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Session Presenters
2018 Partners In The Outdoors Conference

In addition to our thought-provoking keynote speakers​, the conference planning team handpicks workshop facilitators and presenters to bring you cutting-edge professional training on key topics affecting our industry including skills in collaboration, project design and management, and strengthening your overall leadership abilities. 

See our 2017​ session schedule​ and presenters here.​​ ​

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Session Presenters
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Alex Logeman​​n

PeopleForBikes
Director of State and Local Policy

Session



Alicia Tigges

National Parks Conservation Association, MENV
Intern, MENV Candidate

Session
  • Igniting Change for Responsible Recreation: Messaging for the Masses
  • Tigges biography

Amanda Nims​​​​​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Land Protection Specialist
Session
  • ​250,000 Acres Later - Opportunities and the Future of the Habitat Stamp Program
  • Nims Biography

Amanda Tomlinson

Nucla-Naturita Area Chamber of Commerce
Visitor center Director/Event Coordinator

Session


Amy Kemp​​

Mountaintop Media and Elevate coSPACE
Founder and Principal

Session

Andrew DuBois

Jefferson County Open Space
Citizen Science Coordinator

Session

​Andrew Todd

​​​Running Rivers
Founder and President

Session


Andrew Seidl

Colorado State University
Professor of Ag and Resource Economics

Session
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Andy Neinas

Echo canyon River Expeditions​
Owner

Session
  • Statewide Initiatives: Conservation, Stewardship, and the Outdoor Industry
  • Neinas Biography

Andy Treharne

Western States/Federal Land Policy, Congressional Sportsman's Foundation
Senior Director

Session


Ann Baker Easley

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Executive Director

Session

Annelise Loevlie

Icelantic Skis
CEO

Session

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Ben Lara​​​​

Recreation Staff
Salida Ranger District

Session


Ben Webster, PhD

Executive Director 
University of Colorado, Environment and Sustainability

Session
  • A New agenda for Purple State Public Lands Decisions: Insights from "The Public" Summit
  •  Webster Biography

Bill Alspach

Trails Preservation Alliance


Session

Brayhan Reveles 

Get Outdoors Leadville!
Youth Researcher

Session

Brian St. George

Bureau of Land Management
Deputy State Director for Resources and Fire

Session

Bryon Shipley

Denver Zoo
Zookeeper

Session

  • What's the Buzz? Research at the rattlesnake-human interface​
  • Shipley Biography

Carlos Fernandez

The Nature Conservancy
Colorado State Director

Session

Carlos Lerma​

Thorne Nature Experience
Community Programs Coordinator

Session



Cathy Ritter

Colorado Tourism Office
Director

Session

Chandi Aldena

Trust for Public Land
​​Colorado Parks for People Project Coordinator

Session
  • Inspiring a Generation: GOGO partners lead movement to connect youth with the outdoors
  • Aldena Bio


​​Christian Giles

Environmental Learning for Kids


Session
  • "You Can't Be Who You Can't See": Building an Inclusive Workforce​​
  • Giles Biography


​​CJ Goulding

Children and Nature Network
Manager, Community Leadership Development

Session


​Claire Riegelman

Clear Creek Land Conservancy
Executive Director

Session

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​Craig Grother

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
West Central Regional Director

Session



Dana Watts

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Executive Director
 
Session


​David Leinweber

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
Chairman

Session




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​Edward Box III

​Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Culture Department Director

Session​​
  • The most successful partners in land management: American Indian Tribes​
  • Box biogra​phy​​​​​


​​​Erica Oakley-Courage​

Palmer Land Trust
Development Director

Session

Erik Glenn

Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust
Executive Director

Session

​Ernest House

Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
Executive Secretary

Session


​Fernando Pineda-Reyes

Crea Results
Founder and Director

Session


Francisco ​Tharp​

Get Outdoors Leadville!
Healthy Kids Director

Session
  • Inspiring a Generation: GOCO partners lead movement to connect youth with the outdoors
  • Tharp Biography


​Gary Thorson​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Assistant Director, Information and Education Branch

Session
  • Statewide Initiatives: Conservation, Stewardship, and the Outdoor Industry
  • Thorson biography

Greg Mazu

Singletrack Trails
CEO

Session



Haley Littleton

Town of Breckenridge
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Session


​Heath Kirschner

Running Rivers
Founder and President

Session


​Heidi Pankow

Ouray Chamber Resort Association
Public Relations Manager

Session​


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​Howard Horton

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Angler Outreach Coordinator

Session


​​Irene ​Vilar

Americas for Conservations and the Arts
Founder and Executive Director

Session


​Janelle Kukuk

CPW Recreational Trails Committee/Colorado Snowmobile Association
Committee Chair, Snowmobile Representative

Session

​Janette Heung

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Deputy Director

Session
  • Health and the Outdoors
  • A New Agenda for Purple State Public Lands Decisions: Insights from "The Public" Summit
  • Heung Biography

​Jason Deutsch

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Hunter Outreach Coordinator

Session

​Jason Robertson

US Forest Service
Deputy Director for Recreation, Lands, and Minerals

Session
  • Management of Multiple-Use Recreation on Public Lands​
  • Fireside Chat: Access, Use and Permitting on Public Lands
  • Robertson Biography

​Jennifer Plowden

The Trust for Public Land
Senior Conservation Economist​

Session

​Jessica ​Jay

Conservation Law, P.C.
Founder and Principal Attorney​

Session

​Joan Brucha

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Healthy Eating and Active Living Unit Manager

