Erika joined the Alliance in 2014. She moved to Durango from Salt Lake City where she earned a Masters of Science and Technology degree in Environmental Communication and Policy and worked as the Director of Sustainability for a manufacturing company. Originally from the Boston area, Erika has lived and worked in Colorado and Utah since 2002 and is hooked on mountain life and the incredible community here in Durango. She loves running, biking and hiking the trails, growing vegetables, and learning from her two young children.
Public Lands Coordinator
Jimbo Buickerood joined SJCA in 2007 with extensive experience managing experiential education programs throughout the West, including 20 years with Colorado Outward Bound as an Instructor, Course Director and Program Director. Jimbo brings vast first-hand knowledge of the landscapes of southwest Colorado as well as a diversity of involvement with regional communities. He holds a Bachelor's Degree (1975) in Outdoor Education and a Master's Degree in Education (1993), both from Prescott College and has traveled extensively throughout the planet.
Staff Organizer, New Mexico Energy Issues
Mike joined SJCA in 2006 following ten years as an environmental consultant in the Four Corners region. Mike works on energy issues for SJCA including coal, oil/gas, air quality and public lands. 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 the San Juan Citizens Alliance in 2003 to spearhead our grassroots outreach concerning the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and San Juan National Forest management plans after completing an internship with SJCA in 2002 as part of earning her degree in Sociology from Fort Lewis College. Amber assumed the position of Dolores River Campaign coordinator in 2007 and then transitioned to our Lower Dolores River Coordinator position in 2010. Amber grew up west of Cortez on a farm in McElmo Canyon and is passionate about working on issues that affect the landscapes and communities in which she grew up.
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.