Susan worked for 30 years as a television journalist specializing in environmental reporting before joining TOSC in 2009. Public Policy and Communications are her specialty. Improving our trails, open space and parks is her passion. She earned her master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University and her bachelor’s from Lawrence University. In her free time she enjoys bicycling, hiking, skiing and camping with family and friends.
Allen is a long-time bicycle advocate who loves making bicycling possible for people of all ages and abilities. He’s passionate about building a stronger, better connected community in multiple ways, revolving around the use of the bike. Allen moved to Colorado Springs in 2001 as an employee with Intel Corp, and has been working in the bicycle field nearly ten years. His enthusiasm for connecting people and organizations through cycling has inspired a series of successful grant-funded community projects.
Ring the Peak Project Manager, GIS coordinator
Michael Rigney received a B.A. from San Jose State University with an emphasis in wildlife biology. Mr. Rigney worked as an Executive Director of an avian research organization and as an environmental consultant in California. He later moved to Arizona where he worked for The Nature Conservancy as a Preserve Manager and later as the Executive Director of a small land trust. After retiring and moving to Colorado, he has been working as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consultant to the Trails and Open Space Coalition where he also serves as the Project Manager for the Ring the Peak Project. An avid mountain biker, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Aaron Rogers, program coordinator
Aaron Rogers strives to inspire the people in our community to appreciate and take care of our Pikes Peak Region wild places. He is a Colorado Springs native with years of experience as a park guide/outdoor educator and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Aaron spends his free time in the parks he advocates for where you can find him exploring trails with his family, birding, and star gazing.
Sharie joined the Trails and Open Space Coalition team in 2018. Sharie is a Colorado native who loves to venture outdoors; she through hiked the Colorado trail in 2015 and has summited most of the 14ers in Colorado. She enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, and pretty much any other activity that includes a canine companion. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and has several years of experience working with a variety of nonprofit organizations. She also fosters and rehabilitates dogs with a local rescue. Sharie is dedicated to being an active community member and a strong advocate for our parks, trails and open spaces.
Beth comes to TOSC with over 12 years of experience managing and consulting non-profit organizations of all sizes, with an emphasis on strategic planning and fund development. She received her master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from South University and her bachelor’s from the University of New Hampshire. Beth is a military spouse who has had the pleasure of living in many beautiful parts of the county, but is now thrilled to call Colorado Springs home. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and is happiest when on a hike with her family.