Marilyn Saltzman served as communications manager for Jeffco Public Schools for 20 years. She has also worked as a journalist, CSU adjunct professor and public relations consultant. An avid volunteer, Marilyn has been on Mountain Resource Center’s board for five years and also volunteers for Congregation Beth Evergreen, Colorado Press Women and the Good News Coalition. She has co-authored several non-fiction books and recently published “Your Love Is Blasting in My Heart, A Grandmother’s Journey,” a memoir about how her two grandchildren, adopted from Ethiopia and China, are fostering her practice of Mussar, Jewish ethics.
Dr. Robert Biber, Vice President
Robert Biber is a native Coloradan (short of 6 weeks as he was born in Panama and relocated to Colorado at that time). He was educated at the University of Colorado with piano performance and molecular biology as his fields of study. He went on to medical school at the University of Colorado in Denver and ultimately practiced urologic surgery in the Kansas City area for 35 years. Retiring in 2013 he and his wife relocated to Evergreen as it was their ultimate goal to retire in the Colorado mountains. His current pursuits center around Colorado outdoor activities, playing the piano in amateur competitions around the country, and spending time with eight. Dr Biber has been on the board of directors of MountainResource Center since January of 2019, and as he puts it “MRC is a valued and treasured resource for our area and the impact it has on the local residents in need is immeasurable and deserves as much support as we can muster”.
Peter Brettell, Treasurer
Peter Brettell, born in the UK in 1953, spent 45 years working for the Engineering company Jacobs. He lived for 10 years in Africa, 3 years in India and Singapore, and has lived in the USA since 2003. He is a keen mountaineer climbing Mt Kenya 35 times, Mt Kilimanjaro, and Mt McKinley in Alaska. His experience includes many large projects worldwide, including big bridges and major dams, highways, and buildings. As well as being the Treasurer and Board member of MRC he is also a member of the Council of a major private charitable school in the UK, Cheltenham College. He brings a worldview and financial and program management experience to MRC and has lived close by in Conifer since 2011. He is married to Kathi, a retired nurse and became an American Citizen two years ago.
Dr. James Walpole, Secretary
Jim is a life-long Evergreen resident. He and Linda were married in 1966 during his service in the Navy. They have two adult sons. Jim holds a BA degree in Education and Social Studies, a MA in Counseling and Ed.D in School Psychology. During his 45 years in Education, he served as a teacher, psychologist, and administrator in the Littleton, Englewood and Platte Canyon School Districts. Dr. Walpole was the Superintendent of the Platte Canyon School District for 17 years. He has been active as an MRC Board member since his retirement in 2015.
WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY TODAY DUE TO THE WEATHER. THE DRIVE-THRU PANTRY WILL BE OPEN FROM 1-2PM.