is the founder and President of Schwener Design Group, an award-winning firm with over 20 years experience in branding, marketing and d...

Larry Yaw

Larry joined the Board in 2006. Larry is one of the founding partners and a principal architect with the award-winning firm of Cottle Carr Yaw Architects in Basalt, CO. With 35 years of professi...

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Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290
EMAIL: info@roaringfork.org

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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