William G. Kane, Chair
Representative: Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Term Expires: 2015
Bill Kane has over 30 years of experience in planning and design for mountain resort communities. Much of his career has been focused in Aspen, Colorado, where he has served as planning director, vice president of Aspen Skiing Company and principal of Design Workshop. Bill holds a Master's Degree in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. His education, work history and life experiences make him an expert in private and public planning for all of the physical and programmatic elements which define mountain resort design.
Chris Castilian, Secretary
Representative: Parks and Outdoor Recreation
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Term Expires: 2015
Chris Castilian is a fourth generation Coloradan with a natural resource and public sector background. He is an attorney, a former director of the State Board of Land Commissioners, former Legislative Director for Colorado Counties, Inc., and a former Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Bill Owens. He is currently the Manager of Government and Community Relations for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He volunteers on multiple non-profit boards, including the Colorado Creative Industries Council, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Volunteers of American Western Fantasy, National Western Stock Show Junior Livestock Auction Committee and the Colorado Petroleum Association. He is an avid mountain biker, skier and adventure racer.
Robert William Bray
Representative: Agriculture, Redvale, CO
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Term Expires: 2016
Robert William Bray is the owner and operator of Bray Ranches, a 20,000-acre working cattle and sheep ranch in the San Juan mountains that is managed for wildlife habitat and hunting for deer, elk and black bear. He is also a director of CoBank, a national cooperative bank that provides financial services to agribusiness and rural power and water providers.
A Colorado native, Bray graduated from Colorado State University and worked as a banker before returning to run the family ranch in 1979.
Bray is also a member of the Colorado Cattlemens' Association, the Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Woolgrowers, the Colorado Outfitters Association and the San Miguel Sage Grouse Working Group. He previously served on several Division of Wildlife committees and was a Wildlife Commissioner from 2005 to 2009.
Representative: Sportspersons and Outfitters
Term Expires: July 2017
Jeanne Horne is the owner and manager of J Bar H Outfitters LLC in Meeker, a family-owned big game and fishing outfitting business which she started in 1998. Her outfit is an authorized permittee in the Routt and White River national forests. Prior to starting her outfitting career, Horne worked in the real estate development field for 18 years, primarily in the Vail Valley.
Horne is a past Board member of the Colorado Outfitters Association and the 2012 honoree as Colorado's Outfitter of the Year. She maintains memberships in the Colorado Outfitter's Association, Colorado Bowhunter's Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International and Big Game Forever.
Gaspar Perricone, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 2015
A fourth generation Coloradan and native of Steamboat Springs, Gaspar Perricone is an avid hunter and angler. Perricone's roots in farming, ranching, and guiding led him to develop a strong respect for conservation and the protection of our outdoor heritage. After earning his degree in Political Science at the University of Utah on an athletic scholarship, Perricone returned to Colorado to focus on public lands policy. In 2007 Perricone founded Outdoor Heritage Consulting, a group dedicated to advancing sportsmen's interests throughout Colorado.
He is currently the Co-Director of the Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to representing a complete sportsmen's agenda. Perricone has also served as the Western Slope Director for U.S. Senator Mark Udall. Connected to his sportsmen community, Gaspar serves as the Conservation Chair of Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited and is a member of Colorado Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Colorado Wildlife Federation, Colorado Bowhunters Association, Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation and the NRA.
Dale E. Pizel
Representative: Public At-Large, Creede, CO
Term Expires: July 2018
Dale Pizel brings a strong background in recreation, tourism, water, land use, agriculture and real estate to the Commission. Dale is the owner/agent of Broken Arrow Land Co. and the manager of the Rio Oxbow Ranch near Creede, CO. He has won awards for his grazing practices on the ranch, helped implement two conservation easements with the Rio Grande Head Waters Land Trust and supervised the installation of many river projects along 6 miles of the Rio Grande. Dale was the founder and a former board member of the 1st National Bank of Creede, former board member of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District and Mineral County Planning and Zoning.
James C. Pribyl
Representative: Public At-Large, Boulder, CO
Term Expires: 2017
James C. Pribyl provides state and federal public policy management, government relations and political strategy services, specializing in communications and internet policy, technology, natural resources.
Pribyl was the top government affairs executive at Level 3 Communications, Denver, which operates the world’s largest internet backbone communication network connecting 60 countries around the world for nearly 14 years.
