Our Board

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

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


Meet the Board

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Joyce Masyga


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 the owner of Endless Travel, an agency in Evergreen. She also serves on the board of Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

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Saraben Turner

vice president

Saraben Turner graduated with the Leadership Evergreen class of 2022 and enthusiastically joined the LE Board shortly after.  Saraben and her family moved to Evergreen in 2019 to raise their young children in this beautiful community they plan to call their forever home. LE has served as a fantastic avenue to learn more about this unique community and help her pinpoint how best she could positively impact potential community needs. Saraben has a varied professional background, including child life within pediatric healthcare, leadership and project management. She looks forward to using her experience and skillsets to contribute to nonprofits and charitable organizations across Evergreen.  In her free time, you will find Saraben adventuring with her husband, Scott, and their two children, Eliza and Ruffin, trail running around Evergreen, making memories with friends, or planning their next travel destination. 

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

Mary Jo Reinhard, Ph.D

Past President

Mary Jo was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has three degrees from The Ohio State University, so she is a Buckeye through and through. Mary Jo has 35 years of experience in urban education having served as a university instructor, school administrator, curriculum specialist, academic and career-technical teacher. She and her late husband moved to Indian Hills, Colorado in 2014. She worked for eight years as a consultant largely for Denver-based Generation Schools Network, an educational non-profit. Mary Jo is a trained Cognitive Coach and a skilled facilitator. She is a graduate of the Leadership Evergreen Class of 2015, has served on the LE Board of Directors since 2016 and served as Board President 2020-2022. Mary Jo enjoys activities in the Great Outdoors and traveling – frequently to visit her daughter in Oregon and daughter and son-in-law in Idaho. She has one dog and two granddogs.

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Zachary Pitman


Zach was born and raised in Western Kentucky, and is a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky. He made Colorado his home starting in 2019, after frequently visiting the area in his youth. Professional Zach works in financial services, providing financial advice to public sector workers. He now lives in Lakewood with his Wife Lindy, and daughter Nora, with aspirations of moving to the Evergreen area in the future. He is a graduate of the Leadership Evergeen class of 2022 and an avid sports fan.

Cindy Lempke


Cindy Lempke is the owner and principal of Lempke Communications, LLC, helping clients tell their stories and market their businesses strategically. Her career in communications has included leadership roles in the corporate, government, education, and association environments. A native of Pennsylvania, Cindy moved to Colorado in 2002 and has been a resident and active volunteer in Evergreen since 2008. She is vice president of Boogie Benefits, Inc., which produces music events to benefit local nonprofits, and she is an ambassador for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. Cindy writes Community Matters, a monthly column for Colorado Serenity magazine, and leads a book club. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado, Denver. She enjoys reading, gardening, and experiencing the beauty of our natural surroundings.

Kate Bober

Kate Bober

Kate is a second-generation Colorado native who grew 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 and is the 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 alumni of LE class of 2013 and couldn’t be more proud and interested in being a part of this amazing organization.

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Nancy Williams

Nancy is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Evergreen and a 1989 graduate of Leadership Denver. She 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.

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Gil Gulbrandson

Gil is a transplant from Illinois. Along with his wife Deb of 41 years, they have two grown children and three of the most beautiful grandchildren on the planet. Gil and Deb finally moved to Evergreen full-time in 2019 after selling their businesses, having purchased their home in 2002. Following his graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1970, Gil started his career as a high school teacher and also received his athletic training certification from Northwestern University. After 12 years in that career, he left to begin a new career in the health care field, returning to Northwestern University Medical School’s Orthotics and Prosthetics program. Gil opened his own Orthotics (braces for orthopedic and neurologic disorders) and Prosthetics (artificial limbs) practice in his home town of Cary, Illinois. He operated that practice for 28 years at which time he closed this practice to move to Evergreen. Never losing his interest in education, Gil served on the local school board for 16 years, the same district he attended and taught in. Gil was an active member of the Cary-Grove Rotary for over 20 years, serving one year as its President. In short, Gil has a history of serving his community and finds Leadership Evergreen an excellent opportunity for which to continue this passion.

Advisory Board

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Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts is 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 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 who helped set the World’s Longest Picnic Table record. 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.

