Who we are

NoLo Staff & Board of Directors

Jeff Crane & Kate McCoy

Founders & Executive Co-Directors

Jeff is a Denver native and grew up skiing in Colorado. A third-generation Coloradan, his family has been in the State since 1909. He graduated from Colorado Academy in 1985. He has considerable experience in education and non-profit administration, and has an MFA in Visual Art from Hunter College, CUNY.  From 2000-2012, he taught art, art history and aesthetic theory at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His non-profit experience includes Art Awards Coordinator for the Scholastic Art Awards Program in New York, Program Officer for The Foundation for a Civil Society in New York, and Director for International Relations at the Information Center for Foundations and Other Not-for-Profit Organizations in Prague. He is a Level 3, PSIA-certified Telemark Ski Instructor, was Snowsports School Director at Plattekill Mountain in the Catskills of New York for 6 years, and also instructs Alpine and Telemark skiing at Breckenridge. He enjoys backcountry skiing in Colorado and in the Northeast and is an avid supporter of freeheel skiing and backcountry touring.

Kate has a PhD from The Ohio State University in Educational Policy and Leadership and is an educator and student of US history and sustainable futures. She was Education Director at Brook Farm Project in New York for six years. She was an education committee member at the Mohonk Preserve for seven years. She is associate professor of Educational Foundations and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at State University of New York at New Paltz, where she has served as chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Leadership and Director of Undergraduate Research. Kate has 10 years of previous experience working on grant-funded health and human services research projects at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (NYC), Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY), and the New York Academy of Medicine in partnership with non-profit organizations as a consultant, researcher, and project director. Kate is also a musician, songwriter, enthusiastic freeheel and backcountry skier, and avid hiker.

Amy Unger


Amy is Principal and Owner of Pine Street Preservation, an independent consulting firm specializing in historic preservation planning services including cultural resource surveys of the built environment and the preparation of national, state and local nominations, survey plans, and historic contexts. She has more than ten years of professional experience in the field of historic preservation at the local and state level, with particular expertise in the survey, evaluation, and nomination of historic resources, and with Colorado’s preservation grant programs. Pine Street Preservation assists a variety of clients, including government entities, non-profit organizations, businesses, and private citizens. As current Chair of the Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and with past experience serving as staff for historic preservation commissions, Amy is well versed in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the challenges facing local preservation programs.

Leah Lentz

Leah has called Colorado her home since she was 18 and received her degree in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University. Leah has utilized her degree in many facets of ecology and environmental education. She has worked for the Forest Service, Ecology Labs, Non-Profits, and Science Schools, finding her permanent home in Blue River, Colorado, and her love for the Mosquito Range ecosystem and history.

Julie Mach

Julie moved to Colorado in 2009 and has embraced the mountain-town lifestyle as a backcountry skier, mountain biker and high alpine enthusiast.  She currently works as the Conservation Director for the Colorado Mountain Club to coordinate advocacy and stewardship projects on public lands across the state.  Previous positions with a conservation corps, an economic development group, an IT company and a small business start-up have given her a variety of skills in project management, fund development, innovative technology use, partnership-building and more.  Julie grew up in California and received her Bachelors of Science from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania before landing in Salida, CO where she currently lives and works.


Scott Mahoney

Freerider, adventurer, industrial hempist, entrepreneur, Mahoney serves as president of International Freeskiers Association, established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. He was also Community and Adventure Czar at Gravity Haus, a progressive hotel concept built for adventurous, mobile, discerning visitors and their families. He holds an MBA from San Francisco State University.  He currently serves as Major Dude at Colorado Adventure Guides.

Wynn Miller

Wynn Miller’s parents taught him Alpine skiing in southern New England. Paul O. Satre introduced him to Nordic skiing at Indian Mountain School. He taught skiing at Prospect Mountain while attending Bennington College, then served on the Vermont Nordic division of the National Ski Patrol at Prospect under Joe Parks and Jim Merunowicz. A member of the New York Ski Club, he served as Secretary of the Metropolitan New York Ski Council and a delegateto the United States Ski Association. Later, his Toyani Advertising agency managed public relations for Rob Hart and Wade King’s Burnt Mountain Ski in Cooke City, Montana. His board service includes public and private organizations. He practices law in Colorado Springs and teaches skiing at Breckenridge as a member of the Rocky Mountain division of PSIA. 

Beau Paisley

Beau lives in Breckenridge and is a passionate backcountry skier. He is a computer science and mathematics graduate from the College of William and Mary and performed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.  He has over thirty years of experience in development, marketing, and sales roles with research, academic, and startup organizations. He has previously held positions with NCAR, Applied Physics Lab, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and several startup and early growth technical computing companies.  He is now a Solutions Architect with Arm.

Mark Schneider

Mark moved to Summit County in 2015, where he lives at 11K’ at the base of Hoosier Pass. He holds a BBA from the University of NM with a concentration in Finance. He has been a Financial Services Representative with Principal Financial Group since 1988. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, gold panning, woodworking, high altitude gardening, traveling, and more skiing.