Dan Olson joined the San Juan Citizens Alliance in 2014 following 14 years pioneering best-practices for green business operations. His career started in the central administration of Harvard University where he identified and funded campus sustainability projects. After Harvard, Dan developed green business initiatives at a large variety of private sector and government organizations, including Coca-Cola and Yellowstone National Park. Most recently, Dan was the Director of Product Management at Ecova – an energy and sustainability services company serving a large portion of the Fortune 500. Living proof that a philosophy major can, in fact, get a job – Dan and his family steal away at every opportunity possible to explore the cultural and wild treasures of the mountains, rivers and desert surrounding home.
Public Lands Coordinator
Jimbo Buickerood joined SJCA in 2007 with extensive experience running outdoor education programs, including 20 years with Colorado Outward Bound as an instructor and program director. Jimbo brings vast first-hand knowledge of the landscapes of the San Juans and superb skills at working with people. He holds a Bachelor's Degree (1975) in Outdoor Education and a Master's Degree in Education (1993), both from Prescott College.
Staff Organizer, New Mexico Energy Issues
Mike joined SJCA in 2006 following ten years as an environmental consultant in the Four Corners region. He specializes in the National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy & Management Act, and Endangered Species Act compliance. Mike has a B.A. from Bates College and a M.A. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.
Lower Dolores River Coordinator
Amber joined staff in 2003 to spearhead our grassroots outreach concerning the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and San Juan National Forest management plans. Amber assumed the position of Dolores River Campaign coordinator in 2007. Amber grew up on a farm in McElmo Canyon, literally on the edge of Canyons of the Ancients. Amber’s degree in sociology from Fort Lewis College included a four-month internship with the Alliance where she crafted our citizens’ vision for future management of Canyons of the Ancients.
Marybeth joined the Alliance in 2010. She grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area and attended Northeastern University where she studied accounting and business management. She spent several years living on Cape Cod where she was involved in resort management. Before moving to Durango in the fall of 2010, she lived in the Sunday River Ski area in Western Maine where she and her husband owned and operated a property management business.