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Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson 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 corporate executive and consultant career, 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, a 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. Bruce enjoys golf, skiing, hiking, cooking, and attending live local music events in his spare time.

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Lisa Austin

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.

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Peggy Eggers

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, she is interested in supporting people throughout their 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 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.

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John Ellis

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.”

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Pandora Erlandson

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.

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Eric Gill

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.

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Janice Kaup

Janice Kaup is a 2017 LE graduate who has proudly served this great organization on the Board and Advisory Board since then. Her background is in social work but she has also enjoyed part-time jobs in which she could indulge her hobby of scrapbooking and organizing. She currently works at Seniors4Wellness, a nonprofit in Evergreen. Janice, her husband, 2 kids and various pets have called Evergreen home since 2014. Being a behind-the-scenes person, Janice found that there is a place in leadership roles for all personality types. Leadership Evergreen has allowed Janice to meet people and know so much more about this wonderful community she calls home.

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Cri Boratenski

Cri Boratenski graduated from the class of 2015 and served as treasurer on the board from 2016 – 2019.  Cri and his wife moved to Evergreen in 2008 after traveling the United States and much of the globe looking for the perfect place to live.  Evergreen ticked all of the boxes then and has proved to be a wonderful place to raise their two children.  A serial entrepreneur, Cri has made a career out of business startups, and consulting.  When not volunteering or working, he typically be found on skis, a bike or climbing somewhere in the Colorado mountains.

Past Board Members

  • Beth Adams, 2010-2011
  • Lisa Austin, 2000-2002, 2004-2005, President 2019-2011
  • Richard Bibeau, 2002
  • Rob Bogin, 2004-2005
  • Cliff Bowron, 2010-2015, Treasurer 2014-2015
  • Scott Browning, 2006-2010
  • Pat Callahan, 2010
  • John Coaty, 2014-2015
  • Connie Crabb, 1996
  • Brenda Cumming, 2002-2005
  • Brenda Davis, 2018-Present
  • Mary DeBaets, 2004-2008
  • Jon DeStefano, 1999-2001
  • Cindy Detlefs, 2014-2017
  • Michelle DeWit, President 2000
  • Susan Eagle, 2016-2019
  • Peggy Eggers, 2010-2012, Secretary 2011, President
  • Peter Eggers, 2014, Co-President 2015
  • Judge Kim Goldberger, 1996
  • Katey Greene, 2008
  • Kelly Haley, 2014-2015, Co-President 2015
  • Mindy Hanson, 2014-2015, Secretary 2015
  • Leslie Hauschildt, 2012-2015, Secretary 2013-2014
  • Betsy Hays, 2012-2013
  • Luanne Hazelrigg, 1996
  • Patrice Henning, 2006-2009
  • Jamie Hermann, 2002-2003, President 2004-2005
  • Kate Higgins, President 2018
  • Dan Hock, 1999-2001
  • Jon Holbrook, 2000-2001
  • Peter Jacobson, 2001
  • Melody Johnson, 2004-2005
  • Sarah Kalmin, Treasurer 2012-2013
  • Amy Knapp, 2000-2001
  • Kathleen Kulasza, 2000-2001
  • Cheryl Ladd, 1997
  • Linda Kirkpatrick, CoFounder
  • Barbara Lipman, 2002-2003
  • Davis Linden, 2018-2019
  • Jeannie Mann, 2004-2005
  • Bill Manning, 2002-2003
  • Gary Matson, President 1998-1999
  • Pam Montgomery, 2018
  • Ruth Morehouse, 1998-1999, 2006-2007, 2014-2015
  • Marion Patterson
  • Andy Petrick, 1999, CoFounder
  • Mary Jo Reinhard, 2016-2021
  • Gail Riley, 1996
  • Janet Runes, 2004-2005
  • Brock Schwartz, 2004-2005
  • Janet Shown, 2010-2011
  • Dawn Smith, 2012-2013
  • Susan Stearns, 1999, President 2002-2003
  • Michael Stills, 2009
  • Patricia Theno, 2004-2005
  • Sharon Trilk, 2016-2018, Advisory Board 2019-Present
  • Betsey Upchurch, 2010-2011
  • Robert Wallace, 2014-2015
  • Lousia Walthers, 1999
  • Bill Wareham, 2022-2003
  • George Williams, 2000-2001