Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Staff and Jobs

The WRV team and volunteers work on the basis of shared values: love of nature, healing, building community, education, empowerment, tangible results, and celebration. Staff are based out of offices in Longmont and Fort Collins, but function as a single, cohesive team in implementing our mission across Colorado and beyond.

Job Openings

We will soon be sharing information about our search for WRV’s next Executive Director. We appreciate our community’s assistance in spreading the word!

Internships

WRV works with interns from local universities throughout the season. These internships are informal and customized to meet the needs of current projects at WRV and the individual curriculum of each student.  Many students can gain field experience by participating as a crew member on our volunteer events and training in our volunteer leadership program held in March each season, Wildlands University. If you have questions about how to get involved or would like to target learning specific restoration or trail skills, please reach out to us at info@wrv.org or call 303-543-1411 ext 200 to speak with Annemarie about our programs.

If you are interested in an internship that goes beyond volunteering and volunteer leadership opportunities, please send an email to info@wrv.org with resume or summary of qualifications, your expected availability (hours/week and total weeks), and what you would like your internship to focus on.

Staff DIRECTORY

General Inquiries: info@wrv.org
Driving Directions: Longmont and Fort Collins offices

Phone: 303-543-1411 / 970-493-2075
Press 1 for questions about volunteering

Alphabetical by first name:

Administrative Staff
Jess Turner, Administrative Coordinator – 100, jess@wrv.org
Katherine Postelli, Executive Director – In Memoriam
Melinda Courtman, Finance & Administrative Assistant – 105, melinda@wrv.org
Sarah Egolf-Tarr, Development Director – 108, sarah@wrv.org
Vera Line, Director of Finance – 117, vera@wrv.org

Program Staff
Adam Fedyski, Project Coordinator – 110, adam@wrv.org
Amy Allen, Love the Land Coordinator – 104, amy@wrv.org
Anna DeGolier, Youth & Family Project Manager – 116, anna@wrv.org
Annemarie Fussell, Volunteer Community Coordinator – 200, annemarie@wrv.org
David Fulton-Beale, Program Coordinator – 106, david@wrv.org
Elle Bergly, Forests & Rivers Project Manager – 202, elle@wrv.org
Geoffrey May, Project Manager – 103, geoffrey@wrv.org
Kaleigh Keohane, Trails Project Coordinator – 204, kaleigh@wrv.org
Kevin Pierce, Bilingual Project Manager – 111, kevinp@wrv.org
Kevin Shuck, Acting Executive Director / Managing Director – 101, kevin@wrv.org
Morgan Crowley, Program Manager, Habitats & Invasive Weeds – 102, morgan@wrv.org
Nate Boschmann, Program Manager, Trails & Habitats – 203, nate@wrv.org


Administrative Staff

JESS TURNER – ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

she/her

303-543-1411 ext. 100, jess@wrv.org

Jess earned her degree in Natural Resources Management & Conservation Biology from Colorado State University and joined WRV as a volunteer after meeting a staffer at a university event. After mentoring in field leadership roles, she applied for a grant-writing internship in 2013, and basically never left. Jess has a decade of varied experience in collaborative projects and data management, from goshawk feathers for Artificial Intelligence bird identification, to Geographic Information System mapping and public safety jurisdictions. She enjoys lake walks with her dog, finding diverse sci-fi/fantasy stories, and obsessing over ways to bring her household closer to zero waste.
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KATHERINE POSTELLI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

she/her

In Memoriam

Katherine Postelli joined Wildlands Restoration Volunteers as Executive Director on August 1, 2018. Between 2006 and 2018, Katherine had led The Nature Conservancy’s community-based conservation work, first on Hawaii Island and then in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Her work involved bringing diverse partners together to implement shared solutions to conserve big game migration corridors, improve water quality, and enhance habitat for native birds, among other things. She holds a master’s degree in Botany from the University of Hawaii and previously worked with the U.S. Geological Survey in science communications. Katherine is raising two daughters who enjoy river sports, skiing, playing music, riding bikes, reading, and giving their mother a hard time.
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MELINDA COURTMAN – FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

she/her

303-543-1411 ext. 105, melinda@wrv.org

Melinda first came to WRV as a volunteer seed collector and just can’t seem to get enough. She proceeded to volunteer on many trail restoration projects and weed removals and felt that she had more to contribute. After being a full-time mother for 16 years and knowing that the home-front is under control, she is finally putting her Economics degree to work and is now working for WRV as a part-time Finance Assistant. In her spare time Melinda loves hiking, biking, skiing, snow showing, kayaking, and volunteering on WRV projects.
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SARAH EGOLF-TARR – DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

she/her

303-543-1411 ext. 108, sarah@wrv.org

Sarah Egolf-Tarr energizes members and foundations to support WRV’s work by writing annual appeals and grants, and by coordinating fund-raising events. Sarah is passionate about preserving and restoring wildlife and wildlands in the Rockies. She joined WRV’s team in 2011 after work at the Rocky Mountain Herbarium and Biodiversity Conservation Alliance in Wyoming. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s from Earlham College, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. When not at work, Sarah enjoys studying West African dance, playing board games with friends, and hiking.
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VERA LINE – DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

