Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Board and Team

Board of Directors

  • Ray A. Williamson – President, Senior Advisor and former Executive Director of Secure World Foundation, Retired Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
  • Marilyn Holland – Vice President, supporter of the arts
  • Bud Franks – Treasurer, Franks and Associates
  • Petra Hinke -Secretary, Founder Archiva Digital, Marketing
  • John Baker, a.i.a. Baker Design Group, Carbondale, Mancos, CO
  • Fran Franks, Franks and Associates

Professional Advisors

  • John Anderson, IBM executive, DC, Public school consultant,President, Music in the Mountains
  • Joe Bishop, Southwest Business Development Office
  • Henry Dudley, Co-Owner, Open Shutter Gallery, Personal and Business Advisor, Business Consultant, Dudley Company
  • Sherri Dugdale, Director of Health Protection Division at San Juan Basin Public Health
  • Carol Salomon, jeweler, arts activist, and supporter
  • Ted Wright, Attorney
  • Sidny Zink, CPA, Area specialist on nonprofit organizations

Transition Coordinator

  • Jasper Welch, Durango Space and business consultant


  • Lee Cloy, Co-Director, Co‐Founder of Willowtail.org, Bookkeeper, Property Manager
  • Peggy Cloy, Co-Director, Co‐Founder of Willowtail.org, Residencies, Painter, Sculptor, Poet, Gardner and Landscape Imagineer