FOLBR - Friends Of the Lower Blue River

About FOLBR

Friends Of The Lower Blue River

Sher Steuben

Sher Steuben is a life-long resident of Colorado having lived in Grand County most of her life. She was raised near the town of Grand Lake, after marrying her husband Gary they settled in Kremmling where they raised their two sons.

Sher recently retired from Blue Valley Ranch after having worked there for 25 years to enjoy being a Grandmother. Through her years at Blue Valley Ranch she learned the importance of balance between resource integration for conservation, wildlife; land stewardship, and agricultural production, and believes in leaving things better for the next generation. Sher believes in working together in a cooperative atmosphere to bring about positive changes, people from all backgrounds and ideas can come together for the greater good of all.

Board Members

John Longhill - President

John Longhill - President

John’s unique contribution to the Friends of the Lower Blue River as a Board Director is founded in his educational background in environmental fields such as Oceanography and Landscape Architecture. His studies have helped him to understand the integration of plant ecology, range management, conservation, sustainability and use, in designing functional and beautiful environments. His experience in construction management, landscape design, animal care and management, add up to a wealth of knowledge that he can put to use when serving the landowners of the Middle Park Conservation District.

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Jonathan Knopf - Executive Director

Jonathan Knopf - Executive Director

Jonathan moved to Summit County full-time in 2013. But he’s been coming to the County since the 1970’s. After a 40-year career in broadcasting, he and his wife Susan have settled in Silverthorne. Jonathan is an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and snow skiing. He is committed to preserving the beauty and wonder of the Blue River Valley for future generations.

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Laura Fox - Treasurer

Laura Fox - Treasurer

Laura Fox came to Colorado in 1971 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where she majored in Geology. She fell in love with the mountains, and began camping and climbing throughout Colorado. After working as a geologist in Colorado and Montana, she pursued a second career in accounting. Laura worked as a CPA for 26 years for a small public accounting firm in Denver until her retirement. She and her husband Jack moved to Dillon in 2015. They are avid skiers in the winter, and hikers in the summer. Laura loves the outdoors and being active with the senior community in Summit County. And since retirement, she has time to read books! She spends time with her grandson whenever possible. She's excited to have the opportunity to be a board member of FOLBR.

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Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet

Sharon Sweet was hatched in Southgate, California, and was there for about 3.5 years, then moved to Wichita, KS, then Orlando, FL – stayed in each of those towns for about 5 yrs. Then in 1959, Sharon and her family moved to Denver for about 5 years, then Boulder. Her folks moved on, but Sharon stayed in Colorado.

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George Resseguie

George Resseguie

George and his wife Kathryn moved to Silverthorne in 2004 after George retired following his 32-year career as a Finance Executive at Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Today, they are fortunate their two daughters and their families also live in Colorado, one in Denver and one in Silverthorne.

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John Hillman

John Hillman

John D. Hillman, MD, is the President of ACRE (Acorn Creek Ranch Estates) Property Owners Association and has been a Board Member FOLBR since its beginning. John was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but moved to Denver in 1958 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder and then Medical School in Denver. After Med School, John did an internship at Cincinnati General Hospital; his Residency at University of Colorado, Denver; then, worked at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

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Sher Steuben

Sher Steuben

Sher Steuben is a life-long resident of Colorado having lived in Grand County most of her life. She was raised near the town of Grand Lake, after marrying her husband Gary they settled in Kremmling where they raised their two sons.

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Johnny LeCoq

Johnny LeCoq

John Le Coq is the founder and CEO of Fishpond, a Colorado-based fly fishing/outdoor recreation company that builds premium products and uses its profits and customers to support water, fish, and habitat conservation efforts. John is also the founding partner of Case Logic and has been an active advertising and commercial photographer for 35 years. John lives on a working ranch on the western slope of Colorado, where he works to shape the future of Fishpond and protect the habitat and species with whom we share this planet.

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Bob Girvin

Bob Girvin

Bob Girvin was born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, in 1936. After graduating high school from the Haverford School in 1953, he attended Amherst College. He then manufactured military aircraft landing gear in Chicago from 1961-1972. After moving to Breckenridge in 1972, Bob developed the Beaver Run Resort and was a board member for the resort from 1984-2015.

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Jim Donlon

Jim Donlon

Jim Donlon and his family have enjoyed the full opportunities of the Lower Blue River valley for 22 years while owning and managing Pass Creek Ranch. Initially the Ranch was ‘part-time’, while Jim worked as a financial executive in the automotive industry in Michigan. In 2012 Jim and his wife Sandra moved to Summit County to enjoy the opportunities on a ‘full-time’ basis.

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Elissa Slezak

Elissa Slezak

Elissa moved to Summit County in 2013 as a District Wildlife Manager (DWM) for CO Parks & Wildlife, (CPW, formerly Division of Wildlife/DOW), after spending several years as a DWM in Grand Junction, Parachute and Rifle. Elissa grew up in the front range foothills and visited Summit County often as a child, learning to ski at Keystone when she was four years old. Her father was an aquatic fisheries biologist for the DOW, and Elissa developed a passion and respect for wildlife and the outdoors at a very young age. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Colgate University, followed by a Master’s at Colorado State University, prior to working for CPW.

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Ashley Nettles

Ashley Nettles

Ashley Nettles was born and raised near Atlanta, GA before following in her brother’s footsteps and making the move to Colorado in 1995. She spent 8 years going back and forth between Colorado in the winter as a ski bum, and Arizona in the summer a raft guide in the Grand Canyon before deciding to stay put and finally hit the books. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCCS and her Master’s Degree from CSU, while beginning her career with the U.S. Forest Service.

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