Tim Bohling - Chair of the Board
Richard Thorp - Vice-Chair of the Board
Richard is a watershed program manager with the City of Fort Collins. His career as a surface water quality professional includes working as a research laboratory manager at Colorado State University (CSU), as an environmental consultant, and for state surface water quality regulatory agencies in North Carolina and Wyoming. Richard joined the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department in 2017 after working for nearly 10 years for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. He earned a BS degree in fishery biology and a MS degree in entomology at Colorado State University. Richard lives in Loveland with his wife and daughter and enjoys spending time with family and friends, xeric gardening, and fly fishing and tying.
Ed Young - Secretary
Ed is a founding director of the Big Thompson Watershed Forum. He served as the City of Greeley’s representative on the Board beginning in 1997 and as Chair from 2008-2010. Ed graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1970 with a BA in biology and worked in the field of water treatment during his entire career. After 35 years with the City of Greeley as the Plant Superintendent of Boyd Lake WTP, he retired in November 2016. Ed and wife live in Loveland, where they raised two sons and now enjoy four grandchildren.
David M. Jessup
David is co-owner of Sylvan Dale Ranch, a 3,200-acre working dude ranch in Loveland that raises grass-fed beef for local consumption. David worked to place two-thirds of the Sylvan Dale’s ranch lands, some 1,600 acres, under permanent conservation easements. He is a member of the Colorado and Loveland Historical Societies, the Oregon-California Trail Association, and the Downtown Loveland Association. He is active with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Northern Colorado Writers. David earned a BA degree in biology at the University of Colorado and a MA degree in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He and his wife raised four children and enjoy exploring fresh worlds with their two grandchildren.
Emily works in water resources for the City of Greeley’s Water and Sewer Department, where she supervises seasonal operations and decree accounting, manages winter water quality monitoring, and coordinates water quality data. Previously, she worked in environmental consulting, focusing on regulatory permitting and water quality. Emily earned a MS degree in hydrology from University of Colorado Boulder and a BA degree in environmental geoscience from Smith College.
Charles Olmsted, PhD
Charles retired from the University of Northern Colorado after 26 years of directing the Environmental Studies Program. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Earlham College, his MS in physiological plant ecology from the University of Oklahoma, and his PhD in ecosystem ecology from the University of Colorado. Charles has served on the Boards of Directors of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, the Colorado Wildlife Federation, the High Plains Environmental Center at Centerra, the Colorado Native Plant Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and the National Wildlife Federation. His involvement with the Big Thompson Watershed includes directing research on wildlife and tourism impacts in Rocky Mountain National Park. He and his family constructed a passive solar house near the confluence of the Big Thompson and South Platte Rivers.