Kendra Kurihara, Executive Director

Kendra has been teaching, gardening, and adventuring in Leadville since 1993 when she arrived for an internship at the Colorado Outward Bound School. She received her master’s degree from Regis University in Nonprofit Management and her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Fine Arts. Her previous work in Lake County includes the Outdoor Leadership Program at Full Circle, Program Director at Outward Bound, and Business Manager at Melanzana, a local clothing manufacturer. The Partnership for Lake County Recreation, Recreation Advisory Board, and C4 are among the many groups she has volunteered for and served as a board member. Kendra believes that being a good steward of our environment goes hand-in-hand with improving the quality of life for the people living there, and that there is nothing more beautiful than a head of cabbage ready for harvest in the garden.

Current programs with C4 include: recycling, compost, green schools, household hazardous waste, zero waste events, event recycling, community education and outreach, Cloud City Farm.

Cameron Millard, Energy Programs Director


Cameron earned a Master’s Degree of Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and a BA in Spanish from Amherst College in Massachusetts. Cameron is a certified Building Analyst through the Building Performance Industry, and is passionate about the environment, community, and sustainability. Current projects with C4 include: home energy audit program, energy efficiency rebates, home energy financing and contractor consulting.  Cameron enjoys spending time with his sons Noah and Benjamin, his wife Erin, and their two cats Wyatt and Juicy.

Alex Hamilton, Environmental Education Coordinator


Alex hails from Lake Tahoe, CA—where he learned to ski and walk simultaneously—and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. A firm believer in connecting on a personal level to inspire stewardship,  Alex has taught natural history and Rocky Mountain ecology to bilingual students in the Eagle Valley and has developed Park Ranger curriculum for Uruguay’s National System of Protected Areas. Most recently, he managed adventurer scientist volunteers as the Partnerships Coordinator at Adventure Science in Bozeman, Montana.  When there’s no snow flying, Alex is a mountain biker, runner and aspiring birder.  Current programs include:  Lake County Green Schools and Compost in the Schools.

Seth Haan, Zero Waste Coordinator


Seth is an  outdoor enthusiast with a love for animals, nature and the wilderness.  He was born and raised in Golden, Colorado, and lived in various towns in the Front Range before taking root in Leadville.  Seth has been around the world and feels fortunate to have had some amazing experiences.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Studies, and an Associate’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership (both obtained through Colorado Mountain College in Leadville).  He thinks that Leadville is a pretty special place, and is excited to have the opportunity to do his part in conserving Leadville’s amazing natural environment and preserving the town’s rich historical heritage.



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