Camille Richard, Program Director
Camille was born in Lawton, OK, but has spent her childhood summers at the family cabin in Lake City since 1965, moving here permanently in 1995.
She received her Bachelor's degree in 1984 from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, but eventually returned to Colorado to earn a Master's in Rangeland Management and Mine Land Reclamation at Colorado State University in 1990. She then embarked on an international career as a rangeland conservation and development specialist, starting with Peace Corps in Nepal, and later working throughout the Himalayan regions of India, Pakistan, and Bhutan, the Tibetan regions within China, and Mongolia. In her times stateside, her focus has been on the restoration of severely disturbed lands, one area of which was Summitville Mine near South Fork, where she helped develop the revegetation plan, as well as helping to establish the Lake Fork Land Trust in the late 1990’s. She has been working with the LFVC since 2006, first as a volunteer assisting with long term planning and monitoring, and now as Director.
Katherine Daly, Outreach Coordinator and OSM/VISTA
Katherine was born in our nation's capital, skied every winter in Taos, and hails from Chicago. She is thrilled to be back out west, near her family in New Mexico and amid the wild landscape she loves. Questions about sustainability planning, architecture, and what's for dinner excite her. Writing and outdoor adventuring keeps her humble.
She earned a BA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before writing for marketing juggernaut Groupon. She spent her free time lecturing at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, leading tours for the Chicago Architectural Foundation, and responding to the question: "Are you related to Mayor (now former) Richard M. Daley?" She is not.
Karen Hooper, Administrative Assistant
Bio by fellow staff members:
Karen is an absolute delight. She not only takes meticulous minute notes and keeps our finances in order, she also brings a generous spirit and a winking sense of humor to everything she does.
We're absolutely blessed to have her on board.
Lyn Lampert, President
Lyn is an active, full-time resident of Lake City. He is a writer, a veteran professional angler, a hiker, a pastor, and the former Mayor of Lake City.
Lyn's favorite quote is from Gandhi: "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
Barbara Hite, Vice President
Barbara splits her time between Lake City, Denver, and the Caribbean country of Belize. She lead the BLM's Abandoned Mine Lands program for the state of Colorado for 15 years, and now contributes her professional expertise pro bono to LFVC.
Bernie Krystyniak, Treasurer
Bernie is a full-time Lake City resident, who fell for the area's natural charms upon his first visit in 1975. An active member of the community, he serves on the Lake Fork Health Service District Board, acts as the Logistics and Planning Coordinator for Hinsdale County Search and Rescue, and is a Life Member of Trout Unlimited.
The avid fisherman now basks in the company of his wife, daughters, and the local trout population, having retired from a career in change management, information tech, and finance with a global Fortune 100 company.
Harvey is a full-time resident of Lake City and property owner since 2003. He moved to Colorado 1973, after completing his education at the University of New Mexico and spending three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Immediately he fell in love with the mountains and decided that this is where he wanted to spend his life and raise his children. He enjoys mountaineering, white water canoeing, trout fishing and cave exploration. He has had a long career as a professional geologist and has an insatiable curiosity about the natural history of the earth. He is especially interested in the Four Corners region and the geologic evolution of the San Juan Mountains.
Steve is a retired business man who has vacationed in Lake City almost every year since 1957. Since 2007 he and his wife have become “seasonal residents,” spending 3-4 months each year in their cabin.
His keen love of dry-fly fishing, trail hiking, fourteener climbing, and Hinsdale County drives his desire for streams full of trout and wild, rugged mountains. He joined LFVC's board to keep our mountains and streams clean and beautiful for his kids, grandkids, and future generations.
Konrad is a full-time Lake City resident, having visited this area since 1949. He appreciates the tranquility, clean air and water, and the grandeur of the landscape, and wishes to see it maintained in a pristine manner. Konrad retired from a long career as a Periodontist in 2007; currently, he serves as a priest in the Diocese of Colorado.
Phillip moved to Lake City in 1973 after graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has since owned two businesses in Lake City – Hall Realty, Inc. and the Mountaineer Movie Theatre (which will reopen summer 2013). Phillip has been an active volunteer over his 40 years in Lake City and Gunnison – serving as school board director for nearly 20 years, Chamber of Commerce president, youth basketball coach, President of the Colorado Association of School Boards and other various area and state organizations.
Phillip has been married to his wife Carolyn Armstrong for 37 years and they have two daughters, Lily and Dasha. Phillip’s favorite activities include hiking, astronomy, travel, and photography. Recently, Phillip went to Kenya in 2006 and 2012 to teach, assist orphans, and support endangered wildlife in Africa.