Forest Program Director
Gretchen joined the FCCD team as their Conservation Forester in April, 2017. Prior to joining the FCCD team, she has worked in the natural resource management and forestry realm in Colorado, Illinois, California, and New Zealand. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Principia College and a M.S. in Horticulture/Plant Ecophysiology from Colorado State University.
As FCCD's Forester, Gretchen is passionate about restoring Colorado's forests, and in the three years that she's been with FCCD, has implemented over 800 acres of treatment across Larimer County.
When she's not working, Gretchen loves to garden, mountain bike, cook, and play with her dogs.
Dylan joined FCCD in August of 2020. Before coming to Fort Collins, Dylan was a Forestry Specialist for the state of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources and specialized in the Good Neighbor Authority Act, working alongside the US Forest Service. He has worked in forestry and plant monitoring in California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He earned a B.S. in Forestry and Ecological Restoration from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.
Dylan hit the ground running and has already assisted in setting up and overseeing several active projects. He is very enthusiastic about restoring our forests on the front range and hopes to bring an enhanced perspective to the work.
When he’s not working, Dylan is most likely mountain biking, spending time with his dog, or busy with his nose in a book.