Board of Directors


Joe Cronley | President
Eric Bloomquist | Vice President
Tomoko Schlag | Treasurer
Steve Joyce | Executive Committee
Kathleen Metcalf | Executive Committee
Kent Fawcett
Scott House
Nicole MacLaren
Rory Murphy
Heleena Sideris
Meg Steele
Allison Willingham
Christina Zavell
Anita Lewis | Ex Officio

Tim Henney | Ex Officio


Joe Cronley | President

Joe_CronleyJoe Cronley joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in August 2014. Born and raised in Southwest Michigan, he has lived in Park City since 1999. Joe earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Utah, and a CFP designation from the College for Financial Planning. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Officer for eight years and lived in six different states during that time. Joe was brought to Utah by the U.S. Navy after accepting a job as a NROTC Instructor at the University of Utah. Having fallen in love with the area’s community, he started an investment practice with Edward Jones in Park City in 2002 after completing his commitment to the U.S. Navy and finishing his MBA. Joe continues to work in that capacity to the present day. He has been involved with the Park City Rotary Club as a member since 2004, and served as club president. Additionally, he has been a member of the Prospector Square Board since 2012. After living for three years on a submarine, Joe feels a unique appreciation for open space, fresh air and blue skies. He loves being outside and enjoys skiing, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, and fly fishing. Joe believes the Park City community is a great place that allows one to “do it all” and its commitment to open space is critical to the community’s appeal to residents and visitors.

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Eric Bloomquist | Vice President

Eric Bloomquist joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in January 2016. He and his family moved to Park City in 2012 after living on a cruising boat for 11 years. They had traveled extensively including visiting both coasts of the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, the Panama Canal, Alaska, and eventually crossing the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand and Australia. Eric spent his 40 year professional career as C.E.O. / owner of Colonial Craft Living in Minneapolis. Colonial Craft was a manufacturer of wood products including window and door parts and architectural mouldings. Eric became a leader in the forest products industry promoting sustainable harvesting and production. He was a founding member and industry advocate of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the organization responsible for establishing standards for certifying sustainable practices for the world’s forests. His company was one of the early companies certified by “Smartwood” for its procurement and tracking of sustainably harvested hardwood lumber. His leadership in the industry also led him to be appointed to the Minnesota Governor’s Commission on Sustainability. Eric has previously served on the boards of other organizations, including Episcopal Community Services (board chair), Certified Forest Products Council (board chair), and Dovetail Partners, an environmental think tank. Eric’s passion for the outdoors is evident in his many activities including skiing, biking, sailboat racing, hiking, and fishing. He was originally certified as a professional ski instructor in 1970 and was a ski school director for many years. Eric currently races in the USSA Masters program and supports his son on the Park City Ski Team.

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Tomoko Schlag | Treasurer

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Tomoko joined the Board of the Summit Land Conservancy in the fall of 2016, and has been on the Executive Board as Treasurer since January 2017. Born and raised in Asian cities, Tomoko credits her parents for nurturing a love for the outdoors and nature. Her earliest childhood memories are not of skyscrapers or congested crosswalks, but of nights spent under the stars, sun-kissed days and the feel of sand or grass between her toes. She arrived in the US as a college student and graduated from UCLA with a BA in economics. In between earning an MBA from the University of Chicago and moving to New York City to pursue a career in international finance, she spent a month camping, hiking and running rapids in the mountain west. While raising a young family of competitive skiers, the mountains kept calling. In 2005 she and her 3 children moved from the east coast to Park City permanently to pursue a balanced life in a beautiful place and ensure a healthy lifestyle respectful of the environment. In addition to her work with the Summit Land Conservancy, Tomoko has been a Mountain Host at Park City Mountain, and works on committees and boards of various non-profits in town, most notably the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club, The Hope Alliance, the Women’s Giving Fund and the Park City Hospital. She gets outside as often as she can to ski, hike, fly-fish, paddleboard and daydream. An avid traveler, she splits her time away from home on humanitarian trips or nature and wildlife journeys that have taken her to the 7 continents.

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Steve Joyce | Executive Committee

Steve_JoyceSteve Joyce joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in January 2015. He moved to Park City from Raleigh, North Carolina, around 2004. Steve received a B.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh and worked for IBM for 12 years before starting his own company, Ganymede Software. After it was acquired, he worked there for another three years and then decided to take a one-year break; he is currently retired, and on year 11 of that one-year break! Steve and his family, like many, came to Park City for the skiing and stayed because of everything else the community has to offer. An active member of the Park City Planning Commission and Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee (COSAC) and the Park City Rotary Club, he also sits on the Advisory Board of the Utah 1033 Foundation, the Summit County Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Board and the Board of the Summit Photography Group. As an avid wildlife and landscape photographer, Steve sees that Utah’s fantastic scenery faces constant pressure from every form of development. He thinks it’s critical that we protect our lands and waters so that the generations to come can have the same incredible experiences we are privileged to have today.

