Our Board

Leadership Evergreen’s Board of Directors meet monthly and serve a minimum term of two years, with eligibility for successive terms. The Board is an all-volunteer, working Board. Responsibilities of the Board include fiscal responsibility, module planning, curriculum supervision and implementation.

Many of our Board members are Leadership Evergreen graduates, as well as established and emerging leaders within our mountain community.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Mary Jo Reinhard, Ph.D. & Educational Consultant – President

Mary Jo, Leadership Evergreen Class of 2015, currently serves as President of the LE Board of Directors and on the Programs Committee. She has 35 years of experience in urban education having served as a university instructor, school administrator, curriculum specialist, academic teacher, career-technical teacher, and currently – an educational consultant.  Mary Jo has a passion for developing leaders and is thrilled to work with aspiring leaders to serve the foothills community.

  Joyce Masyga, Vice President

Joyce is a graduate of the 2015 Leadership Evergreen class and is currently on the Administration and Operations Committee. She enjoys being on the board as she feels LE contributes to the Evergreen community. Joyce is an owner of Endless Travel with an agency in Downtown Evergreen. She also serves on the board of Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  Laura Roberts, Past President

Originally from Southern California, Laura made Colorado her home in 2009. Laura is a Sales Executive with Chicago Title of Colorado and has been in the Title Insurance industry for the past 30 years. She specializes in developing partnerships with Real Estate Professionals to help grow their business through technology and state-of-the-art marketing. Laura goes above and beyond to provide value and impeccable customer service to her clients. Laura is a Class of 2015 Leadership Evergreen graduate and helped set the record for the Worlds Longest Picnic Table. She has served on the Leadership Evergreen Board since 2016 and is the current Past President. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, fishing and camping with her husband Brian. They live in Evergreen and have two cats, Butterscotch and Ponzo.

Kate Bober, Treasurer

Kate is a second generation Colorado native, growing up in the farming and ranching community east of Pueblo. She continues to enjoy the rural lifestyle of living in Evergreen. Kate has 2 grandchildren, guardian of our 16 year old Ryley. She is the light of her life and being “mom” at this point is one of the best things to be. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and spent many years in the corporate workforce. She’s very happy to be rounding out her career working at Bear Paw Property Management here in Evergreen. Kate is an alumi of LE class or 2013 and couldn’t be more proud and interested in being a part of this amazing organization.  

  Janice Kaup, Secretary

Janice is a graduate of the LE Class of 2017 & very proud of the 2 projects the Class worked on. Joining the LE Board is a way for her to be more involved with Leadership Evergreen as it has been a great learning experience as well as a way to give back to this wonderful community. Her “former life” is in social work and she later became a Professional Organizer at Clutterbug of Colorado, a business she owned from 2017-2020.  Originally from Ohio, she has lived in Evergreen for over 6 years. Janice is married to Steve and has 2 daughters and a dog named Penny.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is RKM-DSC_2768-crop.jpg Ruth Morehouse, Ph.D

Ruth is the Co-Director of the Marriage and Family Health Center of Evergreen, Colorado which is the home of the internationally known Passionate Marriage™ and Crucible Approaches™ to psychotherapy.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Diplomat Status.  She provides individual couple and family therapy to local and statewide clients and also has a large practice devoted to people coming in from around the United States and other countries to participate in an intensive therapy program in the Crucible Approach.  In addition she also provides training programs for therapists and supervises psychologists for licensure. Ruth is the 2017 President-elect for the Division of Couple and Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association.  She was a graduate of the inaugural Class of Leadership Evergreen in 1996.  Since graduating, she has been involved on several different occasions on the LE Board of Directors including in 1998-1999, 2006-2007, and 2014 to the present, was on the inaugural committee for Skate the Lake in 1996 and has participated in organizing that event in several subsequent years. Ruth is also on the Board of Directors for Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) and has served as president of the organization for two separate terms.  She is the 2017 Treasurer for Center for The Arts, has served on the Capital Campaign Committee for several years and is actively involved in the CAE Capital Campaign Event Committee. Ruth is also a member of the Conifer Rotary organization and has previously served as President and chair of Rotary Student Scholarships.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_2154.jpg  Nancy Williams

Nancy is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Evergreen and a 1989 graduate of Leadership Denver, is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Colorado, California and Ohio. Nancy has lived in Evergreen for over 30 years and has enjoyed becoming more active in local community activities since her retirement. Prior to retirement she was a partner in an investment consulting firm where she focused on ethics training, fiduciary responsibility, strategic planning, auditing, legal compliance and board governance for pension funds, endowments and foundations. Nancy happily joined the Board of Leadership Evergreen after relinquishing her leadership roles in national organizations related to her legal career. She and her husband, Jim Casebolt, enjoy traveling, gardening, and remodeling old cabins in the mountains.

