Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics Board

Passionate about the outdoors, the Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics volunteer Board of Directors evaluates and sets policy, provides expertise, and oversees the organization's fiscal health and viability.

Shawn Turner

Board Chair

Shawn is a Partner with the international law firm Holland & Knight LLP, and serves as the Pro Bono and Charitable Services Partner in Holland & Knight’s Denver office. Shawn has advised multiple nonprofit board of directors on matters of corporate governance, strategic planning and operations for over a decade. He has served on the boards of directors of the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, Smart-Girl, Inc, and Macklin Intergenerational Institute, and on the advisory board of Carolina for Kibera, Inc. Other nonprofit organizations Shawn currently works or has worked with include the Colorado Lawyers Committee and its Criminal Justice Task Force, the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium, an MBA professional ethics organization and the Ohio State Bar Association. Shawn currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.


Jeff Neitzel

Board Treasurer

Jeff is Vice President Global Operations & Engineering with Hi-Cone, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Jeff has responsibility for the global operations and engineering functions. Since joining ITW in 2009, Jeff has held key roles at Hi-Cone, most recently as General Manager, Latin America, as well as, Director of Marketing and Product Development. Prior to joining ITW, Jeff held marketing, product development, and operation roles at Klein Tools.

Jeff received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He earned a Six Sigma Black Belt and has extensive experience in lean programs and implementation. Jeff also has experience in financial futures and held an Associated Person license.


Shari Boyer

Board Secretary

Shari Boyer, raised in Long Beach, California, is the daughter of two educators who took her on two month long camping trips all over the western United States during their summers off. She received a BA in Economics and MA in Sociology from Stanford University, and then went to work for Procter and Gamble and Nestle. She eventually ended up at the startup company Imagitas, before founding Good Solutions Group, a cause marketing agency that works with parks across the country. She is married with two boys and live in Altadena, California where she and her family spend their time in the outdoors camping and fly fishing.


Dana Watts

Executive Director

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Dana Watts joined the Center for Outdoor Ethics after its incorporation in 1995. She has been the Executive Director for 15 years and manages the 18 person staff. Dana is also a member of the Leave No Trace board of directors and works to oversee strategic direction for the organization. She directs the annual budget, helps guide education and outreach programs, works to raise funds and ensures long-term public and private support for the national program. Dana has served on several national boards, including the Outdoor Industry Association and the Colorado Fourteener’s Initiative. She hikes, bikes, and skis with her husband and children. She also collects local art, knits, loves live music and recently acquired a vintage piano.


Chris Enlow

Growing up in Southern Indiana, Chris Enlow spent his youth swimming competitively, which continued at the collegiate level. Out of school, he traveled throughout the Western United States, and then landed a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Arizona State University where he studied Recreation Management. Still hungry for adventure, Chris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, overseeing a 30-mile trail restoration project. Back in the US, he worked in fundraising for a South Carolina-based non-profit. From there he raised funds for a non-profit in Falmouth, Jamaica. In the winter of 2006, Chris moved to Portland, Oregon and began working for KEEN in the areas of corporate philanthropy and product sustainability.


Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio is the President of Taxa Outdoors, the maker of the Cricket Trailer and other innovative outdoor equipment, where he leads a team to design and manufacture products that are lightweight, green and tread lightly on land. He is responsible for creating a culture of “doing more with less” and growing the Taxa Outdoors mindset: Step Outside. Embrace Adventure. Take Me [trailer] With You. Prior to Taxa Outdoors, Antonio was a strategist providing growth advisory services to consumer goods companies. As an avid cyclist, he enjoys training for endurance events and connecting with youth programs about leading healthy lifestyles. Antonio earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from IE Business School in Madrid. He lives in Houston, TX, (e.g. home of the NASA-inspired trailer) with his beautiful wife and daughter, Mahely & Danika.


Allison Gosselin

Allison specializes in reducing the environmental impact of large-scale operations and minimizing environmental risks that arise through daily activities and services provided. To this end, she and her team design and implement programs that will reduce overall waste generation and natural resource consumption, as well as building robust systems to divert waste from landfills and reduce risks to local watersheds and air quality. In addition to her work for Aramark Leisure, Allison participates in Aramark’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team and the Aramark Office of Environmental Sustainability. Allison earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and an Master of Engineering degree in materials science and engineering from MIT.


Julie Klein Woodard

Julie is the Principal of Confluence Sustainability, LLC. A life-long lover of the outdoors and travel, Julie’s work focuses on the travel and tourism sector and working with public and private sector organizations to integrate practical, yet innovative sustainability strategy and best practices. Prior to establishing Confluence Sustainability, she was the Director of Environmental Affairs for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality.

When she’s not working with the ski and hospitality industries or in national parks, she can be found out playing with her dog in the woods or on the water celebrating the amazing resources she hopes to help preserve. Julie also serves on the board of Sustainable Travel International.


Jed Paulson

Jed Paulson has been with REI since 2015. As Vice President of the co-op’s Digital Retail division, he is responsible for leading REI’s digital strategies, including experience, sales merchandising and personalization, site marketing and analytics, product management, and mobile and business development. Prior to REI, Jed served as director of eCommerce and Marketing at Free People, responsible for its 2015 eCommerce re-platform initiative and launches of dedicated China and UK sites. Jed has an MBA from Columbia University, and a MS from University of California, Davis. Originally from Boulder, CO, Jed’s love of the outdoors began with a childhood spent exploring the Rockies. He currently resides in a suburb of Seattle with his wife and two young children, where he gets out as often as possible to mountain bike, camp and ski.


Skip Rapp

Skip is Managing Director and a board member at Point6, a highly regarded, emerging athletic sock company. For most of his career he has been an entrepreneur and senior executive in a number of important outdoor apparel companies including Hard Corps Sports, Sport Obermeyer and Skyr. He is a maniacal cyclist as well as being an active skier, swimmer and hiker. Skip earned his BA at Princeton and an MBA at Stanford. He also spent six years as a Marine Corps pilot with the rank of Captain.


Rob Stephens

Rob was born in Little Rock and graduated from Catholic High School for Boys and from Rhodes College at Memphis. He is the CFO of Pharmacy Management Services, which specializes in institutional and hospital pharmacy management. Currently, he serves as the chairman of the Arkansas River Trail Task Force. Rob volunteers as a Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics master educator and also serve as the Arkansas state advocate. He serves on the board of the Arkansas Climbers Coalition as treasurer. He is an Eagle Scout and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America in which I have served in capacities including scoutmaster, trainer for climbing and camping outdoor skills and in 2012 received the William T. Hornaday Award. His wife Phoebe and he have two sons who live in Colorado.