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Jeremy D. Krones

Executive Director


Jeremy moved to Grand County from Flagstaff, AZ, in late 2018. His first job out of college (University of Maryland, 2013) was as a seasonal backcountry steward in the Adirondack Mountains, where he grew up backpacking and first honed his passion for the backcountry and natural resource conservation. In 2014, Jeremy moved to Arizona to work on a cattle ranch outside of Flagstaff. In 2015, he was hired as program manager of Diablo Trust, a collaborative ranching conservation nonprofit, dedicated to the holistic sustainability of nearly 500,000 acres of private and public ranchlands in northern Arizona. Wanting to see more of the West and learn more about conservation in the field, Jeremy looked to land trusts in Colorado. Colorado provides both an opportunity to live in the mountains and stay out West, and the CHLT is the ideal organization for him to lead in the face of a growing West. Jeremy enjoys backpacking, running, hiking, playing music, reading, and writing.

Erica Bean

Easement Monitoring & Landowner Relations


Erica has had the privilege of growing up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. As a Colorado native, she has always had a passion for nature and outdoor conservation. Erica has a background in natural resources through the School of Forestry at the University of Montana. After college, she continued with her passion for the outdoors as a certified Master Naturalist and worked as an eco-tour guide in Charleston, SC. After several years in the southeast, Erica decided to embrace the cooler temperatures once again and move back to Colorado. She continued with environmental science occupations including a Recreation Technician and a Wildlife Technician with the USFS Boulder and Sulphur Ranger Districts. She also worked as a Field Technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Erica has worked with Headwaters Trails Alliance since 2013. With them, she has worked as a Field Project Manager and a Stewardship Ambassador Coordinator working with volunteers and organization partners within Grand County. Erica has enjoyed living in beautiful Grand County since 2010 and loves being a part of the Grand County community. When Erica is not working, she enjoys outdoor activities including bird watching, hiking, camping, and playing in the snow.


Kristi McKibben

Providing bookkeeping service to Grand County businesses