Staff, Board, and Advisory Council



Becky Leinweber
Executive Director


Board Members

Angler’s Covey

Chris Young
Vice Chairman
Springs Wealth Group

Greg Wellens
Adventures Out West

Cheryl McCullough
Visit Colorado Springs

Toby Gannett
At Large
Board and CEO Services

Frank McGee
Ex Officio
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell
Ex Officio
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Walt Hecox

Walt Hecox
At Large Member
Ret. Colorado College

Matt Clarke
El Pomar Foundation

Jeff Mosher

Jeff Mosher
At Large Member
City Of Cripple Creek

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


"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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