Tim Villard, Secretary
Tim Villard works as the Food Project Manager at Growing Gardens, managing a small organic farm in Longmont that focuses on distributing seeds, seedlings, and produce at no cost to low-income families and individuals in Longmont and Boulder County. Tim is passionate about demonstrating how sustainably managed landscapes and food systems support individuals, and communities, and are a powerful tool to overcome the social, cultural, and environmental challenges we all face. With a BS in Environmental Conservation, Tim has spent the last 10 years working in the front range of Colorado focusing on non-profit program management, teaching youth and adults how to grow nutritious food, and installing and managing xeric and native landscapes.
Matt is a Business Sustainability Advisor with Boulder County Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE). Prior to his work with PACE he earned his MS from the University of Montana in Environmental Studies, and before that worked in Washington D.C. at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Matt’s goals are to find win-win situations that help local businesses save money on their utility bills while cutting down on unnecessary waste and emissions. He spends his free time hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Mike recently retired from a 40 year career in the Boulder high tech community. He spent his career in design and development and is looking forward to helping take complex technical issues regarding sustainability and summarizing them in a simple, clear and concise manner. Mike has volunteered over the years with Boulder Partners youth group, E town, Boulder community cycles and the Boulder International Film festival. He and his wife have always been passionate about the environment and are avid hikers, cyclists, travelers, and share a love for wildlife as well as their pets.
Born and raised on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Jessica has lived in Longmont since 2017. She is dedicated to fostering environmental and social awareness through accessible community education and outreach. She is an experienced textile and apparel professional and is currently developing a regenerative textile eco-system to support equitable economic growth and engage in communicating sustainability issues through the apparel life cycle. Jessica is an advocate of adopting zero waste practices and loves having curbside composting. Along with her work for SRL, she volunteers with Longmont’s Equitable Climate Action Team (ECAT) and OUR Center. In her free time, you can find her hiking and camping with her husband and dog, or in her garden attempting to finally get a bell pepper to ripen before the frost comes.
Abby Driscoll, Past Board Chair
Abby has been committed to environmental issues since her first job canvassing for the Sierra Club in 1995. She is passionate about environmental stewardship and believes there is something everyone can do to help preserve our natural resources and prevent the most harmful effects of climate change. She served as SRL's Board Chair for 5 years, and took lead roles on a variety of committees throughout her time on the board. In 2021, she completed an accelerated nursing program and is now looking forward to her new career in healthcare. She continues to be involved as an active member of the Renewable Energy committee.