Staff & Board


Susie Gordon
Senior Environmental Planner with City of Fort Collins Natural Resources Department since 1992, has managed programs designed to meet the community’s adopted goal of diverting half its waste from landfill disposal through actions that include recycling, re-use, composting, and source reduction. Long active in state-wide organizations, Susie received the Colorado Association for Recycling 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Birgit Halbreiter
Co-owner and President, Mouco Cheese Company in Fort Collins since 2001. She has served on the Board of New Belgium Brewing and has managed businesses in Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Pamela Jarvie
Pam works in Purchasing for Poudre Valley Health Systems. She is a founding member of the PVHS Green Team, which works to increase recycling and reuse within the health system.

Robert Mann
Co-Director of Shadowcliff, an eco-friendly mountain lodge in Grand Lake, CO, calls Fort Collins home the rest of the year. Bob practiced business law in Kansas City for over twenty-five years before founding “Sustainability Series.”

Kathe Mehlbach
Vice President in the Commercial Loan Department of Home State Bank in Fort Collins. Kathe has over 25 years of experience in helping business with their loan and deposit needs. She is a Colorado native and a graduate of CU Boulder.

Dawn Thilmany-McFadden
Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University. Also, Farm Foundation Fellow, Rural Community Viability. In 2006-2007, Interim Program Leader, Organics, USDA CSREES, Washington D.C. Dawn has worked and done research in areas of interest including agritourism, economic development and founded Crops to Cuisine, a farm-to-chef distribution program.