   Brenda Davis

Brenda is a graduate of the Class of 2017.  She currently serves on the Program Committee of the Board.  As a local REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate, Brenda has a passion for the people and businesses in our local mountain community.  She is also a member of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce and Women of Evergreen Businesses.

   Kate Higgins

Kate is part of the 2017 Leadership Evergreen Class. She received her BSN from the University of Texas and practiced nursing in the area of Cardiology, went into hospital administration and then healthcare consulting.  After moving to Colorado, she did a 180 and got into the mortgage business.  The two fields actually compliment each other nicely! She does both commercial and residential lending. Kate also serves on the Evergreen Chamber Board. She joined the Leadership Evergreen Board in 2018 as she believes in the mission and spirit of LE.

   Stephanie O’Malley

Stephanie is a member of the Class of 2020. A native New Mexican, she’s lived in Evergreen since 2006. She has a B.A. in English, an M.B.A, a CLU and a ChFC, and began her career as an Actuary, then moved on to marketing and product development in the insurance industry. She also has worked as a freelance writer and spent eight years homeschooling her three children. For the last five years she has worked for nonprofits. Leadership Evergreen has been an incredibly empowering experience for her, and she looks forward to creating that experience for others. In her spare time she enjoys fiber arts, reading, cooking and hiking.

  Bruce Anderson

Bruce and his family moved to Evergreen in 2008, relocating to Colorado from Maine. Bruce and his wife Roxane got married in 1996, have a son, Brock, and their dog Blazer. Brock is an undergraduate student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Blazer is an 8-year-old Yorkiepoo who loves people, but definitely has a stubborn terrier mentality! After a successful career as a corporate executive and consultant Bruce was recruited by Farmers Insurance to acquire a specific agency in Evergreen in 2015. He has owned the business since 2015 and in that time has earned Topper Club honors (achievement club for top performing Farmer’s agents) and his agency was selected by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Year for 2018. Bruce is very active in the Evergreen community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, an Ambassador and Board Member for the Chamber, affiliate member of the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors, Member of Evergreen Rotary Club, Board Member for the Boogie at the Barn non-profit fundraising events, Board Member for Center for the Arts Evergreen, Board Member for the Evergreen Community Disaster Fund non-profit organization and newly appointed to the Board of Directors for Leadership Evergreen. In his spare time Bruce enjoys golf, skiing, hiking, cooking, and attending local live music events in town.

 Valli Crockett

Valli is a REALTOR®, Certified Mountain Area Specialist (CMAS) & Broker Associate for Bergen Peak Realty; a boutique firm serving buyers and sellers in Evergreen and surrounding areas for over a decade. Valli grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and has lived in Evergreen since 2008. Her hobbies are golf, hiking, reading, spending time with family & friend, and volunteering for Evergreen Elks Lodge #2363 and Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Valli joined the LE Board in 2019. 

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Lisa Austin is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Evergreen, has been an LE Board member for many years, and was Board President from 2009-2011. She has also served on the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce board. Lisa has lived in the Evergreen community since 1993. As a Healthcare professional for over 35 years, Lisa has been involved in several healthcare and Urgent Care facilities in our community, as well as nationally. With a passion for healthy living, Lisa is an avid runner who participates in local and national races….and marathons. Lisa has a passion for this mountain community and stays active volunteering when possible.

Cliff Bowron is a graduate of Leadership Evergreen Class of 2009 and served on Leadership Evergreen’s Board from 2010 to 2016. Cliff graduated from the University of Colorado; B.S. in Business Administration. He has been a resident of Evergreen since 1994. In addition to Leadership Evergreen he serves on the Board of Directors for Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) as Past President.  He is on the organizing committee for the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show and is an eight-year Member of the Rotary Club of Conifer. Cliff is a local business owner of Branches Cabinetry and Design. Thanks to Leadership Evergreen, we fondly know Cliff as ‘Spiffy Cliffy’.

