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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 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

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




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​Scot​t Park​

Noble Energy
Water Resources Manager

Session
  • Conservation, Energy, and Stewardship​
  • Park​​​ biogra​phy​​​​​​​

​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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