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Kathleen Metcalf | Executive Committee

Kathleen_MetcalfKathleen Metcalf joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in January 2014 and started serving on the Board’s executive committee in January 2015. She moved to the Park City area from Ojai, California, in the early 1990s. Kathleen earned a BFA in graphic design from the California College of the Arts and will be entering the Environmental Humanities Masters Program at the University of Utah in Fall 2015. Her past work has included serving as Art Director for Patagonia Inc. and Principal and Design Director of Wingspan Design. Attracted by the quality of life, natural settings and favorable business environment, Kathleen and her husband transplanted their family and growing business, Black Diamond Equipment, from Ventura, California, to Utah in the 1990s. An Alumnus of the Leadership Park City, Class XIII, she is also involved with many other community organizations including serving as a board member for the Park City Sailing Association, the co-founder of WaterWise Park City, the former board president of ArtKids Inc., a former ESL tutor at the English Skills Learning Center, a former member of the Park City Public Art Advisory Board, and as a founding board member of the Hope Alliance. Kathleen enjoys sailing, river running, cycling, skiing, and canyoneering, and is a licensed private pilot and a mother of three grown children. She believes that we must make wise choices regarding the environment because a healthy environment is good for all living things.

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Kent Fawcett

Kent Fawcett joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board in January 2016 after serving a stint on the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee in 2014 and 2015. His work on this committee helped the organization create a new three-year strategic plan that will guide efforts to protect and preserve land and water through 2019. He and his family worked with the Conservancy to protect the 44-acre Fawcett Ranch along the Weber River in Henefer, Utah, in 2009. Born and raised in Summit County, Kent currently works in construction as an estimator / project manager while still working the land on his farm. He enjoys living in an area where there are four distinct seasons because he finds it rejuvenating to witness the beginning and ending of each one. Kent looks forward to each new season bringing the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a different fashion. He loves sharing open space with his family and friends whether it is hiking and biking in the mountains or repairing a fence and harvesting the crops on his farm.

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Scott House

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Scott House joined the Summit Land Conservancy Board of Directors in the fall of 2016.  Scott moved to Park City in 2004 after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Hospitality Business.  Shortly after graduation Scott followed his childhood dream and left the corn fields of southeastern Michigan for the mountains.  After a short stint working in the local lodging industry Scott followed his passion and went back to working in the outdoor industry; finding a position with White Pine Touring.  After running the guide service and avalanche education program for White Pine Touring, Scott took on a new role as Communications Director for JANS Ltd. where he currently earns his living.  In addition to serving the Summit Land Conservancy Scott also sits on the Board of Directors for the Park City Chamber Bureau, and has chaired the Chamber Communications Marketing Advisory Committee.  Additionally, Scott helped to found Mountain Biking Park City which promotes overnight visitation to the Park City area and Summit County for Mountain Biking and Cycling through grant funding.  Scott is a passionate outdoorsmen and outdoor educator.  He enjoys spending days in the mountains on his bike or skis with his son, Callum and wife, Lane; with clients, or on his own.  Scott also enjoys hunting the sage brush covered hills and fishing the many streams in the Summit County area.  This passion for the outdoors and open spaces led Scott to serving the Summit Land Conservancy to help preserve and manage the open space that he loves, so future generations can enjoy the same lifestyle and benefits of open space he does now.

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Nicole MacLaren

Nicole_MacLarenNicole MacLaren joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in July 2014. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she moved to Park City in 1995 after completing studies at Purdue University in Indiana. Nicole studied biochemistry at the University of Hawaii; earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan; served an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois; and, completed a residency in ophthalmology at Purdue University. Currently, Dr. MacLaren owns Eye Care for Animals where she also practices as an Ophthalmologist. Her other community involvement work includes Furburbia, Canines with a Cause, Planned Parenthood Action Council, World Vision, Park City Arts Council, Kimball Art Center, Wasatch Adaptive Sports, National Ability Center and the Waterkeeper Alliance. Nicole’s childhood in Vancouver, Canada, allowed her easy access to wide open spaces and bountiful wildlife, natural food and clean air. This experience plus the twelve years she spent in bucolic college towns surrounded by farm land greatly influenced her views on the importance of conservation. Nicole works to protect open space because she wants her children to experience and embrace the wonders of nature in the ways that she was able to as a child. She also hopes to provide children who grow up in cities with the opportunity to appreciate and understand the importance of preserving open space for the enjoyment it offers as well as the protections it affords animals, plants, healthy food sources, waterways and air quality.

