Kimberly Campbell, 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.
Rachael Marchbanks, Vice President
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.
Jane Chipman, Treasurer
Born and raised in Eagle County, CO, Jane made her way to Mancos via stints in New England, the Pacific Northwest, Western China, and California. She’s spent time working with non-profits in river conservation, outdoor education, and climate change mitigation. Jane can often be found trying to take her toddler on age-inappropriate adventures outside.
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.
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).
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.
Laurie is an archaeologist and textile consultant who has lived in the Mancos Valley since 2007. She has spent most of her career poking around museum storerooms and documenting and writing about forgotten archaeological collections. She has served on a variety of community and professional boards and is currently the treasurer for the Mancos Friends of the Library. Her passions include travel, cooking, and the human and natural history of the Four Corners region. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Arizona.
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