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
John McCarthy
John McCarthy, Vice Chair
Member, Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board
Retired Director of Risk Management, The Salvation Army
Layne Kottmeier

Layne Kottmeier, Treasurer
CPA, Kottmeier Valuation & Forensics
Deb Bass
Deb Bass
Teacher, The Crest Academy, Salida
Logan Myers
Logan Myers
AHRA Citizens Taskforce member
Friends of Browns Canyon Board member
Samantha Bahn
Samantha Lane Bahn
Teacher, The Crest Academy, Salida
Terry Porter
Terry Porter
Retired Director of Operations and Compliance Intercontinental Exchange Inc
Jody Bol
Jody Bol
Development Consultant, VisionShift sacred experiences in wilderness
Emily Osborn
Emily Osborn
Recreation Director, Town of Buena Vista
Heidi Slaymaker
Heidi Slaymaker
Teacher, Salida High School
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson, Friends of Fourmile Chapter Rep
Retired, National Park Service
Dominique Naccarato, Executive Director
Master in Environmental Management
Alison Ramsey
Alison Ramsey, Program & Finance Director
Master of Arts, Curriculum & Instruction
Emily HendersonEmily Henderson, Youth Program Coordinator
Master of Arts, Teaching Secondary Science