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MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors: Welcome
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RICH LOPEZ

President

Attorney, Lopez Law Office. Boulder City Council and Deputy Mayor (1998-2001), Board Member and Chair, Boulder Community Hospital (2005-2014), Board Member and Chair, The Denver Foundation (2004-2010), Board Chair, Gold Hill Fire Protection District (2015 – present).

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DAN CALVERT

Chair of the Board

Retired from U.S. NAVY; Self-Employed Accountant; Son of the Cal-Wood founders, Roger and Oral Calvert

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NANCY COMMINS

Secretary

Dr. Nancy Commins has worked with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds over the past four decades. Her roles have included classroom teacher, university professor, program director, school district administrator and independent consultant assisting schools and districts in their efforts to improve instruction for multilingual learners. Now retired, she is a Clinical Professor Emeritus in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education at the University of Colorado Denver.

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FRITZ KOCH

Treasurer

Who is Fritz?  I guess I’m officially an Iowadoan, having spent 28 years in Iowa and now 28 more in Colorado.  I was formerly confused, with a BS in actuarial science and a MA in expository writing, then later as an investment analyst and fire training captain - concurrently.  And now, after far too many hours in a computer-lit office and not nearly enough on a mountain, I am clearly a life-long, number-crunching, computer geek, a seven-time dog parent, and a one-time husband and father, who is inspired by hiking to mountaintops, teaching anyone about wildfire, and learning from my amazing family and friends.  So I guess I’m a Cal-Woodian.

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BOB WOOD

Member At Large

A Colorado Native, I have been involved with the Calvert Family since 1960. I received my BA in Education and Masters in curriculum development and instruction with an emphasis in vocational education. I have 14 years of teaching experience and am currently running my own business that focuses on aerospace, steel fabrication, contractor, and site development.

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GREG CALVERT

Member At Large

Catering Manager, Pensacola Bay Center

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JAN CHU

Member At Large

Retired Biology Teacher, Boulder Valley School District; Active Butterfly researcher and volunteer naturalist.

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JO'MICHELLE CALVERT

Member At Large

Managing Representative, Nielsen TV Ratings; Calvert family representative

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RODRIGO MORAGA

Member at Large

Rod has spent 35+ years working in Natural Resource Management focusing on combining advanced fire behavior modeling and sound forest management practices to enhance ecosystem health, while mitigating the Wildland-Urban Interface fire threat.
 
He is currently the Chairperson of the Colorado Prescribed Fire Council.  He serves on the Boulder County Type 3 Team as Operations Chief and on the Rocky Mountain Critical Incident Management Team as a Fire Behavior Analyst.  He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Lefthand Fire Protection District.

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SORAYA SMITH

Member at Large

Soraya Smith is President of American Outdoor Products, the parent company of food brands Backpacker’s Pantry and Astronaut Ice Cream, both pioneering food brands. Soraya is licensed through
the Colorado Bar Association, and has completed an accredited professional Culinary program. She is the lead recipe development innovator at American Outdoor Products. Soraya’s passion for our planet’s sustainability, make sustainable food supply chain, addressing food insecurity, climate change advocacy and outdoor education for future generations, her personal and company’s goals.

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TERESA CHAPMAN

Member at Large

Conservation Impact Scientist at The Nature Conservancy (2013-present).
University of Colorado Instructor in forest and fire ecology, physical geography, statistics, and spatial data (2007 – present).
MA and PhD in the Geography Department from the University of Colorado with 20 years of experience studying forest disturbance in Colorado and the West.
Research mentor to students from underrepresented groups in science.

Board of Directors: Faculty
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