Billy Palmer -Chair
For more than 15 years, Billy has been a community organizer and advocate for youth empowerment, civil rights and neighborhood reinvestment. He is the chair person for the YouthWorks Steering Committee at NeighborWorks SLC where he also sits on the board of directors as the outgoing president. His community engagement also includes organizing for the Utah Poor People’s Campaign. Billy is Co-Host and Associate Producer of RadioACTive, a community affairs show that highlights grassroots activists and community builders on Salt Lake City-based 90.9fm KRCL. The Society of Professional Journalists-Utah Chapter named RadioACTive the top Public Affairs show in 2018. Now a public affairs journalist, the father of three has enjoyed several careers, including dancer and choreographer, music promoter and film maker.
Kevin Geiger – Vice Chair
Kevin Geiger has been the Telluride Town Attorney since 2006. Previously he was the Assistant County Attorney for San Miguel County (Telluride) from 2001 to 2006 and also Assistant County Attorney for Ouray County from 1999 to 2001. Kevin is a 1995 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (BA-Political Science, Summa Cum Laude) and received his Juris Doctorate (with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Environmental Policy) from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1999. While at CU Law, Kevin also served as a research assistant for Professor Charles F. Wilkinson. Kevin lives in Telluride with his wife, Keri Yoder, a District Court Judge in Colorado’s 7th Judicial District, and their two daughters.
Tim Smith – Treasurer
Tim started his career as an SCA volunteer at the Maze District of Canyonlands a long time ago. He worked as a seasonal for several national parks, became a park ranger for the state of Utah, managed Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Antelope Island State Parks and became the Southeast Region Manager 16 years ago. Tim lives in Moab with his wife where they particularly enjoy hiking, river running, and skiing.
Anne Wilson – Secretary
Anne grew up on a 300-acre ranch east of Moab, UT with her parents, Bates and Robin Wilson. Anne and her husband, Peter Lawson, still live and farm at Professor Valley Ranch with their two lively sons: 14-year old Bates and 12-year-old Theo. Anne's interests include reading, writing, the environment, and education.
Lynn Wilson Fredregill
Lynn is the daughter of Bates Wilson and grew up on the Professor Valley Ranch outside of Moab, Utah. She and her sister, Anne, cut their teeth on farming at the Ranch and camping in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, where campfire stories recounted the adventures of exploring “the land in between.” Following her graduation from Colorado State University with a degree in Political Science, she began a career working in the Information Technology (IT) industry. When she has free time, Lynn enjoys going for walks with her dog, Kate, or returning to the red rocks of her childhood with her family for respite and relaxation.
Barbara has over fifty years experience as an architectural, landscape, and interior designer on commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Earlier years included passions for helicopter skiing in Canada, mountain biking, backpacking, and river rafting. She is board member of the Moab Music Festival, and Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center. The profound and varied appeal of the landscape brought Barbara and her husband, Bruce, to Moab decades ago, and continues to enchant them.
Stewart Q. Lawson
Stewart is a native of Utah who spent his days as a child between Portland, Oregon and Moab, Utah. He spent nearly a decade working in the ski industry in northern Utah where he met his wife Allaina. They now reside in Torrey Utah where they run a small motel just ten miles from Capitol Reef National Park. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and strive to be environmental stewards of the southwest.
Dr. Robert Avery
Emeritus Faculty, University of Utah, Department of Communication, College of Humanities. The former Chair of the University's Student Broadcast Council, Professor Avery has served on the advisory boards of the Salt Lake Acting Company, KUER Public Radio, the International Communication Association, and the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, among others. A member of the Utah faculty for forty-four years, he is a widely published media scholar who served his academic department as Director of Development and Chair. Dr. Avery is currently a member of the Scholar Advisory Committee of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and resides in Salt Lake City.
Ms. Gillmor is Executive Director Emeritus of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain West, where she headed the organization for sixteen years. A former Director of Corporate and Foundation Programs for the University of Utah, Franci began her development career with Ballet West. She has served on the advisory boards of the Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Society of Fundraisers, Red Butte Garden & Arboretum, Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, and the Executive Committee of AARP of Utah. Ms. Gillmor is currently President of G&A Enterprises and resides in Salt Lake City.
Martha lives in Salt Lake City and owns the Cat Ranch located the Henry Mountains, which she makes available for educational pursuits Westminster College. Martha believes in caring properly for the land and has been visiting the National Parks in southeastern Utah since moving to Utah in the mid-1960s. She has extensive experience on boards and with nonprofit organizations including the Huntsmen Cancer Center and the Copper Club of the Museum of Natural History. Martha is a registered nurse and mother of four children.
KC DenDooven -Ameritus
KC is the publisher for the “Story behind the Scenery” books that are sold in the National Parks throughout the United States. KC was a friend of Bates Wilson and did several interviews with Bates when he was the Superintendent of Arches and Canyonlands Parks. KC resides in Wickenburg, AZ.