EPNRC Board of Directors 2017
David Batey – David’s skills and experiences bring
Program Evaluation Design, Analysis, and Communication, Issue Clarification, Communication Strategy, and
Cross Cultural Perspective to the EPNRC Board.
Alice Burkholder, EPNRC Board President – Alice followed her dream to live in Colorado in 2003 when she moved to Estes Park from the Chicago area. She received her certificate in Architectural Drafting from the College of DuPage and is a registered psychotherapist in Colorado. She has volunteered at hospitals, and served as secretary and then president of the PTO at the local school her children attended. Alice co-owned and operated a library and spiritual center in Illinois. After arriving in Estes Park, she worked in the hospitality business and at Good Samaritan. She is now employed as Philanthropic Coordinator by Harmony Foundation where she has worked for 8 years.
Alice has an affinity and compassion for nonprofits and what they go through to survive on a day to day basis in order to provide necessary services. After enjoying the services provided so generously by the EPNRC for several years, she is honored to be serving on the Board of Directors.
Dave DeLuca, EPNRC Board Vice-President – Dave has worked as a YMCA Camping professional for more than 28 years. His career has taken him to Massachusetts, Vermont, Missouri, New Jersey and, now, Colorado. Dave began his work at the Estes Park Center, the largest YMCA conference center and family resort in the country, in October 2014. Prior to joining the YMCA of the Rockies team, he served as the CEO of YMCA Camp Mason, an independent Y camp in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Dave holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Connecticut. In his professional work he has been responsible for general operations, marketing, fundraising, strategic planning and board development.
David N. Hemphill – David is licensed as an Enrolled Agent and has 15 years experience as a tax accountant. David has a BA in Computer Science/Physics from the University of Colorado. He utilizes his seven years of experience using Quick Books and related software, and more than eight years of experience as treasurer of various nonprofit agencies, in bringing the accounting and financial workshops to Estes Park.
Cheryl Homan-Wendell – This is Cheryl’s first position on a nonprofit board. She was born and raised in northern Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated with a BA. After spending 10 years working in the library at the NOAA Boulder Labs, she began her current job at the Estes Valley Library in 2008. She assists in the Adult Services department, helping new nonprofits get the information they need to succeed. Cheryl also loves to answer reference questions and to help readers find their next favorite author.
Cynthia Krumme, EPNRC Board Treasurer– Cynthia brings experience in teaching, college counseling, television scripting and production, and business ownership to the board. She has years of experience in fundraising as a volunteer including raising money for hospitals, schools, and cancer research. She is the director of Bella Fortuna, Inc which owns and operates a building that houses local non-profits at affordable rent in Estes Park. She has written and edited articles, books, scripts, and reviews over many years.Cynthia is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley History Department and the Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Lindsey Lewis –
Travis Machalek – Travis is a local government management professional and has worked in high-performing local governments in Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wyoming (BA) and his graduate studies at the University of Kansas (MPA). Travis currently works for the Town of Estes Park as the Assistant Town Administrator and enjoys volunteering as a youth basketball coach. He is honored to serve on the EPNRC board and looks forward to helping strengthen Estes Park’s nonprofit community.
Denise Moore –Denise comes with many years of nonprofit experience both as a volunteer and staff. She began her career as a financial analyst after graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in statistics. After about eight years in the work force she decided to become a stay at home and full time volunteer. Her efforts mainly centered around mentoring youth, working with homeless, promoting social justice, and church leadership. Later, she reentered the workforce as the director of a nonprofit and life coach. She moved to Estes Park in fall of 2016 when her husband was called as the pastor of Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. They enjoy hiking, exploring Colorado, and visits from their three sons. Currently Denise is employed part time by Estes Valley Partners for Commerce.
Kirby Nelson-Hazelton – Kirby was born and raised near Chicago, IL but has been visiting Estes
Park since she was young. She even took her first steps in Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park! In 2005, Kirby moved to Colorado for her undergrad, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She lived in the Springs and in Denver before moving to Estes Park in 2011. Here, Kirby met her now-husband Jordan, and enjoys lifestyle of hiking, camping, and exploring with their dog Harley. Kirby is a marketing and business development consultant and works closely with several local businesses on developing their marketing strategies. She is also the President of Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and enjoys volunteering for many non-profits, including Summit Dog Rescue. Kirby is honored to join the EPNRC Board and give back to the place and people she loves so dearly.
Julie Pieper, EPNRC Board Secretary – Julie’s family built a cabin in Estes Park when she was a child, and they moved to Estes full time in 1985. After college, Julie joined her family. She worked for the Stanley Hotel and Westin Hotels in various positions before becoming co-owner of Poppy’s Pizza and Grill, and later Mama Rose’s, with her husband Rob.
Her long history as a working member of the hospitality service community and as an employer has offered her a unique perspective on the diverse needs of young families, seniors, youth, immigrants, and the underserved. Julie has served on numerous nonprofit boards, in service clubs, on Town advisory and steering committees, and holds annual fundraisers for nonprofits. She is pleased to join the EPNRC board because it allows her to focus her time on the one organization that helps all of our area nonprofits do their best works.
Karen Randinitis – Karen is currently working under the Larimer County Dept of Public Health and Environment’s umbrella for a grant called Communities the Care. Communities that Care is an evidence-based process that uses community collaboration to address healthy youth development. Prior to this, she worked for the Mountain Outreach Flood Recovery Team. Karen is a teacher by training having most recently graduated with her Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University in 2011. After 11 years of elementary education in various schools and grades, Karen decided to branch out from the classroom. She has always enjoyed volunteering and giving back to her community. She has been a long time resident for 14 years.
