Officers and Board Members

Officers

President Steve Glass president@openspacealliance.org
Vice-president April Lynch vice-president@openspacealliance.org
Secretary Jonathan Novi secretary@openspacealliance.org
Treasurer Monica Yaple treasurer@openspacealliance.org

Board members

Steve Glass, President

Steve Glass is currently serving as President of the OSA. Steve graduated from NM State University in 1976 with an MS in Environmental Science and pursued a career in water and wastewater resources, until retiring from Bernalillo County in SteveDecember 2011 to become a biology instructor at CNM. He continues to represent Bernalillo County on the Water Protection Advisory Board, serves as Chairman of the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District and has been an Open Space Trail Watch Volunteer for several years.

April Lynch, Vice President

Jonathan Novi, Secretary

Monica Yaple, Treasurer

Ellen Burgess, Education & Outreach Committee Chair

Ellen Burgess is a native New Mexican and Cibola HS graduate who remembers when Coors Road was a highway and the Rio Grande Bosque was full of trashed out party areas. After 15 years in Texas where she worked as an industrial engineer, Ellen returned to NM, settling in the East Mountains. She utilized her organization and outreach skills in previous employment as program manager with a Torrance County non-profit, and she now writes for a local weekly newspaper. Ellen is delighted to have the opportunity to both create and strengthen community partnerships as a new Open Space Alliance board member.

Lauri Gonzalez, Membership & Donors Committee Chair

Lauri and her family have lived in Albuquerque since 1994, and they thoroughly enjoy living in such a dynamic environment. Having wide-open outdoor spaces to enjoy is important to her and her family. One of her favo2015-08-12 00.00.10rite pastimes are long tent-camping road trips with her family where they explore our nation’s wilderness areas. Lauri feels that spending time together outdoors offers special time to bond as a family. After a long history in management and sales, Lauri returned to school. In May of 2016, Lauri completed her BA with a major in Latin American Studies and a minor in International Studies, focused on environment and society sustainability. Lauri is currently pursuing an MA in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Indigenous Studies and Urbanism & Community Development. She hopes her background and education will enhance her ability to contribute to Open Space Alliance and she is excited about promoting Albuquerque’s Open Spaces for others to experience and enjoy.

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