Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

The Eagle Valley Land Trust is currently governed by a diverse 16-member Board of Directors.  Board members come from all points on the political spectrum and from a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

  • Dr. Tom Steinberg, President Emeritus

    Tom moved to Vail in 1965 and was the first physician in town. He has been a leader in public health for our community, and was a former multi-term Town of Vail Council member. Tom has been active in open space and water quality for the last 45 years.

  • Tom Edwards, Board Emeritus

    Tom has lived in Gypsum since 1995. He is a member of the Gypsum Town Council and has served on the United Way Board of Directors, the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Gypsum Recreation Committee.  Tom currently serves on the Eagle County Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC), the Eagle County Economic Council, the Gypsum Daze Committee (where he is responsible for the annual 5K run and walk) and continues to serve as a Community Guest Services (CGS) volunteer which he has done for 16 years.

  • Dan Godec, Board Emeritus

    Dan Godec joined the board in 2006. Dan moved to the Vail area in 1989. He has held numerous positions in banking and is a past president of the Colorado Bankers Association. Dan currently is President of GreenStar Financial Services. In addition to his service to EVLT, he is an active board member in several other Vail Valley nonprofit organizations, including Bravo! Vail, and Berry Creek Metropolitan District.
    Dan is passionate about the great outdoors and protecting the quality of life in Eagle County. Dan and his wife, Sue, live in Singletree and have raised four children in the valley.

  • Adriana Sulak Bombard, PhD, President

    Andie is an academic researcher working on a large-scale US Forest Service project with the University of California, Berkeley called the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project. The focus of her work as a student was ranch land conservation, and she completed a M.S. in Range Management (2002) and a Ph.D (2007). Andie’s research focused on tools to keep ranchers ranching and thereby protecting the wide array of associated ranch land environmental services and values. After several years of volunteering for the Land Trust, Andie has been an active board member since March 2012, served as Secretary in 2013 and currently serves as President. She brings a wealth of conservation and land management knowledge to our organization and assists with our annual monitoring program as a member of EVLT’s Protection Committee. Andie lives in Singletree with her husband, Dave and daughter, Collins.

  • Dr. Steve Conlin

    Steve Conlin grew up in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Boulder High School, he attended the University of Montana, studying Geology and Anthropology. Since graduating from Colorado State University with a graduate degree in veterinary medicine, he has practiced both small and large animal medicine in several locations on the western slope. Steve currently works part time at Castle Peak Vet Service in Eagle. The rest of his time is spent managing a 3,000 acre ranch in Sweetwater and a 20,000 acre plantation in Florida.

  • T.J. Voboril, Vice President

    T.J. Voboril is a founding partner of local law firm Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril, LLC. Whether as an advocate in civil litigation and appeals or as a mediator, T.J. Voboril is in the business of resolving disputes. Celebrated as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star for business litigation, T.J. fiercely but compassionately represents people, organizations, and businesses in a wide variety of civil conflicts. T.J. is a doting father to his daughter Violet and best friends with his wife Lauren. He is obsessed with skiing, loves riding his mountain bike, and valiantly tries not to catch himself while fly fishing on the local rivers. When not spending time with his family, practicing law, or recreating, Voboril engages in philanthropic endeavors through the Edwards Rotary Club and devotes pro bono time to legal and mediation work with Northwest Colorado Legal Services and the Eagle County Small Claims Court. T.J. joined the EVLT Board in 2014.

  • Larry Agneberg

    Larry has lived and worked in the Vail Valley since 1974 and is an active member of the community. He has worked as an Associate Broker with Prudential Colorado Properties Real Estate since 1983. Larry is a past-President of the Vail Board of Realtors, and was awarded “Realtor of the Year” by the Vail Board of Realtors. He served as president of the Vail Rotary Club and remains active in several other community organizations. Married to Sandi (Robertson) Agneberg, they each have two adult children from previous marriages. Larry’s hobbies include skiing, golf, yoga, reading and travel.

