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Roaring Fork Conservancy Staff

Matthew Anderson, Water Quality Technician

Matthew joined RFC in the summer of 2017 as a seasonal intern and now works year-round as a Water Quality Technician. He was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, attended school in...

Elliott Audette, Business Manager

Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, Elliott moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011 to work for the Aspen Skiing Company. During his time with them he grew a passion for winter and summ...

Megan Dean, Director of Education
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Megan’s love of rivers began on the mighty Mississippi where she worked as a water patrol officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Wanting to focus on education instead of law enfor...

Alexis Hitzeroth, Watershed Educator
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Alexis grew up moth hunting and trout fishing with her family in the Midwest. In addition to serving in the U.S. Army for 13 years, she earned a degree from Northern Illinois University in Envir...

Heather Lewin, Director of Watershed Science & Policy
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Heather began with RFC in 2010, focusing on land conservation and policy work. Since being promoted to Watershed Action Director in 2014, Heather has coordinated the C...

Rick Lofaro, Executive Director

Rick graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a B.S. from the College of Natural Resources. Rick joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in 1998 and was promoted to Executive Director...

Christina Medved, Director of Community Outreach
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Christina calls Cleveland, OH, her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. Having spent a lot of time on lakes as a child, she quickly fell in love with rivers while w...

Chad Rudow, Water Quality Program Manager
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Chad joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in August of 2006. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Chad has experience as a whitewater rafting guide and ski i...

Sheryl Sabandal, Development Director
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A born and raised Midwesterner, Sheryl came to the Roaring Fork Valley during her senior year in college to learn how to ski. After graduation she intended to stay for only one ski season,...

Andrea Tupy, Ecologist
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Andrea first joined RFC in 2015 as a contractor and in 2021 became a full-time seasonal employee working on land conservation and ecology. Since moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2005,...


Seth Kurt Mason, Hydrologist

Seth received his M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University and his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He special...

Beck Brooks, Fishing Instructor

Beck Brooks grew up in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas. He was raised fishing the meandering smallmouth streams and the famous White River that cut t...

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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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