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Rory Murphy

Rory moved to Park City in 1992 and raised his family here. He has two children, Katherine, 18 and Nicky, 13.  A former US Army Paratrooper, he is a resort developer that has participated in projects, such as the Silver Star complex, that have set aside large acreage as open space.  He most recently spearheaded an effort in collaboration with Park City to preserve 350 acres on the City’s boundary as perpetual open space.  He has served on the Park City Planning Commission, the Sundance Utah Advisory Board,  the Summit County Judicial Selection Committee the Park City School District Master Planning Committee and numerous other Boards and committees. He skis, mountain bikes and hunts grouse, all of which require open space!

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Heleena Sideris

Heleena_SiderisHeleena Sideris joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors in January 2015. Born and raised in Park City, she returned home after completing her college education for the area’s unbeatable quality of life. Heleena graduated from high school a year early and headed to the epicenter of high-quality environmental education, the University of Oregon, where she majored in environmental studies, with an emphasis on humanities, and minored in Spanish. She graduated Summa cum Laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Heleena started working as the International Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America at the Park City Chamber/ Bureau in 2014 after completing an AmeriCorps internship with the Summit Land Conservancy, where she led the fun-filled (and wild hopped beer-producing) Hops Hunters program. Previously, she worked as an organic farmer, a teaching assistant for a sustainability-based study abroad program in Costa Rica, and as a youth counselor at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Heleena loves being part of a community that appreciates the intrinsic value of our beautiful surroundings and eagerly hopes to contribute to an organization that works so diligently to protect the very reasons people choose to live here. Because Park City faces accelerated changes in the community due to development pressures, she believes the work of preserving land is more pertinent than ever. Heleena loves open spaces because they offer a quiet sanctuary to calm the mind, relax the soul and refresh the spirit in a world filled with an exceeding amount of stimuli. Enjoying every season in Park City, she loves to ski the Wasatch, hike the Uintas, explore the Weber River, and bask in the sun on her back deck.

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Meg Steele

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Meg Steele joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board in October 2013 and began serving as the Board Treasurer in May 2014. She moved to Park City from Detroit, Michigan, in 2000. Meg attended Michigan State University in East Lansing where she studied natural resources management. She started working in the ticket department at Park City Mountain Resort when she moved here; she now works in the IT department for Park City Resort. What was supposed to be a six-month stint working during the ski season changed because of the area’s people and environment. An active member of our nonprofit community, Meg also volunteers with the Park City Community Foundation and its Women’s Giving Fund, and serves on the RAP Tax Recreation Committee. She is also a Rotary member and served on the Park City Recreation Advisory Board for six years. Meg enjoys hiking, biking and skiing and loves that she can walk out her front door in Park City and be on a trail. Growing up in Detroit, she would have to travel for at least an hour outside of the city if she wanted any sort of outdoor experience. In fact, it is the easy access to open space that has kept her here for so long.

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Allison Willingham

Allison_WillinghamAllison Willingham joined the Summit Land Conservancy’s Board in September 2013 and became part of the Board’s executive committee in January 2015. Born and raised on Long Island in New York, she moved to Boston for her education before relocating to Park City in 1989. Allison began her education at Boston College, graduating with a B.S. in marketing from the Carroll School of Management. She then earned a B.A in fine art and oil painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Allison is the Owner and President of Willingham Design & MFG., Inc., a graphic and product design and manufacturing company specializing in private label home, tabletop, and giftware. While her landscape oil paintings have been represented by the Coda Gallery and Terzian Galleries, beginning in 1998, she currently accepts commission work only. When Allison left Boston in the late 1980s it was to pursue her landscape oil painting career and raise a family, including her six-month-old daughter, in a wholesome environment rather than the congested setting of the East Coast. Since she had family in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah became the destination of choice. It was also familiar to her from her teen years when her father was relocated to Salt Lake from New York City in 1978 as an executive with Kennecott Copper. Although it was a radical transition at the time, they all thrived in the mountains of Utah. In addition to her support of the Conservancy, Allison finds time to work with the Park City chapter of Acres of Love, and the Park City Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Fund. She is passionate about open space because it provides her with artistic inspiration and she enjoys many recreational activities including hiking, skiing, fishing, and river rafting. Allison wants to preserve what’s left of the natural world as much as possible.

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Christina Zavell

IMG_20151225_145331621Christina Zavell has her BA from Brown University and JD from Suffolk Law School.  She is currently enrolled in a Conflict Resolution course at the University of Utah and plans to mediate in Utah as the beginning of her second act.  Since forming the Ecology Club in high school, Christina has had a strong commitment to the environment and preserving open spaces and landscapes.  She considers it her duty to future generations and her privilege. A lifelong volunteer and community activist, Christina has spearheaded major community projects and served on several committees and boards of her children’s schools.  Originally from the East, she now lives in Park City with her husband Michael, two sons both attending college in Utah, and four poorly behaved but loveable dogs.  Her mountain activities include skiing, snowshoeing, biking, skate skiing, golf and hiking; her sea level activities include sailing and all things beach.

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