  • Stan Cope

    Stan has amassed 35 years of knowledge about managing the tremendous occupancy demands and fluctuations of seasonal resort properties. He knows that summer and winter require different approaches and cannot be marketed or managed in the same fashion. Stan’s forte lies in guiding resorts in defining uncommon niches, and in managing them through fruition into reputable properties with longevity and returning guests. He has led the redevelopment of the struggling Vail Mountain lodge and Spa to financial success. He is currently assisting the Sixth Street Station development in Crested Butte through the planning and the entitlement process. Stan is also advising the new Solaris Project in Vail through pre-development and development stages in preparation for a smooth opening in 2010. Stan takes pride in placing the right people in the right roles to create the ultimate resort product: personal guest service.

  • Kip Gates

    Kip Gates is a fifth generation cattle rancher, who was born and raised on the ranch he calls home. In 2007, Kip placed a conservation easement on his 740-acre ranch which was homesteaded in 1893 by his forefathers.

  • Hatsie Hinmon

    Hatsie’s passion for conservation began as a child in New England, where her family was active in land conservation. She moved to the Vail Valley in 1974. She holds a masters degree in education and was a teacher with Eagle County Schools for many years. Today, she is the Secretary of the Lake Creek Metro District, and a proponent of the Lake Creek valley as a core member of the “Heart of the Valley” campaign. She is an avid painter and is a member of the Vail Valley Art Guild. Hatsie enjoys all the mountains have to offer with her family and friends.

  • Robert Holmes

    Bob is a partner in the Denver office of Bryan Cave HRO LLP, where his practice emphasizes commercial real estate law. He has represented purchasers, owners and developers of real property in all aspects of the ownership and use of real estate for over thirty years. This includes residential, multi-family, commercial, retail and office development. Bob has also established covenant controlled communities for residential, commercial, multi-use, and resort properties.  He also represents a number of financial institutions in connection with real estate lending, restructuring loans and enforcement of lenders rights including Assurity Life Insurance Company, Citibank, Citicorp North America, Inc., CoBiz Bank, Commerce Bank, Compass Bank, Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, MidFirst Bank, US Bank, Vectra Bank and Wells Fargo.  Bob joined the board in 2012 and will lend his legal expertise to current projects under consideration by Eagle Valley Land Trust and also serves on the advisory council of the Vail Symposium and the board of CLE of Colorado.

  • Susan Johnson

    Susan grew up in Pennsylvania with a love of all things outdoors. Seeking adventure and mountains bigger than molehills, she headed west to the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a B.A. in Biology. Susan began her ski industry career over 30 years ago as ski instructor while still in high school. She is the former Director of Resort Finance for Vail Resorts. In her spare time, Susan loves to ski, hike, bike and camp, and enjoys sailing, paddling and any activity that gets her on the water. She also volunteers for the Vail Valley Foundation and Dillon Yacht Club. She lives with her husband, Greg, in Wildridge.

  • Hope Anderson Kapsner

    Hope Anderson Kapsner was born and raised at Anderson Camps, where Sweetwater Creek flows into the Colorado River. She was one of six members of Vail Mountain School’s class of 1982. Hope studied history at Colorado College, graduating with a BA in 1986. After college she moved to Telluride, Colorado where she lived for fifteen years. In 1993, she and her best friend opened one of Telluride’s first gourmet restaurants, 221 South Oak. Candice Bergen once told Hope that 221 was the favorite restaurant of her late husband, the French film director Louis Malle. In 2002 Hope moved back to Sweetwater with her husband, Matt, and her two sons, Bryce and Quinlan, where they manage her family ranch.

  • Andrew Larson, Treasurer

    Andrew provides financial leadership to small and medium-sized organizations. He is a Director with the firm CFO Systems | CFO Capital – a dynamic team of Accounting, Finance, Capital, and H.R. professionals – which serves all types of organizations in a “Fractional” capacity. When not helping his clients achieve their goals, Andy spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors with his wife Lindsey and dog Atlas. You can regularly find him in the backcountry on skis, on a mountain bike, on the river, or on a mountain top. As you can imagine, Andy is passionate about many causes associated with protecting, conserving, and responsibly using our magnificent planet. Larson is also a founding member of the Eagle County Advisory Board of Junior Achievement (educating students on personal finance), volunteers time with the Finance Committee of the Eagle-Vail Metro District Board (government), and is a member of the Edwards Rotary Club (philanthropic). Andy grew up primarily in Nebraska before moving home to the High Rockies. He holds a B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in both Finance and Accounting and then went on to earn an M.B.A. from Creighton University with a concentration in Finance while cutting his teeth at the Big 4 accounting firm KPMG, LLP. After managing numerous audits of for-profit, non-profit, governmental, and Fortune 500 organizations for nearly 10 years, he now shares best practices with organizations seeking to get to the next level.

