BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Goose Creek is taking applications for additional Board members.
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Thea McPherson, Boulder
Thea (“tay-yuh”) McPherson is a healer, visual artist, writer and passionate community builder. She is the co-founder and co-owner of Throwback Kitchen, a Boulder-based Community Supported Kitchen that turns local produce and meat into nutrient-dense prepared meals. Thea has a background in holistic nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as non-profit communications and marketing. She lives in an intentional community co-operative house in Boulder and is passionate about building inclusive spaces for community to thrive.
Robin Ruston, Boulder
Mother, real estate entrepreneur, bioneer, designer
Robin is an ecological designer and permaculture educator. She promotes and facilitates meaningful relationships between people and planet Earth. As an artist and mother from the mountains of Colorado, she utilizes her resources and networking skills to catalyze multi-generational audiences into action. Robin works as a design consultant for programming, events, and conferences. Robin has been active with progressive real estate, community-building, environmental and design initiatives such as City Repair, Bioneers, Denver Earthship and Earth Guardians.
Robin facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented civic engagement projects that honor the interconnection of neighbors and their relationships with each other and the public sector with City Repair Boulder. Currently, she is working on localized food systems at CU Boulder with Collaboration for Local Solutions, and facilitates youth designers creating murals, educational games, and futuristic net-zero village design. She leads eco-tours that focus on these areas of interest: Regenerative Design, Arts & Culture, & Health & Wellness. Robin designs eco-tours to the southwest and the Carribbean to learn Permaculture and Earthship Biotecture with the Regenerative Adventures eco-tour educator team.
David "Kavika” Vollmar, Boulder
Software Engineer at Twitter, Co-housing resident
I was born in Germany and came to Boulder for graduate school but I fell in love with the Rockies and the Boulder lifestyle and never left! Part of that lifestyle is being engaged in the civic process and the community for more fairness and sustainability in our society. I have spoken in front of City Council on behalf of alternative transportation modes, housing co-ops, and other topics. I have previously applied for a seat on City of Boulder Transportation Advisory Board. I try to lead by example as much as possible, for instance by biking or busing to work. I live at Wild Sage Co-Housing in north Boulder which is a great model for achieving sustainable and affordable living in Boulder.
Doug Robotham, Denver and Steamboat Springs
Formerly: Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Departments of Natural Resources, Colorado and California
As a native Coloradan and someone who’s seen massive socio-economic, land use, and demographic change in the state over the past several decades, I’m concerned about our car-dominated, increasingly difficult-to-afford, and socially isolating living and community choices.
I will apply my experience with organizational strategy, new program launches, management and fundraising while working at successful land conservation non-profits and at senior management and policy positions in government in Colorado and California to the exciting challenge of equitable, sustainable community building. In particular, I hope my penchant for devising novel approaches to policy problems, approaches that often aren’t discernible (at least initially) to many stakeholders and practitioners, will help move seemingly difficult-to-realize ideas, like bringing large scale community land trust adoption into the the real estate mainstream, forward to reality.
Tom Davinroy, Louisville
Formerly Chair, Louisville Open Space Advisory Board, Professor of Geography Metro State
Tom has had a life-long interest in helping to develop diverse, sustainable, vibrant communities through development of affordable housing and preservation of community spaces. He believes we need to provide alternatives to market-based development to enhance housing opportunities and beautiful public spaces in our communities.