Board of Directors

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James Nieslanik

Jim Nieslanik
Division:1
Address:3118 S. Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/15/2014 – 12/15/2018
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Lifetime of ranching experience utilizing agricultural water rights for irrigation of family ranch in the Roaring Fork River Valley.

Max Macdonell

Macdonell
Division:2
Address:9999 CR 115
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/15/2014 – 12/15/2018
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Member, Board of Directors, Consolidated Reservoir.

Member of Holy Cross Cattleman’s Assn. and Colorado Cattleman’s Assn. and Director, Roaring Fork Coop. Experience with agricultural water rights application in ranching.

Scott Leslie

Division:3
Address:0188 Paseo
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Water Plant Operator
Term:12/15/2013 – 12/15/2017
Office:Secretary/Treasurer
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Over thirty years of experience operating water and wastewater systems in and around the Roaring Fork Valley. Scott also holds a Class A Waste and Wastewater license.

Michael Kennedy

Kennedy
Division:4(a)
Address:0985 Hwy. 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Broker/Owner Re/Max Mountain West
Term:12/15/2016 – 12/15/2020
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker (Since 1980), Licensed Colorado Land Surveyor, Colorado Certified Fire Fighter I, Colorado Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Vice President of Carbondale Fire District Board of Directors, President of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board.

Paul Nieslanik

Paul Nieslanik
Division: 4(b)
Address:0481 CR 100
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Rancher
Term:12/15/2014 – 12/15/2018
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Lifetime of ranching experience utilizing agricultural water rights for irrigation of family ranch in Crystal River and Roaring Fork River Valleys.

Dr. Gary Knaus

Dr. Gary Knaus
Division:5
Address:1340 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Occupation:Physician, Rancher
Term:12/15/2016 – 12/15/2020
Office:Board Member
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Active rancher on approximately 100 acres of land located within perpetual conservation easements. Active in the affairs of the Taughenbaugh Ditch and East Mesa Ditch.

Don Boyer

Division:6
Address:0726 Willits Lane
Basalt, CO 81621
Occupation:Manager, Aspen Ski Corporation
Term:12/15/2013 – 12/15/2017
Office:President
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Member, Trout Unlimited. Over 30 Years experience in agricultural irrigation in the Roaring Fork valley.

Art Bowles

Bowles
Division:7
Address:P.O. Box 98
Basalt, CO 81621
Occupation:Retired Ski Area Manager
Term:12/15/2016 – 12/15/2020
Office:Vice President
Water-Related Positions and Memberships:Extensive career experience in ski area management; acquiring, utilizing, and coordinating ski area water rights for operations and snowmaking.