Board of Directors

Gerry.JPG.scaled500Gerry Simon, President
Gerry Simon has been a Woodland Park resident for the last 30 years where he and his wife Mary have raised their two children – both are graduates of Woodland Park High school.  In his daytime job Gerry is a system architect specializing in spacecraft ground systems for Kratos Defense.

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 still 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  ) and to read.

Nancy Sells, Treasurer


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


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Jay Kinsman, Director
Jay has been a Woodland Park resident for three years, and a resident of Colorado Springs for 21 years before that. He has two children in school in Woodland Park, one of whom would love to be on a swim team. Jay is a physician with Colorado Springs Internal Medicine, a practice he helped found in 1995.
Jay’s recreation background includes track and cross-country in high school with easy running since, a steady diet of rock, ice, and mountain climbing (which brought him to Colorado from Kentucky by way of North Carolina) from the mid-1980s through the late 1990s, and plenty of road cycling in recent years. A mildly bothersome knee led him in late 2012 to enter the pool and take up swimming (in the winter months only), something he always knew was in his future. He finds it satisfying if difficult, sometimes drudgery, but more often relaxing, especially at the end of a busy workday or week. He has no plans to do a triathlon, ever.

Jennifer Isaksen, Director

Kathryn Polak, Director


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