brandon smith

Brandon Smith

Transportation Program Manager
CU Boulder Bike Program
After Brandon Smith’s first backpacking trip to Colorado at the age of 14 he knew that he wanted to move here. It took another 13 years to make that dream into a reality. Brandon began his professional career in Austin, Texas as an intern with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as a Municipal Solid Waste Planner and the next summer doing environmental enforcement. After graduating from Texas State University...
Dan Baril

Dan Baril

Recycling Program Manager
The most recent stop on the path of life for Dan Baril has led him to the position of Recycling Program Manager for the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dan decided to take on the responsibility of recycling at CU in the Spring of 2006, bringing him to be involved in one of the most established campus recycling programs in the Nation. This CU Recycling Program is an appropriate destination...
Samuel Forsyth

Samuel Forsyth

Bike Programs Coordinator
CU Boulder Bike Program
Samuel is a former park ranger and outdoor enthusiast who is passionate not only about being in nature, but also about having a healthy relationship with it. He’s been car-free since 2009 and loves to walk and ride bikes to get around and to enjoy the outdoors. He has worked as a bike mechanic, mountain bike patroller, and education coordinator for a bicycle non-profit where he developed the education program...
Angie Gilbert

Angie Gilbert

Zero Waste Events Manager
Zero Waste Events
Angie joined the Environmental Center in the Fall of 2015 as the Zero Waste Events Coordinator. She graduated in 2002 in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado. It was a great fit to return to Boulder as and alum to further her career in the field of sustainability. Since 2010, Angie has worked with ESPN developing programs for waste reduction, environmental education and sustainable practices in television production. Her...
SarahDawn

SarahDawn Haynes

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
SarahDawn was introduced to The Environmental Center in 2005 through the Colorado Bioneers, which is hosted on campus annually by the Ecenter. After transferring in January of 2006 from Front Range Community College, she began volunteering, which eventually led to an entry-level position putting up posters for events. The next several years she held the promotions and volunteer student coordinator position. In December of 2008 she graduated with a B.A...
Bicycle Recycling Program Manager

Kelsey Helgeson

Bicycle Recycling Program Manager
CU Boulder Bike Program
Kelsey has been working in the Outdoor Recreation Industry for the past 10 years as a guide and environmental educator. She has spent her entire life on 2 wheels and has a strong passion for getting diverse groups of people on bikes by teaching skills clinics and leading group rides. As the program manager, Kelsey strives to break down barriers to cycling for the campus community by keeping racks clean,...
dana kelly

Dana Kelly

Program Assistant, Office Manager
Dana Kelly has worked with the Environmental Center since 1995, managing office operations, administering student payroll, and supporting all the programs and staff of the Center. She loves getting to know the E-Center community -- from the hundreds of student staff she's worked with over the years, to visitors, volunteers and University staff. Their actions to improve the health of people and the planet inspire her every day. Dana graduated...
Mrianne Martin

Marianne Moulton Martin

Associate Director
Marianne Moulton Martin has been with the Environmental Center since 1998. Currently as Associate Director, Marianne is responsible for managing finances, communications, promotions and marketing, and conferences and events. She also works with student staff on campus sustainability initiatives such as sustainable food, reducing toxics and green purchasing. Marianne served a year-long term as Interim Director of the Center in 2005. Marianne earned a BA in Environmental Conservation, Sociology and...
dave newport

Dave Newport

Director
Dave Newport was appointed Director, Environmental Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, in December 2005. Dave came to Boulder from his previous post as the University of Florida’s first Director of the Office of Sustainability. Here Dave prepared UF’s first sustainability plan and campuswide inventory of carbon emissions. While working at UF, Dave was elected county commissioner and served as Chairman of the Alachua County Commission (Gainesville, Florida). Dave served on many...
Dave Newport

Dave Newport

Director
Board Roster 2019-2021
Dave Newport was appointed Director, Environmental Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, in December 2005. Dave’s background is in environmental and sustainability research, teaching, publishing, and public service. Dave comes to Boulder from his previous post as the University of Florida’s first Director of the Office of Sustainability. At UF, he researched and published higher educations’ first sustainability report compiled to global business standards, led global efforts aimed at unifying sustainability reporting...
angela ortiz

Angela Ortiz

FLOWS Program Coordinator
This Colombian native became passionate and began educating herself about the concepts of Social Justice, cultural diversity, and intersectional oppression and transformation shortly after migrating north in 2001. Simultaneously, Angela has formed herself as skilled language service provider (Spanish/English/American Sign Language) and in her short experience in this field she has gained a unique understanding around the community’s cultural and linguistic needs, and has been able to facilitate and promote...
CU Green Labs Program Manager

Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar

CU Green Labs Program Manager
CU Green Labs
Kathy manages the CU-Boulder Green Labs Program, a program she has been building & creating since 2009. She has a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colorado-Boulder, a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and 15 years of laboratory research experience within the fields of Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, & Organic Chemistry. Working as a research scientist, she saw a real need for a program...