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Board of Directors

Back row: Lacy Ramunno, Sarah Jones, Sherry Holland, Megan Moore-Kemp, Kathy Yeiser and Winn Cowman Front row: Scott Conner, Lily Lewis and John Mosher

Back row: Lacy Ramunno, Sarah Jones, Sherry Holland, Megan Moore-Kemp, Kathy Yeiser and Winn Cowman
Front row: Scott Conner, Lily Lewis and John Mosher

 

The YVSC Board of Directors is a diverse group, with each member bringing qualification and expertise to guide YVSC’s efforts to make our community more sustainable.

 

 

Megan Moore-Kemp, President and Energy Committee
Megan is a Routt County native who graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in English and subsequently began careers in business and construction. She works for Yampa Valley Electric Association as the Energy Services Coordinator, supporting commercial and industrial members with their electricity needs. Megan is most proud to call herself a mother, but is also a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and CSU Extension Energy Master. For fun, Megan and her family ski, bike, camp and read as much as they can.

Scott Conner, Vice President and Green Building Committee
Scott Conner is a Colorado native and grew up in a small farming community on the Western Slope. Scott attended Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State University graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Scott is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED green associate. He has worked for Motorola, the National Park Service and recently retired from the General Services Administration where he led the Rocky Mountain Region for the Public Buildings Service. Scott has held positions in construction supervision, as a design engineer, and various management and leadership positions. He currently consults part time and loves to travel, bike, ski, run and hike.

Lily Lewis, Treasurer and Finance Committee
Originally from the small town of Louisville, Georgia, Lily moved to Colorado in 2012 to be closer to her sister in Denver. In April 2014, Lily began working at the Breckenridge branch of Alpine Bank and moved to the Steamboat Springs branch in 2015 to join the lending team for commercial and consumer loans. Lily holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a degree in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lily’s resume includes work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and many years as a successful real estate agent with Keller Williams. She loves photography, hiking with her two dogs, and sampling new recipes created by her husband, Chef Chad Whitaker.

Sherry Holland, Secretary and Sustainable Schools Committee
Sherry came to the Yampa Valley in 1980 from sunny California with dreams of a white winter and a cool summer. She got it and never looked back! She spent the last 35 years in Colorado and has seen many changes come to the valley. She got involved with YVSC while working at Strawberry Park Elementary as the school librarian and advisor to the SPE Student Council. With the guidance and support of Sarah Jones, a parent and school volunteer, SPE began the development of a sustainable system to reduce the amount of waste in the school lunch, install recycling in the classroom, and introduce up-cycling of renewable wrappers. The program grew to establishing a green team to support these goals in addition to celebrating Earth Hour and ReTree. Sherry earned a BA in Botany at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters Degree in Education Media from the University of Northern Colorado. She is now retired from the school district and works part time at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, and is co-leader of the Steamboat Springs Spellbinders Storytellers. Sherry treasures living in the Yampa Valley and wants to actively be a part of protecting its resources and incredible beauty for future generations.

John Mosher, Waste Diversion
John’s experience combines leadership and global operating experience in a variety of multi-disciplinary roles in the mining industry.  He has held operational and enterprise leadership roles at large mining operations, and is currently in a corporate role for a Fortune 200 copper mining company.  In addition to operations functions, he has been involved with initiatives and programs for personnel development, product stewardship, sustainable development, human rights, and security.  John is passionate about renewable energy and sustainability for individuals and businesses.  He, his wife, and two daughters call Steamboat Springs home, and maintain close ties to the Sunshine Coast in Australia.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS, earned an MS degree from the Colorado School of Mines, and holds registration as a professional engineer.

Kathy Yeiser, Branding Committee
Kathy grew up in Gypsum, Colorado and spent much of her childhood on horseback in the Flat Tops along the Colorado River and in the air over this great state. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Colorado State University, is trained as a Colorado Master Gardener and volunteers as a 4-H Leader. Kathy works with Steamboat Ski and Resort on all things food and restaurant related. She is intrigued by the entire food process, from production through compost, and works to educate staff and consumers on that process. Inspired by Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, she conducted a similar experiment with her own young family in McCoy and discovered just how challenging it can be to live and buy local in this climate.

Lacy Ramunno, Branding Committee
Lacy grew up in Eagle, Colorado and spent portions of her summers in Steamboat with her grandparents, who instilled a deep appreciation for the natural beauty in Routt County. It was in these formative years that Lacy developed her passion for the environment. Lacy graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Interior Design. She participated in a Sustainable Design Course at Maho Bay in the US Virgin Islands, which inspired her interest in green building philosophies and motivated her to obtain a LEED AP certification with a specialty in Interior Design and Construction. After several years of professional experience in various Denver design firms, Lacy decided to take a leap and join her partner in Huaraz, Peru while he built a microbrewery. Lacy worked with Seeds of Hope NGO as the International Coordinator, managing volunteers and their communication and fundraising efforts. When it was time to return to the US in 2014, Steamboat felt like the perfect fit to call home. Lacy is a Design Associate at Mountain Architecture Design Group. She is thankful for every opportunity to spend time outdoors with family, friends and her dogs.

Tanya Lillehoff, Green Building Committee
Tanya spent her childhood in a small town of rural North Dakota, and has lived in various places throughout the country since then. In 2013, after discovering the beauty of the Yampa Valley and community of Steamboat Springs, she moved here and decided to put down roots. Tanya works at a design build firm in Steamboat Springs as a designer.  She earned her Master of Architecture degree at Miami of Ohio. She is passionate about design, structure, and the craft of building. She is especially interested in best building practices to ensure a structure “lives” a long productive life. She values the lessons learned from the passive house idea of relying on the high performance insulation and airtightness of the envelop as a first measure to create environmentally responsible structures. Tanya held a position at the NDSU extension office where she researched and designed presentations and marketing materials for various food programs. She discovered her interest in outreach here and issues surrounding food production. She loves to ski, hike, do yoga and wheel thrown ceramics.

Winn Cowman, Waste Diversion and Branding Committee
Winn grew up on a small family farm in the Mississippi Delta. She spent much of her youth on the river, enjoying the outdoors. During her junior year of high school, she spent a week at Keystone Science School in Colorado. It was then that she decided she wanted to make Colorado her home, not to get away from the heat, but to be in the mountains – she actually likes heat and humidity. While attending college, Winn picked up a friend’s Environmental Science textbook and couldn’t put it down. She eventually changed her major and earned a BS in Environmental Science. As planned, she made her way to Colorado and earned a Master of Environmental Policy and Management degree from the University of Denver. She has worked for over 20 years as an environmental professional, primarily with energy and waste companies. She feels like she brings a broad perspective to sustainability, having worked with industry as an environmental advocate. Winn and her family enjoy Steamboat’s mountains, but they also like to get away for music, art, culture and the ocean as often as possible!