Photo by Don Boyd
Will was elected to the board in 2021 and to the office of Vice President in 2023. He is a retired consultant with forty-plus years of experience in organizational development and environmental services. He shared his considerable skills in the past year to help Friends craft their strategy. Will first visited Bosque del Apache in 1984 and kept coming back over the next thirty-five years. He hopes to continue serving on the Board, given the unique, critical, and significantly at-risk nature of the Bosque’s habitat and wildlife refuge.
He is interested in applying diverse skills to support the organization in ways that sustain and improve the refuge through greater mission impact. Will’s original technical background is in geology/hydrology/geomorphology, with broad experience in environmental investigations, monitoring, impact analysis and multidisciplinary site evaluations. He is also a veteran management consultant and group process facilitator who has worked with global businesses in the US and overseas. Will brings skills in strategic planning, organizational change management, training, and business process improvement. He previously served as Board Chair for Wildlands Restoration Volunteers in Colorado and is a Board member/Secretary for the Taos Land Trust. Will now lives most of the time in Taos, NM. He is a happy hiker and cross-country skier who is thankful for any opportunity to get outside. Will is also a perennial student of birding and keeps tinkering with western landscape and wildlife photography in hopes of getting pictures worthy of gracing his refrigerator door.