Session

​Jody Kennedy

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Public Involvement Planning Specialist

Session

​Joseph Ehrenberger

Adaptation Environmental Services
Ecologist

Session


​Joh​n Hayes

Colorado State University
Dean of Warner College and Professor

Session​​

​John Kreski

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Park Ranger

Session

​Julie Mach

Colorado Mountain Club​
Conservation Director

Session

​Justin Cutler

City of Westminster
Recreation Services Manager

Session


Kacie Miller

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Planning Manager

Session

​Kailyn Haskovec

National Parks Cons​​ervation Association, MENV
Intern, MENV Candidate​

Session

​Kalem Lenard

Bureau of Land Management
Associate Field Manager
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Session

​Kasha Malling

National Parks Conservation Association, MENV
Intern, MENV Candidate

Session
  • Igniting Change for Responsible Recreation: Messaging for the Masses
  • Malling Biography


​Katherina Papenbrock

Ouray Chamber Resort Association
Executive Director

Session

​Kyle Patterson​​

Rocky Mountain National Park
Management Specialist/Public Affairs Officer

Session
  • The Carrying Capactity of Public Lands
  • Patterson Biography

​Len Necifer

NativesOutdoors
Founder and CEO

Session
  • The most successful partner in land management: American Indian Tribes
  • "You Can't Be Who You can't See": Building an Inclusive Workforce
  • Necefer Biography

​Lenore Bates

Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado Byways Program Manager and General Bike/Ped Rep

Session

Luis Benitez

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office​
Director

Sessions

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Lynne Steketee​

Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources Director

Session
  • "You Can't Be Who You Can't See": Building an Inclusive Workforce​
  • Steketee Biography

​Mark Leslie

Colorado Parks and Wildlife​​
Northeast Regional Manager

Sessions


​Mary Ann Bonnell

Jefferson County Open Space
Visitor Service Manager

Sessions


Matt Dunfee

Wildlife Management Institute

Director of Special P​rograms

Session

​Matt Gray

Rocky Mountain Innovation Lab
Executive Director

Session

​Meredith Marshal

Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Health and Wellness Champion and Senior Regional Economic Development Manager

Session

​Michael Menefee

Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Conservation Scientist 

Session

​Michelle Seubert

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Park Manager - Barr Lake State Park

Session
  • Conservation Energy and Stewardship
  • Seubert Biography
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Mike DelliVeneri 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Digital Marketing Specialist

Session

​Mike Quartuch

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Human Dimensions Specialist

Session

Nadia Cordoba​​

UpaDowna
Program Coordinator

Session


​Norma Brambila

Westwood Unidos
Community Connector

Session
  • Inspiring a Generation: GOCO leads movement to connect youth with the outdoors
  • Brambila biography


​Patrick Ortiz

San Luis Valley Great Outdoors
Community Engagement Coordinator

Session
  • The Nexus Between Recreation and COnservation​ Values
  • Ortiz Biography

​Peter Ortego

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
General Counsel

Session


​Rachel Pokrandt

Colorado Mountain College
Vice President and Campus Dean, Leadville and Chaffee County Campuses​​​

Session

​Randi Hitchcock

​Upa Downa
Chief Operating Officer

Session
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Rebecca Gillis

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Manager

Session

​​Rob White​​​

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Park Manager

Session
  • Fireside Chat: Access, Use and Permitting on Public Lands
  • The Carrying Capacity of Public Lands
  • White biography​​

​​Sam Frykholm​

Get Outdoors Leadville!
Youth Researcher

Session
  • Inspiring a generation: GOCO partners lead movement to connect youth with the outdoors
  • Frykholm Biography


​Scott Braden​​​​

Conservation Colorado
Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate

Session

​Scott Jones​​​​

Land Access Consulting
Principle

Session

Scott Linnenburger

Kay-Linn Enterprises
Principal

Session



​Scot​t Park​

Noble Energy
Water Resources Manager

Session

​Scott Winans

Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association
President

Session

Suzanne Stephens

Aspen Valley Land Trust
Executive Director

Session


​Tabbi Kinion

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Statewide Education Coordinator

Session


​​Tash Mitchell​

Healthy Eating Active Living
Contractor and Consultant

Session
  • Inspiring a generation: GOCO partners lead movement to connect youth with the outdoors
  • Mitchel Biography


​​Taylor Ruffin


Environmental Learning for Kids
Education Coordinator

Session
  • "You Can't Be Who You Can't See": Building an Inclusive Workforce​
  •  Ruffin Biography


Tim Finger

Bureau of Land Management
Colorado State cave Coordinator

Session

​Tom Spezze

National Wild Turkey Federation
SW Conservation Field Manager

Session



Vanessa Mazal

National Parks Conservation Association
Senior Colorado Program Manager

Session​
  • A New Agenda for Purple State Public Lands Decisions: Insights from "The Public Summit"
  • The Nexus Between Recreation and Conservation Values
  • Igniting Change for Responsible Recreation: Messaging for the Masses​
  • Mazal biogr​a​phy​​​​​

Wade Shelton

Trust for Public Land
Project Manager

Session​


​​Yesica Chavez

University of Colorado Denver
Student

Session
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Questions?

Dan Zimmerer                                                          
Partnership Coordinator
daniel.zimmerer@state.co.us
(303) 291-​7258​ 
 

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