Greater Arkansas River Nature Association
Board of Directors
Lisa Martin, Board Chair
Lisa’s degree in Environmental Conservation shaped her work in her landscape design business and throughout her 29 years working for the city of Boulder. As Boulder’s Parks Manager, Lisa helped create many environmental and human-impact policies spanning from Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to the creation of a work program for people who are homeless. In Chaffee County, Lisa participated in a Great Outdoors Colorado grant aimed to “connect youth and families to the outdoors”, was a founding board member of the Chaffee County Community Foundation, and is now working for Chaffee County on the “Housing + Health: Building Opportunity and Equity” program.
Layne Kottmeier, Board Treasurer
Layne Kottmeier, Certified Public Accountant of Kottmeier Valuation & Forensics based out of Salida, joined the GARNA Board as Treasurer in 2018. When she’s not whipping GARNA’s financials into shape, Layne enjoys hiking the beautiful public lands of the Upper Arkansas Valley.
Jodie Snyder, Board Secretary
Jodie is employed with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig and has over 15 years of experience supporting and leading transportation, planning, natural resource, and NEPA tasks. Jodie is a Salida native and returned to Salida with her husband their two young kids during late Spring 2019. Jodie was a GARNA intern in 2002 during which time she completed dispersed camping impact management studies.
Iris is passionate about nature and sustainability and enjoys outdoor activities. An experienced manager in fundraising, marketing and communications for conservation NGO’s like the World Wildlife Fund, Iris has also led teams in visitor management, online marketing, social media, engagement, membership, youth programs, partnerships and analytics.
Jacy has a Masters Degree in Communicative Disorders from University of Wisconsin. She is a Speech Language Pathologist with Heart of the Rockies Home Health, a REALOR® and Property Manager in Chaffee County and co-owner of BV Storage Units. When she is not volunteering for GARNA, she is an avid outdoorswoman, gardener and loves friends, family, music, & dancing. As a passionate environmentalist, Jacy helped Chaffee Green be born and continues working on developing this County Wide Sustainability Program.
Celia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Yale University and a Master’s in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has worked for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY; the CU Natural History Museum; the Golden History Center; and spent over 6 years at Denver Botanic Gardens where she coordinated and oversaw adult public programs, lecture and film series, and professional symposia. Celia currently works as a real estate agent in Salida.
Margy Taylor joined the GARNA Board in 2019, and also serves as the Board Chair for the REALTORS® of Central Colorado. She owns a Salida business, Bluebird Day Mercantile, and has a PhD in Organizational Development. Margy’s hobbies include skiing, hiking, biking, photography, reading and writing. Her very favorite thing is spending time with her husband, Bob, her two boys and daughters-in-law and her grandchildren.
Terry Porter is the retired Director of Operations and Compliance Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Terry has served on the GARNA Board since 2016, and when he’s not volunteering for GARNA Film Festivals and other educational programs, Terry enjoys travel, hiking and snowshoeing.
JW Wilder is a retired Senior Ranger at Colorado State Parks, represents GARNA on the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Citizen Task Force, and participates with GARNA’s Friends of AHRA volunteer group. JW started the Monarch Snowcat Tours, and was the first ranger at AHRA State Park. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, racing Town Challenge at Monarch, rafting and traveling.
Student Board Seat
Dominique Naccarato, Executive Director
Masters in Environmental Management
Emily Henderson, Youth Program Coordinator
Master of Arts, Teaching Secondary Science
Hillary Fuller, Community Outreach Coordinator
BA in Environmental Science with a minor in Geology and Sustainability
Liz Hahn, Americorps Member
Liz Hahn serves as Youth Education Assistant as an AmeriCorps Member with Alpine Achievers Initiative. BA in English Literature, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.