Jeremy D. Krones, Program Director
Jeremy D. Krones moved to Grand County from Flagstaff, AZ, in the fall of 2018. Originally from Maryland, his first job out of college (University of Maryland, 2013) was as a seasonal backcountry steward in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, where he grew up backpacking and first honed his passion for the backcountry and natural resource conservation. In March 2014 Jeremy moved to Arizona to be a cowboy and farm manager on a cattle ranch outside of Flagstaff. After about a year he was hired as program manager of Diablo Trust, a collaborative ranching conservation nonprofit in Flagstaff, dedicated to the holistic sustainability of nearly 500,000 acres of private and public ranchlands in northern Arizona. Wanting to see more of the Intermountain West and learn more about conservation in the field, Jeremy looked to land trusts in Colorado. Colorado provided both an opportunity to live in the mountains and stay out West, and the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust was the ideal organization for him to lead in the face of a growing West. Jeremy enjoys backpacking, running, hiking, playing music, reading, and writing.
Diane LeDuc, Bookkeeper/Office Manager
Originally from upstate NY, Diane moved to Colorado to attend Colorado University in Boulder. After experiencing the incredible beauty and the great outdoors of Colorado, and graduating from CU, Diane moved to Grand County in 1980 to ski, bike, hike and camp. She has worked as a ski instructor for disabled children and adults at Winter Park and Granby Ranch. Other vocations have included management positions at restaurants and hospitality. Diane has volunteered with NPLD for many years, adopted trails, and worked with the food bank among other volunteer activities. “Because of my love of the great outdoors and the natural beauty of Grand County, it’s been a privilege to work for Colorado Headwaters Land Trust. Not only has this given me the opportunity to use my accounting degree; I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some very special people working hard to preserve and protect the land we all cherish so much.”