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 girls, Clara and Nora, and silly pup, Arty.

Reach Becca at: bkatz@lakecountyschools.net / 719.293.5169

Tim Best is the Out-Of-School-Time (OOST) Programs Director for Get Outdoors Leadville! Originally from Charlottesville, VA, he grew up romping around the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah National Park. He has been working with Lake County youth for the past 6 years, both as Site Director for Project Dream at WPE and as Camp Director for Rockies Rock. Nothing spurs Tim’s enthusiasm like leading kiddos in enriching and active outdoor experiences and adventures! He directs all out-of-school-time programming for GOL, including Rockies Rock Adventure Camp, Project Dream days (currently second-day yellow phase programming), and the After-School Adventure Clubs. When he’s not working, you’ll find Tim doing his own alpine adventuring, now romping around the mountains of Central Colorado. He has an affinity for beastly-long ridge traverses and Winter ascents, often with the GOL team!

Reach Tim at: tbest@co.lake.co.us / 719.293.0445

Jackie Radilla is the Community Programs Manager 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

Mary Palumbo is the Hub Technician for Get Outdoors Leadville!  She was brought on to support the continued growth of the GOL! Gear Library and is so excited to make sure that all families in Leadville have an opportunity to connect with the environment where they live.  Mary loves introducing people to new experiences in the outdoors, and believes that it’s never too late to try something new!  Mary has been working in the outdoor industry for a decade as an environmental educator, raft guide, snowboard instructor, zipline guide and climbing instructor.  Mary’s favorite things are quiet snowy trails, a good cup of coffee, and making art!

Reach Mary at: mpalumbo@co.lake.co.us / 719.297.1769