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 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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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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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

  • Angie Wulfow
  • Anne Dal Vera
  • Annie Cubberly
  • Barbara Jacobsen
  • Barbara Dickinson
  • Barbara McConvill
  • Barbara Phalen
  • Barbara Vasquez
  • Billie Hughes
  • Brenda Armstrong
  • Carolyn Rader
  • Chris Gorzalski
  • Chris Shaver
  • Cindy Magnuson
  • Cristina Harmon
  • Cyndi Anderson
  • Devaki Murch
  • Di Allison
  • Diane Miller
  • Elaine Simmons
  • Fran Krackow
  • Holly Rankin
  • Janet Bourdon
  • Janna Rankin
  • Jenny Cobb
  • Joanie Connors
  • Joanne Richter
  • Jodi Adair
  • Karen Ryman
  • Kathy O’Reilly-Doyle
  • Katy Peterson
  • Laurie Kerr
  • Linda Graham
  • Linda Healow
  • Linda Starr
  • Loren Karro
  • Mary Fleischmann
  • Maureen Monroe
  • Misi Ballard
  • Nancy Ostlie
  • Nancy Frost
  • Roberta Moore
  • Robyn Cascade
  • Roz Switzer
  • Sarah Bransom
  • Susan Ostlie
  • Susie Schmidt
  • Terra Wilder
  • Theo Pratt

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