IPF Board Retreat

IPF Board Retreat

Board of Directors

Robert Lewis, Founder (1921-2005)

Ramona Markalunas, Director Emeritus (1932-2012)

Debbi Falender, Co-President   |   Community Volunteer

Emily Jack-Scott, Co-President  |   Program Associate, Aspen Global Change Institute

Kristen Henry, Vice President   |   Community Volunteer

Paul D'Amato, Treasurer  |   Builder

Lindsey Utter, Secretary   |   Senior Environmental Planner, Pitkin County Open Space & Trails

Boots Ferguson  |   Attorney, Holland & Hart

Bill Gruenberg  |   Artist, Private Investor and Community Volunteer

Heidi Hoffmann  |   Architect

Gail Holstein  |   Community Volunteer

David Hyman | Community Volunteer

James Peterson  |   Private Investor and Community Volunteer

Jim Stark  |   White River National Forest / U.S. Forest Service

Bob Wade  |   Owner, Ute Mountaineer

King Woodward  |   Community Volunteer


Executive Director, Karin Teague

You can’t save what you don’t know and love.
— Aldo Leopold

Karin took the helm of IPF in April 2015, after 20 years of extraordinary service and accomplishment by Executive Director Mark Fuller and Development Director Judy Olesen. Karin brings with her a 24-year commitment to and love affair with the wild landscape of the Roaring Fork Valley.  She currently serves as President of the Board of Wilderness Workshop, previously worked as the Development Coordinator for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, and was the Co-Founder and Legal Director of Public Counsel of the Rockies. She is a published nature writer and photographer.


Summer Intern, Emily Downing

IPF welcomes its first intern, Emily Downing, a graduate student at Western Colorado University working on her Masters in Environmental Management. Emily will be assisting with alpine flora & fauna research projects, citizen science initiatives, mapping & management of invasive weeds, restoration projects, educational outings, and data analysis. She will be camping on the Pass throughout the summer and will get to know it well!

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