BCC Team: Staff & Board of Directors
Roger Briggs - Founder
Roger Briggs is a legendary Colorado climber, educator and activist who founded the BCC to build a culture of stewardship and community among climbers, land managers, volunteers and supporters.
With groundbreaking first ascents on the Diamond of Longs Peak and in Eldorado Canyon, Roger is in a league of his own. Following a 30-year career as an acclaimed high school physics teacher, Roger continues to mentor and inspire. He developed educational programs in collaboration with NOAA and CU, and authored Journey to Civilization: The Science of How We Got Here, a science-lover’s compendium.
Through the BCC, Roger has led the climbing community to realize his vision of a more environmentally responsible and sustainable future.
Here’s a great profile and interview of Roger by Sarah Fountain.
Kate Beezley's decade and a half of climbing started in the Sierras, and since then, she's been fortunate to hone her skills at crags across the country, as well as in Europe and South America.
Kate's been a Boulder-area local since relocating here in 2005 to work on her PhD, and has come to appreciate the sanity-saving value of having such a bounty of climbing in her backyard. As executive director, she's committed to making sure these well-loved areas are equally well taken care of.
Before joining the BCC as executive director, Kate was on the organization's board. She recently wrapped on a 15-year career teaching social studies, most recently at Lafayette's Peak to Peak Charter School.
When not out at the crag with her fellow slommies (mommies who slay), you can find her hanging out with her husband, young son, and canine companion, often on some adventure involving their Scamp, a lot of dirt, and some wild places.
FRCS Program director
JB Haab is an accomplished wilderness educator, environmentalist and social impact leader. Under JB’s leadership, the Front Range Climbing Stewards has grown into the BCC’s largest stewardship program with a full-time, professional trail-building crew dedicated to mitigating climbers’ increasing impact through sustainable best practices. The FRCS has completed dozens of technical projects since 2014.
Prior to the BCC, JB developed educational and professional development programs for the Peace Corp in Guatemala and for Native American kids in Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and New Mexico.
JB is also a noted first ascensionist with Patagonia big walls and burly Ten Sleep sport climbs to his name.
Ryan Kuehn – FRCS Crew Leader
Jason Haas – Bolt Program Manager
Bill Briggs – Finance Manager
Anneliese Steel – Fundraising Consultant
BCC Board of Directors
Jim Illg - Board Chair and President
Greg German - Board Vice Chair
Owen Silver - Treasurer & FRCS Volunteer Coordinator
Josephine Sterr - Secretary
Kevin Capps - Foothills Climbing Community representative
Rui Ferrera - Flatirons Climbing Council representative
Mike Schlauch - ACE (Action Committee for Eldorado Canyon) representative
Craig Hoffman - Wag Bags Program Manager
Sarah Fountain - Social Media Coordinator