Co-Interim Executive Director, Chief Finance and Operations Officer
About Julie Thibodeau
Julie Thibodeau (pronoun: she) is CLF’s Chief Finance and Operations Officer. Julie joined CLF in 2008 and helped establish the office and internal operations. During her tenure, CLF has had consistently clean audits, and she has kept the organization in good financial standing.
In 2018, Julie was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to sit on the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Trustees. GOCO invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Julie worked as the SW Colorado Regional Emergency Preparedness Planner for Public Health. Julie earned an MS in Environmental Education from the Lesley College/Audubon Expedition Institute in 1999, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science/Wildlife Biology in 1995 from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Dave and their daughter McCartney. She is an avid runner and enjoys mountain biking.
“All lands are ancestral lands. I live and work in Durango, Colorado, the unceded ancestral lands of the Diné Bikéyah, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) and Pueblos peoples. I hope this land acknowledgment inspires others to stand in solidarity with Native nations.”
— Julie Thibodeau, Chief Finance and Operations Officer