STAFF

Beth Helmke is the Director for Get Outdoors Leadville! Beth oversees GOL! program administration and financials, monitors GOCO Inspire Grant deliverables, and also leads coordination of capital and infrastructure projects. Her work with GOL! combines her love of outdoor adventuring, public health research, youth programming, servant leadership, the nonprofit sector, and Lake County’s amazing natural assets. Beth has worked in research, nonprofits, and education administration for the past 20 years – but never with an organization quite as awesome as GOL! Outside of work, you’ll usually find Beth cheering on her husband and kids in their various pursuits, out on the trails running, hiking, and biking, seeking new far-flung travel destinations, volunteering, or just goofing around with her adventurous family and two ridiculous mutts.

Reach Beth at: bhelmke@co.lake.co.us / 719.293.5737

Becca Katz is the Community Learning Director for Lake County School District and Get Outdoors Leadville! In this role, she works with teachers, administrators, and staff at LCSD and local outdoor programming providers to design and implement outdoor experiences to enhance learning and culture-building efforts in our schools. She also spearheads the “professional development” side of the GOL! Hub and Gear Library to ensure educators of all stripes have access to gear and great training so more kids can have fun outdoors. Outside of work, Becca enjoys biking, camping, being outside in any fashion, cooking, eating, talking, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her hilarious husband, Eric, magical little girl, Clara, and silly pup, Arty.

Reach Becca at: bkatz@lakecountyschools.net / 719.293.5169

Cisco Tharp is the Healthy Kids Director for Get Outdoors Leadville! His professional passion is to nurture healthy kids through outdoor learning and play time, which is perfect, as that’s what the Healthy Kids Director does! Cisco coordinates the out-of-school-time programming including Rockies Rock Adventure Camp, Adventure Days, and GOL! Afterschool Adventure Clubs. Before joining GOL!, Cisco was the Associate Program Director at the Colorado Outward Bound School in Leadville, and was the Outward Bound representative on the original GOL! coalition. He loves exploring the outdoors with his own kiddos, Robin and Aurelia, wife, Elsa.

Reach Cisco at: ctharp@co.lake.co.us / 719.293.0445

Jackie Radilla is the Community Hub Coordinator for Get Outdoors Leadville! Jackie manages the GOL! Gear Library and is the friendly face behind the equipment lending and community outreach efforts. Her experience with inventory management, youth programming, and event planning is instrumental in GOL!’s work. Jackie was raised in Leadville, and graduated from Lake County High School and CMC Timberline Campus. Jackie began working with the kids and families in the Lake County community through Full Circle over 10 years ago and still loves it to this day! In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, biking, crafting, and gazing at the stars.

Reach Jackie at: jradilla@co.lake.co.us / 719.293.5533