Mr. Ford joined the KSUN Board of Directors for his second stent in January 2016 and was elected Board President in the summer of the same year as then President Dora King left the board. Mr. Ford, isn't new to the KSUN family as he spent four years as a Director on the board from 2003 through 2007. Professionally, Mr. Ford has been employed in the governments legal sector for the past twelve years and is Chief Executive Officer at Three Turtle Investments, Inc.
In Mr. Ford's free time he enjoy's hiking, biking, sailing, traveling the world, studying law and consulting with companies regarding organizational development by understanding human behavior. He has a niece and nephew who he enjoys spending time with building lego's, sand castles (when at the beach) and jumping on the trampoline.
Mr. Ford, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in counseling from Cornerstone University and is a professional member of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts (NACVSA).
Mr. Ford feels its a privilege to serve on the board of directors and to give back to the community where he lives, works and plays.
Originally from Baldwinsville, a small town outside of Syracuse, NY. She has spent time in Thailand in 1992-1994 teaching as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Ms. Campbell moved to Colorado in 1999, and began teaching for Garfield 16 School District 16 in the 2000-2001 school year. She currently teaches at Bea Underwood Elementary School. Ms. Campbell is currently working on a Masters of Education degree from Adams State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM certification from the NASA Endeavor Program. She also volunteers for Garfield County Sheriff’s Office with the Victim Response Team as a victim specialist. Ms. Campbell is proud to serve on the KSUN Board of Directors.
Debbie Underwood served as a volunteer and joined the KSUN Board as Treasurer in July, 2019. Debbie grew up in the Denver area; and, as a single mom, raised her two children there. Debbie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver. During her 32-year career with AT&T, Debbie held management positions in: accounting, training, sales and marketing. As a life member of the volunteer organization known as the Telephone Pioneers, Debbie taught Junior Achievement classes to elementary school children for 13 years. After retirement, Debbie spent three more years volunteering in the Cherry Creek Schools as a classroom assistant. A grandmother of four, Debbie moved to Battlement Mesa in September, 2015 to be closer to family. Debbie also enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, playing cards and SCUBA diving. Debbie believes in giving back to the community; and, she is honored to be on the board of KSUN Community Radio.
Mary Lee has served on the KSUN Board since 2006 in many different positions. Mary Lee is also active with the Grand River District Health Volunteers group, Community Conversations member, P.E.O. member, Parachute/Battlement Mesa Women's Investment Club and the PBM Trail Group.
Her family ties to the Grand Valley are a very important part of her history which include being the granddaughter of the Dr. Oscar Clagett family, granddaughter in-law of the Prescott Eames family and the niece of Wallace deBeque. So her continued involvement in the valley is a very important part of her life.
Her passions include volunteering, horseback riding, pickle ball. golf, and people. Previous careers range from P.E. teacher, coach, camp counselor, wrangler, life guard, business owner, real estate agent and business consultant. She loves to be outdoors, busy and enjoying her friends and family.
Craig Tate has become the latest board member as of July 2, 2018.
Craig has lived in Glenwood Springs since 1988 after arriving to Glenwood Springs, originally in 1978, as a CMC student. Craig has worked in the energy efficiency field for more than 35 years. He has been employed with Holy Cross Energy for the last 28 years as energy auditor, renewables expert and currently in the personal relations department.
Craig has his Bachelor’s degree in communications from Colorado State University as well as an Associates and Solar-Vocational/Tech. degree from Colorado Mtn. College. He continues his education through CMC’s extracurricular class program.
Craig is a professional musician, playing multiple instruments. His main instrument is harmonica. He has played in several bands in the Roaring Fork Valley and sits-in as a special guest with other musicians whenever he can. His interests are music history, art, gardening and learning Spanish. Craig spends his free time enjoying his family, swimming, hiking and skiing.
Craig is honored to be a board member of KSUN.
Ron is originally from Springfield, Missouri. After his retirement, Ron and his wife moved to Battlement Mesa. He loves the area and the beautiful mountain views. He and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with their six grandchildren.
Professionally, Ron served in the Navy from 1966 through 1970 as an aviation electrician and aircrew member. He joined the Springfield, MO Fire Department after serving in the Navy. He retired from fire service in 1996 as a Fire Captain. After his retirement from the Fire Department, he began a career with an Insurance Company in the Safety Department and Loss Control Division. He retired from the company as a Regional Underwriting Specialist in 2009.
Ron looks forward to serving on the KSUN Board of Directors.
Claire was originally from England and moved to Tucson, AZ when I was 13. In 2009 Claire moved to Grand Junction to be closer to her Mom. In 2017 Claire moved to Battlement Mesa because of the beautiful area and the great schools for her kids.
Claire has her diploma in Graphic & Web Design. She works for John and Jody Lyons at the Colorado Hemp Institute as the Office Manager and Graphic / Web Designer.
When Claire is not working, she is watching her kids play sports, outdoors, camping, hiking, or fishing. She loves Colorado and she really enjoys riding. She is an active member of Kiwanis and she tries to be as much involved in the community as she can. Claire is feels very privileged to serve on the KSUN board of directors and to give back to the community where she lives and works.