Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Board and Committees

About the WRV Board and How to Join
About WRV’s Committees and How to Join

Board Members

 
Executive Committee

  • Chair, Linda Kuhn
  • Vice Chair, Alan Carpenter
  • Treasurer, Jean-Pierre Georges
  • Secretary,  Mark Flower
  • Member-at-Large, Sarah Judkins

 

Board Member Profiles

Mary Balzer

  • Career in federal and non-profit management (retired)
  • MBA, University of Connecticut
  • Boulder Rights of Nature, Board Member
  • Boulder County Audubon Society, former Board Member
  • Term: December 2020-December 2022

Alan Carpenter

  • Technical Advisor for restoration projects, WRV
  • Owner of Land Stewardship Consulting, Inc.
  • Founding board member of Colorado Riparian Association
  • Term: December 2018 – December 2020

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Mark Flower

  • Systems Analyst, Univ of Colorado – Retired
  • Former Chair, City of Longmont Board of Adjustment & Appeals
  • 10+ years as WRV volunteer, including as Crew Leader and Project Leader
  • Term: October 2017–December 2021

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Jean-Pierre Georges

  • Career in medical imaging business (retired)
  • Former chair of WRV Board of Directors (2011–2013)
  • Term: June 2018-December 2020
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Larry Glassburn

  • Owner, National Business Consultants
  • Past member, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group
  • Term: October 2015–December 2021
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Sarah Judkins

  • Energy and Environment Attorney, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
  • Former Legal Fellow, Environmental Defense Fund
  • J.D. and M.S. in Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
  • Term: January 2017–December 2021

Linda Kuhn

  • Survey Research Management, Founder, President, Retired
  • Institute for Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, Project Director, Retired
  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Former Board President
  • Boulder County Cares, Founder
  • Term: December, 2018 – December, 2020

Pedro Lopez

  • MS Watershed Science from CSU
  • Campbell Valley Monitoring Project Leader
  • WRV Volunteer of the Year 2020
  • Currently employed at the VA
  • Term: December, 2020 – December, 2022

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Will McMullan

  • Management consultant (retired) – change management, process improvement, planning, leadership development
  • Director (retired), Global Change Capability, Fortune 500 company
  • Taos Land Trust, Board Member and Board Secretary 2016 – present
  • WRV Board Chair – 2019 and 2020
  • Term: December 2017–December 2021

Diane Rieck

  • Controller, HOMER Energy LLC
  • Founding Member and Former Board Chair, WRV
  • Boulder Valley Humane Society, Former Volunteer
  • Term : December 2018–December 2020

 

Breana Winters
  • Operations and Programs Associate, High Line Canal Conservancy
  • B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Former School Planning Coordinator, Openlands
  • Term: December 2020-December 2022

 

 

Our Founder

Ed Self

Ed Self is the Founder of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and served as Executive Director for 19 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Volunteer Program Management with an emphasis on ecological restoration and environmental education. Ed’s Master’s thesis looked closely at the wide range of benefits that communities and individuals derive from involvement in habitat restoration work, and included a nation-wide survey of over 300 Forest Service employees involved in community-based restoration projects. Ed has been a community organizer for over 20 years. He started a community garden in Boulder, which continues to thrive after 15 years. He’s been a volunteer naturalist, outdoor educator and avid volunteer. His former career was as electrical engineer and software developer.