she/her

vera@wrv.org

Vera grew up in Germany and fell in love with nature on long camping/hiking trips with her family. After completing her Master’s in Psychology, she moved to the US and has been calling Colorado home since 2007. Vera is drawn to work that has a positive impact on her community, and she spent 15 years at Bridge House, a nonprofit organization in Boulder providing comprehensive services to adults experiencing homelessness, where she served as the Director of Finance for 12 years. Vera joined WRV in 2023 and is very excited to support WRV’s mission of healing the land and building community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dog, traveling, and “creating” in various ways (baking bread, sewing, etc).
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Program Staff

 

ADAM FEDYSKI – PROJECT COORDINATOR

he/him

303-543-1411 ext. 110, adam@wrv.org

Adam was born and raised in northern Illinois. He began leading restoration work as the esteemed Geography Club President at Southern Illinois University. After graduating college, he spent a season as an Environmental Education Intern at Great Smoky Mountains National Park that forever changed his life and career path. Drawn to mountains and outdoor work, he lived in four states for different seasonal jobs until he landed in Colorado in 2012. He has worked as a Volunteer Coordinator and Environmental Educator for several nonprofits since then and is excited to be supporting WRV since 2021. In his free time, Adam enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, playing and writing music, and any opportunity to play a game.
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AMY ALLEN – PROGRAM MANAGER, NATIVE SEEDS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

she/her

303-543-1411 ext. 104, amy@wrv.org

Amy wears many different hats at WRV. As a Program Manager, she oversees all of the local seed collection projects throughout the Front Range. Amy has many years of experience working in the natural resource field and as volunteer coordinator for various non-profit organizations and government agencies. While finishing her M.S. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Amy worked as a volunteer coordinator for the Get Outdoors Nevada program. It was there she decided to devote her career to working for organizations dedicated to empowering volunteers to help restore public lands. Outside of work, Amy spends her time rock climbing, mountain biking, and attempting to teach her dog Shadow not to hide bones in the cushions of the couch.
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ANNA DEGOLIER – YOUTH & FAMILY PROJECT MANAGER

she/her/ella

303-543-1411 ext. 116, anna@wrv.org

Anna grew up hiking with her family in Boulder, Colorado and loves nothing more than being outside. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies from Oberlin College in 2020. During her time there, she focused on the intersections between human rights and environmentalism and was involved in immigrant rights and indigenous solidarity organizations on and off-campus. During her third year, she participated in a study away program on the US/Mexico Border and was an intern at Las Milpitas Community Farm. This experience helped her discover her passion not only for working outdoors but for working in bilingual spaces. She moved back to Colorado and joined WRV in 2021 to pursue these passions. When she isn’t working, Anna loves hiking, watching hockey, Afro- Latin dance, and hanging out with her three pet snakes. 

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ANNEMARIE FUSSELL – VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (Fort Collins office)

she/her

970-493-2075 ext. 200, annemarie@wrv.org

Annemarie (Am) is excited to serve as the Community Relations Coordinator in the Ft Collins  office. Growing up in New Jersey camping in the Eastern woods with her parents, she truly fell in love with the outdoors and found her calling in life. After attaining a BS in Wildlife Biology from CSU and with a background in volunteer coordination, trail restoration and science/public policy education, Am is delighted to support our volunteers and restoration efforts. Before moving back to Fort Collins from Summit County, Colorado, she traveled through Patagonia, Western Europe and the Southern Rockies living on her bike for months at a time. Now she spends her time focusing on a sustainable lifestyle commuting by bike, volunteering and vegetable gardening.
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DAVID FULTON-BEALE – PROGRAM COORDINATOR

he/him

303-543-1411 ext. 106, david@wrv.org

Growing up in Boulder, David started volunteering with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers when he was 12, and became a crew leader and a member of the Youth Steering Committee when he was 16. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration from the University of Montana. After graduation, he returned to Boulder, and came back to WRV to continue pursuing his passion for restoration. In his spare time, you can find David hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, or in the kitchen trying a new recipe. 
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ELLE BERGLY – FORESTS & RIVERS PROJECT MANAGER (Fort Collins office)

she/her/ella

970-493-2075 ext. 202, elle@wrv.org

Elle manages the forest and river projects at WRV. Born and raised in Minnesota, her love for the outdoors began in the Boundary Waters Wilderness, where she spent a good portion of her youth. She received her degree from Colorado State University (CSU) in Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology. From there, she worked at an ecological restoration company where she deepened her appreciation for outdoor stewardship. She then moved into the nonprofit world as a Volunteer Coordinator before joining WRV in 2024. When she’s not ripping a chainsaw, you’ll most likely still find her outside – camping, backpacking, climbing, skiing, hiking the trails with her pups, or playing volleyball in the park.
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GEOFFREY MAY – PROJECT MANAGER

