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 Cufre leads COL’s conservation easement stewardship and landowner assistance programs.

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.

Kristin Gjelsteen

Events & Donor Communications Coordinator

Kristin joins Colorado Open Lands with experience in event coordination, project management, and communications.

Maddy Jones

Development Administrator

Maddy Jones joins our Development team as the Development Administrator.

John Mezger

Philanthropy Officer

John has joined Colorado Open Lands to build sustaining community support for our mission. 

Joel Nystrom

Land Stewardship Program Manager

Joel supports the conservation easement stewardship and landowner assistance programs.

Sarah Parmar

Director of Conservation

Sarah has spent over a decade at Colorado Open Lands and leads COL’s private land conservation work.

John Peters

Conservation Project Manager

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

Leslie Volkar

Director of Communications

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

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