The NoCo Rebuilding Network is a 100% volunteer effort of engaged local community members.
President and Co-founder Phil has held many positions over the last 20 years at New Belgium Brewing Company. As Director of Research and Design, Phil was able to create systems that have sustained the brewery well into its current evolution. Recently as a Wildland Firefighter, Phil was able to see firsthand the effects of recent disasters in his community. Dismayed by the lack of long term infrastructure to support rebuilding efforts, Phil spearheaded the development of NCRN. Phil holds bachelor degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Additionally Phil has obtained certificates in Permaculture Design, Quality Engineering and Outdoor Education.
Co-founder and Director of Marketing and Events Amy Alcorn grew up in Colorado and has been a Fort Collins resident for the last ten years. She is the Founder and President of Aspen Grove Marketing and has been working with non-profit organizations for the last 5 years. You will see her out and about in the community coordinating fundraising efforts for NCRN and managing our social media. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Marketing and Finance; International Business at Colorado State University.
Co-founder Larry is specialist in protected area infrastructure, is an affiliate of the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State and a Faculty Affiliate in the Werner College of Natural Resources at CSU. He is a licensed general contractor in Larimer County and owns and operates Delphic Productions, a design/build company in northern Colorado established in 1972 and still operating.
Co-Founder Josh Mooradian is a local self-employed carpenter and builder who has worked in the area for close to twenty years. Born and raised in Fort Collins, he returned after attending the University of Colorado in Boulder to work in the construction field. Presently he is pursuing a masters degree in sustainable design and construction management at Colorado State University and continues to support the development of post-disaster rebuilding efforts.
Educational Program Coordinator Greg is the founder and Principal of Greg D. Fisher, Architect, established in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1993. Greg is a licensed architect in the State of Colorado, holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Montana State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. With Tara Steckly, Greg currently facilitates the educational program coordination for NCRN.
Outreach Coordinator Brian is the Founder and Principal of the architecture studio, U/R Design. He is also a member of Colorado State University’s Institute for Built Environment and the American Institute for Architects. He is also a Board member of the Fort Collins Food Co-op. Brian has received advanced training in Firewise construction Methodology and helped shape Steamboat Springs’ Green Building Code. Brian is currently working directly with disaster survivors on rebuilding their homes and is the educational Liaison for NCRN.
Curt Busby is founder of XYZ software, a company he has ran for the last 27 years. He has designed and built both “net zero energy” and FireWise structures, and has helped many people build and improve their homes in the foothills. In addition to interfacing with the professional network, Curt provides IT support for the NCRN website. Curt and his wife Kelly lost their home in the Crystal Fire and want to help others overcome disaster; Curt offers invaluable insight and support to both NCRN and the survivors we serve.
Claudia is currently the Agency Relations Coordinator at the Food Bank for Larimer County. Claudia holds a Master’s degree in non-profit management and has worked with local nonprofits for the last 13 years.
Colleen is the Service Learning Coordinator for The Center for Family Outreach. She holds an MBA in Social Enterprise from Colorado State University and brings 6 years’ experience in non-profit management grant writing, board development, public relations, policy research, and youth engagement. Colleen helps the NCRN team implement systems for long-term stability.
Kelly received her associate degree in Solar Technology from Penn State University and later became an assistant Civil Engineer with the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation. She works on many personal projects that involve writing, social networking and graphic and web design. Kelly, along with her husband Curt, lost her house in the Crystal Fire.
Co-founder After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and a master of education degree from Western Washington University, Meghan authored several books on construction including LEED New Construction Problems Solved. Meghan has also coordinated educational services including curriculum development, presentations, lectures, seminars, and professional training workshops for many years. Recently Meghan has been developing an enterprise-wide project management program.
Tara is currently affiliated with the Institute for Built Environment (IBE) as their Business Development and Operations Manager. Tara is the main liaison between IBE and NCRN and is currently working to develop a 3-day facilitated community discovery and recovery program with IBE and NCRN for spring 2013.