Meet the Broads’ Team

Shelley Silbert, Executive Director

Shelley joined Broads in 2012, bringing 20 years of experience in the fields of conservation and sustainability. She served as Associate Director for San Juan Citizens Alliance from 2011–2012, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Northern Arizona University from 2003–2011 where she advanced environmental…

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Lauren Berutich, Associate 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. She served as Broads’ Grassroots Leadership Director for nearly four years, overseeing the training, guidance, and support of volunteer…

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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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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,…

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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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Katya Spiecker, Grassroots Advocacy 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…

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Claire Attkisson, Communications Assistant

Claire brings more than 20 years of marketing and branding experience in various leadership roles as a consultant and entrepreneur in the non-profit and private sectors. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz; and, an…

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Ellie Stevenson, Operations Manager

Ellie settled down in Durango after a year of road-tripping and backpacking around the West, and joined Great Old Broads soon afterward. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of roles for non-profit organizations with missions ranging from youth workforce development to preventive health education, sparked by…

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Rachel Green, Climate Education & Stewardship Program Manager

Rachel Green, Climate Education & Stewardship Program Manager

Rachel Green earned her Master’s of Science from Colorado State University in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management. Her graduate work explored community understandings of Tribal buffalo restoration on the Wind River Reservation. This work solidified her passion for collaborative and equitable community-based conservation. Prior to attending graduate school,…

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Thank You to All of Our Broadband Leaders and Co-Leaders

  • Amanda Zrust
  • Angie Wulfow
  • Anne Heikkila
  • Annie Cubberly
  • Barbara Dickenson
  • Barbara Jacobsen
  • Barbara & Mike McConvill
  • Barbara Phalen
  • Barbara Vasquez
  • Becky Gordon
  • Billie Hughes
  • Brenda Armstrong
  • Carol Savonen
  • Carolyn Rader
  • Chara Ragland
  • Chris Gorzalski
  • Chris Shaver
  • Cindy Magnuson
  • Cristina Harmon
  • Cyndi Anderson
  • Di Allison
  • Diane Miller
  • Dianne Maughan
  • Elaine Simmons
  • Elizabeth Woolsey
  • Fran Krackow
  • Ginny Peckinpaugh
  • Jane Heisler
  • Janet Bourdon
  • Janna Rankin
  • Jenny Cobb
  • Joanie Connors
  • Joanne Richter
  • Jodi Adair
  • Judy Todd
  • Julie Wille
  • Karen Fischer
  • Karen Ryman
  • Karin Di Giacomo
  • Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle
  • Katy Peterson
  • Laurie Kerr
  • Linda Buckley
  • Linda Graham
  • Linda Healow
  • Linda Starr
  • Loren Karro
  • Lotti Ann Wann
  • Lynn Hughes
  • Mary Fleischmann
  • Mary Hertert
  • Mary Lynne Newell
  • Maureen Forney
  • Misi Ballard
  • Nancy Ostlie
  • Nancy Working
  • Pam Conley
  • Patricia Hastings-Sargent
  • Patricia Jessup
  • Priscilla Sherman
  • Roberta Moore
  • Robyn Cascade
  • Ronni Egan
  • Roz Switzer
  • Susan Ostlie
  • Susie Schmidt
  • Terra Wilder
  • Theo Pratt

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