Durango, CO 81301, 546 Main Street, #404 Originally from Michigan, Jonathan joined Conservation Colorado in 2019. More than 960 species of animals inhabit the state, including over 400 species of birds. Favorite spot in Colorado: Tim’s Lane, San Juan Mountains. The natural return of wolves comes as Colorado voters get ready to decide whether to direct the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to devise a … He is a returned Peace Corps health volunteer who previously worked for a Colorado state legislator and helped pass background checks on all gun sales in Nevada. Having started her career as a Colorado campus organizer working on climate change, she has played a pivotal role in the conservation movement by leading efforts to advance clean energy, transform our transportation sector and elect environmental champions to office. A good friend put it best, "If you are passionate about the work you do, you will never truly work a day in your life." Favorite place in Colorado: Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Finangi started with us in 2016. Welcome to the State of Colorado Employee Directory Search: Please enter the first name and/or last name of the staff member you are looking for below. She previously worked as a legislative aide for the 2019 Colorado General Assembly. These are registration dates, which all allow a 45-day window to renew before expiration. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages more than 400,000 … Favorite place in Colorado: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Julia joined our team in 2019 after the mountains called her back to Colorado. A Colorado native, Misha joined our team in 2019. Misha received her degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and her certificate in Social Transformation in 2017. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Staff Directory Director of Law Enforcement Colonel Chad Jones (512) 389-4846. Mark holds degrees in Geology and Wildlife Biology and was hired by the Division of Wildlife in 1986 as a District Wildlife Manager. She previously worked as the Director of State Administration for the Public Interest Network. Favorite Spot in Colorado: Standley Lake. In 2002, he promoted to the Area Wildlife Manager position in the Loveland/Boulder area, followed again by Fort Collins in 2008. She has led diverse fundraising initiatives with great success supporting programs to promote social change. Originally from Colombia, she moved from Miami to Colorado, as she is called to advocate for environmental justice, and sustainability. Buy your fishing license, hunting license, Conservation Stamp, Wildlife Viewing Guide and merchandise at 16 agency offices, most sporting goods stores, 1-800-244-5613 or online. She joined the team in 2019 and is excited to bridge her experience in labor and social justice organizing with the environmental movement here in Colorado. In 2005, he became CPW’s Regulations Manager based in Denver and spent a decade directing the state’s parks and wildlife regulations program, serving as the primary author of parks and wildlife law. Vehicles: Jeep: ​. He then transferred to the Parachute district and worked closely with the oil and gas industry and ensured wildlife management was a high priority. Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. 520 S. Third Street Favorite spot in Colorado: San Juan Mountains. CPW is the first state agency in the U.S. that oversees parks, fish and wildlife to partner with Leave No Trace and advocate for both public land and wildlife conservation. He previously worked at Colorado Environmental Coalition, Colorado Conservation Voters, and the League of Conservation Voters. She previously worked as a Family Aid Coordinator for Mayan Families. Buy your fishing license, hunting license, Conservation Stamp, Wildlife Viewing Guide and merchandise at 16 agency offices, most sporting goods stores, 1-800-244-5613 or online. Dan Prenzlow received his BS in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 1985. Ana is passionate about building community with purpose. Favorite spot in Colorado: Wet Mountains of Beulah. (Credit: Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue) By Reporter-Herald Staff | She previously worked for Asociación Ecosistemas Andinos as a Grant Writer. Miguel is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico and he grew up in the Montbello neighborhood. Over the last decade, Leslie co-founded a fundraising consulting firm that continues to serve clients of all sizes from all over the world. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sara Rose joined our team in 2019. Originally from Hong Kong, Britta joined us as the 2020 Public Interest Fellow from Colorado College. Jeff Ver Steeg is the Assistant Director for Research, Policy and Planning. Rather, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff member Chad Johnston is collecting samples as part of a study to determine whether chronic wasting disease has reached Southwest Colorado. Colorado Health Insitute, Operations Manager - Westminster, Community Leader, Former Executive Director of Generation Latino - Eldorado Springs, Nonprofit Founder/Former Obama Administration Official - Denver, Earthjustice Rocky Mountain, Managing Attorney - Denver, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 510 Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported the most ice it is seeing at Saint Vrain State Park near Longmont is 1.5 to 2.5 inches on some ponds while other ponds don't have any ice. Favorite spot in Colorado: Garden of the Gods. Amenities vary by park but yurts generally include wooden bed frames for sleeping. Favorite spot in Colorado: Mile High Stadium. She’s also a professional mushroom hunter. Jesus began working for us in 2019 and is originally from Los Mochis Sinaloa, Mexico. