Board of Directors

Denver, Colorado

Bob is founder and general partner of Pinetree Financial Planners. The Toledo, Ohio, native holds history, political science, and business degrees from the University of Toledo, as well a master’s in history and a law degree from the University of Denver. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver named its Brighton-area building, built in 2007, in Bob’s honor for his invaluable service as a board member since 1984, including as chair. He founded and chairs The Shopmeck Family Foundation service as board member and was board president for the Denver Tennis Club. Bob served on the board of what was Yellowstone Association and its successor, Yellowstone Forever.

Tucson, Arizona

Carol is a tenured full professor and director at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism. Her many research and teaching awards include work for Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her writing has appeared in scholarly journals, as well as in National Geographic magazine, where she was a senior articles editor.

Tucson, Arizona

Chris’s board and committee service includes Junior Achievement, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, and Southern Arizona Water Resources Association. With degrees in business management, public administration, and executive development, he worked in the Phoenix, Arizona, mayor’s office, as Western Savings vice president and regional manager, as a Commerce Bank of Arizona director, and as president of three real estate development companies. Chris was a founder and director of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. He served on the National Council of National Parks and Conservation for over 25 years.

Fort Washington, Maryland

Chrystal formerly was National Park Foundation’s senior vice president of programs and partnerships. She also worked for nonprofit organizations such as Sallie Mae Fund and America’s Promise Alliance. She has a bachelor’s in communications and Spanish and earned certificates from Stanford University, American Express Leadership Academy, and Northwestern University.

Boulder, Colorado

Claire’s lifelong love of nature and travel includes trips to national parks and photography tours focused on wildlife and conservation. She and her husband live part time in a South Africa game reserve home. She has held board posts with the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Yellowstone Association, and Project V.E.T.S.

Tucson, Arizona

Dan served as Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park superintendent. He also worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Office of Surface Mining, and environmental consulting firms. His community service includes Sonoran Institute, Archaeology Southwest, Western Art Patrons of the Tucson Museum of Art, and Friends of Saguaro National Park.

San Francisco, California

Howard’s many positions with the National Park Service included chief of communications, acting superintendent, chief of interpretation and education, and director of communications and partnerships for Golden Gate National Recreation Area. His board and volunteer service includes Environmental Traveling Companions, We Players theater company, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Fair Oaks, California

Julia is a retired attorney and the former managing shareholder for her law firm, Boutin Jones Inc. in Sacramento.  She has served in leadership roles on numerous community boards, including KVIE Public Television, Capital Public Radio Inc., Capital Public Radio Endowment Inc., and Wells Fargo Bank Community Advisory Board.

San Francisco, California

Kindley is president and CEO of Parks California. She spent over 25 years specializing in fair and productive global apparel supply chains, focusing on innovative public and private partnerships in urban, peri-urban and rural locations across 25 countries. Her nonprofit service included the International Labor Organization Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board for the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas.

Tucson, Arizona

Les’s entire career of 40-plus years focused on protecting and restoring wildlands and connecting people with nature. The retired conservation executive and forest ecologist most recently served as executive director of the Arizona Wilderness Coalition. He also served in leadership positions with The Nature Conservancy, where he received  the 1996 One Conservancy Award, and National Audubon Society, from which he earned the 2011 Charles Callison Award.

Oracle, Arizona

Linda retired after 27 years in banking, including as a branch manager. She is a former WNPA volunteer, has served on the SARAH Tuxis board and currently welcomes new SaddleBrooke Ranch residents on behalf of the homeowner’s association. The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southern AZ Chapter presented her the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Castle Rock, Colorado

Marilyn owns S-L Quarter Horses and was an attorney in private practice and with the American Energy Assurance Council. Her community involvement has included directorships with the Yellowstone Association and Mesa Verde Foundation and head of Philanthropic Development for the Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance.

Arlington, Virginia

Patty is George Washington University’s assistant vice president of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. Previously with Pew Charitable Trust, she worked in development at The Spence School, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, and Sidwell Friends School. She also served on the boards for Achievement Preparatory Academy, Yellowstone Association and its merged organization, Yellowstone Forever.

Seattle, Washington

Rachel held many leadership positions with REI, including director of visual merchandising, regional vice president, and vice president of retail operations. She earned many awards, including the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (now Camber Outdoors) Pioneer Award and the REI Leadership Award. Her nonprofit work included Camber Outdoors, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, and Passages Northwest.

Golden, Colorado

Stacy founded CAYA Studios, which creates spaces, experiences, and tools for business leaders to see more of themselves, explore their inner journeys, and become more present. A Denver native, she spent eight years at AOL Inc./Verizon Media in leadership positions within events, business-to-business marketing, creative, and corporate branding.

Tucson, Arizona

Tsianina, of Myskoke descent, has authored several award-winning books, including To Remain an Indian and They Called It Prairie Light. She’s earned faculty awards in American Indian studies and anthropology departments at the University of Washington, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. The Western History Association awarded her the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for American Indian History.