UCRWG’s Board of Directors is composed of representatives from across the Upper Colorado River watershed. Members come from an array of professional backgrounds, bringing with them a diversity of expertise in watershed science, resource management and nonprofit fundraising.
Board of Directors
Andy Miller was elected President of the UCRWG Board of Directors in April 2019 due to his in-depth knowledge of local water issues and extensive involvement in the Grand County community. Andy runs his own construction company, M3 Property Service, where he facilitates the construction of homes, remodels, water augmentation structures, back country huts and stream restoration projects. He is the Project Manager and founder of the Grand Huts Association, a local nonprofit with the goal of linking the Grand County back country with a system of eco-friendly huts that can be used year-round. A former elementary school teacher and childcare center director, Andy continues his mission of community education as a local journalist and columnist for the Winter Park Times newspaper and serving as Trustee for the town of Fraser.
Treasurer Dave and his wife Emily have resided in Grand Lake, Colorado since 2017 and served as interpretative volunteers at Rocky Mountain National Park since 2015. Dave owned and managed an environmental engineering and remediation firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida prior to retiring to Grand Lake, where he provided a broad range of environmental services to federal, state and private clients throughout the southeastern United States. Dave also worked as a Senior Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division in Albany, New York for 10 years, where he conducted research on the impacts of acid rainfall on lakes and watersheds.
Dave received a B.A. in Chemistry from Emory University and an M.S. in Forest Hydrology from the University of Georgia. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and has authored or co-authored over 10 technical papers on various topics related to water quality.
Project Director and Watershed Monitoring Chief Officer
Mike Holmes joined the UCRWG Board of Directors in Spring 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in watershed restoration. Mike and his wife Patty moved to Grand County in 2016 after raising three children in Denver, and he is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to work protecting the headwaters of the Colorado River.
Prior to moving to Grand County, Mike worked for 30 years as a project manager reclaiming abandoned mining sites throughout Colorado, working to address how drainage from historic mines negatively impacts downstream communities by severely impacting aquatic life and degrading overall watershed health. Motivated by the firm belief that a key part of watershed restoration is collaborating with local stakeholders, Mike has participated in a half dozen water groups over his career. His experience has taught him that watershed associations provide an important component in assuring that the needs of the local community, elected officials, environmental groups, business and industry, regulators, and water users are all given consideration in decision making.
Mike received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Business from Colorado State University and served in the Peace Corps for 2 ½ years, where he worked on agriculture and community development in the Philippines. Mike also serves as President of the Grand County Irrigated Land Company, a mutual ditch company with 50 shareholders that irrigates agricultural lands on the Granby Mesa.
Secretary and Communications Director
Ingrid Karlstrom has resided in Grand County since the spring of 1970, happily spending her first 5 years as a ski bum. Ever interested in preserving the beauty and quality of life here in our decreasingly pristine watershed, she (unsuccessfully) ran for Grand County commissioner in 1992 but was happy to accept an appointment to the County Planning and Zoning Commission, where she has served for 27 years. She is the only current member of the Planning and Zoning Commission who participated in establishing Grand County’s Master Plan, a product of former Governor Roy Romer’s Smart Growth Initiative.
Other commission memberships throughout the years have included Victims Assistance and Law Enforcement, The Moffat Tunnel, and a statewide transportation study.
Ingrid received a BA in zoology from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and currently lives just outside of Fraser with her 3 cats.
Pierre Glynn (Ph.D., M.Sc., BA in Earth Sciences) has owned a second home in Grand Lake, Colorado since 2006. Recently retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, he remains very active in research with a focus on improving the science, policy, and management of socio-ecological systems – including through stakeholder engagement and participatory science. Pierre’s current research interests and his earlier career in hydrology and in the natural sciences are described on his Frontiers in Environmental Science research profile. Pierre serves as Associate Editor for the journal in the section on Environmental Economics and Management.
Pierre loves to learn, and to share his enthusiasm for the natural world. He has given many presentations at the Kawuneeche Visitors Center highlighting ecosystem connections and processes for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park (e.g. “Tree rings, the North Atlantic, Fire and What It Means to the Kawuneeche Valley and Areas Downstream”; “The Upper Colorado River: Heart of Many Waters, Water of Many Hearts”; “The Slow, the Fast, and the Unseen: Why the Less Visible Matters”; “A Hundred Years in Nature: the Dynamics of Rocky Mountain National Park”).
Past Board Members