Laurie Dickson, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2016
Laurie comes to 4CORE with an extensive history of working in the business and nonprofit communities within the Four Corners region.
Laurie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Community Development, is a LEED Accredited Professional and has an Associate Degree in Photography. She has been involved in sustainable building practices, energy efficiency, solar applications and community development in the region for over 25 years.
Laurie brings a broad base of experience, community connections and understanding of nonprofit organizations and grant management. She has served on several boards including the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado, the founding organization of 4CORE, and the Durango Arts Center as president where she conceived and ran one of the biggest arts festivals in the community, organizing over 100 volunteers.
Her role as Project Manager in 2010-2011 with a green building consulting firm in California, Building Wise, focused on the LEED certification process for existing commercial buildings. The biggest scope of work focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. During her time with the company she was part of the team that achieved LEED certification on 17 buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area.Laurie brings a broad base of experience, community connections and understanding of nonprofit organizations and grant management.
As founder and CEO of the first green building store in the Southwest, the Eco Home Center, in Durango, she sought innovative ways to promote, sell, educate and encourage sustainable building practices throughout the Four Corners.
Liz Baker, Program Manager
Start Date: 2018
As Program Manager, Liz oversees the Energy Smart Colorado and CARE programs bringing energy efficiency and weatherization programs to Southwest Colorado.
Liz traded in big city life in Atlanta, Georgia for Durango in the Fall of 2016 and hasn't looked back. Since moving here, she's developed a passion for climbing peaks and exploring remote basins. As her love for Durango has grown, she's found a way to give back to the community and is excited to do the important work of climate resiliency with 4CORE. Liz brings a personal dedication to energy and resource conservation that we anticipate will benefit the overall success of our programs.
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