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Session Presenters
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 last year's incredible presenters below!

Workshop Presenters


Weingardt headshot ​Susan Alden Weingardt (co-presenter with Emily Olsen)

Partnership Liaison
United States Forest Service

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​Jason Bertolacci (moderator)

Founder and Principal
Berbur Inc.

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Barnhart headshot Felicia Barnhart (co-presenter with Sarah Braun)

Therapeutic Recreation Program 
City of Colorado Springs

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​​Beisel headshot ​Andrew Beisel

Information Systems Coordinator
Civic Canopy

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​​Bonnell headshot ​Mary Ann Bonnell

Visitor Services Manager
Jefferson County Open Space

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Bowan headshot ​Daniel Bowan

Assistant Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Leadership
CSU Pueblo

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Braun headshot ​Sarah Braun (co-presenter with Felicia Barnhart)

Therapeutic Recreation Program
City of Colorado Springs

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Carithers headshot Bevin Carithers (co-presenter with Mary McCormac)

Chief Park Ranger
Boulder County Parks and Open Space

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​​ Chris Castilian (panelist with Ann Easley Baker)

Executive Director 
Great Outdoors Colorado 

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Williams headshot ​Corrie Colvin Williams (co-presenter with Kelly Keena)

Co-founder/Principal Consultant
Blue Lotus Consulting and Evaluation ​

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​Anna Danila (co-presenter with Emily Tristant)

Outdoors and Travel Programs Manager
Girl Scouts of Colorado 

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​Nick Dellaca panelist with Luis Benitez and Margaret Taylor, and Eric Drummond

State Trails Program Manager
Colorado Parks and Wildlife 

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Doby headshot Brianna Doby

Non-Profit Consultant
Positive Rhetoric

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​Eric Drummond (panelist with Luis Benitez, Margaret Taylor, and Nick Dellaca)

GIS Analyst 
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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​​ ​Matt Dunfee

Programs Manager
Wildlife Management Institute​

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Ann Easley Baker (panelist with Chris Castilian)

Executive​ Director
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
 
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Fernandez headshot ​Carlos Fernandez (panelist)

State Director
The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Chapter

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Finnessey headshot ​Taryn Finnessey

Senior Climate Change Specialist
Colorado Water Conservation Board

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Michelle Fuller (panelist with Anna Zawisza)

Executive Director
Philanthropy Field Trips​

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​​Gray headshot Matt Gray

Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Innovation Lab

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​​Groves headshot Christine Groves

Founder
Non-Profit, Grant Writing and Program Development Consultant​​

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Hoffner headshot ​​Lori Hoffner 

Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant
Supporting ConnUnity, Inc.

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​​ ​Kelly Keena (co-presenter with Corrie Colvin Williams)

Co-founder/Principal Consultant
Blue Lotus Consulting and Evaluation

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Tabbi Kinion headshot ​Tabbi Kinion

Statewide Education Coordinator
Colorado Parks and Wildlife​

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​Julia McCleary

Volunteer Program Manager
Butterfly Pavilion​

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McCormac headshot Mary McCormac (co-presenter with Bevin Carithers)

Education and Watchable Wildlife Coordinator
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Olsen headshot ​Emily Olsen (co-presenter with Susan Alden Weingardt)

Colorado Program Manager
National Forest Foundation

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Schroder headshot ​Levi Schroder

Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker; Founder
Schroder & Associates LLC.

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Salgado headshot ​Rafael Salgado

Executive Director
Cal-wood Education Center​

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​Margaret Taylor (panelist with Luis Benitez, Nick Dellaca, and Eric Drummond)

Assistant Director of Capital, Parks, and Trails
Colorado Parks and Wildlife​

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Emily Tristant (co-presenters with Anna Danila​)

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​Lauren Truitt

Public Information and Website Manager
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Zawisza headshot Anna Zawisza ​(presenter and panelist with Michelle Fuller)

Director of Community Relations and St​rategic Partnerships
Volunteers for Colorado 

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Planning Partners​​

Thank you to the following organizations for serving on our Partners in the Outdoors Conference Planning Committee.

  • GOCO
  • CDOT
  • Pheasnts Forever
  • BLM
  • CAEE
  • Angler's Covey
  • CPRA
  • Grant writing consultations trainings
  • NWTF
  • YMCA
  • Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance
  • Conservation Colorado

Questions?

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

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