Lynn Ross-Bryant

Lynn Ross-Bryant grew up in the West (Reno, Nevada) and received her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a major in philosophy and religion. She traveled “East” to attend the University of Chicago, where she focused on religion and culture studies and received her Ph.D. in religion and literature in 1973. After teaching…

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Pamela Beardsley

Pam Beardsley joined the Center of the American West Board of Directors following the death of her husband, George, board member since 2008. Pam has served on numerous non-profit boards with a strong personal interest in education programs and strategic planning. The Center’s commitment to the close study of issues of statewide concern, its ability…

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William Wei

Professor Wei’s primary research interests center on modern China, especially the themes of revolution and counterrevolution. His secondary ones are on Asian America, focusing on Chinese Americans within the context of the overseas Chinese Diaspora. Reflecting these intellectual pursuits are his major works:

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Gene Bolles

Dr. Gene Bolles is a neurosurgeon from Boulder, Colorado. He was hired as a private contractor as the chief of neurosurgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where he oversaw the treatment for thousands of U.S. military casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Bolles was the surgeon who repaired the broken back of Army Pfc. Jessica…

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Richard Brown

Richard N. “Dick” Brown graduated from the School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1954. He spent two years in the U.S. Army in Nuremberg, Germany, and returned to Denver where he worked in the insurance and securities business. Since 1970, he was involved in real estate development in Vail, Colorado,…

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Steve Burkholder

Steve Burkholder is the owner of the A & S Group, a consulting and marketing organization. He is a senior fellow of the Institute on the Common Good at Regis University. He is the former executive director of Colorado’s Future, a private nonprofit, non-partisan group organized to “Build a Better Colorado.” He was the Mayor…

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Cathy Cameron

Catherine Cameron is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She specializes in the archaeology of the Ancestral Pueblo people of the American Southwest. She conducts excavations in southeastern Utah at the Bluff Great House, a Chacoan site and at the Comb Wash Community, a post-Chacoan great house….

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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen was born and raised in Nebraska and currently lives in Denver and Tucson. He recently retired from the presidency of Iron & Metals, Inc., a Denver scrap metal processing and recycling firm. He has been actively engaged in Western economic and political issues for several decades. He strongly supports the Center’s efforts to…

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Henry “Woody” Eaton

Woody Eaton is a retired dentist (D.D.S. from the University of California, San Francisco). He is currently a real estate investor. Raised in Boulder, and the son of retired CU staff member Eva Bowman Eaton, Mr. Eaton has donated much time and energy to the Boulder community as well as the University of Colorado at…

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Hubert Farbes, Jr.

Hubert Farbes is a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Commercial Litigation, Construction/Engineering, and Environmental and Water Groups. He focuses on construction law, natural resource law, regulatory law, and public utility law. Mr. Farbes served as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General for three and a half years prior to commencing his private practice. In private…

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Herb Fenster

Herb Fenster is a partner in the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP as of 2015. Previously he was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he practiced for forty-eight years as a resident in the Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado, offices. Mr. Fenster specializes in litigation, particularly against the United States…

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J. Paul Heffron

Paul Heffron is a real estate consultant focused on land conservation, affordable housing, and public real estate asset management and funding. He works specifically with nonprofits to assist them with real property matters and in realizing their potentials. In the past, he has been on the Board and president of the Rocky Mountain Center on…

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Caroline Hoyt

Caroline Hoyt is the co-founder of McStain Neighborhoods, a successful Boulder County homebuilder, along with her husband, Tom. She earned a degree in architecture from the University of Colorado in 1966. She has been actively involved in planning, developing, and designing residential communities with an emphasis on green building and sustainability in Northern Colorado for…

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Liz Moores

Liz Moores is a Colorado native, born in Greeley. She attended CU in the 70s and has a degree in nursing. She is an active CU alum. She was a member of the Vocal Advisory Board for the College of Music, chairing their annual gala in 2006. Along with her husband and three children, she…

