Board of Trustees

Trustee meetings usually are held the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the library. Check the Library Calendar for changes or click here for a list of 2019 meetings.

rick st Rick Stinchfield (President) : Rick and Lynne Stinchfield moved to Pagosa Springs in 2006, continuing a lifetime of westward migration.  Rick’s career was in higher education administration, much of it at the University of Northern Iowa.  The Stinchfields volunteer at the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, and for three months each year in interpretation at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.  The warmth of Pagosans and the beauty and accessibility of the surrounding public lands make Pagosa Springs a special place.  Both Rick and Lynne are proud to support the Ruby Sisson Library, a critical and welcoming community asset.

Deb gray shirt Deb Morton (Vice President):  Since 2004, Deb works as a school librarian in Pagosa Springs High School.  She is married to Steve, who recently retired from a forestry career with the Forest Service.  They love to ski; the ski area and in the backcountry.  Other outdoor pursuits include kayaking, biking, and hiking.  They have climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers!  You will find lots of books in their house because reading is another hobby.  Deb grew up near St. Louis, MO; Steve is from Provo, UT; both graduated from Utah State University in Logan, UT.  They have lived in Pagosa Springs for a total of 20 years!

Carol SheetsCarol Sheets (Secretary) : Carol joined the Board in October 2015 and has been a volunteer for the past year and a half.  She grew up in rural Pennsylvania then lived in Cambridge, MA and Virginia.  She fell in love with the mountains and retired to Pagosa Springs in 2013 after 35 years as an analytical chemist.  She enjoys hiking and biking and is getting reacquainted with sewing and knitting.  Of course, she also loves reading and spending time at the library.

al-bio-picture Al Jenab (Treasurer): Al is a retired mathematician who moved to Pagosa Springs in 2011, after wandering around mountain towns in the West for several years looking for a place to settle down.  He spent his career in Washington DC as a civilian contractor doing research for the Defense Department.  He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Kansas.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Archuleta Housing Corporation, a 52 unit HUD low income housing project here in Pagosa, and serves on the PLPOA Rec Center Committee.  Al likes to spend his free time snowboarding, motorcycle riding, working on cars and bikes, weightlifting, and of course, reading.

 Constance d’Angelis: Constance is an author, mediator, arbitrator, massage therapist (licensed in Colorado and Florida) and member of The Florida Bar Association. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University; and her Bachelor of Science, cum laude in Life Sciences (Pre-medical curriculum) from the University of Toledo. She played Women’s Professional Football for the Toledo Troopers. She is writing numerous blogs and other articles on Student Loan Debt, Mortgage Modifications, Ethics, Death and Dying and other societal dispute resolution and legal issues. Currently, she creates Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Mediator Education programs that are offered online at Constance presents live and video programs on numerous subjects including “Win/Win in 7 Steps” based on her book, “The 7 Laws of Inner Peace”. Previously, Constance taught Estate Planning onboard cruise ships and is now teaching Continuing Mediation Education programs and stress reduction in the cruise-ship venue. She mentors and coaches small business owners, mediators, attorneys and others in fiscal issues using an holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspects and circumstances. Constance is writing a series of new books based on “The 7 Laws of Mindfulness”.

 Gayle Dixon: Gayle Dixon is an attorney licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Colorado. In addition to her Juris Doctor degree, she holds a Masters in Library Science from Kent State University. She moved to Pagosa Springs in 2013 after retiring from the Department of Homeland Security. She enjoys downhill skiing, wine-making, travel, and (no surprise!) reading. Gayle’s volunteer activities include Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary and the American Red Cross where she is a disaster assistance responder. She and her beloved Black Lab Patty are frequently seen on their daily hike on the Lake Forest path. Her favorite reading genre is science fiction.

 Chris Gerlach : Chris planned on a career in government and public service and worked for a US Senator in Housing and Urban affairs and urban planning. While at Oxford University on foreign study in 1974 he decided to pursue a career as an artist instead, and followed that path for the next part of his life. He worked as landscape painter in the realist mode and exhibited in both the US and Europe. Following some life changes in the early 1990s he returned to a path of service and research in Social and natural Ecology, as well as began work in book publishing as an Editor and illustrator. He came to Pagosa Springs in 1997 and worked in a number of jobs finally ending up at the Pagosa Lodge where he stayed for a number of years ending up as a Manager and Director of Marketing and Sales and founded and was President of the Pagosa Springs Lodging Association which later evolved into the TTC. He continues to be active quietly in town matters and helping our community is one of his continuing goals. He publishes an occasional Electronic Journal focusing on Social and environmental issues. He continues to paint and also works now in the digital medium and works on digital Historical restoration of Colorado historic locations.

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