OUR BOARD

Nancy Genova

Board Chair

Former Vice President and Dean, Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork and Rifle campuses, and former Executive Vice President, Colorado Mountain College

More than three decades of experience in higher education, building student-centered education, new facilities, and creation and development of a college-wide sustainability program for Colorado Mountain College.

Awards and Recognition

  • Sustainability Leadership, Colorado Mountain College, for development of the CMC Sustainability Program
  • Recognition by Gov. John Hickenlooper for long-term contribution and leadership at Colorado Mountain College
  • Ed.S., College Student Personnel Administration, University of Northern Colorado
  • BS, Behavioral Science and Psychology, Colorado State University at Pueblo

NANCY GENOVA
Board Chair

Ralph J. Trapani

Vice-Chair

Senior Program Director, Parsons

Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado since 1978

More than three decades of experience managing complex and environmentally sensitive civil engineering and transportation projects, including I-70 over Vail Pass and through Glenwood Canyon.

Awards:

  • 1993 Jane Silverstein Ries Award, Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1998 General Palmer Award, American Consulting Engineers of Colorado
  • 1999 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 1999 Transit Supporter of the Year, Roaring Fork Transit Agency, Aspen
  • BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

RALPH J. TRAPANI
Vice-Chair

Michael J. Kinsley

Member

Former Senior Consultant, Rocky Mountain Institute

Former Pitkin County Commissioner

Three decades of experience in local sustainability, economic development, college climate initiatives, natural capitalism, collaborative and integrative decision-making, and solving growth-related problems.

Publications:

  • Framework for Community Sustainability, 2001
  • Grappling with Growth, Building a Strong Economy and Great Place to Live, 1999-2009
  • Critical Thinking for Sustainable Community Decision-Making, a Community Leadership Tool, 1998-2009
  • BS, Political Science, University of Houston

MICHAEL J. KINSLEY
Member

John McCarty

Member

John McCarty is a landscape architect with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Office of Renewable Energy Programs where he serves as the senior authority on visual resources and impact assessment. John is responsible for development of visual resource policies and procedures that integrate advanced technology, modern research methods and novel principles for visual simulations, resource characterization, and impact analyses. He coordinates with other BOEM resource subject matter experts and advises BOEM leadership on proposed statutory, regulatory, and other policy provisions relating to offshore renewable energy and its effects on visual resources, scenic landscapes and seascapes, cultural resources and historic properties, recreation and tourism, socio-economics, environmental justice, and other related matters.

John joined BOEM in 2020, after 13 years with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) serving as the BLM’s Chief Landscape Architect and National Lead for the Visual Resource Management Program and the BLM’s Back Country Byway Program. Prior to the BLM, John was a practicing landscape architect in the public and private sector within Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, including the Colorado Department of Transportation.

JOHN MCCARTY
Member

Steve Novy

Member

Architect, Building Scientist and Team Leader, GreenLine Architects, Carbondale

Former architect and planner, Nihon Sekkei (Japan Architecture), Nagano, Japan

Two decades of experience in forward-thinking building design and working out elegant solutions to tricky design problems.

BS Environmental Design, emphasis in Historic Preservation, University of Colorado Boulder

STEVE NOVY
Member

Kenneth R. Olson

Member

Principal, Founder and Director of SoL Energy, LLC, Carbondale

Former President and Executive Director of Solar Energy International (SEI)

Former Vocational Industrial Trainer and Educator, solar and renewable energy, Colorado Mountain College

More than three decades of experience in solar and renewable energy installation, governmental consulting, and training of installers in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

BS, Building Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS, Environmental Planning in Solar Technology, Arizona State University

KENNETH R. OLSON
Member

Laurie Stone

Member

Senior Writer and Editor, Rocky Mountain Institute

Former International Program Manager, Solar Energy International (SEI)

More than two decades of experience in renewable energy technologies, including rural electrification projects in Latin America using renewable energy

BA, Mathematics, Colorado College

MS, Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

LAURIE STONE
Member