Meet the Broads’ Team


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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 nearly 20 years of experience teaching environmental education, grassroots organizing, conservation and stewardship coordination, advocacy, 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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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…

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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…

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Jason Vaughn, CES Communications Coordinator

Jason brings over 20 years of experience in journalism and communications to Great Old Broads. He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and worked as a reporter, editor, and content producer for small-town newspapers all the way up to the largest cable networks before…

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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…

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Alyssa Rainbolt, Membership & Events Manager

Alyssa comes to Great Old Broads with a passion for wild places and a background in non-profit project management and outdoor education. Most recently she was walking and rock climbing throughout the west for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), teaching environmental ethics, leadership, inclusion, and outdoor skills to a…

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

  • Anne Dal Vera
  • Anne Heikkila
  • Anne McLaughlin
  • Barbara Dickinson
  • Barbara Jacobsen
  • Barbara McConvill
  • Barbara Phalen
  • Barbara Vasquez
  • Billie Hughes
  • Brenda Armstrong
  • Carole McWilliams
  • Carolyn Rader
  • Chris Gorzalski
  • Chris Shaver
  • Cristina Harmon
  • Cyndi Anderson
  • Devaki Murch
  • Di Allison
  • Diane Miller
  • Diane Mueller
  • Diane Rice
  • Elaine Eisenbraun
  • Emily Matyas
  • Fran Krackow
  • Fran Silva-Blayney
  • Ginny Peckinpaugh
  • Holly Rankin
  • Jan Bourdon
  • Janifer Larson
  • Janna Rankin
  • Jennifer Watson
  • Jenny Cobb
  • Joanie Connors
  • Joanne Richter
  • Jodi Adair
  • Karen Ryman
  • Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle
  • Kelly Burnett
  • Krestine Reed
  • Lara Lonon
  • Laurie Kerr
  • Leanne Parker
  • Linda Buckley
  • Linda Graham
  • Linda Healow
  • Linda Starr
  • Lisa McClure
  • Liz McCane
  • Loren Karro
  • Louise Morgan
  • Marcia Stout
  • Martha Bibb
  • Mary Fleischmann
  • Maureen Monroe
  • Misi Ballard
  • Nancy Frost
  • Nancy Ostlie
  • Nancy Schultz
  • Nancy Working
  • Patience Paisley
  • Patricia Welch
  • Roberta Moore
  • Robyn Cascade
  • Ronni Egan
  • Roz Switzer
  • Sarah Bransom
  • Sherry Schenk
  • Susan Ostlie
  • Susie Schmidt
  • Terry Karro

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