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 2020 meetings.

We have new trustees joining us in January 2020, so check back for the full board and updated board of trustee roles!

  Gayle Dixon (President): Gayle Dixon is an attorney licensed to practice law in Colorado.  She serves as the Town of Pagosa Springs Municipal Prosecutor, a part-time position.  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 the Library Board, the Library Foundation Board, 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.  

  Constance d’Angelis (Vice President): 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”.

Carol Sheets  Carol 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.

Steve Merchant: Steve is a retired Navy officer, and a graduate of Stanford University, with a degree in Geology. He also has a MAed from Pepperdine University. He has worked in the Defense Industry as a System Manager and as a Technical Writer for a Public Safety Software Company. He has lived in Pagosa Springs since 2011.

 Lynnis Steinert: Lynnis and her family moved to Pagosa Springs in 1985. She worked for Citizens Bank and Wolf Creek Ski Area for several years. She likes to hike, travel, read, research family and volunteer. Lynnis has been a volunteer and tour guide at Chimney Rock Archeological site for over 20 years. She has been on the boards of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, Archuleta County Genealogical Society and Chimney Rock Interpretive Association

 Lynne Stinchfield: Lynne moved to Pagosa Springs with her husband, Rick, in 2006.  She grew up in NJ, obtained a BA in geology from Colby College, ME and eventually landed in Iowa where she operated an antique shop for 15 years and volunteered in the elementary school library and the Talented & Gifted program.  For the past 16 years they have been spending Aprils and Octobers volunteering as interpretive park rangers at Capitol Reef NP, UT. Here in Pagosa she served as a library board member for 5 years previously and continues to enjoy shelving and summer reading programs.  She also volunteers at the Forest Service front desk and leads a guided hike or two each summer.  The past three years she served on the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association board as well as at the monument.  Lynne enjoys reading, hiking, geocaching and snowshoeing, and living in Pagosa!

  Stephanie Wagner: Stephanie permanently moved to Pagosa Springs in 2013 with her husband who has lived off and on here for 20 years.  She grew up in a very small town outside Albany, NY and has a Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York. After college, she obtained her CPA license in New York State worked for one of the world’s largest accounting and tax firms, Ernst & Young, in both Connecticut and England, then worked in the private sector for many years including a 13-year stint as Controller for a non-profit hospice organization on Cape Cod, MA.  She and her husband bought The UPS Store franchise here in Pagosa in 2017 and live downtown with their dog, Jack.  She enjoys (no surprise) reading, cooking and keeping close tabs on her favorite sports teams!

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