Staff, Board, and Advisory Council



Becky Leinweber
Executive Director

McKenzie Carmack
Program Coordinator

Lizzy Stokes
Regional Partnership Intern


Board Members

Chris Young
Local wealth management firm

Toby Gannett
Vice Chairman
Board and CEO Services

Angler’s Covey

Cheryl McCullough
Visit Colorado Springs

Greg Wellens
Adventures Out West

Walt Hecox

Walt Hecox
At Large
Ret. Colorado College

Jeff Mosher

Jeff Mosher
At Large
City Of Cripple Creek

Jeff Mosher

Brian Kerrigan
Ex Officio
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Walt Hecox

Dr. JD McKenna
At Large
Scaled Capability

Walt Hecox

Emily Wagner
At Large
El Pomar Foundation


We are always looking for great thinkers and leaders to help guide this organization. We are striving to build diversity on our board that reflects the Pikes Peak region well. If you feel that you would be a good addition to the PPORA board of directors, review the Prospective Board Member Packet in the downloadable PDF below. Please email all applications to

Prospective Board Member Packet

Advisory Council Members


Mike Pach
3 Peaks Photography

Susan Davies
Trails and Open Space Coalition

Karen Palus
City of Colorado Springs Parks &

Samantha Gooch
US Forest Service
Pikes Peak District

Dean Waits
Colorado Mountain Club

Willie Kalaskie
National Wild Turkey Federation

Tim Biles
Pikes Peak Traveland

Kurt Schroeder
City of Colorado Springs Parks &

Jacob Figueroa
SUP Colorado Springs

Tim Wolken
El Paso County
Community Services

Kim Lottig
City of Victor

Jeff Mosher
City of Cripple Creek

Chris Ertman
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Outdoor Programs

Mark Reimler
Colorado Motorcycle Trail Riders Association

Jake Eyermann
Outdoor Recreation Program
Peterson Air Force Base

Bruce McClintock
Hike for Life

Amber Shanklin
Palmer Land Conservancy

Ryan Hammes
Colorado College
Outdoor Education

Ben Montgomery
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Brian Shelton
Front Range Climbing

Pricilla Marbaker
Tapis Associates

Neal Schuerer
Pikes Peak Range Riders

David Adair
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

CJ Runge
Mile High Youth Corps


Bob Falcone
Hiking Bob

Michael Brothers
Woodmoor Nordic Center

Ron Ilgen
Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc.


"If you would like to be considered as a member for the PPORA Advisory Council, please click on the button below and email"

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