• Mary O’Brien

    Mary O’Brien Mary O’Brien is a botanist who has worked for toxics reform, environmental law, and public lands conservation organizations for 40 years. In December 2021, Mary left her 17-year position as Utah Public Lands Director for Grand Canyon Trust, a Colorado Plateau regional conservation organization. She founded Project Eleven Hundred in January 2021 as [...]

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  • Pip Coe, Secretary

    Pip Coe, Secretary After spending more than thirty years living in the Intermountain West, Pip recently moved back to western North Carolina where she first started working in the outdoor industry. Since then, Pip‘s career in the outdoor industry has taken her all over the world as an outdoor education instructor on both water and [...]

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  • L.D. Delano

    LD Delano, Co-Chair

    LD Delano, Vice Chair LD Delano’s love affair with the outdoors began with family vacations traveling in a station wagon and sleeping in a canvas tent. Most trips included visiting at least one national park and plenty of fly-fishing. Spending most of her life in “the big, square states out West” fed her love for [...]

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  • Micky Ryan, Co-Chair

    Micky Ryan, Co-Chair Micky spent her law career representing low income tenants with housing problems and her spare time in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She came to Oregon from Ohio for law school and after experiencing the mountains, forests, and coast of Oregon, she never went back. She had heard about the Great [...]

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  • Jolin Cordalis, Operations Manager

    Jolin Cordalis, Operations Manager Jolin Cordalis joins the Broads freshly out of college, as a very nontraditional student (aka OLD). Before getting her BS in geology and biology she spent a decade as the wine nerd for a local liquor store and has worked in all aspects of the restaurant industry. Jolin moved to Durango [...]

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  • Kaye Berman, Development Director

    Kaye Berman, Development Director Kaye comes to Great Old Broads with eight years of fundraising experience after a long career in the hospitality industry. She has most recently worked with Animals Asia Foundation, where she established a broad and diversified national fund development program, with an emphasis on building Major Gifts. Prior to that she [...]

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  • Sally Sharp, Grassroots Regional Coordinator

    Sally Sharp, Grassroots Regional Coordinator Sally brings 20+ years of experience as an elementary school teacher to Great Old Broads, and while grassroots organizing is new for her, she is not new to advocacy. She recently coordinated the energy justice campaign Bring Power Home 2020 in Pueblo, Colorado, managed an issue-based campaign with the Colorado [...]

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  • Katya Spiecker, Grassroots Regional Coordinator

    Katya Spiecker, Grassroots Regional Coordinator Katya grew up exploring the old-growth juniper and towering ponderosa woodlands of central Oregon, where the sweeping sage of the Great Basin meets the majestic Cascade Mountains. Inspired by nature’s wonders, she eventually acquired a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Oregon Institute of Technology and has worked and volunteered for [...]

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  • Lisa Pool, Grassroots Leadership Director

    Lisa Pool, Grassroots Leadership Director Lisa Pool comes to Great Old Broads with a decade of experience in grassroots organizing, advocacy, and directing campaigns. Most recently, she worked with Conservation Colorado, where she developed strategies to grow community voices and involvement in conservation issues, including close collaboration with several Colorado Broadbands. Prior to that, Lisa [...]

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  • Susan Kearns, Communications Director

    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 of the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council helped to [...]

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