Chairman of the Board
Eric is the Director of Boulder County Parks and Open Space where he leads the operations, staff, and budget for Boulder County’s nationally-recognized, award-winning department dedicated to the conservation and use of the county’s agricultural, natural, and cultural resources. As a former ornithologist, including two years working for the Colorado Bird Observatory (the original name of Bird Conservancy), he is particularly interested in bird habitat management/restoration on both public and private lands. Eric received a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College and a M.S. in natural resources policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Past Chair of Board, Finance, Development and Executive Committees
Larry is the retired President of Modesitt Associates, Inc., a management consulting and interim management firm that focused on improving business 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 BA degree from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Larry served as a Director and Secretary of Colorado Field Ornithologists and a Director of Western Field Ornithologists.
Secretary of the Board, Executive Committee
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.
Jim has dedicated his career to growing innovative, science-based organizations. Presently, he is the founder, president and chairman of FAST BioMedical, a life science company that has developed a novel technology for measuring blood volume and kidney function in critically ill patients. Prior to FAST BioMedical, Jim was the founder and CEO of DynoMed, a health information technology company focused on enhancing communication throughout the patient care continuum. His interest in science and managing research-based entities extends beyond medicine to the natural environment where Jim is a passionate advocate for conservation and sustainability. He is a graduate of Indiana University and, in addition to serving on the board of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, he is a trustee for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
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.
Eileen is the owner of Dey Consulting, LLC representing oil and gas clients in environmental, regulatory, sustainability, and stakeholder issues and planning. Previously, Eileen worked for ConocoPhillips as the Lower 48 Manager of Sustainable Development and held various manager positions in Environmental, Regulatory and Stakeholder Engagement in the Rockies and Mid-Continent Business Units. While at COP, Eileen served on several boards (Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, and Colorado Oil & Gas Association). She worked with industry and agencies on the development and implementation of conservation agreements for several candidate species and developed the ESA Protocol Tool for COP to ensure that the Business Units assess and mitigate species and habitat during all phases of development. She received her BA from University of Colorado, Boulder. Eileen believes that industry can be a vital partner with agencies, NGOs, landowners and various stakeholders to utilize science and best management practices that improve habitat and foster exceptional community relationships.
Jack Ferguson’s family has a long history in Denver that includes Solitaire Food Company, which his Great Grandfather founded. Jack served on the Board of Directors for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for 40 years, which continues today in an emeritus status. A retired realtor by profession, Jack has also demonstrated a strong passion for avian science and conservation, dating to his early days working with the Museum when he took a personal interest in Black Swifts. That fascination would continue to keep him engaged with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory leading up to and beyond the discovery of Black Swift nesting locations in Brazil in the early 2000s. Today, Jack enjoys spending time on his farm near Kersey, Colorado.
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.