Board Member, Vice President
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
Hailing originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, Howdy moved to Denver in 1981. His history with RMNP reaches back four generations to the 1930s when his great-grandparents traveled with his mother from Wichita Falls to Estes Park for summer vacations. They spent several summers on the east side of the park before venturing over Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake where the family fell in love with Grand Lake and the surrounding park. To date, out of 61 summers of his life, it’s safe to say that he has spent at least 59 summers in Grand Lake. Howdy has great passion for Colorado and the rocky mountain area as the Colorado outdoors offers much to him, including opportunities for cycling, sailing, snow skiing, snow shoeing, and watching nature and wildlife. On weekend mornings, you can often find him cycling up the west side of Trail Ridge Road, navigating the switchbacks and singing to the elk. Howdy has served on the Conservancy board since 2013 and is pleased to be a part of the Conservancy, which affords him the opportunity to give back to Rocky Mountain National Park after so many years of him and his family enjoying its offerings. Howdy currently works for Stifel Nicolaus & Co. as Vice President/Investments and he is a certified financial planner. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in Castle Rock.