Board of Trustees

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Chair: Walt Dabney

Retired National Park Ranger, Chief Ranger and Superintendent, and Texas State Parks Director, Moab UT

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Treasurer: Diane Hanson

Retired Sales and Marketing Executive.  CFI supporter and participant since 1985.

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Secretary: Tom Rees

Retired Building Contractor, Moab UT

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Shawn Crawford

Shawn is a professional educator, athlete and coach based in Park City, Utah.  Over the past eight years, Shawn and his Daughter have supported CFI, it’s mission, vision and community of educators, on the Colorado Plateau and from afar.

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Wayne Freimund

Wayne started his career as a canoe guide and evolved into a professor who studies the impact outdoor experiences have on people, communities and protected areas.  He is a professor at USU-Moab and loves being in such an outdoor oriented community.


Cindy Kaufman

Cindy is a branding, marketing, and design professional with experience across corporate, international, and grassroots levels. After building a career in experiential brand engagement, she followed her passion for design to fuse her brand-centric vision and project management background with a focus on the built environment, creating an interdisciplinary expertise with a distinctive POV.

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Roslynn McCann

Roslynn’s previous work as a naturalist in the Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone National Parks fuels her dedication to improve our natural environment and social systems that all depend upon it for survival. She is currently engaged in climate change programming at the national level and applies ecological design at the local level as a way to adapt to and mitigate projected climate change impacts.

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Carl Spikner

Carl’s background includes leading a consumer product business unit for a Fortune 100 company and development and financial management for not-for-profit organizations. Carl currently works for the National Development Council providing advisory services to drive capital investment in affordable housing and supporting community development initiatives.  Carl’s first exposure to CFI was as Head of School for an Inclusive Montessori school in the Salt Lake Valley, providing his students the opportunity to engage in CFI programming.
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Erin Towns

Erin Towns is an experienced teacher, world explorer, and visual artist from Augusta, Maine. As a PolarTREC Educator, National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and alumni of numerous global teacher professional development programs, she was taught to create experiential learning opportunities to address contemporary global and environmental issues.  She values using inquiry based social studies and science methodologies that inspire students into action.