Dinosaur Ridge Board of Directors

Photo: Dinosaur Ridge Board of Directors

Pictured Left to Right: Alex Nelson, Ann Norton, Bob Raynolds, Bill Savage, Lorraine Alcott, Steve Strachan, Amy Boulas, Marlene Pickett, Pallavi Jhaveri, Marsha Barber, Trey Harrison

Marsha Barber (Board Chair): Retired, Science Coordinator, Jefferson County Public Schools*

Stephen Strachan (Board Vice-Chair): Owner, Strachan Exploration*

Trey Harrison (Board Treasurer): Portfolio Manager, Assistant Vice President, U.S. Bank

Lorraine Alcott (Board Secretary): Retired Geologist

Amy Boulas: VP Development, Children’s Tumor Foundation

Pallavi Jhaveri: Retired, City of Lakewood

Alexander Nelson, Attorney, Lupine Law, PLLC

Ann Norton: Attorney, Norton Law Firm

Marlene Pickett, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Bob Raynolds: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Geologist/Research Associate

Bill Savage: Retired, Managing Director, NITEC LLC

*Member of the Executive Committee

Want to Serve on a Committee?

If you’re interested in getting more involved with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge at a strategic level, please contact Jeff Lamontagne.

Executive Committee

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge’s Executive Committee helps the Board carry out its due diligence functions related to the development and operation of the Board, Board Directors, and the Board’s committees and sub-committees.


  • Development Committee: Steve Strachan (Chair)
  • Diversity Committee: Amy Boulas (Chair)
  • Education Committee: Marsha Barber (Chair)
  • Finance Committee: Trey Harrison (Chair)
  • Governance Committee: Alex Nelson (Board Liaison)
  • Preservation Committee: Marlene Pickett (Chair)
  • Master Plan Committee: Pallavi Jhaveri (Chair)

Advisory Board

The Dinosaur Ridge Advisory Board is a group of subject field experts that relate to our mission. They are leaders in their fields and have demonstrated their commitment to our organization and/or mission. We turn to them for periodic advice and review of our programmatic work.

  • Brent Breithaupt, Curator/Director, University of Wyoming Geological Museum (Retired)
  • Joan Chavez-Lee, Principal (multiple schools) and teacher (multiple schools) in Jefferson County, Colorado (Retired)
  • Dr. Martin Lockley, Professor Emeritus Geology, University of Colorado Denver; Associate Curator University of Colorado Museum; Associate Curator Museum of Western Colorado; Co-Founder, Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
  • Linda Morris, Elementary Science Coordinator, Denver Public Schools; Elementary Science Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools (Retired)
  • Matthew Mossbrucker, Executive Director, Morrison Natural History Museum
  • Robert Payo, Director of K-12 Education, Denver Urban Gardens
  • Dr. Nicole Peavey, Staff Paleontologist, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Dr. Joe Sertich, Curator of Dinosaurs, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Joe Tempel, Co-Founder and First Executive Director, Friends of Dinosaur Ridge (Retired)
  • Dr. Beth Simmons, Paleontologist (Retired); former Secretary of Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
  • Dr. Louis H. Taylor, Ph.D., Vertebrate Paleontologist/Geologist