Who Are We?

Our Volunteers

All our IDA Colorado members are volunteers, who are passionate about advancing dark-sky work in Colorado. 

Our Organization

The IDA Colorado chapter is a Colorado LLC, and an official part of the International Dark-sky Association.  We enjoy the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of the parent group. 

We have a Board of Managers, a volunteer Director who is also the Chair of the Board of Managers, a team of Regional Coordinators, and many members who contribute in other ways. 

Board of Managers

F. Jack Eastman

George Hammond

Kevin Bedard

Richard OBrien

Robert Stencel

Ryan Leffers

Ryan Parker, Chair

Steven Splitek

Val Szwarc

Ryan Parker, Chapter Director

Rick Angell, Treasurer

Linda Kahananui, Social Media

Regional Coordinators

Western Colorado Region

Aaron Watson, Paonia

Creighton “Woody” Wood, Norwood

Southeastern Colorado Region

Clint Smith, Westcliffe

Scott Donnell, Colorado Springs

Central-Denver Region

Ryan Parker, Castle Pines

Northeastern Colorado Region

Janae Malpas, Livermore

Richard OBrien, Boulder