Craig Lucci

Craig is a middle school STEM teacher in the Chicago suburbs. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Iowa and has been the treasurer for his teacher’s union for the past five years. In addition to his teaching duties, Craig also works to further incorporate technology into the classroom and train other teachers in its use. He is an avid sports fan and coaches his school’s basketball team. On his visits to Colorado, Craig enjoys hiking and sampling the offerings of the local breweries.

Courtney Cox

Courtney was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, and thinks baby bison are pretty adorable.  After graduating with a Studio Art degree from the Colorado College, Courtney further developed her design skills and began doing freelance logo and layout projects.  In addition to freelancing, Courtney also works in the art department of a sportswear company and displays artwork locally on a regular basis.

Dayton Knutson

Dayton studied Conservation Biology and Natural Resources Management at Colorado State University. He grew up along the Colorado Front Range enjoying camping, backpacking, running, hiking, and climbing. Work experience includes policy and GIS work for The Wilderness Society, and helping implement a fuels program focusing on wildlife conservation on private land in northern Thailand. He loves tree identification, is passionate about conservation in collaboration with working landscapes, and hopes to attend law school in the future.

Kassandra ter Beek

Kassandra is attending the University of Colorado to receive her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a minor in computer science. She also works at a local software company. Spending much of her life abroad gave her the opportunity to recognize the importance of land conservation. Upon moving to Colorado she fell in love with the terrain and climbing opportunities. She is passionate about many conservation efforts, one being the grasslands. Upon graduation she hopes to go into cancer research.