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.
Contact: 719-633-6884, Susan@trailsandopenspaces.org
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 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.
Jenn is an avid hiker, trail runner, and lover of the mountains. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 from Peoria, IL. Her strong passion for the trails and getting people outdoors makes her a great addition to the team. She has spent time working for local restaurants downtown, the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Indy and running a small backpacking business called Focus Backcountry. In addition, she previously volunteered with El Paso County Search and Rescue and spent 4 years on the TOSC board. We are excited to have her join us as the office manager and to grow the mission of TOSC through memberships and awareness.