Brandy Bertram

Director of Development

Brandy brings a continuum of leadership experience gained through 15 years of service in the non-profit, financial, legal and educational sectors.

Andrew Bushnell

Stewardship Fellow

Andrew joined Colorado Open Lands in February 2016 as a Stewardship Fellow.

Tony Caligiuri

President and CEO

Tony recently concluded his six years of service with the National Wildlife Federation, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Conservation and Education.

Cheryl Cufre

Director of Land Stewardship

Cheryl joined Colorado Open Lands as a Land Steward with over nine years’ experience with Geographic Information Systems.

Liz Eckstein

Director of Operations

Liz is an operations professional with over 15 years of experience most recently serving as Operations Manager at the National Wildlife Federation.

Carmen Farmer

Conservation Project Manager

Carmen comes to COL after spending four years working as the Community Projects Manager at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in Maryland.

Joel Nystrom

Stewardship Specialist & GIS Manager

Joel joined Colorado Open Lands in 2013 after working with The Nature Conservancy (CO) and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Sarah Parmar

Director of Conservation

Sarah leads Colorado Open Lands’ conservation team and ensures that Colorado Open Lands is achieving conservation of significant impact.

John Peters

Conservation Project Manager

John has over 12 years of experience working in the land conservation field.

Jordan Vana

Director of Programs

Jordan joined Colorado Open Lands in 2013 as a result of COL’s merger with Colorado Conservation Trust.

Leslie Volkar

Director of Communications

Leslie is a communications and marketing professional with over fourteen years of experience.

Leslie Woollenweber

Data & Direct Mail Manager

Leslie brings a decade of experience in conservation, non-profit development, program management and community engagement to her role at Colorado Open Lands. 

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