Dee Robinson, EPNRC Past Board President – Dee has more than 18 years of marketing experience including at least 13 serving nonprofit organizations. Her work with healthcare, service and membership organizations uses integrated, customer-centric marketing communications to meet organizational goals and build stronger relationships with stakeholders. For the last 10 years, Dee has worked as a marketing consultant and independent contractor, providing marketing planning, project management and business writing services.
Jill Lancaster, EPNRC Director (ex-officio) – Jill has over 30 years experience in nonprofits both as a staff member and a board member. She has worked for the YMCA, Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors International and the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values as well as served on boards including the American Lung Association, Boy Scouts of America Troop 188, Linton Elementary PTO, and Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins. She has a BS in Community Recreation and an MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education.
Board Alumni and Advisory Council
Eric Adams – Eric has served as the EPNRC president and has been a local nonprofit and for-profit leader since 1995. He is the owner of several businesses, including CrossFit Estes Park, CrossFit St. Vrain and a martial arts school, IKA Dojo. Eric served as Executive Director of the Muriel L. MacGregor Charitable Trust for 13 years, developing educational programs at the Historic MacGregor Ranch with students from kindergarten through college age. He is involved with numerous non-profit boards. Eric inspires students of all ages as a skilled community facilitator, rancher and master karate and fitness instructor.
Ludie Dickeson – Ludie comes to the issues
of organizational growth from multiple professional perspectives: teacher, executive director of an award-winning adult literacy program, manager for training programs for a higher educational consulting firm, and learning and development officer for a large corporation. She has authored numerous materials for organizational development, and is the co-author of a video-based customer service program used by hundreds of organizations nationally. She has consulted with colleges, organizations and associations to help implement staff training and development improvements. She managed a customer service program for a 3,100-employee corporation. Her commitment to community service is evidenced by her leadership of dozens of nonprofit local and statewide boards in five states over 40 years. Ludie has been a speaker and workshop presenter at state, regional and national meetings on a variety of topics. She holds B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Missouri.
Marjorie Hancock – Marjorie retired and moved
to Estes Park four years ago and became a
member and Interest Group chair of the Estes Park Newcomers. Recently, she was accepted to the Estes Valley Library Board of Trustees. Although her work with the EPNRC will be new to her, she has lifetime experience with writing/publishing, presenting at national/international conferences, and working with several committees. She is interested in supporting the Nonprofit Organizations in any way possible and is currently learning about fundraising and grant writing. Marjorie was a Professor of Education (reading/language arts/children’s literature) at Kansas State University for 18 years. Prior to that, she was an elementary teacher in Illinois for 12 years. She has traveled the world (6 continents) and visited almost all countries in Europe. She has a BS in Ed., an MS in Ed., and an Ed. D.
Lee Lasson – Lee is owner of Estes Park based businesses Estes Park On-Line’s TourEstes.com and President of FrontDesk, Inc. Lee is a software developer, information technology consultant, web host, and network specialist. FrontDesk, Inc. provides on-line and creative services including graphic design and web design. In Lee’s 30+ year consulting career he has consulted with nonprofit organizations of various sizes. Lee served as a founding board member of the Estes Park Local Marketing District.
Sally Park – Sally is a professional facilitator
with extensive experience in helping boards of non-profit organizations with visioning, improving working relationships and enhancing overall effectiveness. Before moving to Estes Park, Sally was the Manager of Training and Development at Georgetown University where she set up and ran their staff leadership development program. She continues her professional work as a consultant working with for-profit and non-profit clients throughout the country. She has a B.A. from Tufts University and a M.Ed. from St Lawrence University.
Tom Shamburg – Tom is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and has had a strong connection to Estes Park throughout his life. He and his wife Jan purchased a home in Estes Park 13 years ago and moved here full-time 3 years ago. Tom is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and practiced as a CPA in both Colorado and Nebraska. The final 21 years of his first career was as the Vice President and CFO of the YMCA of Lincoln, which grew in his tenure to an annual budget of $15 million. Serving for two decades as a non-profit organization administrator and having collaborated with other non-profit organizations allows him to understand the needs and challenges of non-profit organizations. He has a certain empathy for the staff, volunteers and donors of those forming and operating organizations to serve the people of Estes Park and the community at large.
Suzanna Simpson – Suzanna works for the Administration Department at the Town of Estes Park and serves as support and back-up Public Information Officer, as well as chair of the Town’s Philanthropy Committee. She moved to Estes Park from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area in 2012. Her passion for philanthropy comes from spending summers as a child volunteering with her grandmother in Virginia. Prior to moving to Estes Park, Suzanna volunteered with the Loudoun County Nature Conservancy and The Holiday Project in Virginia and served on the Philanthropy Committee at Monster, Inc., her previous employer. Suzanna helped to create the Town of Estes Park’s employee Philanthropy Committee, which has held successful fundraisers for various nonprofit organizations. She felt that EPNRC was a good fit because it was an opportunity to work with all nonprofits in the community. She is currently enrolled in Colorado State University’s Global Campus pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Rick Taylor, EPNRC Board Treasurer – Rick’s careers have been those of YMCA professional and high school math teacher He has experience in program management, board development, staff supervision, and fundraising. He currently serves as president of the board for Boulder Friends of Jung, a nonprofit whose purpose is to sponsor educational programs based on the ideas of psychologist, Carl Jung.