  • Tina Nielsen, Secretary

    Born and raised in Boulder, Tina has an MS in natural resource economics. Serving on the City of Boulder Open Space Board of Trustees ignited a passion for land conservation and eventually led to a career in open space management with Boulder County, where Tina has worked as a planner and project coordinator for 18 years. Tina also serves on the Board of the Colorado Open Space Alliance. Tina’s Vail connections go back 22 years when she met her husband, Andy Littman. Their son now attends high school at Vail Mountain School and competes as a Nordic ski racer.

  • David Smith

    David was a founding partner of the leading firm specializing in multi-family affordable housing tax exempt finance nationwide for more than 25 years, retiring from the successor firm as President and CEO in 2006. He serves on the boards of EVLT and The Nature Conservancy-Colorado Chapter (Chair), and formerly served on the Colorado Water Trust board (Treasurer). David and his wife, Jody, have had a home in Eagle County since 1979, where they hike, snowshoe, ski, and fly fish, often joined by their two daughters. He is a graduate of Colorado College (B.A. Mathematics) and Harvard University (M.B.A.).

  • Bob Warner

    Bob has lived in the Valley since 1968. He has been active in real estate, development and construction. He is President of Warner Developments, Inc and Past President of the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District. He has served on numerous charitable and government boards. Bob wants to protect the quality of life in the Valley through land conservation. He and his wife Jill live in Arrowhead.

Staff

  • Nancy Glass, Office Manager

    Nancy’s enthusiasm for wildlife and wild areas began in Ohio, where she grew up on the edge of a forested ravine.  Her varied experience began while working in an administrative capacity in the corporate world (primarily investment banking and commercial real estate) and then finally as a paralegal in a corporate office and legal secretary in a large law firm.  At this point, she returned to school and ultimately earned an M.S. in biology from the University of West Florida which enabled her to work on several endangered species and conservation projects as well as teach biology classes at a community college.  Nancy is an avid outdoorswoman and has been lucky enough to have logged over 90,000 miles since 2008 with her Airstream as far east as Newfoundland, as far north and west as Alaska, and as far south as Key West.  These travels have solidified her passion for the conservation of wild places and she is very excited to join the EVLT Team.  After years of visiting family in the Vail Valley, she is looking forward to exploring all the Vail Valley has to offer.

  • Jessica Foulis, Stewardship and Outreach Manager

    Jessica comes to EVLT from her most recent position as the area Blue Trail Coordinator for American Rivers and has been a conservation professional for 10 years working also at Walking Mountains in their Graduate Fellowship Program and as a Natural Science Educator. She also has professional trail crew training and was also lead horticulturist for Red Sky Ranch Golf Course. She is currently finishing her Masters in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU and has a BS in Wildlife Sciences. When Jessica was considering the position she wrote “I am excited for an opportunity to support the work of such a valuable organization in Eagle County. As Eagle County plans for the future, it is very important to have organizations protecting our natural resources and way of life.” She will oversee our annual monitoring and stewardship efforts, and  will also coordinate several community hikes, help with events and tend our Future Conservationists Program in collaboration with our partner organizations. We are thrilled to have her expertise and excited to have her as part of our great team.

  • Jim Daus, Executive Director

    Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and an MBA in real estate development and finance from the University of Colorado. After working in commercial real estate brokerage and development for 13 years, he decided his true passion was in protecting and preserving land and began working for BCPOS in 2006. During his 8 1/2 years at Boulder County Parks and Open Space he protected over 3,500 acres of land and received numerous awards for his achievements including a 2012 “recognition for teamwork, personal commitment, dedication, and performance.” Jim and his wife, Larissa, have been visitors to the Valley for many years and are excited to now call Eagle County home.