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Alan Olson

Al Olson serves as president of the Couse Foundation. He is of counsel at McDermott Will & Emery, and prior to his retirement, he served as vice-chairman of the firm and also as a member of the firm’s Management, Executive, and Strategic Planning committees. Mr. Olson has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of…

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William Reynolds

Boulder native Bill Reynolds has the good fortune and health to ride his bike the long way every day to the W.W. Reynolds Companies offices in downtown Boulder. He attended Boulder schools including Boulder High where he played David in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. He was elected “Head Boy” in his senior year. Bill graduated…

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Robert E. Sievers

Professor Sievers studies analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical science, aerosols, microparticles and nanoparticles, supercritical fluids, and thin film deposition. Fundamental and applied studies of the formation of nanoparticle and microparticle aerosols are under way. Carbon dioxide-assisted nebulization provides superior aerosols for various forms of spectroscopy, such as electro-spray ionization, mass spectrometry, and atomic absorption. Professor Sievers’ students…

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Juli Steinhauer

Juli Steinhauer was a voice major at the University of Colorado and has been singing professionally for 50 years. She has been a guest soloist both nationally and internationally with college jazz ensembles and she performs locally. She lectures on American popular music with Professor Emeritus of Music, Dr. Wayne Scott. Ms. Steinhauer has been…

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John Stocke

John Stocke is a Professor of Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His teaching interests include Astronomical Observations and Instrumentation, General Astronomy, and Ancient Astronomy. His research interests include the evolution of quasars and BL Lacertae objects; the structure of extended radio galaxies; the environment of active galaxies and its…

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Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson and his family share a fondness for the West. They have lived in and traveled throughout the region for much of their lives. One of Mr. Thompson’s best memories as an undergraduate at CU was a course on the history of the American West taught by Professor Clifford Westermeier. Since then, he has…

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson has more than 20 years of legal and policy experience in the fields of natural resources, federal environmental law, energy, and recreation. She focuses her practice on energy and emphasizes public land, federal environmental issues, and government relations. She represents clients developing renewable energy – solar, geothermal, and wind – and conventional energy…

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Sid Wilson

Sid Wilson is president of A Private Guide, Inc., a licensed group tour and event transportation service company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, since 1991. Mr. Wilson is past board chair and one of the original founding members of the Beckwourth Mountain Club. He currently serves as the Denver Public Library Commissioner, Board of Directors of…

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Tish Winsor

A graduate of Lawrence University with a degree in history, Tish Winsor was formerly a history teacher in Illinois. She and her husband, John, divide their time between Boulder and a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. They owned and operated newspapers in the Midwest before moving to the Rockies. Ms. Winsor has been active with the…

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Edwin Barber

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Steve D. Binder

Steve Binder was engaged in the securities industry for over 36 years. His activities included municipal bond trading, investment banking (public and corporate finance), and senior management of the firm’s brokerage division in the Central part of the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado. Mr. Binder is currently the Senior…

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Jane Bock

The City of Boulder and Boulder County have more open space per person than any other such place in the country. Precious resources found on this land must be conserved. One of the resources believed to be found on certain plots is tallgrass, which has four characteristic grasses: big blue stem, little blue stem, switchgrass,…

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James R. Cargill, II

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Nancy Carlston

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Lucy Guercio

Before moving to Colorado in 1971, Lucy Guercio led a successful career as a New York City fashion model. In the late 1970s, along with her husband, James Guercio, she created the Caribou Ranch, the first destination recording studio in the country. She has served as the chair of Art Auction and Major Monetary Gifts…

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Carmine Iadarola

Aquasan Network, Inc., is a water resources organization that specializes in the political, institutional, and financial issues of water and wastewater management. Its president, Carmine Iadarola, started Aquasan Network in 1983. Mr. Iadarola has an extensive background in water and wastewater resources, but his multi-disciplinary background also includes finance, hydrology, water development, law, marketing, and…

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Charles Scoggin

Sage Medical Institute, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed medical information services company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to founding Sage, Dr. Charles Scoggin served as co-founder and chairman of Rodeer Systems, Inc., a medical information services company which, over the course of three years from founding, took $48 million in annual revenues. Dr. Scoggin also…

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