Meet the Broads Team

Shelley Silbert, Executive Director

Shelley comes to Broads with more than 20 years in the fields of conservation and sustainability. Most recently she served as Associate Director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance in Durango, Colorado. She was the Director of Strategic Environmental Initiatives at Northern Arizona…

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Carrie King, Associate Director

Carrie comes to us from Arizona, where she spent six and a half years managing a bison ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Her work focused on capturing wild bison and relocating them back to House Rock Valley Wildlife…

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Susan Kearns, Communications Director

Susan has a diverse background in communications, graphic design, and marketing. For 20+ years, she has dreamed up ways to promote everything from widgets to wildfire awareness. Susan helped develop the San Gabriel Mountains Bighorn Sheep Restoration Strategy, and as a board member…

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Lauren Berutich, Grassroots Leadership Director

Lauren has more than 10 years of experience in environmental education, grassroots organizing, conservation and stewardship coordination, and public work for sustainable community development. Most recently, she managed Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Campus and Community Based Action Research Teams, to support democratic, civic…

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Peggy Malloy, Operations Manager

Peggy was born and raised in sunny southern California. She moved to Colorado for college and never left! She graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Earth Science with an emphasis in Meteorology, spending much of her time researching Colorado…

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Joyce Thomsen, Membership Maven

Joyce took a break from a 23-year stint at chiropractic in Durango to participate actively in the preservation of the “back country,” which incidentally is also the name of her practice where she enjoyed hiking, biking, and skiing in her spare time for…

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Lionel Di Giacomo, Research & Advocacy Associate

Lionel developed his passion for wildlife and wild lands camping and working on trails near his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, while volunteering for numerous environmental and other non-profit organizations along the front range.

Since moving to Durango in 2013, Lionel graduated with honors…

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Lori Niewold, Development Coordinator

Lori Niewold has a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at El Paso, specializing in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry. For the past 10 years, she’s worked in development and fundraising and sees joining Broads as a way “to give back to nature.” As Broads’ Development Coordinator, Lori…

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Thank You to All of Our Broadband Leaders

  • Billie Hughes
  • Roz Switzer
  • Jenny Cobb
  • Kathy Ann Walsh
  • Fran Krackow
  • Maureen Forney
  • Acacia Madorin
  • Karin Di Giacomo
  • Mary McCutchan
  • Sherry Schenk
  • Priscilla Sherman
  • Chara Ragland
  • Chris Shaver
  • Pat Welch
  • Pat McClenny
  • Susan Treneer
  • Robyn Cascade
  • Laurie Shannon
  • Cristina Harmon
  • Diane Miller
  • Nancy Working
  • Julie Wille
  • Karen Ryman
  • Misi Ballard
  • Carolyn Rader
  • Anne Heikkila
  • Joan Abbott
  • Pam Conley
  • Cindy Magnuson
  • Elaine Simmons
  • Janna Rankin
  • Jan Reelitz
  • Janet Bourdon
  • Nancy Ostlie
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Mary Lynn Newell
  • Susan Ostlie
  • Linda Starr
  • Amy Kaplan
  • Cinny Green
  • Roberta Moore
  • Delaine Fragnoli
  • Jane Heisler
  • Jean Fogarty
  • Judy Todd
  • Shirley Stageberg
  • Micky Ryan
  • Joanne Richter
  • Mary Fleischmann
  • Carol Savonen
  • Cyndi Anderson
  • Mimi Trudeau
  • Jodi Adair
  • Chris Gorzalski
  • Valoree Dowell
  • Ronni Egan
  • Di Allison
  • Shelley Spalding
  • Annie Cubberly
  • Karen Fischer

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