Board Members

Board Members

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.

Barbara Browning

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 a 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 it continues to enchant them.

Alice Drogin

Alice worked for many seasons at Arches National Park as a ranger/naturalist. She met Bates Wilson in the early 1980s during their mutual endeavor to prevent a nuclear waste dump at the entrance to Canyonlands National Park. A Utah State University alumni with a BS in Biology, she lives and works in Moab, UT. Alice savors painting, kayaking, and gardening.

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.

John Knight

John is a seasoned renewable energy executive and has developed utility scale projects throughout North America. John is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses his efforts on reducing the global carbon footprint through cost savings mechanisms for his clients. He has an undergraduate degree in Finance, with a focus on Environmental Science from the University of Wyoming, and completed his graduate studies in real estate development from Portland State University. Most importantly, he focuses his time on ensuring that his family of 7 enjoys time outdoors making our community a better place.

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.

Curtis Moore

Curtis is an attorney who has worked in the mining industry since 2007. He graduated from Claremont-McKenna College in 1992 with a Economics-Government dual major, and he received his Juris Doctorate (JD) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999. Curtis currently lives near Denver, Colorado with his two dogs, Cisco and Ace, and he spent much of his childhood, teen and college years working on his family's avocado and orange orchards in southern California. Away from work, Curtis enjoys numerous outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking, fishing, skiing, and river running.

KC DenDooven – Emeritus

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.

Martha Stockham – Emeritus

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.