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages Coloradans to register recreational vehicles online at www.cpwshop.com. Prior to joining our team she worked for KIPP Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health. His love for the Rocky Mountain West led him to become a Protégete Promotor and a Legislative Aide at the Colorado General Assembly. Denver, CO, 80202 Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Sagebrush & Sage Species Conservation Strategy. He was also awarded the Association of Midwest Fish and Wildlife Officers law enforcement officer of the year. Favorite spot in Colorado: Great Sand Dunes. Matt Thorpe, the Durango-based wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said it’s even more important to avoid those areas as development across Southwest Colorado … After receiving an MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University, Leslie spent 14 years leading the fundraising team at Greenpeace US. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 41 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. Previously, she worked in finance. Jennifer joined our team in December 2018. Justin moved to Colorado at the age of eight and considers himself a native, even if he isn't allowed to buy the bumper sticker. Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently signed a partnership agreement with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to help educate people on how to recreate responsibly to conserve Colorado’s natural resources. A native of Texas, Cory served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining CPW in the late 1990s. From El Paso TX, Desiree joined the Conservation Colorado team in 2019. Favorite place in Colorado: Indian Peaks Wilderness. In May of 2016, he promoted to the Northeast Regional Manager position in Denver. Previously, he served as state director for Environment Colorado. Originally from Gainesville, Florida, Garrett joined the Conservation Colorado team in 2019. Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain closed until further notice, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) works to implement system-wide … Her favorite place in Colorado is Pagosa Springs. She previously worked at Colorado Progressive Coalition, Front Range Economic Strategy Center, and Colorado Jobs with Justice. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has produced a podcast that explores the effects of wildfires on wildlife. Favorite spot in Colorado: the Arkansas River Valley. Favorite place in Colorado: Anywhere in the mountains with good mushroom honey holes! Favorite spot in Colorado: The deserts of Western Colorado. He was promoted to Area Wildlife Manager in 2006 and oversaw area field operations in Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties. 303-333-7846. Alexis was born and raised in Colorado and started his work with us in 2019. Lauren joined the agency as the Partnership Coordinator and most recently served as the Public Relations and Communications Manager. She lives in Denver with her husband and two daughters. ... Waterfowl hunting is becoming more and more popular in this part of the state, says Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fruita District Manager Paul Creeden. Sophia joined our team in 2015 and is from Alamosa, Colorado. He is married to Brenda Prenzlow and has two daughters, Danika and Alaura.​. Heather oversees the boating registration program and law enforcement-related operations including training and investigations associated with protecting Colorado's wildlife and providing a safe and enjoyable recreational experience for visitors at Colorado's state parks. “I’ve been fortunate to work at a range of positions for CPW to learn all aspects of the agency. In her free time, she loves to read. Favorite place in Colorado: Garden of the Gods. Aly started her work with us in 2017 as a Protégete Community Organizer and is from Denver. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1992, Heather was hired as a full-time ranger and has since worked in several parks, as a training coordinator and instructor, and most recently as a region manager. Accommodations. I’m happy to be working again with field staff in the beautiful Southwest Region.”​, Ackerman joined the former Colorado Division of Wildlife in 2000 as a District Wildlife Manager patrolling the Rifle area after working for a private environmental engineering firm and for the National Park Service following his graduation from Brigham Young University in Utah. Lauren oversees Organizational Development; Marketing and Creative Services; Public Relations and Communication; Education, Partnerships and Volunteers; Licensing, Passes and Reservations as well as Information Technology. Growing up in Evergreen, Colorado, Ian joined Conservation Colorado in 2018. He was then promoted to Area Wildlife Manager in 1992 based in Meeker, where he served until 2005 when he became Southeast Regional Manager based in Colorado Springs. They enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking, gardening, and otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Our community of over 60,000 members are the driving force behind environmental wins from your backyard to the state Capitol. Favorite spot in Colorado: Mesa Verde. Favorite spot in Colorado: Mountains outside of Redstone, preferably on horseback. Denver, CO 80202, 1309 East 3rd Ave, Suite 110 Yurts are currently available at Golden Gate Canyon, Mancos, Pearl Lake, Ridgway, State Forest and Sylvan Lake State Parks. After six years he was promoted to Area Wildlife Manager in Colorado Springs where he served for more than three years. As many as … Reid was honored