Advisory Board Members
As MSI has matured as an organization, its use of advisors has shifted. Currently, the roles and responsibilities of the advisory board are being re-defined. Thanks for your patience.
Jeffrey W. Brame
Owner, Chief Geoscientist, Brame Geoscience, Durango, CO
Alton Byers, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Education, The Mountain Institute, Washington, DC
Tom Casadevall, Ph.D
Central Regional Director, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Professor of Geography, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Lee Dexter, Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies; Associate Professor of Geography, Northern University, Flagstaff, AZ
Daniel B. Fagre, Ph.D.
Ecologist/Global Change Research Coordinator, USGS-NRMSC, West Glacier, MT
Brian K. Fowler
Engineering Geologist and President, North American Reserve; Past President, Mt. Washington Observatory, Laconia, NH
Director, Office of Community Services, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Donald Friend, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Geography, Director of Earth Science Programs, and Director of the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center, Minnesota State University
Ph.D Candidate (U of WY), INSTAAR, U of CO
Andy Gulliford, Ph.D.
Department of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Jack Ives, Ph.D.
Honorary Research Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Professor emeritus, UC-Davis; Senior Advisor, Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
David McGinnis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies and Montana State Univ., Adjunct Faculty at Univ. of Iowa (Geography), Idaho State Univ. (Geosciences)
John Ninnemann, Ph.D.
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Biology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Artist and San Juan County CO Commissioner and former MSI board member, Silverton, CO
Assistant Center Manager, Planning and Public Services, San Juan Public Lands; USFS/BLM,
MSI founding Board Member, emeritus, Durango, CO
Mike Wireman, Ph.D.
Hydrologist, San Juan Initiative Lead, U.S. EPA Region VIII, Denver, CO