André has over fourteen years of nonprofit leadership experience, including extensive work in organizational development, fundraising, program development and evaluation, and effective collaborative initiatives. André currently serves as the executive director at The Acorn School for Early Childhood Education and the Wilderness Early Learning Center in Boulder. Bollaert previously served in executive roles at Cal-Wood Education Center, the Libuse Kriz-Fiorito Historical Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, and worked as an independent nonprofit fundraising and organizational development consultant. He is a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, and received a B.A. in Political Science from CU-Boulder.
Andrew Moore, Chair-Elect
Andrew is currently the CIO for Boulder Valley School District where he leads a team that provides IT and Ed Tech services for 4200 employees and 30,000 students. Prior to joining the Boulder Valley School District, Andrew spent 26 years in the private sector most recently at Sun Microsystems in an executive leadership role managing an international team of IT professionals. His public sector experience was developed during three terms as Mayor of the Town of Erie, a 20,000 person suburb of Boulder where he championed Erie’s award winning trail and recreation system. He was term limited in 2010 after three terms. Andrew lives in Erie with his wife, two children and a chocolate lab. He holds degrees in computer science and sociology, is a certified Six Sigma professional, a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Executive Leadership program at CU Denver, and a “50 for Colorado” alum at CU Boulder. In his free time he enjoys time with his family, home improvement projects, playing racquetball, biking, and hiking both locally and on the 14’ers.
Ben AppleFormer Chair
Ben Apple, Former Chair
Ben is the Principal of Environmental Commodities Corporation, a company he founded to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of large polluters in North America. Carbon credits generated by their technology are used by companies that are regulated under cap and trade programs. Ben holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He started his career as an engineer in the Air Force and served as a United Nations Peacekeeper before entering the private sector to pursue his passion for environmental conservation. Ben worked in the venture capital sector in Europe as the Kyoto Protocol was being implemented, and subsequently returned to the U.S. to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. Ben lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children. When he’s not enjoying the mountains with his family or riding his bike, he enjoys restoring his 100-year old house.
Ben is currently the Chief of Stuff for Google Boulder, handling external partnerships and K-12 outreach and keeping the engineers happy and well fed. He worked with Google’s Research team for 7 years, first at the headquarters in Mountain View, California and then in New York City. Ben started his illustrious career in the U.S. Army battling the furious hordes of red tape in the battalion personnel office, afterwards receiving his B.A. from Emory University in Classics. He’s lived and studied in Greece and Israel, picking up several dead languages on the way. After traveling for 6 months around the world, he landing back in Atlanta to work as the program coordinator for the Health Sciences Humanities and Psychoanalytic Studies Programs at Emory. Ben is now living the dream in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado with his loving dog, Argos.
Carl Castillo has been employed with the City of Boulder since 2004 serving in the capacity of Policy Advisor. As such, he provides staff representation and communication on intergovernmental matters and guidance on cross-departmental city policies on behalf of the City Council and all city departments, in order to further city goals and advance understandings and mutually beneficial alliances with other governmental organizations. Prior to this, he worked as a planner at Jefferson County, a program director at the National Civic League and an enforcement attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has a B.A from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics, a J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law, and a M.U.R.P. from the University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture and Planning.
Erin HadaryBoard Chair
Erin Hadary, Board Chair
Erin Hadary is a seasoned business professional with over a decade of experience in fundraising, comprehensive wealth management, and finance. She has expertise in raising capital, leading investor relations and managing investments portfolios. Erin is a Certified Financial Planner ™, and currently a candidate for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy ® designation. Erin recently served as the Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations for Emory & Henry College in Virginia, where she raised over $6.5M during her two years of service. Previously, she worked as the Director of Investor Relations raising over $10M in capital for a startup company in San Francisco that refinances student loans in the private marketplace. She also spent 5 years in private wealth management as a Registered Investment Advisor working with high net worth clients and private family foundations.
Erin holds a both an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Environmental Science and genuinely believes in the value of bringing strong business management expertise into nonprofit fundraising and management. Her Kellogg Organization projects include: Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver, CO—Philanthropic Feasibility Study for a $30 million comprehensive campaign; and Garden Court, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA—Philanthropic Feasibility Study for a $3.5 million capital and endowment campaign and National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO- $60 million Capital Campaign .
