Board and Staff

GARNA Board of Directors, Chapter Representatives and Staff

GARNA is led by a Board of Directors including a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board sets policy, approves budgets and supervises the Executive Director. Individual Board members are ecologists, educators, social services and non profit professionals but all members care deeply about the upper Arkansas River valley and its diverse natural, cultural and historical resources.

Kate Garwood

Kate Garwood, Board Chair
Upper Arkansas Wilderness Volunteers Chapter Rep
Retired Multimodal Transportation Director


Lisa Martin, Vice Chair
Ski Instructor, Colorado People and Pollinator Action Network Board, Chaffee County Community Foundation Board
Layne Kottmeier

Layne Kottmeier, Treasurer
CPA, Kottmeier Valuation & Forensics
John McCarthy
John McCarthy, Secretary
Member, Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board
Retired Director of Risk Management, The Salvation Army
Terry Porter
Terry Porter
Retired Director of Operations and Compliance Intercontinental Exchange Inc


Jody Bol
Development Consultant, VisionShift sacred experiences in wilderness
Emily Osborn
Emily Osborn
Recreation Director, Town of Buena Vista


JW Wilder Retired Senior Ranger at Colorado State Parks
Quinn Myers Student Board Member


Alan Robinson, Friends of Fourmile Chapter Rep
Retired, National Park Service


Darci Kaizer, Americorps Member serving GARNA through Alpine Achievers Initiative Bachelor of Arts in Geology
DominiqueNaccarato
Dominique Naccarato, Executive Director
Master in Environmental Management
Emily HendersonEmily Henderson, Youth Program Coordinator
Master of Arts, Teaching Secondary Science


Lizzy Bauer, Community Outreach Coordinator Bachelor of Arts in English