It takes a lot of help and guidance to maintain Shadowcliff’s beautiful facilities, plan for the future, and oversee the activities of more than 1500 guests and volunteers each season.
Each one of our directors volunteers their time to drive our mission forward and help to steer our course. Many of them have been personally involved with Shadowcliff for years. Meet our Board of Directors here.
From a year round staff member of one to a robust group of caring, dedicated seasonal employees, our paid staff lives the mission of Shadowcliff as they work to ensure each visitor is cared for. Meet our staff here.
Bill is the CEO/President of Lakemary Center. He is also Appointed Chair of the Kansas Autism Task Force and President and Governmental Affairs Chair of InterHab, the state association for agencies serving developmental disabilities. He is a life-long nature-enthusiast and Kansas Citian, and he has recently completed his term as Board Chair for Kansas City based Bridging the Gap. Bill chairs the Shadowcliff board services committee.
Brian is an engineer specializing in water issues and lives in Denver, Colorado. As another relative newcomer to the Shadowcliff Board, Brian brings a wealth of information to Shadowcliff regarding water issues, an important topic for Shadowcliff workshops and an integral part of the Shadowcliff history. Brian is a former staff member. He and his wife Kara (also a former Shadowcliff staff member) were married at Shadowcliff.
Michael Dorosch is a retired small business owner who spends a lot of time volunteering. Since 2004, he has been Director of the annual HIV Retreat at Shadowcliff, started over 20 years ago by the founders of Shadowcliff. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of Treatment Educat10n Network (TEN). Its programs include the HIV Retreat, monthly Community Educat10nal Forums, and so much more. He also serves on the Colorado State ADAP Advisory Committee and the University of Colorado ACTG CAB. Nationally, he is involved in the Drug Development Committee of ATAC and the Global Community Advisory Board of the ACTG. He enjoys camping and skiing, and spending time with his best friend Skylab “Sky”.
Info about Deb, one of our new board members, coming soon!
Info about Doug, one of our new board members, coming soon!
Bob is a retired co-director for Shadowcliff. He continues to develop and inspire Shadowcliff programming with his wisdom and wit. As a former director, Bob is an invaluable resource to the Board about all things related to Shadowcliff and more. Bob is also very active in creating partnerships for Shadowcliff, and probably planning a future Shadowcliff workshop as you read this.
Allison is a young sustainability professional based out of Denver, Colorado. Graduating from Colorado State University in 2015 with a BS in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, she brings to Shadowcliff her passion for helping people connect with nature. Her aunt, Joni Teter, is a former Shadowcliff board member and inspired Allison to follow in her footsteps.
Matt’s a Vice President with Weber Shandwick, a global public relations and outreach agency. In his nearly 20 year career Matt’s advised clients such as FEMA and Harley Davidson, lead policy efforts around grassland conservation and trans-Arctic shipping, and written speeches for former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter. But Matt’s most at home when outdoors, enjoying the mountains or the prairie with his family.
As a former co-director, Judith brings a wealth of Shadowcliff history and expertise to the Board and staff. She has played a key role in developing Shadowcliff’s food philosophy and Compassionate Kitchen, and continues to provide guidance in many Shadowcliff operational issues.
Jay Liebenguth is a business journalist focused on gaining insights from talking with business leaders and sharing their stories with his audience. He produces and hosts two radio shows each week to introduce you to some of the rising stars in the business community and to expose you to new and proven concepts from people who have “been there, done that.” His format provides visibility, credibility, and direct “why to buy” publicity for his guests. He interviews over 250 people per year, most in a live, unedited setting. Jay has been an active member of Shadowcliff’s marketing committee since 2012.
Hillary joins the Shadowcliff family as Executive Director with more than 15 years professional experience as a sustainability innovator and thought leader. Her experience spans across the business, non-profit, and government sectors, and includes countless hours served on committees and boards for causes, organizations, and movements that speak to her heart. Thriving on innovative sustainability system design, creative partnerships, and helping to develop key institutions, Hillary is excited to work with the on-site management team, board, and the rest of the Shadowcliff community to see this amazing Colorado landmark well into the future.
Carl has a long standing relationship with Shadowcliff. From his first trip to Shadowcliff as a guest in the late 80’s to his various roles on the Board of Directors to serving as Executive Director for seasons 2013 and 2014, Carl has returned to our staff as the General Manager and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Carl received a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a certificate in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Oregon in Portland. Carl is and has been a lawyer, arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, author, photographer, high school distance running coach, musician, and life long runner. But don’t talk to Carl about any of this; when you’re onsite this summer ask him about his wonderful growing family–Barb, Neil, Lyndsay, Henrik, Brian, Claire, Eddie and June.
Kelly has been working with Shadowcliff since 2009, first as rotating staff and then as part of the marketing committee. This year she stayed on with us after the season ended to serve as the UCRWG Support Coordinator, a vital role in carrying out a grant funded project to help create a watershed group in Grand County. Kelly also helps with Shadowcliff’s online presence and design needs; just about every image or logo you see has been made by Kelly. A recent graduate of Kansas State University’s MFA program with a degree in Drawing, Kelly will stay on with Shadowcliff’s Marketing Committee when her time as UCRWG Support Coordinator has ended.