511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970) 963-2733

Our Board 

Lani Kitching, Vice President/President pro tempore:

Born in Holland and raised on both the East and West coasts, Lani Kitching has 40 years of experience in healthcare commerce. She began her career as a clinical Laboratory assistant while a senior in high school and progressed from hospital ancillary services management to a degree in Healthcare Facilities Management from the UCLA School of Public Health. Over the past 25 years, Lani has held senior positions with Toshiba America, KKR, the Ottertail Corporation and, most recently, Harden Healthcare each with a focus on service based niche market mergers and acquisitions. Currently, Lani serves as a volunteer board member on the Carbondale Economic Development Partnership; the River Valley Ranch Master Association’s Executive Board and is a consultant with the CMC Aspen Campus Executive Service Corp. She continues to be a member of the San Diego based National Sports Forum and was with the Los Angeles based Women in Sports Marketing group. Lani looks forward to assisting existing and potential Carbondale businesses to optimize their function, fit and growth opportunity. 

Bill Grant, Treasurer:

Bill received a BS in Chemistry, with a math and physics minor.  After 9 years as a production chemist and production engineer, he made a career change to join a small independent oil and gas exploration and production company.  In this capacity he supervised six drilling rigs, two oilfield supply stores and field gathering and natural gas compression operations.  When this position ended in 1980, he started his own oil and gas exploration company, Grant Oil, Inc. and Enterprise Production Company.  Concurrently with the new exploration company, Bill teamed with three partners to form Gold Park Mining Company, with placer claims on 15,000 acres in Park County Colorado.  This lead to the formation of Peregrine Gold, a holding company for Clear Creek County mining claims.  During a downturn in the mid 80’s, Bill and his CPA formed a Registered Investment Advisory Company offering portfolio advice and money management.  Retired in 2010, Bill continues to serve on his volunteer HOA board, and joined the Carbondale Economic Development Partnership in 2011.  He currently is developing a plan and feasibility study for Crystal Spirits, a craft distillery, and a seasonal retail store.  Golf, fly fishing and skiing are his most frequent distractions.

 

Liaisons:

 

Elizabeth Murphy, Town of Carbondale Board Liaison:

Elizabeth is a council member for the Town of Carbondale. She was elected in April of 2010 and will serve a four-year term. She serves on the Parks & Recreation Commission, The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the newly formed Carbondale Economic Development Partnership. Prior to moving to Colorado, she worked in the healthcare industry for more than a decade for a large international pharmaceutical company. She was the Founder of the Greensprouts Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting green schools in Colorado, grant researcher and writer, and formerly the publisher of The Family Playground Magazine and co-author of a local area guide book. 

Allyn Harvey, Town of Carbondale Board Liaison:

Info coming soon. 

Dave Weimer, Immediate Past-President:

Dave Weimer received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. He received his Land Surveyor License in 1991 and his Professional Engineer License in 1993. Dave then went on to earn his MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1993. Dave worked for the engineering firm, Michael Baker Jr. Inc. in the Washington , D.C. area and was assigned to the contract for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was involved in program management that assisted the agency in supplying manpower during natural disasters. In 1999, Dave joined the Investment Firm of Edward Jones, as a Financial Advisor. He started his business with Edward Jones in the Washington DC metro area, and relocated his family to Carbondale , CO in 2003. Since moving to Carbondale Dave has been involved in the community in many ways. He is recognized for “saving the rodeo” and in 2004 created the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association, and was President of the association for the past eight years. He earned recognition by being awarded Carbondale “Man of the Year”Award in 2008. In 2011, Dave recognized a need in the community and formed the Carbondale Economic Development Partnership, which he currently chairs. He is very active in the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs the Chamber’s “Leads” group. He is a current member of the Carbondale Rotary and is an active member in his Church at Redstone. Dave enjoys hunting, football, skiing and spending time with his family at their home in Avalanche Creek.