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Johann Aberger
Affiliation: Friend
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Marketing 
Years Served: Began term in 2016
Hometown: Pennington, NJ, but I’ve been in the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years - so I call it home.
Occupation: Associate Professor, Outdoor Education and Sustainability Studies, Coordinator of Outdoor Education Program, Colorado Mountain College, Roaring Fork Campus.
Other Board Memberships: Formerly the Association of Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Region.
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: 10 years working as a leadership coach and group facilitator. Crossfit, which is apparently a required job skill working with Jeff Leahy.
Degrees: M.A. in Social Justice from Prescott College; B.S. in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire

Ralph Beck '73
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Member
Committees: Finance, Board Governance
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Occupation: Consulting
Other Board Memberships: Mikva Challenge
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: change management; strategic planning, process design, training design & implementation, mediation & conflict resolution
Degrees: B.A. Beloit College (Government & English); M.B.A. Washington University – St. Louis

Elizabeth Bohanon (Libby)
Affiliation: Parent, Angus '07, Kelsey '11
Positions: Chair, Buildings & Grounds Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2008 to present
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO
Occupation: Attorney
Other Board Memberships: Park East Homeowners’ Association
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Environmental Law
Degrees: BA, Art History; JD

Eric Calhoun
Affiliation: Parent, Beda '06
Positions: Admission Liaison
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2003 to present
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Occupation: Real Estate Investment
Other Board Memberships: Center for Creative Leadership, Agawam Summer Camp, Green River Preserve Summer Camp, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Land trusts
Degrees: BA, Geography; BA, Radio/Television and Motion Pictures; MLA (Masters in Landscape Architecture)

Chelsea Congdon Brundige
Affiliation: Parent, Tashi '16
Positions: President
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Development
Years Served: 2013 to present
Hometown: Old Snowmass, CO
Occupation: Water Resource Consultant, Documentary Film Producer
Other Board Membership: Western Resource Advocates, Snowmass-Capitol Creek Caucus
Other Relevant Expertise: Former Board Chair, COMPASS (Aspen Community School, Carbondale Community School)
Degrees: BA, Natural Resource Economics (Yale University) ; MA, Energy and Resources (UC Berkeley)

Antony Cherin (Tony) '58
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee
Committees: Finance, CRMS Foundation
Years Served: 1996 to present
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: College Finance Professor (Retired)
Other Board Memberships: Colorado Rocky Mountain School Foundation, Credit Union
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Personal Financial Planner (CFP), Korean culture, military service (Navy)
Degrees: BA, Psychology; MBA Finance; PhD Finance

Jamie Emmer
Affiliation: Parent, Jackson ‘05
Positions: Secretary; Risk Management Liaison
Committees: Governance, Development
Years Served: 2012 to present
Hometown: Aspen, CO
Occupation: Retired Attorney
Other Board Memberships: Religious congregation, member of Board of Trustees (5 years); Treasurer (1 year)
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Estate & Gift taxes, estate planning & trust law
Degrees: BA, Psychology; MA, Educational Psychology; JD

Grace Engbring
Affiliation: Parent, Scout '16
Positions: Member
Committees: Development
Number of Years: 2016 - present
Hometown: Telluride, CO
Other Board Memberships: Telluride Mountain School
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Founder, Telluride Montessori School (now Montessori at Mountain School)

Mike Flax ‘63
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Member
Committees: Governance
Years Served: 2016 to present
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Occupations: MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other Boards: Vice Chair/Chair of New Mexico Section District VIII of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Previous Clinical Associate Professor University New Mexico Medical School, Department OB/GYN
Degrees: BA University of Colorado, MD Dalhousie University School of Medicine ‘75

Steve Kaufman
Affiliation: Friend
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2013 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: CEO EdTech Consulting, LLC and Future Force, LLC
Other Board Memberships: Calaway Opportunity Project
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: software design, technology, middle school through community college educator
Degree: BA, Biology

Suzi McKinley '96
Affiliation: Alumna
Positions: Member
Committees: Governance, Buildings & Grounds
Number of Years: Beginning new term in 2017
Hometown: Works in Palo Alto, CA, Lives in Durango, CO
Occupation: Program Manager, Leadership Development at Palantir Technologies
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: 2 years, English Teacher at a New England prep school; 10 years, USMC Officer (Communications: built voice, video, data networks in forward deployed environments), 3 combat deployments
Degrees: BA English Literature, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Margaret Miller (Mags) ’90
Affiliation: Alumna, Assistant Director of Admissions, Dorm Parent, Trip Leader 1994-96
Positions: Member
Committees: Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 1993-2003, 2006-2009, 2014 to present
Hometown: Washington, DC
Occupation: Film/TV Producer/Director
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise:
Degrees: BA: Comparative Religion, MA: Film and TV

Virginia Newton
Affiliation: Parent, Landon '06, Frederick '10, William '17
Positions: Member
Committees: Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 2014 to present
Hometown: Snowmass, CO
Occupation: Director, High Plains Bank
Other Board Memberships: Current - Aspen Chapel, Aspen Women's Golf Association
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Campaign Director, I Believe Campaign for the Aspen Community School, Former Director of Kid's First, City of Aspen; Former Executive Director of Roaring Fork Leadership, former Operations Manager at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Former board member of Compass, the non-profit that operates the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools.
Degrees: BS, Geology; MLS, Education

