WCC Staff


Frank Smith brings experience from a diverse background which includes ecosystem restoration and land management, volunteer coordination and environmental education. Since graduating from Colorado State University, Frank has worked for the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. In his free time, Frank enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and fly-fishing.

  Brenda Bafus-Williams has worked as for WCC since 1986. She lives in Montrose with her husband Kevin, who is WORC's Director of Organizing,, and Cooper, a Jack Russell terrier who hails from Guadalajara. Brenda enjoys xeriscaping, baking pies, hiking and cross-country skiing. She's also working on her Spanish in hopes that one day she'll be able to communicate more effectively with Cooper.
  Lee Gelatt grew up in California but moved to the "Real West" [Moab] in 1981. He has worked for the Colorado Nat'l Monument and for the BLM in Utah, as well as being a volunteer advocate for redrock canyon country. Lee lives in Grand Junction with wife Patty, and they have two college-aged children. Look for Lee outside, whether it's skiing, bird watching, canoeing beekeeping, or snapping photos!   Sheri Cogley is a proud Colorado native who grew up on the Western Slope. After graduating from Colorado State University and working in environmental, healthcare and technology fields, she found her true passion and ultimate career direction in community organizing while working in the 2008 election. In addition to helping build community relationships, Sheri enjoys camping, gardening and spending time outdoors with her family.




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