Schedule

Oct 5 Event / Panel Topic
8-12PM Outdoor Service Project with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps  (Click for Details)
5:30-8PM
Welcome Reception at the Taos Country Club / 54 Golf Course Dr, Ranchos De Taos
With Special Guest Lt. Governor Howie Morales
Sunset Stroll at the Rio Grande Gorge
Oct 6
8-8:15AM Welcome Remarks 
8:30-9:30AM Outdoor Infrastructure as Economic and Community Development
Dustin Berg, Founder and Executive Director, Global Opportunities Unlimited
Hilary Dutcher, Outdoor Recreation Sales Manager, Visit Las Cruces
Warren Unsicker, Director of Economic Development and ORII, City of Farmington
John Kelly, Vice President of Operations, Taos Ski Valley
Carl Colonius, Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (moderator)
9:45-10:45AM Micro Outdoor Economic Development Strategies
Angelisa Murray, CEO and Inspired Guide, Heritage Inspirations
Carl Colonius, Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division
Rochelle Bussey, Senior Program Manager, New Mexico Film Office
Ilona Spruce, Director of Tourism, Taos Pueblo
Johanna Nelson, Strategic Programs Manager, New Mexico Economic Development Department (moderator)
11-Noon State of the Outdoors with New Mexico’s Leaders
Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury
Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia Richard
Alyssa Renwick, Deputy Division Director, New Mexico Outdoor Division
Toby Velásquez, Director, New Mexico State Parks Division
Attila Bality, Outdoor Planner with the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program of the National Park Service (moderator)
12:15-1PM Lunch
Update from Washington Senator Martin Heinrich
Special Film Screenings
Gila Environmental Film School
Senator John Pinto Native Filmmaker Showcase
1-2PM Managing Challenges of the Outdoor Economy
Dan Armentano, Planner with the City of Durango, CO
Lucy Stanus, Clean and Beautiful Program Coordinator, New Mexico Tourism Department
Tracy Brown, Executive Director of the Blowing Rock NC Tourism Development Authority
Jeff Steinborn, Executive Director, Outdoor New Mexico (moderator)
2:15-3:15PM Outdoor Access, Inclusivity, and the Outdoor Equity Fund
Lupe Cano, Mayor Pro Tem Town of Silver City
Luckie Daniels, Experience Lead / Founder, Enchantment While Black Tours
Christopher Ramirez, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Together for Brothers
Tahlia Natachu, Zuni Youth Enrichment Program
Naoma STaley, Executive Director, Red River Chamber of Commerce (moderator)
2:15-3:15PM Destination Marketing / Deep Dive Seminar
Jen Schroer, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Tourism
3:30-4:30PM Trail Building 101 / Deep Dive Seminar
Carl Colonius, Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division
3:30-4:30PM NM Outdoor Company Lessons of Success
Stuart Wilde, Founder and Expedition Guide, Wild Earth Llama Adventures
Steve Harris, Founder, Far Flung Adventures
Susan Gautsch, Owner and CEO, Free-to-Roam ebiking
Errol Baade, CEO & President, Jack’s Plastic Welding
Jim Glover, Executive Director, endeavOR New Mexico (moderator)
5PM Party at the Taos Ski Valley With Special Guest Senator Martin Heinrich
Oct 7
7:45AM Welcome Comments
Candyce O’Donnell, Chair, Taos County Commission
8-9AM Protecting the Outdoors
Laura McCarthy, State Forester of New Mexico
Teresa Pasqual, Project Manager, Chaco Heritage Tribal Association
Kevin Bixby, Executive Director, Wildlife for All
Paula Garcia, Executive Director, New Mexico Acequia Association
Darien Fernandez, Conservation Program Director, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Town of Taos Councilor (moderator)
9:15-10:45AM Adventure Pitch, powered by CNM Ingenuity
9:30-10:30AM Outdoor Education in Schools
Ilana Lapid, Creative Media Institute & Gila Environmental Film School
Dr. Kristi Drexler, Educator and Film Producer
Sue George, Wild Friends
Roman McCabe, Director, San Juan College Outdoor Recreation
Lucia Duncan, Internship Director, Future Focused Education
Tallie Segel, Director of Strategy, Environmental Education of New Mexico (moderator)
10:45-11:45AM Building a Successful Outdoor Business: Branding, Capital, and Sustainability
Dawn Boulware, Vice President of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Taos Ski Valley
Brian Birk, Managing Partner, Sun Mountain Capital
Jaquelene McHorse, Co-Founder, Bison Star Naturals
Angelisa Murray, CEO and Inspired Guide, Heritage Inspirations (moderator)
Noon Leave for Outdoor Tours
Whitewater Rafting at the Race Course
Llama Wilderness Trek
Slide Trail Hike Into the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Cebolla Mesa Hike in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Taos Pueblo
Red River Mountain Ride
Earthship Experience

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