Energy Smart Colorado Board of Directors
Kim Langmaid Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship Programs, and Founder of Walking Mountains Science Center
Kim has been involved in sustainability, collaborative conservation, environmental education and nonprofit leadership for two decades. Kim teaches in the Sustainability Studies Bachelor of Arts program at Colorado Mountain College and serves as an Affiliate Faculty with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources. She serves on the Eagle County Eco-Build Committee and the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Northwest Regional Leadership Council and is on the board of directors of Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, Vail Leadership Institute, and Walking Mountains Science Center. Kim previously held positions as the first Colorado Program Director for the National Forest Foundation, the Graduate Program Director for Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and she has served as a graduate faculty in the Prescott College Master of Arts Program in Environmental Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Sustainability Education. Kim was also awarded a Fellowship in Colorado State University’s Center for Collaborative Conservation. Kim holds a B.S. in Biology from Colorado State University, an M.A. in Environmental Studies from Prescott College in Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.
Mona Newton, Executive Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Prior to joining CORE in 2012, Mona worked at the Governor’s Energy Office in Denver, CO under Governors Ritter and Hickenlooper. She has worked in the energy efficiency and renewable energy field for more than two decades, all in Colorado, in the non-profit and for profit sectors. She received her M.A. from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and her B.A. from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She currently resides in Aspen taking advantage of the mountains and culture whenever possible.
Jen Schenk, High Country Conservation Center, Executive Director
Prior to joining HC3, Jen Schenk was the executive director at the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability in Eagle County. She also worked in the hospitality industry at Copper Mountain for almost 15 years, gaining experience as an environmental manager and in marketing. Jen has been actively involved in strategic waste reduction within the community for the past 15 years. Jen also serves on the Colorado Association for Recycling’s Board of Directors. Jen graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biology and earned a M.A.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. In her free time, she loves mountain biking, telemark skiing and spending time with her family.
Elizabeth Sipes, Attorney with Bryan Cave LLP
Elizabeth Sipes is an attorney with Bryan Cave LLP where she focuses on investment management and related corporate and securities matters. In counseling private investment funds on their formation and investment activities she helps clients navigate the maze of laws and regulations when raising and deploying private capital. Elizabeth also has substantial experience on advising strategic and financial buyers, sellers and investors in a wide variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments and strategic partnerships in the U.S. and overseas. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law (JD) and Truman State University (BA in French). Elizabeth splits her time between Eagle County and Denver and is passionate about spending time with family and friends outside in the Colorado sunshine.