he/him

303-543-1411 ext. 103, geoffrey@wrv.org

Geoffrey began his relationship with WRV as a volunteer in 2013 and joined the staff in 2015. Previously he managed projects for a nation-wide firm specializing in power grid inspections where he spent many hours in a helicopter over New England and the east coast. In addition to managing trails and restoration projects, Geoffrey manages the Cook Program at WRV where he trains and coordinates volunteer cooks to help feed our crews in the field.
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KALEIGH KEOHANE – TRAILS PROJECT COORDINATOR

she/hers

303-543-1411 ext. 204, kaleigh@wrv.org

Kaleigh is excited to be a part of WRV as a trails project coordinator. She grew up in central Massachusetts and studied Natural Resource Conservation and Journalism at UMass Amherst. She realized she loved field work while interning with a graduate student studying backyard birds in western MA. Bird research led her to field positions in Montana, Virginia, and the greater Boston area. She pivoted to trail work in 2020 when she moved out to Flagstaff, AZ to join a conservation corps. Through AmeriCorps, she traveled the southwest completing front and backcountry trail projects, habitat recovery, and historic restoration. In 2022 she landed in Boulder to work with volunteers on trail projects throughout the city. Kaleigh loves working with volunteers and empowering people of all ages and abilities to find their strengths and to be a part of something greater. In her free time, you can find Kaleigh bird-watching, rock climbing, and reading adventure autobiographies.

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KEVIN PIERCE – BILINGUAL PROJECT MANAGER

he/him/él

303-543-1411 ext. 111, kevinp@wrv.org

Kevin joined WRV as a Project Coordinator focused on Youth and Family projects in 2021. He grew up in Boulder where he got his start in conservation and natural resource work as a youth conservation corps member in high school, and has been working in related fields ever since. His background includes work with municipal, county and non-profit youth corps programs, and leading a range of volunteer projects as an agency staff member. He also served for several years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay where he worked with community groups and non-profits in environmental education and youth development. He studied Ecology at the University of Colorado and has an MS in Conservation Leadership from Colorado State University where he studied collaborative conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. In his free time you can find Kevin at the park or on the trail with his dog, or at the fire station in the Big Thompson Canyon where he is a volunteer.

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KEVIN SHUCK – ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / MANAGING DIRECTOR

303-543-1411 ext. 101, kevin@wrv.org

Combining a background as a research biologist with extensive experience in non-profit senior management, Kevin has worked to ensure the programmatic and operational success of WRV as Director of Programs since 2017. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University and has led multiple non-profits through expansion periods with nationally significant results. In a previous position, he developed an indoor/outdoor “Nature & Music” series bringing together professional musicians, artists, naturalists, and land management agencies that was featured as a model for community engagement by the Kennedy Center and National Park Service in Washington, DC. He’s never met an Excel formula he doesn’t like, and he knows his way around a French horn. In his spare time you can find him pursuing his own restoration projects on his property in the Boulder foothills, backpacking, traveling, and getting his daily news fix in multiple languages.
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MORGAN CROWLEY – PROGRAM MANAGER, HABITATS & INVASIVE WEEDS

she/her

303-543-1411 ext. 102, morgan@wrv.org

Morgan joined WRV in 2014 following eight years as a volunteer. She has now stepped up to fill the position of Program Manager for both the Invasive Weeds Program and the southern unit of our Habitats Program. Combining on-the-ground leadership experience with WRV, several seasons with the City of Boulder in habitat restoration, a Master’s in Landscape Architecture, and a fiery passion for the mission and work of WRV, Morgan’s focus includes facilitating the growing Myrtle Spurge Coalition and coordinating with the agency partners. Morgan has been wandering the local hills for 18 years getting to know the plants, animals, and minerals therein and can often be found doing that or moongazing, baking, fortune telling, writing, crafting, or drinking coffee in a local cafe.
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NATE BOSCHMANN – PROGRAM MANAGER, TRAILS & HABITATS (Fort Collins office)

he/him

970-493-2075 ext. 203, nate@wrv.org

Nate oversees WRV’s Trails Program as well as the the Northern Colorado and Wyoming region of our Habitats Program. He spends his days recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating restoration projects, and trying to convince people that stacking large rocks is as much fun as he thinks it is. Nate’s first foray into the restoration world was his participation in a tall grass prairie restoration in his hometown in Kansas when he was 14. After completing a number of undergraduate degrees, some time overseas, and a few misguided attempts at profitable careers, he returned to his true place in the world of experiential education, ecology, and restoration. Since moving to Colorado, Nate’s been a ski bum, worked with at-risk youth, facilitated wilderness therapy, lead Youth Conservation Corps, and taken up studies at CSU in Rangeland Ecology and Restoration. He’s currently also serving on the Pawnee Byways Committee and on the board of the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed. A young family occupies much of Nate’s free time, but he still finds time to indulge his other interests including sustainable local food production, wilderness medicine, and zombie movies.
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