Board of Directors

SLV GO! Board of Directors 2023


 

Adam Moore – President

Supervisory Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
adam.moore@colostate.edu
719-587-0915
Alamosa County

Adam Moore joined the SLV GO! board in 2018 and has been an active member of SLV GO! since 2013.
Currently he is the Supervisory Forester of Communications and Communities for the Alamosa and
Salida Field Offices for the Colorado State Forest Service. CSFS is a service and outreach agency of the
Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. He has been with CSFS in Alamosa,
CO since 2010. He oversees the daily operations of providing technical forestry services to private
landowners, community forests in municipal settings, wildfire preparedness and projects with partners.
Previously he worked as a Park Ranger for Virginia State Parks, environmental educator for residential
YMCA camps in Alabama and North Carolina as well as a crew leader for the Utah Conservation Corps.
He has a BS in Forestry with an emphasis in Recreation Resources from Utah State University. His
outdoor pursuits include biking across the United States, thru-hiking the Appalachian and Long Trail,
skiing and trail running. He is also on the San Juan Nordic Club Board, Alamosa Tree Board, Colorado
Tree Farm Committee and a volunteer Visiting Forester at Philmont Scout Ranch. These experiences
translate into bringing a diverse natural resources and recreation experience to the SLV GO! Board.

 

Curt Howell

Instructor of First Year Seminar and Adventure Leadership
Adams State University
curthowell@adams.edu
719-480-4851
Rio Grande County

Curt is a professional outdoor educator with 15 years of experience in outdoor
recreation, higher education, and guiding. His career has primarily involved managing
collegiate outdoor programs, teaching leadership, instructing outdoor skill courses, and
mentoring students and young professionals. Curt’s presence as a person focused
leader and program administration experience support the board in fulfilling its
responsibilities to the San Luis Valley community.

In 2007, Curt started career working in outdoor program administration at Texas Tech
University. Then in 2009, Curt served on the board for the Association for Outdoor
Recreation and Education where he provided leadership in the governance transition as
the organization brought on its first executive director and assisted he in the design and
management of the association’s annual conference. In 2013, he transitioned to the
Assistant Director for Adventure Programs at Adams State University and began to
work towards developing a major in outdoor recreation. Curt’s reputation, experience,
and leadership with governance, administration, strategic planning, and culture
development have been leveraged by small non-profits and institutions during the past
few years. At Adams State, Curt was asked to be part of the recent campus efforts in re-
envisioning its undergraduate education most specifically in leading the development of
two campus-wide curricular initiatives. He was asked to serve on the founding board for
SLV GO! where he led the board in the development of board policies and priorities to
guide the work of the organization. Curt’s ability to facilitate intentional discussions,
collaborate and coordinate between different points of view, and see projects through to
fruition all contribute to his care and influence on the board.

Currently, Curt is an Instructor and the Program Director for the B.A. in Outdoor
Education and Stewardship at Adams State University. He earned an M.Ed in
Educational Psychology from Texas Tech University and has held a variety of outdoor
certifications. He is passionate about outdoor recreation, finding his center climbing ice
and rock, paddling rivers, and long walks in the woods. Alone, with his family, friends,
students, or clients Curt finds joy in connecting with nature on its own terms and doing
his part to care for wild places.

Sean Noonan

Outdoor Recreation Planner
San Luis Valley Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
snoonan@blm.gov
719-849-3149
Rio Grande County

Sean Noonan is an Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Bureau of Land Management’s San Luis Valley Field Office, and the agency’s liaison to the SLV GO! Board of Directors.

He is committed to connecting people and communities to their public lands for the benefit of each, and he is proud to be associated with the impressive number and diversity of partners that comprise the coalition – all of whom are devoted to the long-term stewardship and prosperity of the San Luis Valley’s incredible natural and cultural resources. 

He is married with two children and enjoys many outdoor pursuits with his family in the great San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. 

Tyler Keck

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
tyler.keck@edwardjones.com
719-852-4761
Rio Grande County

Tyler grew up in Monte Vista, Colorado and spent much of his time as a child enjoying the beautiful
outdoor recreation of the San Luis Valley. At an early age he discovered his passion for environmental
conservation while conducting research and studying new methods of mine wastewater reclamation at
the Summitville Mine EPA Superfund Site. This early education in the sciences and outdoors led him to
pursue a degree in Geology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

In his early career, Tyler worked as a Project Geologist overseeing numerous geologic investigations,
reclamation and conservation projects at over 50 sites across the United States. Later he transitioned to
a role as Environmental Manager at one of the largest underground trona mines in the world. There he
gathered invaluable experience not only in partnering with Local, State, and Federal Agencies, but
building meaningful long lasting relationships focused on collaboration between the private and public
sectors. This experience gave him the opportunity to build from the ground up, the Sustainability
Program for the trona mine where he had the ability to focus specifically on mitigation of long term
environmental impacts, habitat conservation and restoration, Corporate social responsibility,
community outreach, and public relations on the Local, State, National, and International levels.

In 2015, Tyler became the founding Chairman of the Wyoming Mining Natural Resource Foundation
whose mission recognizes the critical role that Wyoming’s mining industries play in providing for the
health and well-being of human and natural environments. The Foundation’s goals are species
conservation and sustainability of mining operations.

Through continued pursuit of his passions, Tyler now serves individuals and businesses in the San Luis
Valley, partnering with them to define, plan, and achieve their financial dreams. This culmination of
experience has led him to believe that often the biggest impact we can have on our communities is
through direct interaction with the individuals who make up that community. SLV GO! gives him that
opportunity to partner with individuals who are passionate and support the health and wellbeing of the
SLV community through access to the great outdoors. Tyler enjoys trail running, mountain biking, rock
climbing, and most anything outside.

Tom Tichy

Bio pending
tomtichy1@gmail.com
Rio Grande County

Don Thompson 

Bio pending
uudon@netzero.net
Alamosa County

Joel Nystrom

Bio pending
Colorado Open Lands
jnystrom@coloradoopenlands.org 
Alamosa County

Nathan Fey

Bio pending
Mighty Arrow Family Foundation
fey.nathan@gmail.com
Boulder/Alamosa County

Jessica Chacon

Bio pending
Sweet Grass Therapeutics 
jessica@sweetgrasstherapeutics.com
Alamosa County

Tess Riley

Bio pending
SCC 
tryley@conservationlegacy.org
Chaffee County