Hello! I’m Melissa Temple and have been a member of the AspenOUT board since 2014, and became the president in early 2016. Born and raised in Sydney Australia, but now consider Aspen to be my home. I’m a luxury real estate broker in the valley, however my real passion is equality, acceptance, and tolerance. Because of this, I would like to introduce to you one of our beneficiary’s, the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998, focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Vice President, AspenOUT
Vince Johnson has worked with the organization for over 5 years. He has lived in the valley for almost 14 years. A native of the Northwest, but a Coloradan for most of his life, Vince served as a Combat Medic in the Army, owned a computer consulting firm for 17 years, and has been employed at Aspen School District for 13 years. Vince is also a founding board member of PFLAG Roaring Fork Valley which launched in the summer of 2017. Vince personally is proud of our support for the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. AZYEP teaches youth radio broadcasting and hosts regular programs on KDNK Carbondale Community Access Radio, which has helped youth discover their voice through radio broadcasting for the past 17 years.
Hey there. I’m Natalyn Cumings and have been an AspenOUT board member since early 2016. Being on this nonprofit board is a great honor and a great responsibility, and being a native of Colorado, I take the responsibility to heart. I’m happy to say, AspenOUT is able to give back to the community, near and far. With that being said, I would like to introduce to you one of our 2017 beneficiaries, The Lesbian Health Fund. LHF remains committed to improving the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women over the lifespan, from early childhood, through adolescence, and adulthood, including aging. There is still great need to understand how social determinants, especially race and ethnicity, influence the health and wellbeing of lesbians, other sexual minority women and their families.
Todd joined the AspenOUT board in 2012. Todd is a native Coloradoan and is a Freelance Digital Marketing/eCommerce Consultant. Todd and his partner, Corey, moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007. In his spare time, he loves spending time with their 2 dogs, camping, hiking, snowboarding, rafting, traveling, going to the theatre. Todd also does a lot of volunteering in the Carbondale community and with the Sierra Club.
Executive Director, AspenOUT
Hi, my name is Kevin McManamon, I am the Executive Director of AspenOUT. AspenOUT is the nonprofit that produces Aspen Gay Ski Week, as our annual fundraiser. I first became involved with the organization as a volunteer. Later, I joined the board and then became President of the board. About two years ago I became Executive Director. As Executive Director, it was my initiative that created our alliance with Aspen Film, and created the AspenOUT College Scholarship Fund. To date we have awarded more than $23,000 to graduating high school seniors from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. We continue with our local outreach programs, such as our monthly social soaks in Glenwood Springs. Please help AspenOUT by supporting Aspen Gay Ski Week events and activities, as well as finding out more about our new summer fundraiser, AdventureOUT Snowmass! I can’t wait to meet all of you in person!
Board Member, AspenOUT
I'm Reed Lewis. I've played, lived, and worked in Snowmass Village, since 1996 and love the outdoor recreation it affords us. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and SUP are my sports of choice when heading outside. I own and manage independent retail shops on the Snowmass Mall: 81615 T-Shirt & Gift, Grain Fine Food, Anadipsia Art Gallery, and the Daly Bottle Shop. The mission of You Can Play over the last several years has given me renewed hope in the continued support AspenOUT has been able to provide organizations like this as agents of inclusion.
Board Member, AspenOUT
Kristi Kavanaugh, known by many as K2, has been in the mountain tourism industry for 25 years where she served in several roles including Director of Sales and Marketing for the St. Regis, and Aspen and Group Sales Director for Snowmass Tourism. Since 2012, K2 has led the sales effort for the Aspen Skiing Company, where she is responsible for a team of 20 who handle all sales and marketing internationally, the community’s central reservations team, local training and lodge programs, domestic travel trade sales efforts, ski shows, and all group sales efforts. Her career began in hospitality with Ritz-Carlton after she earned a marketing degree from Virginia Tech. Her experience includes group, leisure, and catering sales, as well as marketing and PR globally and around all regions of the United States. She resides in Aspen with her husband and two daughters, is an avid skier, traveler, and cake aficionado.
Board of Directors, AspenOUT
Karen loves the mountains and Aspen. She’s a downhill and backcountry skier. She’s a mountaineer who’s climbed all 54 of Colorado 14,000 ft peaks, Mont Blanc, and trekked to the Everest base camp. She’s also a physician member of GLMA (Gay Lesbian Medical Association), WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgendered Health,) and the Gender Identity Center of Colorado. A long time member of the AspenOUT board, she also volunteers for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Theatre Aspen, the Wheeler Opera House, and Food & Wine.