CCA’s Executive Director since 2011, Joe has helped CCA grow into a highly effective organization. Joe has a dual B.A. from the University of Maine and a M.A. in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University bringing over 10 years of nonprofit management and campaign experience to CCA. In his spare time you can find him camping, kayaking, cycling, mushroom hunting and aimlessly wandering our National Conservation Areas with his wife and dogs.
KATE GRAHAM-ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
In joining the Colorado Canyons Association team, Kate brings with her 10 years of non-profit experience and a deep passion for the people, places, and personal stories that define our regional NCAs. She can often be found hiking, biking and boating through these incredible landscapes and enjoying stand-up comedy of all different stripes!
Rob Gay - Education Director
Rob Gay digs up dead animals and tells the world about it. As a paleontologist, he has taken citizen scientists out and uncovered fossils hundreds of millions of years old. He's using that experience now at CCA as Education Director to educate the future about the scientific and historic values of our shared public lands. In his free time you can find him hiking, kayaking, or camping across the Colorado Plateau.
RYAN MCCONNELL - NCA STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
Ryan is a recent graduate from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Environmental Science. While there he served as the president of the CMU Sustainability Council, developing the volunteer run club into a student organization with five paid positions. More recently, Ryan spent two years working with Colorado Canyons Association as an AmeriCorps VISTA and we're thrilled to have him join the organization full time as an NCA Stewardship Coordinator focused on river-based programming and general interpretation and marketing efforts for our regional NCAs.
KILLIAN RUSH - AMERICORPS VISTA
Killian is a recent graduate of Colorado Mesa University who earned her B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Watershed Science. She has a deep passion for the environment and loves to educate others on how to do their part in taking care of it. In her free time, Killian enjoys hiking, rafting, skiing, traveling, yoga and playing with her dog, Coyote.