Pribyl has worked in public policy management and corporate advocacy at the state and federal level for more than 35 years at U S West Communications, MCI Communications and Level He has also served in major positions for two U. S. Senators and a Governor. He is an avid skier, hiker and as time allows, angler and camper.
Representative: Agriculture, Trinidad, CO
Term Expires: 2016
James "Jim" Vigil is a Colorado native and former Las Animas County Commissioner who runs his family's farm on the Purgatoire River. Vigil served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1960s before obtaining a Bachelors degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
Vigil pursued a career as a financial analyst in the mineral development and banking industries. He has also served on the faculty and in the administration of Trinidad State Junior College.
Robert "Dean" Wingfield
Representative: Agriculture, Vernon, CO
Term Expires: 2018
Dean Wingfield of Vernon is active in a cow-calf and dryland farming operation in Yuma County, along the eastern border of Colorado. Dean owns, resides on and operates the land his grandfather originally homesteaded in 1886.
He has served as a Yuma County Commissioner since 1997. Prior to becoming a county commissioner, Dean served as a director on Yuma County Soil Conservation District for 18 years and as a director for Central Yuma County Groundwater Management District for 13 years. He currently serves on the Department of Local Affairs Mineral Production Employee Residence Report Oversight Committee. Dean is a director on the Boards of Eastern Colorado Services for the Developmentally Disabled and the Northeast Colorado Transit Authority.
Current memberships in organizations include the Farmers Union, R-Calf, and the Elks. Dean has also been on the Board of the Yuma County Cattlemen’s Association for the past 28 years. Wingfield plants annual food plots and has established wildlife habitats on his land. He allows free access to roughly 10,000 acres on his property for pheasant, deer and antelope hunting.
Representative: Non-profit Organizations,
Term Expires: 2016
Michelle Zimmerman is the vice president of operations for Innovative Energy in Breckenridge. A former ski instructor and wildland firefighter, Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Denver. She spent eight years in land conservation and was previously the executive director of both the Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project in Denver and the Rincon Institute in Tucson.
Zimmerman is a member of numerous renewable energy and conservation groups and currently serves on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Alexander “Alex” Zipp is the owner and manager of The Drift Fly Shop in Pueblo, CO. Alex traces his strong appreciation for the outdoors to his childhood when his grandfather taught him to fish and his uncles taught him to hunt. This passion for the outdoors is an important part of Alex’s personal and professional life. Ensuring outdoor recreation remains vital for future generations is evidenced by his interactions with local and visiting sportsman and membership in Trout Unlimited, the Pueblo nature and raptor Center and the Sierra Club. Zipp attended the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in Business Administration.
Executive Director of DNR
Mike is a native West Slope Coloradoan. Mike became the Assistant Director for Lands, Minerals and Energy Policy in January of 2006 and was appointed as Deputy Director in September of 2006. Prior to his employment in the Executive Director’s Office, Mike worked in the Policy and Regulation Section at the Colorado Division of Wildlife in various capacities for six years and was an Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1999.
Mike received his Bachelors degree in journalism from CU-Boulder, law degree from the University of Denver and a Masters in Public Administration from CU-Denver’s Graduate School of Public Affairs.
Department of Natural Resources
1313 Sherman Street,Suite 718
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-3311
Fax: (303) 866-2115
Commissioner of Agriculture
Governor John Hickenlooper appointed John Salazar as Commissioner of Agriculture in 2011. A sixth-generation farmer and rancher, Salazar served three terms representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and was a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Before his time in Congress, Salazar served in the Colorado General Assembly for two years.
Salazar’s advocacy in Congress earned him recognition for outstanding service by the American Farm Bureau and the Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union. He played a key role in passing the historic farm bill of 2008 and authored the rural broadband and specialty crop provisions. With a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee in his third term, Salazar worked on national energy issues, jobs creation and the economy.
He served on the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Forum and the Colorado Agricultural Commission before being elected as a state Representative in 2002.
Salazar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Adams State College after serving three years in the U.S. Army.
Department of Agriculture
700 Kipling Street, Suite 4000
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4104
Fax: (303) 239-4176
Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid is an avid outdoorsman who loves Colorado and its abundant natural and recreational resources. Broscheid took the helm at Colorado Parks and Wildlife in December 2013.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. Prior to becoming Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Broscheid was a biologist, Habitat Branch Chief and Deputy Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and golf. Most weekends, Bob and his wife Dana are having fun discovering all of Colorado's outdoor opportunities.
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