Gerry Simon, President
Gerry Simon has been a Woodland Park resident for the last 26 years where he and his wife Mary have raised their two children – both are recent graduates of Woodland Park High school. In his daytime job Gerry is an engineering manager and system architect for Kratos Defense.
Gerry has been an outspoken advocate for past recreational proposals for Woodland Park and brings the same passion for the comparatively modest options being crafted by the Aquatic Project team. Having grown up in a small city similar to Woodland Park, Gerry understands the many returns in health, safety, competitiveness, property values and community vibrancy that an investment like the aquatic center will bring to our community.
Gerry has a master’s degree in engineering and has climbed all of Colorado’s 14 thousand foot peaks. He is a lousy swimmer.
Bob Carlsen, Vice President
Retired from working for the Defense Department for 34 years. Last position was Associate Director for Facilities Planning for the Navy. Also served the Navy as Associate Director for Sustainable Development and Program Manager for the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation Program with Russia and Norway. Previously served as U.S. Representative to the NATO Infrastructure Committee. Currently volunteer building homes with Habitat for Humanity and providing engineering expertise to Engineering Ministries International in such places as Uganda.
Born in Bangkok, Thailand. Attended boarding schools in Dalat, Vietnam and Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Attended Geneva College, and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering.
Married to Linda Sue, and have three children; Tamara (26), Rosanna (24) and Will (22). Live in Woodland Park since August 2005. Attends Woodland Park Community Church.
Hobbies: Loves to travel (see his blog at http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Home-and-Away/ ) and to read.
Nancy Sells, Treasurer
Pete Peters, Director
Steve Jeroslow, Director
Steve spent a 36-year career in the defense industry as both a corporate lawyer specializing in government contracts and as a contract specialist. Steve spent nine years on active duty in the Air Force and another fifteen years as a Reservist, almost four years as an Air Force civilian, and the remainder of his career working for several major corporations, with the last half of his career with Lockheed Martin Corporation. He was Division Counsel for Lockheed in Austin, Texas, and Chief Counsel for the Joint Strike Fighter Program at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Retiring in 2008, he and his wife moved to Woodland Park, with Steve engaging in a variety of nonprofit activities in Teller County. He and his wife have three children and ten grandchildren living in Texas and Maryland. He has been on the Woodland Aquatic Project Board of Directors since the August of 2012.
Cindy Keating, City of Woodland Park Liaison
Cindy Keating has lived in Teller County for 18 years. She has worked with the City of Woodland Park for 16 years and in the Parks and Recreation Department since 1997. Cindy is an active member of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association, sitting on the Executive Board as President Elect for 2010-2011 and President for 2011-2012.
Cindy is committed to the City of Woodland Park Parks and Recreation Department’s mission:
“To provide a responsive and balanced system of parks, trails and open space and recreational activities, which enhance healthy lifestyles and meets the needs of our community and to continually provide improved parks and recreation facilities and programs that enhance the quality of life for the public”.
Don Butzlaff, Director
Steve Stannard, Director
Steve Stannard is a resident of Woodland Park and a member of the city’s Planning Commission. A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Steve is a member of the Woodland Aquatic Project Board of Directors and the Woodland Pool Committee. Professionally, Steve is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a theatrical and architectural lighting designer. Recently responsible for lighting education for Southern California Edison (a California utility with 13 million customers), Steve now teaches seminars and consults on lighting issues for several California utilities.
Gretchen Bundy-Ladowitz, Director