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.

  • Field Institute Director

    Phone #: 970-586-3262 Ext. 301

  • 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.

  • Geoff Elliot

    Director of Conservation

    Phone #: 970-586-3262 Ext. 300

    Geoff manages the Conservancy's Conservation Corps, developing community partnership, recruiting the best candidates, working with Forest Service and National Park Service partners, planning educational programs and working with the crews in the field. When not hard at work, you’ll find Geoff exploring Rocky as a fly fisherman, rafter and skier.

  • 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.

  • Laura Nimblett

    Outlets Manager

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 202

    Laura manages all aspects of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy retail outlet areas outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. She was first introduced to the Conservancy when hired as a seasonal employee at Rocky. She learned quite a bit about the Rocky Mountain Conservancy during her time with the Park Service and is ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful organization. In her off-time, Laura enjoys knitting, hiking and spending time with her dogs.

  • Sue Pinkham

    Development Associate

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 107

    Sue Pinkham works to help people become connected to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. She’s excited to be a part the team to protect and enrich Rocky Mountain National Park. Having provided fire prevention education for neighbors of Rocky Mountain National Park for years, Sue is happy to be involved in a new capacity.

  • Jeff Sandri

    Director of Finance and Operations

    Phone #: 970-586-0108 Ext. 108

    Jeff oversees all of Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s finance and operational activities, in addition to assisting the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on a regular basis. He brings a wealth of experience as an executive and in nonprofit management, and supports all Conservancy departments and managers. Jeff spends much of his free time at the animal rescue he founded.

  • 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.