Board Members

Board group photo Sept 2015CPI’s 2015 Board and Staff at the Fall 2015 quarterly board meeting, Grand Lake.

Standing, left to right: Julie Johnson, Dave Lively (outgoing CPI board member), Linda Balough, Robin Theobald, Matt Goebel (outgoing CPI board member), Roxanne Eflin (now former Executive Director), Elizabeth Hallas, Bill Nelson, Bob Musgraves, Dominick Sekich, Drew Notestine, Rebecca Goodwin, Mike Coughlin and Alan Matlosz.  Kneeling, left to right: Megan Concannon (staff), Cindy Nasky (staff), Jennifer Orrigo Charles (staff) and Jim Kroll.  (Absent from photo:  Ann Mullins and Bentley Rayburn.)


Introducing CPI’s Board of Directors

2016 Board of Directors – Officers

Elizabeth Hallas, AIA – Chair (Golden) is a partner in the firm of Anderson Hallas Architects, PC. She specializes in preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings which has led her to work throughout the state on many award winning rehabilitation projects. She was a founding member and past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Preservation Technology (APT). An early believer that preserving our historic buildings is the first step towards a sustainable future, Ms. Hallas has presented on the topic of “sustainable preservation” at CPI’s Saving Places, USGBC’s GreenSchools, and Downtown Colorado Inc. conferences. Her technical preservation expertise combined with her experience with many municipalities throughout the state provides CPI with a natural leader.

Drew Notestine – Vice Chair, Front Range (Denver) is Managing Principal of Thomas and Tyler, where he has been actively involved with revitalization efforts in Greeley’s historic downtown core.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado.  He currently served on the board of the Greeley Downtown Development Authority, and is a past member and President of the Greeley Historic Preservation Commission.

Alan Matlosz – Treasurer (Denver) is Senior Vice President of the Municipal Finance Division at George K. Baum and Company.  He received a BA with majors in Economics and Interpersonal Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Regional Planning from Cornell University.  Mr. Matlosz  is committed to serving his community through public service.  He serves on the boards for the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and the Main Street Advisory Committee for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs; in addition to numerous other organizations.

Rebecca Goodwin – Chair Emeritus and Secretary, (La Junta) is a cultural historian specializing in the field of Material Culture.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Valuation Sciences from Regis University.  She specializes in providing collection cataloging, valuation and assessment services to private and corporate collections, and museums including projects for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the USS Constitution Museum, the Cousteau Society, the Peabody Essex Institute, Nantucket Historical Society and the Koshare Museum.  Ms. Goodwin has been a presenter on material culture and historic preservation at numerous state and national conferences and museum lecture series,  including: the Saving Places Conference, National Trust for Historic Conference, the International Conference of the American Society of Appraisers.  She is a past officer of the  Denver and Boston chapters of the American Society of Appraisers; past Chair of the Tri-County RSVP Advisory Council and the Otero County Preservation Board, and is the cultural/historical advisor to the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition.  Ms. Goodwin is the Preservation Officer for Otero County and serves on the La Junta Urban Renewal Authority.  She has served on the Board of Directors for Colorado Preservation, Inc. since January 2009.

2016 Board of Directors Members:

Linda Balough – (Fairplay) is the Executive Director of the South Park National Heritage Area, and Director of the Park County Office of Historic Preservation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Indiana University/Purdue.  Ms. Balough also serves on the Advisory Board of the Colorado Tourism Officer Heritage and AGritourism Commissioner, the Region 4 Governor’s Economic Development Committee, and the Committee for Sustainability for the Alliance of Heritage Areas.  In 2009 she was honored with History Colorado’s Stephen Hart Award for Exceptional Historic Preservation Initiative.

Julie Johnson – (Denver) serves as the Cultural Resource Programs Coordinator for the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, which manages 45,000 acres around Boulder. She is a fourth generation Coloradoan with family ties both in mining and agriculture. Julie was raised on the Weld County cattle ranch homesteaded by her grandmother’s family in 1910. She is a graduate of Prairie High School in New Raymer, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Denver with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mass Communication. Julie began her historic preservation career by volunteering at the Molly Brown House Museum and Historic Denver, Inc. She was the Executive Director of Anchorage Historic Properties, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska where her favorite project was the $1.7 million renovation of Old City Hall in 1995. She later joined the National Park Service as a writer/historian for the Alaska Regional Office where she authored “A Wild Discouraging Mess: The History of the White Pass Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.” She joined the Board of Directors of CPI in January, 2013. In her ‘spare time’ Julie works on her 105 year old house in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.

