Rocky Mountain Conservancy Staff

Meet Our Staff

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy employs a number of full-time staff members. Stop by the offices and say hi – we’d love to meet you!

  • Esther Rivera Murdock

    Executive Director

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 106

    Estee manages the Rocky Mountain Conservancy as a whole, working with our partners, directing organization goals and priorities and advising managers. She interacts directly with the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Board and provides on-the-ground feedback to guide board decisions.

  • Michael Allen

    Director of Philanthropy

    Phone #: Tel: (970) 586-0108; Cell: (720) 845-5690

    Michael grew up in the flatlands of Oklahoma until wanderlust brought him to the Rocky Mountains in search of adventure. With more than 10 years of development and fundraising experience, Michael comes to The Conservancy from the world of climbing area protection and conservation. Michael explores his outdoor passions through climbing, adventure travel and photography.

  • Carolyn Carlson

    Director of Administration

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 101

    Carolyn collaborates with the all of the departments at the Conservancy to oversee day-to-day operations such as vendor contracts and partner agency agreements; manages our various facilities and vehicle fleet; oversees our information technology projects; and serves as the primary liaison with Rocky Mountain National Park to administer and ensure adherence to project budgets. Carolyn is an avid nature photographer and enjoys any opportunity to get outside with her family.

  • Amelie Harris

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 103

    Amelie supports the Conservancy departments with all their human resource needs, including hiring for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. She also works with the accounting department. Outside of work, Amelie enjoys reading and writing.

  • Emily Luth

    Donor Services Manager

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 105

    Emily manages the Conservancy’s fundraising database and Donor Services team. Emily is a Colorado native who grew up visiting Rocky often, and she is thrilled to have recently migrated from the art museum world to promoting stewardship of Rocky. When Emily isn’t busy wrangling data, she enjoys biking, hiking, camping and crafting.

  • Chris Stone-Wheatley

    On-site Retail Coordinator

    Phone #: 970-586-0121 Ext. 201

    Chris manages daily operations of the Conservancy’s Nature Stores in park visitor centers in Rocky. He also handles IT and supports retail operations on the Conservancy's website. Off-site, Chris enjoys backcountry skiing and hiking.

  • Isaiah Stone-Wheatley

    Warehouse Manager

    Phone #: 970-586-0121
    Extension: Ext. 205

    Isaiah manages all aspects of the Conservancy’s warehouse operations, including receiving and storing of merchandise, inventory control, staffing and distribution. Outside of work, Isaiah enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

  • Chris Wenzel

    Director of Sales

    Phone #: 970-586-0121 Ext. 200

    Chris manages the Conservancy's Nature Stores in Rocky as well as our partner stores at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, in multiple Forest Service locations and BLM areas throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Chris has lived in Estes Park for many, many years. She loves the outdoors and camping in the wilderness.

  • Nancy Wilson

    Publications Director

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 109

    Nancy is the editor of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Quarterly newsletter, publishes the Conservancy books and promotional materials and partners with the retail department to create fun products for our Nature Stores. Offline, Nancy loves to hike, bike, kayak, cook and read whenever possible.

  • Jess Willuweit

    Finance Manager

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 108

    Jess works in collaboration with all of the departments at the Conservancy to manage the accounting and finance processes. When not at work, Jess enjoys fishing, camping, and drag racing.