Lisanne Rogers

Affiliation: Parent, Lindsay ‘17
Positions: Member
Committees: Development
Years Served: 2016 to present
Hometown: Old Snowmass, CO
Occupations: Attorney
Other Boards: Society for Performing Arts Houston, Neuhaus Education Center
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Pro bono legal work at Alpine Legal Services, chaired the Society for Performing Arts Luncheon, co-chaired with husband Jim the Society for Performing Arts Gala, co-chaired the Neuhaus Luncheon, member of Artistic committee for SPA, Fundraising leader for Presbyterian Middle School Outdoor Education Center
Degrees: Honors English BA from University of Western Ontario, JD from University of Victoria, Masters of Law from Fordham University, Member of the Bar in NY

Robin Rymer ’60
Affiliation: Alumnus 
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Occupations: Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Private Practice, Corneal Disease and Refractive Surgery, 1980- present.
Other Boards: Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Alumni Board CRMS
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: United States Navy, General Medical Officer, Treasure Island / USS Coral Sea, 1970-1972
University of Wisconsin Ophthalmology Residency, 1972-1975, Madison, Wisconsin
Degrees: University of Colorado undergraduate: BA, Math, English and Chemistry
University of Colorado Medical School, Graduated 1968 with MD

Jane Sullivan
Affiliation: Parent, Thomas '17
Positions: Member
Committees: TBD
Years Served: Beginning new term in 2017
Hometown: Park City, UT
Other Board Memberships: Unshackled (parent company of Flourish, a bakery which trains and employs those coming out of incarceration), former Vestry member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Degrees: BA, History, UNC Chapel Hill

Virginia E. Touhey ’74
Affiliation: Alumnus 
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Occupation: NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Other Board Memberships: CAPTAIN Advisory Council, To Love A Child board member
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: passion for integrity preservation of CRMS
Degrees: AAS, Agronomy

Ravi Venkateswaran ’69
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Vice President; Chair, Marketing Committee
Committees: Marketing, Finance
Years Served: 2014 to present
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Consultant, Co-Founder - start-up oil company
Other Board Memberships: Director, Triumph Oil and Gas Operating Company, Houston, TX
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Energy, oil and gas international joint ventures, new business development - particularly India and West Africa
Degrees: BA, Geology, MS, Geology, MBA

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Home About People Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Johann Aberger
Affiliation: Friend
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Marketing 
Years Served: Began term in 2016
Hometown: Pennington, NJ, but I’ve been in the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years - so I call it home.
Occupation: Associate Professor, Outdoor Education and Sustainability Studies, Coordinator of Outdoor Education Program, Colorado Mountain College, Roaring Fork Campus.
Other Board Memberships: Formerly the Association of Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Region.
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: 10 years working as a leadership coach and group facilitator. Crossfit, which is apparently a required job skill working with Jeff Leahy.
Degrees: M.A. in Social Justice from Prescott College; B.S. in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire

Ralph Beck '73
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Member
Committees: Finance, Board Governance
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Occupation: Consulting
Other Board Memberships: Mikva Challenge
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: change management; strategic planning, process design, training design & implementation, mediation & conflict resolution
Degrees: B.A. Beloit College (Government & English); M.B.A. Washington University – St. Louis

Elizabeth Bohanon (Libby)
Affiliation: Parent, Angus '07, Kelsey '11
Positions: Chair, Buildings & Grounds Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2008 to present
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO
Occupation: Attorney
Other Board Memberships: Park East Homeowners’ Association
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Environmental Law
Degrees: BA, Art History; JD

Eric Calhoun
Affiliation: Parent, Beda '06
Positions: Admission Liaison
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2003 to present
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Occupation: Real Estate Investment
Other Board Memberships: Center for Creative Leadership, Agawam Summer Camp, Green River Preserve Summer Camp, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Land trusts
Degrees: BA, Geography; BA, Radio/Television and Motion Pictures; MLA (Masters in Landscape Architecture)

Chelsea Congdon Brundige
Affiliation: Parent, Tashi '16
Positions: President
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Development
Years Served: 2013 to present
Hometown: Old Snowmass, CO
Occupation: Water Resource Consultant, Documentary Film Producer
Other Board Membership: Western Resource Advocates, Snowmass-Capitol Creek Caucus
Other Relevant Expertise: Former Board Chair, COMPASS (Aspen Community School, Carbondale Community School)
Degrees: BA, Natural Resource Economics (Yale University) ; MA, Energy and Resources (UC Berkeley)

Antony Cherin (Tony) '58
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee
Committees: Finance, CRMS Foundation
Years Served: 1996 to present
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: College Finance Professor (Retired)
Other Board Memberships: Colorado Rocky Mountain School Foundation, Credit Union
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Personal Financial Planner (CFP), Korean culture, military service (Navy)
Degrees: BA, Psychology; MBA Finance; PhD Finance

