Rocky Mountain Chapter

Welcome to the Chapter Executive Committee page!

The following are links the Executive Committee use frequently.

*Check requests can be emailed to:

   Jim VanDeWege
   Chapter Treasurer

Executive Committee Member's Bios

Get to know your chapter's Executive Committee! The Executive Committee, or "ExCom," is the equivalent of an organization's Board of Directors. Since Sierra Club has a Board at the national level, we call chapter and group level Boards "Executive Committees." The Executive Committee is the governing entity of the chapter. You can contact any of the Executive Committee (ExCom) members via the chapter's About Us page

Ana Arias (Poudre Canyon Group Rep)

Linda Batlin (Indian Peaks Group Rep)

Linda has been active with the Sierra Club in Colorado since 1974 in many capacities. The accomplishment she is most proud of is helping to get the James Peak Wilderness Area established. Her interests are in wilderness and wildlife and keeping the Rocky Mountain Chapter strong.

Elliot Branson (Roaring Fork Group Rep)

Dave Bryan (Chair, At-Large Member)

Dave has been active in the Sierra Club for over 10 years. Originally from California, when it came time for Dave to commit to an environmental organization the Sierra Club was a natural fit. "The Sierra Club's ability to work within the political system to effect change is paramount to its effectiveness. If you are passionate about something, eventually you need to be politically engaged". Dave is an avid bike commuter, urban gardener and is active politically in El Paso County.

Lynn Campbell (Treasurer)

Becky English (At-Large Member)

Becky is a sustainability consultant, technical editor, and clean energy activist who works to empower communities and individuals to take control of their own clean, secure, and profitable energy destinies.

Alison Gallensky (Secretary, At-Large Member)

Alison has been a member of the Sierra Club for over 30 years, moved to Colorado 20 years ago and currently lives in Westminster. She is a founding board member of Wild Connections, an environmental group advocating for public lands protection in Central Colorado and does GIS/mapping work for Rocky Mountain Wild, a conservation group that protects wildlands for wildlife in Colorado and the region. She has knowledge about conservation issues including wilderness protection, protection of rare and endangered species, and issues related to oil and gas development.

Kirby Hughes (Pikes Peak Group Rep & Conservation Advisory Group Co-Chair)

Kirby loves working for the environment. He wants to better promote the Sierra Club and its coordination with other environmental non-government organizations (NGOs). He intends to dedicate more and more of his life to working for the environment.

Betsy Kelson (Vice Chair & Mt Evans Group Rep)

As Secretary of the Rocky Mountain Chapter Executive Committee, Betsy enjoys hearing and writing about issues facing Colorado’s environment. She loves being outdoors, especially hiking, and for her day job, she helps folks with their yards and gardens.

Rich Levy (Trappers Lake Group Rep)

I have been a member of the Trappers Lake Executive Committee for 5+ years. I am the group's delegate to the state Sierra Club. Representing our concerns in these quarterly meetings brings additional income into the group's treasury. I have worked to initiate our Solar School project (placing solar panels and interpretive materials at 6 area schools). I look forward to creating new opportunities for our community, increasing our community presence and influence, participating in more statewide and nationwide environmental campaigns.

Delia Malone (At-Large Member)

David Mastronarde (Political Treasurer)

Myrna Poticha (At-Large Member)

Myrna is a long-time environmental activist, primarily in the area of water quality and riparian issues. Ten years on the State Water Quality Control Commission, 6 years as an elected official in Greenwood Village, 6 years with the South Platte Commission, 12 years as a national board member of Clean Water Action. Masters degree in community organization. Also a member of the chapter Political Committee, Legislative Committee.

Eric Rechel (Uncompahgre Group Rep)

Eric has been a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) Ex-Com, representing the Uncompahgre Group, since 1995. In 2004 the group started relocating Prairie Dogs from areas of development to local desert ecosystems for which he has received the "Grass Roots Leader" award, and the group received the "Special Achievement" award from the RMC. He is presently chair of the non-profit "Desert Ecosystem Analysis and Restoration". Gardening and part time teaching at Colorado Mesa University are two of his other life activities.

Kiera Hatton Sienna (Sangre de Cristo Group Rep)

Mark Stevens (At-Large Member)

Growing up in a ranching family in western Colorado allowed me to experience life lived among the flora and fauna of the old west. Work in construction, health care, and the tourist industry have keep me busy but my greatest satisfactions have been the outdoors, feeding my curiosity, pondering the mysteries of life, riding my bike, and my relationships with people and animals. Volunteer work for the Roaring Fork Group and the Rocky Mountain Chapter has been a wonderful opportunity to work for the environment and to work with the people who care about it.

Jim Van DeWege (Treasurer)

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