Staff and Board

Current Staff (as of May, 2020)

Brighton Headquarters

14500 Lark Bunting Lane
Brighton, CO 80603
(303) 659-4348 | Fax (303) 654-0791

Elinda Dennis, Chief Administrative Officer
Nannette Archuleta, Grant Accountant
Tyler Cash, Environmental Educator
Sarah Doxon, Environmental Educator
Kelli Hirsch, Development Manager
Meredith McBurney, Biologist/Bird Bander
Sherry Nickolaus, Education Director
Kelsey Mazur, Programs Coordinator
Stacey Monahan, Camp and Family Coordinator
Rita Sims, Accounting Manager
Colin Woolley, Banding Coordinator

Nebraska Office

4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 633-1013

Chaley Jensen
Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator
Jade Harris
Environmental Educator

Fort Collins Office

230 Cherry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 482-1707 | Fax (970) 472-9031

Tammy VerCauteren, Executive Director
Jenny Berven, Senior Program Manager
William Bevil, Communications Manager
Jennifer Blakesley, Senior Scientist-Special Species Lead
Lauren Connell, Stewardship Director
Maureen (Mo) Correll, Landscape Ecologist
Angela Dwyer, Grassland Habitat Coordinator/Stewardship Team Lead
Annie Hawkinson, Avian Ecologist
Wendy Lanier, Spotted Owl Project Leader
Quresh Latif, Biometrician
Matthew McLaren, IMBCR Coordinator/Biologist
Arvind Panjabi, Avian Conservation Scientist
David Pavlacky, Biometrician
Laura Quattrini, Program Manager
Brandt Ryder, Science Director
Allison Shaw, GIS and Data Manager
Rob Sparks, Research Biologist/GIS Manager
Matt Smith, Outreach Biologist
Erin Strasser, Full Annual Cycle Avian Ecologist
Jennifer Timmer, Conservation Delivery Biologist
Nick Van Lanen, Biologist
Chris White, Conservation Delivery Lead
Alex Van Boer, GIS Biologist
Erin Youngberg, Community and Outreach Biologist

Field Offices

Emily Chavez, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Alamosa, CO)
Kelsea Holloway, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Greeley, CO)
Kristina Kline, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Durango, CO)
Jennifer Lutze, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Sturgis, SD)
Neal Martorelli, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Gillette, WY)
Kaitlyn Nafziger, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Clayton, NM)
Ryan Parker, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Rocky Ford, CO)
Tayler Scherr, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Glendive, MT)
Marcella Tarantino, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Gunnison, CO)
Ty Woodward, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist
(Woodland Park, CO)

Former Staff at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in 2019

Adam Beh, Chief Conservation Officer
Jacy Bernath-Plaisted, Avian Ecologist
Sarah Burnett, Development Coordinator
Erin Divine, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist (Chadron, NE)
Deborah Fullerton, Office Coordinator
Nancy Drilling, Dakotas Projects Coordinator (Rapid City, SD)

Luke George, Science Director
Adam Green, Biometrician
Maryanne Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer Perkins, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Jessica Weathers, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist (Gillette, WY)
Brittany Woiderski, GIS Biologist

2019 Board of Directors

Yvette Martinez
Chairman of the Board, Development, Finance and Executive Committees

Larry Modesitt, M.B.A., C.Q.E., C.T.P.
Immediate Past Chair of Board, Finance, Development and Executive Committees

Peter J. Ampe, Esq., J.D.
Secretary of the Board, Executive Committee

David M. Charles, M.D.
Development Committee

Eileen Dey, B.S.
Development Committee

Jack Ferguson
Development Committee

Geoff Geupel, B.S.

Eric M. Lane, M.S.
Vice Chair of Board, Executive Committee

Grady Grissom, Ph.D.
Chair, Stewardship Committee

David Otis, Ph.D.

Nathan Pieplow, M.Ed.

Garth Spellman, Ph.D

Jim S. Strickland
Finance Committee Chair

D. Jean Tate, Ph.D.
Development Committee

Ed Warner, M.S., L.H.D.
Development Committee

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for talented, energetic candidates to join its Board of Directors. We are looking for volunteers with a commitment to conservation. Though Bird Conservancy is headquartered in Brighton, Colorado our reach includes the western United States and Mexico, so candidates within and outside the Front Range of Colorado are eligible.  The Board meets quarterly, typically in the Denver-metro area. Remote participation is possible, although some personal attendance during the year is necessary for engagement and immersion in the mission.  Click here to download a complete Board of Directors role description.