Nicole Delmage, Wild Bear’s Board Chair, has been involved with Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center for over ten years. Nicole became involved as the Architect that designed the concepts for the proposed facility at Mud Lake. Her passion for Wild Bear’s vision has kept her connected on the Nature Center committee which facilitated the completion of the Mountain Ecology Center (MEC) downtown, which Nicole designed and now leading Wild Bear’s Board of Directors.
Nicole’s early interest in the arts was heavily influenced by her family of art makers and builders. She attended high school at Etobicoke school of the Arts in Toronto, the University of British Columbia for a degree in Fine Arts, and then swapped coasts to attend the Technical University of Nova Scotia for a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture.
Nicole worked with architectural firms in Vancouver and San Francisco, before moving to Denver in 2002. Shortly thereafter she landed a position at Barrett Studio where she works with great energy and professionalism as a project manager on residential, institutional and master planning projects. In Nicole’s work she emphasizes strong and consistent design, from the big idea to the details.
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Jan Hummer, Board Secretary has been on Wild Bear’s board since October, 2011. She is an early childhood instructor and consultant and has a passion for connecting children to nature. Jan holds an MA in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and was the lead instructor for Outdoor Explore with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. Ms. Hummer is an advocate for the Children and Nature Network and head of the Conservation Library (NCTC) Connecting Children to Nature through American Literature. She now has established the first home contemplative nature-based day school The Little Green Heron in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Willow Johnson, Board Treasurer, began her involvement as a volunteer in Wild Bear’s after school program 12 years ago. She is a bookkeeper at the local Accounting Specialists.
Tashia Tucker joined our board in July, 2011. works for the The Wilderness Society’s online communications team, driving digital strategy and production for web, online engagement, social media, and digital campaign development. Prior to that, she worked in non-profit administration, including program management, recruitment and retention, and curriculum development and instruction. She’s glad her experience and love for nature can unite to help Wild Bear grow.
Noah Greenberg has been a member of the WBMEC Board of Directors since 2010. Noah is an environmental scientist and part owner of a children’s summer camp located near Steamboat Springs. Originally from Vermont, Noah has lived in Boulder County for the past 8 years. Noah has a passion for making the outdoors accessible to children and for instilling a sense of environmental stewardship in the general public.