Advisory Board Colorado

Jonathan Adelman is a chair and serves as CEO, Vero Broadband. Prior to Vero, Jonathan spent 20 years with Xcel Energy (XEL), a multi-state electric and gas utility, where he served as Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. Jonathan gained experience in a variety of business areas at Xcel Energy, including Commercial Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Resource Planning. Prior to Xcel Energy, Jonathan worked in public accounting both domestically and abroad. Jonathan graduated from Washington and Lee University in May 1997, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with Special Attainments in Commerce.

Heidi Baskfield, Vice President of Population Health and Advocacy at Children’s Hospital Colorado, is committed to improving systems that serve all children. In her previous experience in the public sector, Heidi’s knowledge of natural resources management led efforts to protect land, water, and rare and endangered species for the benefit of Colorado’s children.

Kara Buckley, a full-time resident of Crested Butte, Colorado, is the founder and director of the Crested Butte Institute, which engages in academic research in three Western Slope policy areas: energy, land use, and water. Kara has spent three decades in education, as a high school teacher, a graduate lecturer, a college professor, and a department chair. 

Dennis is owner of Carruth Properties Company, formed in 1987 to create and enhance real property values and to achieve high levels of economic performance in balance with community needs and environmental soundness.

Most recently, Chavez served as director of Global Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Relations for Ball Corporation. Chavez led Ball’s global social sustainability strategy and corporate citizenship initiatives. Additionally, he served as Executive Director of the Ball Foundation, partnering with nonprofits in areas of environmental sustainability, disaster relief, food security, and STEM education. 

Throughout his career, Steve Coffin has specialized in developing and implementing strategies to help businesses, governmental entities and non-profits align themselves around strategy and vision and more effectively communicate and position themselves and their initiatives.

Chris is a real estate sales & marketing executive based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has 25 years of success in sales of resort real estate and urban infill properties. He has been intimately involved in the planning & development of master planned resort communities in the Park City and Salt Lake areas and is currently a consultant to one of Utah’s largest developers, City Creek Reserve Inc.

Dana Crawford, President of Urban Neighborhoods, Inc. brings an abundance of development and built environment preservation experience, grounded by deep roots in Denver. In the mid-1960s, Dana spearheaded the revitalization of Larimer Square.

Greg is a co-owner of Ark Anglers Fly Fishing in Buena Vista Salida, and Pueblo. Ark Anglers provides premium fishing guiding services and equipment on the Arkansas, South Platte River and high lakes. He serves as County Commissioner for Chafee County, District 2.

Beverly Griffith served two terms as an elected member of the Austin City Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Allegra “Happy” Haynes is the Executive Director of Denver Parks & Recreation and was Denver’s Deputy Mayor in 2017 and 2019. 

Happy served from 2011 – 2019 as an at-large member of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education following six years as the District’s Chief Community Engagement Officer. During her 40-year career in state and local government, Happy was the first African-American woman elected to the Denver City Council, on which she served thirteen years.

Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications, magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, Colorado.  As a judicial law clerk, Hottman was responsible for drafting judicial orders, doing legal research for the judges, and serving as bailiff during jury trials. Hottman then joined a firm in Boulder, where she gained valuable experience working on large national-level consumer fraud mass actions, as well as individual personal injury cases.

Most recently at Panasonic as the Executive Managing Director, Scott Ingvoldstad started a new position in 2019 as the Vice President of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional service firms. Previous experience includes nearly 12 years at CH2M as the Vice President of Government Relations and the Colorado Area Manager. There, he led permitting, land acquisition and branding to help deliver the City of Aurora, Colorado’s innovative water supply project, the Prairie Waters Project. From 2003 to 2006, Scott operated his own communications and political consulting company. There he represented political campaigns, foundations and companies such as the Big Horn Institute, Trout Unlimited, John Salazar for Congress and Bill Ritter for Governor. Before that, Scott was the regional strategic communications officer for Environmental Defense Fund’s Rocky Mountain office where he managed the legislative affairs and public communications. He has played leadership roles in numerous ballot campaigns including the campaign to preserve ten percent of Colorado’s State Trust lands. Scott is an avid mountain biker, and has been certified as an EMT.

Peter Kirsch is a founding partner with the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, with offices in Denver and Washington, DC.

Mike LaMair is the founder of RiverBank Commercial Real Estate LLC.

Kim Morss is a Community Volunteer in Denver and in Greenwood Village and has been on TPL's Advisory Council since 1999, when she left her professional career as Counsel and Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Judicial Department.

Jeff Resnick is a former partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he was global head of commodities trading and money market businesses and served on the firm's risk and finance committees.

Arnold graduated Cum Laude from Adams State College with a BA in Social Welfare. After completing a graduate degree in Social Work Administration at the University of Michigan, he began a long and extensive career in the field of community mental health by returning to the San Luis Valley, where his family has lived since 1851. 

Kimberley Sherwood is a coach, consultant, and facilitator serving social sector organizations and their leaders. She helps change-makers chart new paths for success. Her passion for connecting people to the land, community-engagement, and stewardship was ignited at a young age protesting the development of pristine forest on the Potomac River and has continued as an avocation ever since. Kimberley and her husband are business partners, parents of a wonderful young adult, and enjoy mountain biking, skilling, and hiking.