Growing up in Colorado and being able to hike/climb/camp in nearly every area in the state has given Rod a great appreciation for the special resources in Colorado. Among those resources are the everyday people that make Colorado their home. Working to strengthen our neighbors through nourishment and friendship helps ensure Colorado remains a wonderful community for all of us.
Rod worked in the technology sector, most recently as Director of Network Planning & Engineering for Verizon Wireless. Although technically retired, he maintains a presence in the business world through ownership and consulting roles in several real estate & technology-based companies. He currently serves in leadership roles at two other non-profits: The Mountain Area Land Trust and The Morgan Family Foundation.
Rod resides in Conifer, CO with his wife, Kathy Estes. He is the proud father of two daughters and four grandsons. He and Kathy share an active lifestyle including golfing, hiking, scuba, kayaking and wild animal rescue/rehabilitation.