Term: 2022 – 2024

Brock Bowles, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety

Brock Bowles works for the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety as an Environmental Protection Specialist. His area of expertise is overseeing the permitting, monitoring and reclamation of mineral, hard rock and coal mines throughout Colorado. He received his M.S. in Rangeland Management with a specialty in Restoration Ecology from Colorado State University in 2011. Brock began his ecological restoration career in 2002 when he started leading volunteer crews on back-country projects restoring degraded public lands.

Vice President

Term: 2022 – 2024

Greg Eckert

Greg Eckert has worked with a range of land use and restoration issues in his career, including the Peace Corps in Nepal, the EPA Superfund Program, The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service. He has a PhD in Ecology with an emphasis on soil and restoration ecology from the University of Georgia.

Past President

Jesse Dillon, Cedar Creek Associates

Jesse Dillon is a Senior Ecologist for Cedar Creek Associates, Inc. which primarily provides reclamation and restoration consulting to the mining industry. He earned B.S. in Rangeland Ecology with a focus on Restoration Ecology from Colorado State University in 2006. He has been an ecologist working on reclamation and restoration projects since receiving his degree. His interests focus on improving reclamation/restoration outcomes of large-scale projects by using data driven outcomes to inform improved treatments.



Term: April 2023 – 2025

Garrett Stephens, Jefferson Conservation District

Garrett is the Director of the Jefferson Conservation District. He joined JCD staff in 2014 to support the forest conservation program. He’s had a variety of work experiences in the Midwest and Western states in back-country leadership and natural resource management. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Greenville College in 2008 and a M.S in Ecology from Colorado State University in 2014.



Term: 2023 – 2025

Jimmy Turowsky, CORVUS Environmental Consulting

Jimmy Turowsky is new to the field of ecological restoration, he has worked on several stream restoration projects throughout the front range thanks to his current role in environmental consulting. Prior to that he worked for the Colorado Natural Heritage Program as a field technician surveying wetlands throughout the state of Colorado. He has a BS in Environmental Science from Westfield State University.


Outreach Committee Chair

Term: 2023 – 2025

Will Duggins


Communications Committee Chair

Term: April 2022 – 2024

Megan Bowes, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department

Megan is a Plant Ecologist with the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department where she manages the Ecological Restoration and Vegetation Community Mapping programs.  She likes things nearly all things plant and has a special interest in teaching plant ID and plant community ecology.  Megan has been a member of the Communications Committee and helps prepare the monthly SER Rocky Mountain Chapter e-newsletter—and she is happy to expand her role to help enhance communications with our chapter members.


Scientific Meeting Committee Chair

Term: April 2022 – 2024

Jeremy Sueltenfuss, Colorado State University

Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University and focuses on watershed, wetland and floodplain ecology and restoration. He has worked on restoration projects with the National Park Service, wetland mitigation policy with the Army Corps of Engineers, and is generally interested in the ecology of our landscape from a hydrologic perspective. His research scales from the movement of water within an individual plant to the biogeography of mountain wetlands throughout North and South America.

List of Past Presidents

  • Jesse Dillon, 2020 – 2022
  • Mark Paschke, 2018 – 2020
  • Brett Wolk, 2016 – 2018
  • Randy Mandel, 2014 – 2016
  • Mark Paschke, 2012 – 2014