The Board of Trustees of the South Suburban Park Foundation includes community leaders with a wide variety of expertise. They share a strong commitment to the goals of providing quality trails, parks, open space, and greenway opportunities and instilling a sense of land stewardship benefiting our community.
CARRIE McLAUGHLIN, CHAIR
A resident of Bow Mar for 23 years and Colorado for 45 years, Carrie McLaughlin is a definite Coloradan. For many years her services included event planning, fundraising, and volunteer work, and in 1994 she began her own landscape design business. Carrie loves her work and the opportunity to create gardens and outdoor spaces that work for people and allow them to enjoy the outdoors. Her past experiences have included working as a trustee at the Denver Botanic Gardens and she is currently a member of the North American Rock Garden Society.
DALLAS HALL, FIRST VICE-CHAIR (current term is through October 2017)
A concerned community activist and lifetime resident of the south metro area, Dallas was first elected mayor of Sheridan in 2009 after serving as a member of the Sheridan City Council from 1999-2007. Throughout many years his family, wife, daughter, and two sons have actively used the trails and he is very excited to continue improving and creating more trails throughout the metro area. Since his participation as a Trustee in 1999, he has truly demonstrated his commitment to parks, trails and open space. Dallas has worked for Struble Fluid Power since 2012.
C. DALE FLOWERS, TREASURER
C. Dale Flowers is a charter Trustee of the Foundation. He was elected Chair in January of 1996, and served for five years in that office. He has served as Treasurer of the Foundation since 1993 and continues in that position. Since moving to the Denver area in 1972, Dale has been involved in the management and marketing of regional shopping centers and commercial properties. In 1993 he became involved in the construction and marketing of new homes. Currently, Dale is the principal owner of Flowers & Associates, Inc., providing graphic arts services. He has lived in the Littleton area since 1973, and has served as a Trustee of the Littleton Riverfront Authority, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Littleton, and Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Denver. He now lives in Lone Tree.
BART MILLER, SECRETARY (current term is through October 2018)
Bart Miller, a resident of Colorado since 1983, has served as a Trustee of the Foundation since 2007 and chairs the Foundation’s MetroTrail Committee. Bart has worked as a nonpartisan attorney for the Colorado State Legislature since 1985 and is currently assistant director of the Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services, a nonpartisan staff agency of approximately 45 employees. Bart also serves as chair of the Southeast Metro Storm water Authority (SEMSWA), responsible for construction and maintenance of storm water facilities in the urbanized unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County, portions of Douglas County, and the City of Centennial. Bart was elected as a founding member of the Centennial City Council, serving from 2001–2008 and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2003–2007. Bart served as a board member of the Urban Drainage Flood Control District, the Willows Water District, and the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority. During the process to create the City of Centennial, Bart was an original member of the Centennial Steering Committee from 1998–2001 and chaired the Centennial Election Commission during the incorporation and initial city officer elections.
DAVID BOLT, TRUSTEE AT LARGE (current term is through October 2017)
David Bolt, a resident of Littleton for more than 10 years, had been visiting Colorado from his native Wisconsin since his childhood and first moved to Colorado over 20 years ago to enjoy the outdoors and the mild climate. An avid trail user, you will find David walking or biking the Foundation-built trails on most weekends. Dave is a member of the Littleton Planning Board and works with the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. In addition, he is very involved with the South Metro Denver Chamber, serving on several committees, including the Non-Profit and Business Partnership, the Littleton Business Coalition, the Southwest Metro Business Alliance and the Business Leaders for Responsible Government. Dave’s career in commercial real estate spans more than 20 years and he currently works as a consultant with Terrace Realty Advisors, focused primarily on managing client portfolios.
MARTHA SIPPEL, TRUSTEE AT LARGE (current term is through October 2018)
Martha Sippel is a Colorado native with geology and technical communication degrees. During her career, she first practiced as a geologist in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Texas. Now a user experience professional, information architect, and technical communicator, she provides these specialties by developing content and designing and maintaining websites for clients and nonprofits. Martha served on the City of Lone Tree Planning Commission for more than 7 years before she was term limited and is currently a director on the Park Meadows Metropolitan District Board. For the last 20 years, she has volunteered extensively with two of her professional organizations, the Society for Technical Communication and the User Experience Professionals Association (STC and UXPA, respectively). Martha received her Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) certification from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) through South Platte Park in 2010. She enjoys the outdoors while hiking, skiing, and gardening and is passionate about discovering new trails. Martha lives in Lone Tree.
JAMES McLIN, TRUSTEE AT LARGE (current term is through October 2018)
James McLin is a family man, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (UNLV Chapter Founding Father), U.S. Navy Veteran, successful in corporate USA, and now beginning to gain success as an independent business owner working to build his insurance brokerage. James took the long way to Colorado — he has lived and worked in many countries around the world as a Network Security Consultant in the IT industry for more than 25 years. James and his young family moved to Colorado in 1997, where it soon became home. Having a love for nature and the enthronement, James has a passion for preserving the beauty of Colorado for future generations to enjoy. James and his family are avid hikers, campers, and just plain outdoor enthusiasts that love living in Colorado.
Recently Retired Trustees
BEVERLY J. BRADSHAW
Beverly Bradshaw was a Foundation Trustee from 1982-2015. She was an active community and recreation advocate for many years in the City of Englewood. Beverly served on the Englewood City Council from 1980 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2005. Significantly, she served as the Mayor from 2001-2003. Beverly is an At Large member of the Arapahoe County Open Space Trails and Advisory Board. She is very involved with the South Platte River Working Group as well as teaching psychology, speech, and sociology at Arapahoe Community College. Beverly retired as a South Suburban Park Foundation trustee in 2015.
STANLEY BROWN, JR.
Stan Brown was elected a Trustee of the Foundation in 1998. He is a native of South Denver and grew up in his family’s nursery business, which has been growing for over 50 years. He and his brother developed Alameda Wholesale Nursery into one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the state. Stan has served on the boards of Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, The Colorado Nursery Association, and Xeriscape Colorado. Stan retired as a South Suburban Park Foundation trustee in 2015.
JAMES A. TAYLOR
Elected in 2001 as a Littleton City Council member, Mr. Taylor has lived in Littleton for more than 30 years. He is the City’s DRCOG board member, a board member of the Littleton Housing Authority and the Riverfront Urban Renewal Authority, liaison to the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Association, and is on the National League of Cities Steering Committees for Community and Economic Development and Small Cities Council. He served on the South Suburban Park and Recreation Board from 1986 to 2000. Jim retired from Sheridan School District (1957-1992), last serving as Principal of Sheridan Middle School. Jim retired as a South Suburban Park Foundation trustee in 2015.