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September 2018 Forum: Envisioning Colorado's Future State Parks
September 2018 Forum: Envisioning Colorado's Future State Parks

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Join the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission for a public forum about Colorado's future state parks. 

Two panels will discuss what a state park designed to engage, activate and recruit underrepresented users could look like​. In the process the discussion will help to inform CPW's criteria for developing a new state park. 

Join us in Glenwood Springs to find out more, or tune in to our broadcast via Facebook Live​​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Who is Speaking?​

Dan Gates

Dan Gates

Chairman
Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management

 
Dan is an avid lifetime sportsman. Living in Canon City, Dan owns and operates a Wildlife Control Business while helping solve human animal conflicts in a variety of settings. His passion for the outdoors is a true representation of his beliefs and lifestyle. Dan is deeply engaged in multiple sportsmen's organizations: he sits on the Habitat Stamp Committee, is a Statewide Delegate for the Sportsmen's Roundtable and sits on CPW's Executive Summit Council. ​​

Allison Kincaid

Allison Kincaid

Executive Director
Colorado Parks & Recreation Association

 
Allison Kincaid is the Executive Director of the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association (CPRA). She has represented the Parks & Recreation Industry and its professionals on the national, statewide and local levels. She regularly participates in strategic conversations with partners about parks & open space, public health, equity and inclusion, and working toward increasing Colorado’s capacity at the local level to meet the demands of a growing population. Prior to her time at CPRA, Allison worked for Colorado Parks & Wildlife in varying roles. Allison also serves as secretary on the National Council for State Parks & Recreation Executive Directors.​

Andrea Kurth​​

Andrea Kurth

Youth Engagement Coordinator
Leadville Ranger District

 
Andrea Kurth is a Hispanic Access Foundation Fellow in Youth Engagement at the Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest. In her role, she increases opportunities for the youth and families of Leadville to participate in outdoor recreation, educational programs and conservation stewardship of their public lands. She strives to use her background as a Latina and bilingual millennial to inspire the diverse next generation of public land stewards to appreciate, recreate in, and care for the natural environment.​
Jake O'Connor

Jake O’Connor

Owner
ReActive Adaptations

 
Jake O’Connor is President and Owner of ReActive Adaptations, an adaptive equipment manufacturer located in Crested Butte, Colorado.  ReActive Adaptations primarily manufactures off-road handcycles for people with disabilities.  In addition to running a small business, he leads/co-leads several off road handcycle adaptive camps in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.  Jake co-founded adaptivetrails.com, a website created to help adaptive mountain bikers identify suitable trails for their ability.
Mike Pritchard

Mike Pritchard

Executive Director
Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association

 
Mike Pritchard was a founding board member of the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association in 2008. In 2014, he increased his commitment to the organization’s mission of creating and sustaining the best possible mountain bike trails and experiences by taking on the role of Executive Director. Mike currently serves on several boards related to public lands, including as vice chairman of the BLM’s Northwest Colorado Resources Advisory Council, treasurer of the Thompson Divide Coalition, and vice chairman of the nascent Colorado Mountain Bike Coalition.​

Jackie Radilla​​

Jackie Radilla

Coommunity Hub Coordinator
Get Outdoors

 
Jackie Radilla is the Community Hub Coordinator for Get Outdoors Leadville! Jackie manages the GOL! Gear Library and is the friendly face behind the equipment lending and community outreach efforts. Her experience with inventory management, youth programming, and event planning is instrumental in GOL!’s work. Jackie grew up in Leadville and began working with the kids and families in the Lake County community through Full Circle over 10 years ago.​
Jed Selby

Jed Selby

President
South Main

 
Jed Selby is the co-founder and president of the South Main neighborhood in Buena Vista. His companies do land development, construction, real estate sales, owns and operates the very rad Surf Hotel, and produces festivals. He was also a former professional kayaker.​
Loretta Pineda

Loretta Pineda

Executive Director
Environmental Learning for Kids 

 
Loretta grew up on a farm in Weld County that made her develop a great love and respect for the land and the people who work to keep Colorado special. Prior to joining ELK, she devoted 33 years of service to the State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources serving in several leadership positions including director of the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. Loretta is a founding ELK Board member, and was also ELK’s 2011 Lifetime Legacy Award recipient.  She continues to serve on several Boards throughout the metro area, dedicated to community and youth.  ​

Janie VanWinkle

Janie VanWinkle

Owner/Manager
VanWinkle Ranch, LLC

 
A life-long native of Mesa County, Janie VanWinkle has been involved in ranching her entire life. She and her husband, along with their college age son, currently own and manage a 550- head commercial cow/calf business. Janie is 1st Vice President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors. She also serves on the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Grand Valley Power Board, and the Mesa County 4-H Foundation Board.​​​

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