in 2013 with the Jim Jones Outstanding Employee of the Year award. Favorite spot in Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park. Favorite spot in Colorado: Anywhere on the “Best Slope”. While working for CPW he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis on wildlife from Adams State University in Alamosa. Lying beneath a starry canopy and drifting off to the sound of nature is just one of the many draws to camping in Colorado. In the northwest corner of Colorado, Parks and Wildlife staff continue to monitor the state's first known wolf pack since the 1930s. In 2005, he started working in Kit Carson on the eastern plains as a district wildlife officer. He has worked in veterinary clinics, on ranches, and for Colorado Parks and Wildlife while always holding the natural world in the highest regard. Defensively, Colorado was just as … In 2015, Mark promoted to the Deputy Regional Manager for the Northeast Region managing the capital and trails program. Favorite place in Colorado: The San Luis Valley. She moved to Colorado in 2006 to be the Director of Development and Communications at Global Greengrants Fund in Boulder. Deputy Director of Law Enforcement Lt. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Josh started his work with us in 2015. Katie joined our team in 2017, and is originally from Seattle, Washington. With habitats ranging from short-grass prairie lands to alpine tundra, Colorado is home to an array of majestic wildlife. Favorite place in Colorado: Estes Park. She was previously an environmental psychologist who studied the human factor in sustainability and conservation. She previously worked as an Events Intern at Colorado College and has worked with multiple environmental non-profit organizations. Before starting with us, Katie worked with the City of Spokane’s Environmental Programs Department, served two AmeriCorps terms, and most recently worked as Volunteer Coordinator at the Nisqually Land Trust in Washington. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. With more than 4,000 campsites, you're sure to find a site that gives you an abundance of outdoor activities, right at your fingertips. He also previously worked in marketing for NOLS Wilderness Medicine and a digital advertising agency. 100, Open Space Building Golden, CO 80401 Phone: 303-271-5925 Hours Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. He previously worked with the State of the Rockies Project and grounds his love of the outdoors with the belief that struggles for peace, social justice, and the environment are intimately connected. Following college graduation in 2004, he was selected for CPW’s wildlife officer academy. JT Romatzke graduated from Northern Arizona University before beginning his career in 1998 with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, where he worked in fisheries. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wildlife experts currently manage 960 wildlife species for the state and have restored several of Colorado’s most iconic species. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Working for the state and staff of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is invigorating and inspiring. Lilly started her career in the conservation voter movement as an intern at the League of Conservation Voters during graduate school. Links to the page to find staff and faculty directory information at Colorado's colleges and universities. Favorite spot in Colorado: Lizard Head Wilderness. Favorite spot in Colorado: The nooks and crannies of any sandstone canyon. When he is not working, Mark enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and playing music.​. In April she led our voter registration work in Pueblo as the Voter Registration Director. Before then, he was a freelance content creator who specialized in adventure films. Growing up in Evergreen, Colorado, Ian joined Conservation Colorado in 2018. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Patricia joined us in 2015. Josh worked as a consultant for The Wilderness Society and as Conservation Fellow at the Colorado Mountain Club before joining our team. ​​Mark is a Colorado native, born in Boulder and raised in Fruita. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. She is looking forward to empowering the Pueblo Community. He also attended the University of Colorado, earning a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in environmental policy, management and law. Favorite spot in Colorado: The Great Sand Dunes. Kelly has been at the forefront of Colorado politics and conservation policy for over two decades. His first assignment was  the La Junta District, followed by Fort Collins. Ben started working at Conservation Colorado in 2019. Prior to that he served 12 years as the Chief of the Division of Wildlife Resources for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Born and raised in Colorado, Rebecca worked on environmental issues for six years prior to joining the team in 2019. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. The Buffs shot 48.3 percent from the floor, hit 26 of their 28 free throw attempts and finished with a 43-28 rebounding edge. Issamar joined our team in 2018, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Carbondale, CO 81623, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 510 Lauren Truitt is the Assistant Director for Information and Education for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From New Hampshire, Katie has spent the last 10 years working in the labor movement in Boston. Reid was first employed in 1997 as a temporary creel clerk at Turquoise Lake near Leadville. She is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Lobby of CO. 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