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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

Dr. Charlie Babbs
Affiliation: Alumnus, CRMS Summer Program '62
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Number of Years: Began term in 2016
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
Occupation: Scientist and college teacher (Biomedical Engineering)
Other Board Memberships:
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Former medical school professor (35 years), former youth and high school soccer coach (18 years, both boys and girls teams), former team coach for Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving competition (4 years)
Degrees: BS (psychology), MD, MS (anatomy), PhD (pharmacology)

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)

Ruth Carver
Affiliation: Parent, Linnea '10
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Development
Years Served: 2011 to present
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Occupation: Property Manager / Homemaker
Other Memberships: U Iowa Center for Macular Degeneration Advisory Board, Church Trustee
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Four children attended private boarding schools
Degrees: BA U Iowa

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

Sheila Draper (Sherri)
Affiliation: Parent, Dylan '04, Eden '06
Positions: Co-Chair, Development Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 2005 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Other Board Memberships: Aspen Thrift Shop
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Aspen Country Day School Board, Pine Peace School Board, Director of Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Special Events Director of Aspen Chamber of Commerce
Degree: BS, Journalism

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)

Lee Ann Eustis
Affiliation: Former Faculty
Positions: Chair, Governance Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Governance
Years Served: 2003 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: Teacher (Retired)
Other Board Memberships: Aspen Valley Land Trust
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Board, Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation Board, League of Women Voters Chapter Founder
Degrees: BA, English

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

Michael McCoy
Affiliation: Parent, Lauren '04, Emily '08
Positions: Member
Committees: Finance, Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2005 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: Real Estate COO and Commercial Property Manager
Other Board Memberships:
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Horticulture, business management, prior board experience
Degrees: BS, Horticulture and Agronomy

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

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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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

Dr. Charlie Babbs
Affiliation: Alumnus, CRMS Summer Program '62
Positions: Member
Committees: Marketing
Number of Years: Began term in 2016
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
Occupation: Scientist and college teacher (Biomedical Engineering)
Other Board Memberships:
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Former medical school professor (35 years), former youth and high school soccer coach (18 years, both boys and girls teams), former team coach for Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving competition (4 years)
Degrees: BS (psychology), MD, MS (anatomy), PhD (pharmacology)

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)

Ruth Carver
Affiliation: Parent, Linnea '10
Positions: Member
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Development
Years Served: 2011 to present
Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Occupation: Property Manager / Homemaker
Other Memberships: U Iowa Center for Macular Degeneration Advisory Board, Church Trustee
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Four children attended private boarding schools
Degrees: BA U Iowa

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

Sheila Draper (Sherri)
Affiliation: Parent, Dylan '04, Eden '06
Positions: Co-Chair, Development Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Board Governance, Development
Years Served: 2005 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Other Board Memberships: Aspen Thrift Shop
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Aspen Country Day School Board, Pine Peace School Board, Director of Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Special Events Director of Aspen Chamber of Commerce
Degree: BS, Journalism

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)

Lee Ann Eustis
Affiliation: Former Faculty
Positions: Chair, Governance Committee
Committees: Buildings & Grounds, Governance
Years Served: 2003 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: Teacher (Retired)
Other Board Memberships: Aspen Valley Land Trust
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Board, Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation Board, League of Women Voters Chapter Founder
Degrees: BA, English

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

Michael McCoy
Affiliation: Parent, Lauren '04, Emily '08
Positions: Member
Committees: Finance, Buildings & Grounds
Years Served: 2005 to present
Hometown: Carbondale, CO
Occupation: Real Estate COO and Commercial Property Manager
Other Board Memberships:
Other Relevant Experience/Expertise: Horticulture, business management, prior board experience
Degrees: BS, Horticulture and Agronomy

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

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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