Peggy Eggers is a woman, wife to Peter and mother to the 4th power.  With a BA in English and certifications in Childbirth Education, Volunteer Management and Gerontology, her interest is in supporting people throughout the lifespan, and strengthening the communities in which they live. Peggy was a national speaker, teacher trainer and writer in childbirth and parenting education, and directed the Volunteer Department, Gift Shop, Auxiliary and a Senior Wellness Program at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center for many years. Volunteer experience has included her children’s schools, the Boards of the International Childbirth Education Association, Colorado Healthcare Directors of Volunteer Services (Secretary, President), the Buchanan Park Master Plan Committee (Coordinator), and Center for the Arts Evergreen (Capital Campaign Committee and President). She was inducted into the Evergreen Chamber’s Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame in 2018. Peggy graduated from Leadership Evergreen in 2009, served on the LE Board as Secretary, Vice President and President, and is excited to help your class have the best experience possible this year.

John Ellis is now retired. Previously, he worked as Director of Community Relations for Evergreen National Bank. He is an Evergreen native, graduating from Evergreen High School in 1965. He was Captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams, as well as Head Boy of student council. Evergreen High School was also his grade school. John married his high school sweetheart, and has four kids and 5 grandkids. John was part of the first 1996 Leadership Evergreen class representing the Canyon Courier and graduated with the Leadership class of 1999. He is also a lifetime Leadership Board member. John’s life revolves around everything to do with Evergreen and the mountains.  As his fun job, he has been a fly-fishing guide and instructor for the Blue Quill Angler for the past 27 years. John has been President of many boards, most of which he’s still on: The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Trout Unlimited, Evergreen Metro District, Audubon Society, Downtown Business Association, and Evergreen Christian Outreach.  He currently serves as President of the Evergreen Park and Rec Board. “I LOVE our town.”

Pandora Erlandson’s life has been defined by doing work she loves. She started as a special needs teacher, then worked for Habitat for Humanity for 15 years and now in real estate with her husband, John Erlandson.  They are PandoraJohnProperties at Madison & Company here in Evergreen. Pandora moved to Colorado from Virginia shortly after college.  The cycling, rock climbing, camping, skiing and the many joys of our beautiful outdoors beckoned and kept her here since. In addition to their work as Realtors, she and John produce music events and benefits for the community, the most widely known being the “Boogie at the Barn” series, and the “Originals” music series benefiting the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Pandora is the MALT (Mountain Area Land Trust) Past President and current Board member. She and John live at the old Alderfer Ranch house and enjoy bringing the community to this special place. Pandora was a member of the Leadership Evergreen Class of 2011.

Eric D. Gill graduated with the Leadership Evergreen class of 1999, served on the LE Board from 2000-2003, then again from 2009 through 2014, and continues his service on the LE Advisory Board. Eric has been a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club since 1999, has been involved in RYLA and numerous community service days with Rotary. He was a Chamber of Commerce Board member from 2010 to 2013, and has been a Chamber member since 1997. He helped start Leadership Summit County in 2004, served on the Chamber of Commerce Board in Frisco 2006-2009, and sat on the IC board 2007-2009. Eric has owned Bear Paw Stanbro Property Management since 1997, and owned Mountain Managers in Frisco 2003-2009. He was born in Carthage, Texas, but moved to Colorado when he was 2, so he is ‘almost’ a native. He has a wife of 10 years (Tera) and 2 great kids Dixon and Tate.

Sharon Trilk is a graduate of the Leadership Evergreen Class of 2013 and joined the LE Board in 2016. A former research scientist, she left her career studying ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) to raise her two kids and ended up finding a new passion in owning and operating MyMountainTown.com, a community website designed to connect the Foothills’ businesses, nonprofits, and community members so they can share information, news, and events, and help one another thrive. Since 2010 My Mountain Town has won numerous accolades, including Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce’s only two-time Home-Based Business of the Year Award, Voted The Flume’s People’s Choice Awards Best Local Website twice and 2020 Best Long Time Business, among other distinctions, while Sharon has been voted Ambassador of the Year and nominated for Leader of the Year. She volunteers as a Public Information Officer for Elk Creek Fire Protection District, serves as President on the Board of Directors for Friends of Staunton State Park, and is a member of the Rotary Wildfire Ready Project and various committees for the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce. Work never really stops, but she does pause to read, have a glass of wine with friends, watch Marvel movies, and snuggle her cats.

Kelly Haley is the past Board President of Leadership Evergreen from 2014-2015 and an alumni of the LE Class of 2013. Kelly is a Senior Tax Accountant at Evergreen CPAs. Her specialty is helping business partners perform at their best to deliver quality to their clients. She does this by understanding processes end-to-end to eliminate waste, reduce costs and optimize talent. Kelly has a  passion for working with individuals to solve puzzles, collaborating to build the best solutions for each unique situation. 

 


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