Jim Kroll – (Denver) is the Executive Director of the Western History Collection at the Denver Public Library, where he previously served as the manager of the Humanities, General Reference and Non-fiction Departments.  He received a BA in English from Gannon University, a Master of Science in Theatre History and Literature from the University of Denver, and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University.  He has served on the boards of the Colorado Genealogical Society and Historic Denver.

Karl Kumli – (Boulder)  is a shareholder and vice-president with the Boulder law firm of Dietze and Davis, P.C.  Karl is an alumnus of Stanford University and received his law degree from the University of the Pacific.  He has served as president of the Boulder County Bar Association and presently serves on the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors and the Executive Council of the Energy and Natural Resource Section of the CBA.  Karl chairs the energy and water law practice group at D&D. He also created the public interest television series Law and Justice, which aired on Boulder public access television.  Karl’s great interests the people and cultures of the American Southwest are reflected in his past service on the board of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and his present service on the board of Hilos Culturales, a non-profit which preserves the traditions and cultures of the Indo-Hispanic American Southwest.  In 1982 Karl also created, and continues to host, the weekly Celtic music and culture program Seolta Gael on radio station KGNU, Boulder-Denver.

Robert Musgraves – (Denver) is a retired business executive and lawyer, most recently serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Titanium Metals Corporation.  Prior to joining TIMET in 1990, he was a partner in the Denver office of the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  Mr. Musgraves served as Executive Director of Colorado Preservation, Inc. during 2012 and joined its Board of Directors in January 2013.  He also previously served as Executive Director of Historic Denver, Inc., where he is now a member of its Board of Trustees (Chair from 2009 to 2012).  In addition, Mr. Musgraves currently sits on the board of directors of HistoriCorps (non-profit focused on preserving historical structures on public lands), Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (archaeological consulting firm) and IRradiance Glass, Inc. (specialty glass manufacturer).  He has a BA from Rice University and a JD from the University of Texas.

Bill Nelson – (Denver) is an author, collector, filmmaker and serial home renovator, having supervised renovations of historic houses in both Denver and Los Angeles.  Nelson has written on notable Colorado places and creators, including on noted Denver architect, Eugene Groves.  He is presently sensitively renovating the Kohn/Neustetter House in Denver’s Hilltop Neighborhood, designed by Victor Hornbein, where he lives with his wife Lara.

Bentley Rayburn – (Colorado Springs) is a retired Air Force major general and businessman.  Rayburn was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans for 1990.  Serving as a Colonel, Rayburn was assigned to lead the 388th Fighter Wing in 1995.   Rayburn is the former chief executive officer of The Home Front Cares, a charity that supports the families of deployed soldiers. He became the president of Colorado Technical University in December 2010.  Rayburn resides in Colorado Springs.

Dominick Sekich – Immediate past Chair (Denver) is a partner with the Denver law firm of Moye White LLP, where he specializes in commercial law and real estate, guiding clients working with utilities, technology and sustainable and natural products.   A passionate historic preservationist, Sekich joined the Board of Directors for Colorado Preservation, Inc. in January 2013.  He currently serves as a Trustee for Colorado Chautauqua Association and the Colorado Historical Foundation and is a  past-President of Historic Boulder, Inc.   As part of his work in real estate law and on historic preservation matters, Sekich has developed an expertise in the legal issues and policies that relate to historic structures and places.

Robin Theobald – (Breckenridge) is a fifth-generation Breckenridge resident and a passionate historic preservationist and support of Breckenridge and Summit County.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Carleton College, before returning to Breckenridge where he has been involved in real estate development and the restoration of 16 family-owned historic buildings in Breckenridge.  He serves on numerous community boards, including the Saddle Rock Society and the Breckenridge Historical Alliance.  He and his wife were the recipients of a Colorado Preservation Inc. State Honor Award for their restoration of the historic Barney Ford House in Breckenridge.

Jane Watkins – (Englewood) is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Art History. She and her husband, Phil, own the award winning Watkins Stained Glass Studio in Englewood, specializing in the master craft of restoration, and creation of new, stained glass windows for churches and homes. The Watkins family has been doing stained glass in Denver since 1868 and in England since the 1760’s.  Jane’s own Colorado heritage has roots stretching back to the 1870’s and her introduction to historic preservation began as a volunteer at the Molly Brown House. She later served on Historic Denver’s Sacred Landmarks Committee for many years.

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