Friends of Dinosaur Ridge Staff
Jeff Lamontagne, Executive Director
Jeff joined FoDR as Executive Director in January 2017. Jeff has a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law. In 2002, he co-founded and began serving as Executive Director of Second Wind Fund, a nonprofit providing professional counseling services to teens at-risk for suicide, for nearly 10 years. For the past five-plus years, he served as Executive Director of Bluff Lake Nature Center, an open space and environmental science center in east Denver. In both organizations, he oversaw all aspects of programming, administration, and fundraising.
(Office in Discovery Center): (303) 697-3466 x104; Jeff.Lamontagne@dinoridge.org
Robin Morris, Operations Director
As Director of Operations, Robin Morris oversees the DinoRidge gift stores, public tours, facilities and grounds, and Human Resources. She has a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado, and is a K-6 educator. A native of the Green Mountain area, Robin has extensive experience in human resources, fundraising, and retail operations. Prior to joining FoDR, Robin worked in development at Graland Country Day School, after transitioning from 10 years in the corporate world and owning a small retail boutique. Robin is an active community volunteer with the Junior League of Denver, Girl Scouts of America, and Clothes to Kids, and serves on the board at the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, Alpha Chi Omega, and JDWilliams Cotillion. In her spare time, she loves movies, books, and exploring with her two kids and husband. Robin joined FODR in June of 2018.
(303) 697-3466 x112; Robin.Morris@dinoridge.org
Barbara Farley, Director of Volunteers & Program Growth
Barbara Farley oversees the volunteer efforts, educational program growth, and evaluation for Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. She has more than 15 years of experience in experiential education, program outreach and management, and volunteer coordination. Most recently, she served as the Operations Director for MindDance, LLC, and previously managed programs for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Wildlife Center of Virginia. In her free time, Barbara tries to keep up with her two teenage boys, serves on the board for Family Nature Summits, and enjoys skiing, hiking, and gardening. She joined FoDR in October of 2017.
(303) 697-3466 x107; Barbara.Farley@dinoridge.org
Michelle Davis, Development Director
Michelle is the Development Director for Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and oversees the fundraising and membership efforts. Prior to joining the FoDR staff, Michelle built and managed an independent franchise location for a successful women’s lifestyle publication, and had significant experience in development and events planning for a Denver nonprofit, including new major gifts and corporate sponsorship initiatives. She enjoys the opportunity to use her professional skills and experience to expand the impact of an organization she believes in. Michelle joined FoDR in January of 2019.
(Office in Discovery Center) (303) 697-3466 x113; Michelle.Davis@dinoridge.org
Erin LaCount, Education Programs Director
Erin has been leading educational programs at Dinosaur Ridge since 2002, but her first visit was in 1990 as a five-year-old. Erin was in charge of guided tour programs from 2003-2017 and has been managing all Education efforts at Dinosaur Ridge since 2017. Erin re-established Summer Camps in 2012 and created three new camps in 2018, developed our preschool program in 2014, and designed exhibits in the Discovery Center in 2014. She has been maintaining/updating current exhibits in Trek Through Time since 2011.
(303) 697-3466 x101; Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org
Candace Joice, Education Program Coordinator
Candace Joice coordinates the educational tours for Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and provides administrative support to its camp program. Prior to joining FoDR, Candace was the Education Director at iEmpathize, specializing in pedagogy, academic and social research, curriculum development, and media production. She created a bi-lingual exploitation prevention program for teens that is now used in over 20 states and in Mexico. She also has 10 years of teaching experience both in secondary and post-secondary classrooms and in professional development settings for adults. She joined FoDR in January 2019.
(303) 697-3466 x103; Candace.Joice@dinoridge.org
Sue Kaberline, Gift Shop and Office Manager
Sue is a Colorado native and has been with Dinosaur Ridge for ten years. She previously served as the Discovery Center Gift Shop Manager, as well as a gift shop clerk, and tour bus driver/guide. She has over 20 years of retail experience, seven years in retail management. She’s also studied geology and environmental science extensively.
(303) 697-3466 x102; Sue.Kaberline@dinoridge.org
Tammie Kingsley, Gift Shop Manager-Retail Support
Tammie Kingsley is the Gift Shop Manager-Retail Support. Tammie came to Dinosaur Ridge with a history of significant retail management, employee development/training, administration, and customer service. She loves the opportunity to make someone’s day special. Tammie joined FoDR in January 2019.
(303) 697-3466 x110; Tammie.Kingsley@dinoridge.org
Libby Landen, Marketing Director
Libby leads the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge (FoDR) marketing efforts and is keenly focused on maximizing the organization’s resources, expanding its reach, and elevating its position within the philanthropic sector. Prior to joining FoDR, Libby worked in Washington, D.C. as the VP, Strategic Marketing for the National Retail Federation managing the association’s marketing team. She has a strong background in dynamic marketing and communications strategy as well as advocacy, membership, and event campaigns. Libby joined the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in April 2019.
(410) 279-8158; Libby.Landen@dinoridge.org
Kat Rivers, Education Assistant
Kat Rivers joined Dinosaur Ridge in February 2019 as an Education Assistant. She has a B.S. in Geology, a Masters in Paleontology and Adult Education, as well as a Museum Certification. Kat’s education has focused on Western Interior Seaway environments, which coincides with the paleoenvironment at Dinosaur Ridge 92 million years ago. She is an advocate for science communication and hopes to engage all audiences through our social media outreach, exhibits, field trips, and events.
(303) 697-3466 x115; Kat.Rivers@dinoridge.org
Libby Prueher, Education Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Libby Prueher is a volcanologist and a climate and sustainability specialist. She has a B.S. in Geology, a M.S. in Volcanology, and a PhD. in climate science. Dr. Libby first worked at Dinosaur Ridge in 2001. She volunteered over the years and re-joined the staff in September 2017. Dr. Libby is a volcanologist with specialties in climate change and sustainability. She is a professor at multiple colleges in the Denver area, teaching geology, environmental science, climate change, and sustainability. Dr. Libby is passionate about making science accessible for the community through Dinosaur Ridge school tours and outreach events.
(303) 697-3466; Libby.Prueher@dinoridge.org
Emily Palmer, Gift Shop Assistant Manager
Dennis Tesar, Maintenance Lead