Jamie Emmer
Affiliation: Parent, Jackson ‘05
Positions: Secretary; Risk Management Liaison
Committees: Governance, Development
Years Served: 2012 to present
Hometown: Aspen, CO
Occupation: Retired Attorney
Other Board Memberships: Religious congregation, member of Board of Trustees (5 years); Treasurer (1 year)
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Estate & Gift taxes, estate planning & trust law
Degrees: BA, Psychology; MA, Educational Psychology; JD

Grace Engbring
Affiliation: Parent, Scout '16
Positions: Member
Committees: Development
Number of Years: 2016 - present
Hometown: Telluride, CO
Other Board Memberships: Telluride Mountain School
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Founder, Telluride Montessori School (now Montessori at Mountain School)

Mike Flax ‘63
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Member
Committees: Governance
Years Served: 2016 to present
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Occupations: MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other Boards: Vice Chair/Chair of New Mexico Section District VIII of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Previous Clinical Associate Professor University New Mexico Medical School, Department OB/GYN
Degrees: BA University of Colorado, MD Dalhousie University School of Medicine ‘75

Steve Kaufman
Affiliation: Friend
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2013 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: CEO EdTech Consulting, LLC and Future Force, LLC
Other Board Memberships: Calaway Opportunity Project
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: software design, technology, middle school through community college educator
Degree: BA, Biology

Suzi McKinley '96
Affiliation: Alumna
Positions: Member
Committees: Governance, Buildings & Grounds
Number of Years: Beginning new term in 2017
Hometown: Works in Palo Alto, CA, Lives in Durango, CO
Occupation: Program Manager, Leadership Development at Palantir Technologies
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: 2 years, English Teacher at a New England prep school; 10 years, USMC Officer (Communications: built voice, video, data networks in forward deployed environments), 3 combat deployments
Degrees: BA English Literature, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Margaret Miller (Mags) ’90
Affiliation: Alumna, Assistant Director of Admissions, Dorm Parent, Trip Leader 1994-96
Positions: Member
Committees: Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 1993-2003, 2006-2009, 2014 to present
Hometown: Washington, DC
Occupation: Film/TV Producer/Director
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise:
Degrees: BA: Comparative Religion, MA: Film and TV

Virginia Newton
Affiliation: Parent, Landon '06, Frederick '10, William '17
Positions: Member
Committees: Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 2014 to present
Hometown: Snowmass, CO
Occupation: Director, High Plains Bank
Other Board Memberships: Current - Aspen Chapel, Aspen Women's Golf Association
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Campaign Director, I Believe Campaign for the Aspen Community School, Former Director of Kid's First, City of Aspen; Former Executive Director of Roaring Fork Leadership, former Operations Manager at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Former board member of Compass, the non-profit that operates the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools.
Degrees: BS, Geology; MLS, Education

Lisanne Rogers

Affiliation: Parent, Lindsay ‘17
Positions: Member
Committees: Development
Years Served: 2016 to present
Hometown: Old Snowmass, CO
Occupations: Attorney
Other Boards: Society for Performing Arts Houston, Neuhaus Education Center
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Pro bono legal work at Alpine Legal Services, chaired the Society for Performing Arts Luncheon, co-chaired with husband Jim the Society for Performing Arts Gala, co-chaired the Neuhaus Luncheon, member of Artistic committee for SPA, Fundraising leader for Presbyterian Middle School Outdoor Education Center
Degrees: Honors English BA from University of Western Ontario, JD from University of Victoria, Masters of Law from Fordham University, Member of the Bar in NY

Robin Rymer ’60
Affiliation: Alumnus 
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Occupations: Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Private Practice, Corneal Disease and Refractive Surgery, 1980- present.
Other Boards: Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Alumni Board CRMS
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: United States Navy, General Medical Officer, Treasure Island / USS Coral Sea, 1970-1972
University of Wisconsin Ophthalmology Residency, 1972-1975, Madison, Wisconsin
Degrees: University of Colorado undergraduate: BA, Math, English and Chemistry
University of Colorado Medical School, Graduated 1968 with MD

Jane Sullivan
Affiliation: Parent, Thomas '17
Positions: Member
Committees: TBD
Years Served: Beginning new term in 2017
Hometown: Park City, UT
Other Board Memberships: Unshackled (parent company of Flourish, a bakery which trains and employs those coming out of incarceration), former Vestry member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Degrees: BA, History, UNC Chapel Hill

Virginia E. Touhey ’74
Affiliation: Alumnus 
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Years Served: 2015 to present
Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Occupation: NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Other Board Memberships: CAPTAIN Advisory Council, To Love A Child board member
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: passion for integrity preservation of CRMS
Degrees: AAS, Agronomy

Ravi Venkateswaran ’69
Affiliation: Alumnus
Positions: Vice President; Chair, Marketing Committee
Committees: Marketing, Finance
Years Served: 2014 to present
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Consultant, Co-Founder - start-up oil company
Other Board Memberships: Director, Triumph Oil and Gas Operating Company, Houston, TX
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Energy, oil and gas international joint ventures, new business development - particularly India and West Africa
Degrees: BA, Geology, MS, Geology, MBA
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