Patricia Burk, President
Patricia grew up in the Mancos Valley and after retiring from teaching music for 30 years, she took the opportunity to further explore the world through the lens of a digital camera, showing her photography at the Raven House Gallery on Grand Avenue. Patricia serves on boards committed to the agricultural, historical and cultural future of the valley: Mount Lookout Grange, Sharing the 81328 Perspective, and Pay it Forward Fund, a project of MVR. Patricia and her husband, Jack, raise grass fed beef and have an organic produce farm on fourth generation owned land west of Mancos.
Kimberly Campbell, Vice President
Kim and her husband, Evan, recently moved to Mancos from Niwot, Colo., where they lived for 11 years. Kim retired from a 30-year career in commercial real estate where she was an asset manager for shopping malls from Seattle to Orlando. She is currently the Vice Chair for the Tri Delta National House Corporation and serves as an in-country volunteer for Community Health Initiative, Haiti. She is the Past Chair of the Boulder Economic Council. Kim attended the University of Oklahoma, is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and holds an MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Kim is currently managing Chinook Ranch in Mancos. She enjoys hiking, trail riding, snowshoeing, cooking and world travel.
Brad Finch, Treasurer
Brad has fueled his passion for rural living, education, landscapes and adventures by calling the Mancos Valley home and engaging in many of the diverse opportunities found in this special place. Teaching in area schools, working with great non-profits and fighting wildland fires have rounded out the day jobs. Being a member of the Mancos Fire Department, grooming the trails with Chicken Creek Nordic and participating with numerous regional organizations that promote literacy, health and education for youth and stewardship of our public lands adds the spice. Brad and Karen share their home with two awesome dogs and lots of wildlife.
Marie Chiarizia, Secretary
Marie is retired and tends to her Mancos farm with husband, Wray. Loving the theater, she now dabbles in costume design with little theater in Cortez. She also designs and makes jewelry and loves to travel the world.
Rachael has lived and worked in Mancos for 20 years. She served as the mayor in Mancos for four years and as a town board trustee for five years. She is the publisher of a national nonprofit magazine which chronicles the American Indian higher education movement. Prior to that she served as the marketing and advertising director for the same organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Colorado Denver.
Merritt has always called Southwest Colorado home, having grown up in Durango. Moving to Mancos in 2014 provided a deep sense of community and a simplified lifestyle. After spending many years in hospitality, Merritt shifted her career to focus on finance in 2017. She is currently the financial manager of Deer Hill Expeditions. While her work-life relies heavily on the left brain, Merritt’s true passions lie with the right brain – an enthusiastic amateur printmaker with a degree in English literature and a love of all things creative.
Tim has lived in the Mancos Valley for 20 years and is a scientist by education and a builder by trade. He served on the Mancos School Board for 10 years, on the Montezuma County Planning Commission for nine years, is a 4-H Shooting Sports leader and has served on the Southwest Basin Roundtable for eight years. Tim has been involved with MVR for six years.
Clara has a Ph.D and has been working in the field of Education Anthropology since 1982. She currently works on projects in Colorado, Arizona and Alaska. She has lived in the Mancos Valley since 1991 and is also the Secretary of the KSJD Community Advisory Board and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Telluride Society for Jazz. Additionally, she serves on the program committee for the National Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA).
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