Jennie is the executive director of Social Venture Partners. She has worked in the non-profit sector for more than two decades and has developed expertise in leadership, management, capacity building, strategic philanthropy, facilitation, fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management. Jennie is a graduate of the Masters in Nonprofit Management program at Regis University, a Colorado Trust Fellow, and co-author of a capacity assessment process for non-profit organizations. She lives with her husband, Tim, and favorite canine, Mischa, in Longmont, Colorado.
Josh is an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. His litigation practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and business law, including complex commercial disputes, regulatory compliance, internal investigations, business torts and professional liability. Prior to joining the firm, Joshua worked as a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. He is also teaching a scholarly writing course as a professorial lecturer in law at The George Washington University Law School. He is passionate about conservation and protecting the environment.
Katrina has had a 15+ year career in the consumer product goods space leading sales and marketing. Currently she is SVP of Sales at bare snacks. Bare makes craveably, crunchy snacks with no added oil, preservatives, or additives. During her career, she has worked for the Campbell Soup Company and Clorox before launching into the natural/sustainable space with Mrs. Meyer’s. She is an avid traveler and has spent time in over 25 countries. Katrina also helped to launch a NorCal chapter of NEW (Network of Executive Women) and is currently launching a Denver chapter. Katrina lives in Louisville, CO with her husband and two children. When she is not growing brands and companies, she enjoys spending her time hiking, biking, skiing and just being outside.
Megan is the vice president of compliance at Reed Group. She provides leadership, product creation, and effective guidance to ensure Reed Group’s software and service products are best in class and compliant with governing law. Ms. Holstein’s experience in employment law and leave of absence compliance includes in-house counsel with two publicly traded companies and her own consulting and law firm. Ms. Holstein received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and her BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Holstein is a former planning commissioner for the Town of Erie, Colorado.
Ning is the president of the Innovo Foundation, an angel investor, and a longtime supporter of CRC’s ReNew Our Schools program. She has been trained as a computer scientist and had worked for many years in high performance computing, embedded operating systems, distributed architecture, and search and advertising platforms. She was one of the early engineers working for Google and last worked there as a staff engineer and technical lead. Ning is deeply passionate about the environment and has been working with environmental non-profits since 2006. She is also a freelance photographer and enjoys the great Colorado outdoors with her husband and two young children.
Ron is the Building Sustainability Examiner for Boulder County where he manages the green building and energy initiatives of the Land Use Department. Previously he worked for Ron Flax Consulting, a Building Science based firm focused on improving our health and our environment. Prior to this, Ron worked as a Project Manager for a local, award winning design-build firm. Ron has been a member of the sustainable building community for the past 17 years and has extensive hands-on experience in both design and construction, including the record setting, deep-energy retrofit of his South Boulder home. He was the 2011 recipient of the Colorado Green Building Guild Leadership Award, as well as 2012 Conservationist of the Year from the Center for Resource Conservation. Ron frequently teaches on a wide range of green building and sustainability topics including energy, water, indoor air quality, and resource conservation.
Ryan Slabaugh is a veteran newspaper and magazine editor who lives in Boulder, Colorado. He currently manages the editorial departments for two magazines, Countryside Magazine and Small Stock Journal, and Backyard Poultry magazine, which serve more than 100,000 readers in print and hundreds of thousands more in social media and digital. In his 15-year career in publishing, he has served as the lead editor for more than two dozen publications in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada with Swift Communications, including The Aspen Times and Summit Daily News, and has established a successful track record in growing and creating publications in highly competitive markets, including creating Tahoe Magazine in 2009, now the largest seasonal magazine in its region. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, coaching Little League and traveling with his family.
Scott has had a 25-year career in the technology industry and as an entrepreneur. He directed the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology group at Texas Instruments and founded businesses in fields ranging from telecommunications to healthcare. Scott received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He volunteered on the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers Technical Paper Review Committee for advanced manufacturing technologies, published numerous papers on the subject, and co-authored a textbook for teaching the basics of robotics. Scott was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to an advisory role to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and participates on the Advisory Board for the Beacon Center at Community Hospital in Boulder.