Larry is president of Modesitt Associates, Inc., a management consulting and interim management firm that focuses on improving businesses’ bottom lines through Operational Profit Solutions. Larry is a Certified Quality Engineer from the American Society for Quality and a Certified Turnaround Practitioner from the Turnaround Management Association. He received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Larry is a Director and Secretary of Colorado Field Ornithologists, and is Chair of the Conservation and Science Committee. He also is a Director of Western Field Ornithologists.
Steve brings to the organization over 45 years as a professional psychologist and organizational consultant. His commitment to the environment began at the knee of his science-teacher father and continues to this day. After helping to form and develop the Audubon Colorado Board, he is enthusiastic about furthering the mission of the Bird Conservancy.
Peter is a senior associate with the law firm Hill & Robbins, P.C., where he concentrates on natural resources law, and specifically water law, for public and private entities. Prior to joining Hill & Robbins, Peter was the First Assistant Attorney General for the Federal and Interstate Water Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Peter received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. He enjoys numerous and varied outdoor pursuits in the mountains and plains of Colorado.
David received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a board certified general surgeon and plastic surgeon with a strong conservation ethic and commitment to service. Among other past and current board experience, he is the chairman of the board for Mending Faces, a nonprofit that provides free surgical correction for impoverished children in developing countries inflicted with cleft lip and cleft palates, who would otherwise not have a chance for surgery.
Steve is a Certified Forester and owner of Wildland Resources, a natural resources consulting firm in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 36 years in positions that included: Pikes Peak district ranger, deputy forest supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, supervisor of the Rogue River National Forest in Oregon, and director/assistant director of recreation at the Rocky Mountain Region and the Office of the Chief in Washington, D.C. He serves on several boards, including the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation. He has been a birding enthusiast since 1965.
Geoff is with Point Blue Conservation Science and is located in California. He has extensive experience in bird banding, monitoring, private lands
stewardship, fundraising and development. Bird Conservancy has enjoyed previously collaborating with with Geoff and Point Blue on the Avian Knowledge Network and Partners in Flight. His extensive knowledge and experience in bird conservation, partnership programs and more is a tremendous asset to our board.
Yvette Martinez is a “Brightonian” with strong community connections. She serves on the boards of Brighton Legacy Foundation; heART of Brighton; and Foundations Academy. She served as Community Concierge for the Brighton Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2015 and was honored to be Brighton Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Citizen of the Year. She is Customer Service Representative for Platte River Medical Clinic & Advanced Urgent Care of Colorado. Yvette is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, and she has worked in undergraduate admissions with numerous Colorado universities and community colleges, Yvette says she feels privileged to serve on the Board for the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. She was introduced to us by her two children, who participated in our Summer Programs for the past two consecutive years. They had a wonderful experience, encouraging the entire family to learn more about birds, nature and conservation.