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Rebecca MacNamee, President

Rebecca MacNamee

Rebecca recently moved here from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and resides in downtown Colorado Springs. North Cheyenne Cañon Park was one of the first places she visited after moving to Colorado, and she has been in love with it ever since.

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Isaiah Litzell, Vice President

Isaiah has lived in Colorado Springs for the last 6 years and in that time has been exploring all that this city has to offer. One of the greatest paces to visit, in his opinion, is by far Cheyenne Canon Park as it simply has the best views, most fun trails, and dedicated people that care deeply about the park.
Isaiah came to

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Mike Oroszi, Treasurer

Mike has lived in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years.  He hails from from the great Buckeye State, but his love of snowboarding and green chili drew him to the mountains.  Over the years, Mike has enjoyed exploring the Canon and taking in the beauty of this amazing park.  An avid mountain biker, he loves sweating up Buckhorn and cruising down the Chutes.  When he’s not

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Curtis Hansen

Curtis Hansen

Curtis grew up hiking and backpacking the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico and the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. He first moved to the Springs to attend the Air Force Academy where he further developed his love for the outdoors. After graduating and serving out his active duty service obligation as an R&D Acquisitions Officer, he returned to the Springs in 2014. He now works

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Lauren McKenzie

Always seeking adventure, Lauren made the move to Colorado Springs in 2012 after previously living in California, Arizona and Texas. She immediately fell in love with all of the beautiful things Colorado has to offer, especially Cheyenne Canon. Lauren currently lives Downtown with her best friend and #1 trail companion Piper, her 2 year old Doberman Pinscher. Together, Lauren and Piper love spending their

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Sarah Long

Sarah grew up in a family of avid hikers in New England and spent many family vacations traveling the country on adventures. She wanted closer access to the mountains and moved to Colorado Springs in 2017. Sarah now lives right near North Cheyenne Cañon Park and loves how much time she gets to spend there. The Cañon is the perfect example of the natural beauty and trail accessibility

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Calla Balliett

Calla moved from the Metro Detroit area in Michigan 6 years ago in search of more outdoors. Making the great choice of Colorado Springs having great access to many trails, open spaces and national forests she felt compelled to help serve the outdoors community and keep our trails wild. Cheyenne Canon can make you feel a world away but only a minutes drive from

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Kelsey Yoder

Colorado is home to Kelsey. She has lived in Colorado Springs since 2016 and teaches writing at Pikes Peak Community College. She is honored to serve on the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon board, and to share her gratitude and respect for the cañon, the local community, and the environment. Cheyenne Cañon is her favorite place for introducing out-of-towners to the beauty of Colorado Springs.
In

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