Al and I would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who contributed your time, talent, and financial support to Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center in 2016. Your donations and enthusiasm for our mission is evident in the growing number of individuals we have the opportunity of serving each year. Thank you and may 2017 bring you and your friends and family to Beaver Ponds!
You may have noticed that Beaver Ponds is growing by leaps and bounds. Due to our growth, we have hired Paul Alexander as Executive Director.
"As a fifth generation Colorado native, who has traveled extensively throughout the world, I have seen land and communities devastated as a result of poor stewardship and areas that have been reclaimed or sustained for centuries due to wise management and responsible action. The knowledge and wisdom necessary for the proper care of the earth is something each of us must share. I am deeply passionate about the mission of Beaver Ponds, and the beauty and diversity of the site."
Paul will assume overall leadership of Beaver Ponds and will be guiding us to achieving our mission to provide environmental education that gives individuals of all ages the tools and knowledge to become better stewards of the earth.
Paul joins us with an extensive background in the nonprofit world. Most recently he was Director, Institute on the Common Good, Regis University. Prior to that he was Degree Chair, Master of Nonprofit Management, Regis University. With over 25 years in nonprofit management, he also has served in various executive and management roles at a number of Colorado nonprofits. He has served on numerous boards focused on both the nonprofit and education sectors.
Paul's education includes a Ph.D. from Union Institute and University in Interdisciplinary Studies in Community Dialogue and Collaboration, a M.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder in Natural Resource Economics, and a B.A. from Williams College in Economics, with minor emphases in Geology and Spanish.
Please welcome Paul to Beaver Ponds. You can reach him at
. We hope you will have an opportunity in the near future to meet him in person, and there are a lot of opportunities to do so with all of our upcoming
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