Board of Directors

Lindsey Parlin, Board Chair – Attorney, Parlin Law

Lindsey Parlin is a life long resident of Colorado.  Lindsey received lindsey-parlinher Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, along with a Masters degree in legal administration and Masters degree in tax law. Lindsey operates a private law firm in Leadville and remains dedicated to the community and Leadville’s environmental health.  Lindsey’s desire as a board member was due to her focus on zero waste and assisting low income families who may be exposed to certain health hazards.

Stuart Francone, Vice Chair – Environmental Consultant, Olsson Associates

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Stuart is a Colorado native with deep roots in both Lake and Park Counties.  Married with four children, he splits his time between Denver and Leadville.   Stuart is an environmental scientist and has been a consultant for the oil and gas and mining industries for more than 29 years.  When not working, Stuart spends his time in Leadville with his family where they hike, fly fish, mountain bike, ski and relax.  He is passionate about the mission of C4, particularly how it supports and encourages conservation practices with second home owners.

Eric Wanless, Board Treasurer – Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

Eric is a Manager with RMI’s industry and electricity practices, eric-wanlesswhere he is a key contributor to the Reinventing Fire: China program as RMI’s industrial sector lead and champions a nascent effort to eliminate energy waste in consumer products by harnessing business’ drive for profit. He is also actively involved in energy strategy development and implementation, and design innovation for electric utilities, heavy industry, and corporations. Eric has been involved with RMI in various capacities since 2005.

Mike Bordogna – County Commissioner, Lake County

IMG95201501259514323769295HDRMike can be seen in Lake County riding all sorts of bikes, skiing, recycling old vehicles and
otherwise enjoying the outdoors and his family.  As a Lake County Commissioner he is busy doing great things for Lake County including solar, recycling, open space and water projects (to name a few we like).  He is a force for good living in Lake County and can’t be stopped!

T. Barnabas Kane – Principal La, tbk Environmental Design

bkane_board shotBarnabas is a second generation Landscape Architect  & Planner. His multi-disciplined approach blends architecture, landscape architecture, ecology, art, and community planning skills in an ever emerging industry.   Because of his passion for the field he founded his design firm in 1999 with the intent to influence every project and client to design the best possible project while improving all the cultural and ecological systems involved.   He has a diverse portfolio of projects from around the country and offers a very robust skill set.  He is a permaculture instructor, has taught at the ASU design school and presented to many diverse audiences including the national ‘Green-Build’ conference.  He founded ‘Skywater’ a rainwater harvesting design/build company, nearly 10 years ago to fill a local market niche, to tell this important story, and to promote the technology.

Heather Glyde – Operator, Leadville Outdoors

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Heather moved to Colorado in 1997 after finishing her degree at Penn State and immediately fell in love with the unique geography of the Arkansas Valley.  After seasonal biology work took her to the Sonoran desert, Yellowstone, and Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, she made Leadville her permanent home.  She spent 15 years in the outdoor industry before founding Sawatch Guides and Leadville Outdoors.  Heather believes that sustenance for the body, mind and spirit are important benefits of spending time outdoors, but that of equal or greater value is the connection and responsibility it fosters to the resources all creatures depend on.

Jonathan Shamis – Lake County Judge

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Jonathan,a native of Chappaqua, NY has been coming to Leadville since the mid 1980’s.  He permanently relocated to Leadville in 2013.  He has work on a multitude of non-profits for over a quarter center serving as staff and director.  He currently serves as the Lake County Judge. He also teaches as adjunct faculty at Colorado Mountain College.

Our mission is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating educational opportunities and lasting community infrastructure in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado.