The Community Foundation welcomes new team members


The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is happy to welcome several new team members with the addition of two staff, four new members to the Board of Directors, and four new members to the Finance Committee. The Foundation’s hiring and board recruitment process includes comprehensive vetting to find committed individuals who will bring unique talent and skills to the team. 

“Our staff and board members are committed to enhancing our mission of expanding the culture of giving in our community,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. “Their diverse experiences and perspectives will serve the Foundation and the nonprofit community well.” 

Rachel Rosenthal joined the Foundation’s staff in December to serve as the Community Outreach Manager. She was born and raised in Durango, Colo. and attended Fort Lewis College where she received a B.A. in English. She taught special education in area schools for 13 years and was a freelance marketing content writer and editor before joining the Community Foundation.  

Amy Moody joined the Foundation’s staff in September to serve as the Financial & Operations Director. Prior to this role, Moody was part of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee. With a strong background as a certified public accountant, financial analyst, and corporate controller, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She is also an alumna of Fort Lewis College.  

Dave Smiley now serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation. In his career, Smiley has worn several hats, including senior scientist and financial planner/investment advisor.  

Dave Albrechta is one of the Community Foundation’s new board members. He and his wife opened a law firm in Durango in 2015 where he practices employment law and represents employees in civil rights, discrimination, and other employment related claims.  

Karen Sheek is a retired middle school educator and business owner. In 2011 she was chosen to serve out the term of a departing Council member and went on to be elected to two four-year terms, as Mayor of Cortez. 

Wilson Warmack is an entrepreneur with a finance degree from the University of Texas. After buying, managing, and selling over a dozen software companies he retired and relocated to Durango in 2020.  

The Finance Committee welcomes Trent Andrews of Alpine Bank, Rachel Bell of R. Bell and Associates, Brett Bronson of McDonalds, and Rachel Kuss of Kennebec Wealth Management.   

For more information on expanding the culture of giving to meet the needs of our region, visit or call 970-375-5807. 

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