Board Members


David Chase


David’s career has included being a professor of finance at Northern Arizona University (1966-1978), the managing member of a private equity firm (1985-2014) and having a life long involvement with cattle ranching. Most recently he served 16 years as a Trustee of Thornburg Mutual Funds. Participating in and supporting cultural, educational, scientific and environmental organizations have been central. David has served on the Boards of The Nature Conservancy of Arizona and New Mexico and the Santa Fe Conservation Trust. Currently he serves on the Board of Aspen Valley Land Trust, the Board of Advisors of Lowell Observatory, and is Chair of the McCabe Ranch HOA.


Chris Collins


Chris came to Snowmass in 1980 and stayed for 5 years in Colorado. He attended Colorado State University and graduated with a BS in Agriculture Business and Farm and Ranch Management. Chris has run McCabe and several other ranches for the family for the past 30 years. He is a general contractor and real estate developer in California, having developed resort hotels, custom homes and now concentrating on senior housing.


Victoria Treece


Victoria is a westerner, having grown up in Montana where she came to appreciate wide open, undeveloped spaces. She has lived in Old Snowmass nine years and feels blessed to overlook and engage in this beautiful, pristine valley she calls home. Her later career years were invested in real estate and commercial banking, both of which honed her skills in various areas. She is interested in giving back to this sublime wilderness we share together, protecting its gifts which will enhance all of our living experience.


Jill Sabella


Jill has lived in the Capitol Creek Valley since 2000 and started coming to Aspen in 1963 from Minnesota to ski with her family.  She attended college in Denver, frequenting Aspen as often as possible, where she had a number of jobs from waitressing to writing.  She worked as a columnist for the Aspen Illustrated News in the late '60's and in the late 70's published a book of her photographs as staff photographer for the Aspen Music Festival.  She worked for National Geographic Society as photographer and writer on various projects.  While living in Seattle for 20 years, she worked as a photographer, doing fine art gallery work, commercial annual reports and advertising, and portraiture.

Over her life she has come and gone from the Roaring Fork Valley and was always drawn back because of the great community of people and the beauty of the area.  As an artist she has found much inspiration from the Capitol Creek Valley - especially the rural ranching character that still remains and of course the mountain landscapes.  In the last several years she was on the Board and several committees of the Red Brick in Aspen.  She has taught drawing and painting at the Art Base in Basalt, and has exhibited paintings and drawings in several venues in the valley.


Molly Child

Molly joined up with Steve and the Child family on Capitol Creek Ranch 43 years ago, and has been lucky to live (much of it outside doing ranch work) on the beautiful land at the base of Haystack Mountain. Molly and Steve raised three kids here with the help of the Basalt school system, and the many other great programs for kids in the Roaring Fork Valley. After many years coordinating environmental awareness and art activities for pre-schools in the valley, co-directing a local summer camp “CapCreeCa” on the ranch, teaching cross-country skiing at the Snowmass XC Center, and running her small gardening business, Molly is endeavoring to follow the Child family tradition of serving the community! She served previously on the Caucus Board, and hopes to help guide the future of these valleys by sharing the lessons she is learning from living close to the land.


George Johnson

Trixie and I moved to the Capitol Creek Valley 21 years ago. Besides serving on the Caucus Board, I volunteer for Hospice of the Valley, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Valley Hospital Pet therapy program and am a former secretary and Board member of Little Elk Creek HOA and most recently Airport Vision Committee on the Technical Advisory working group.

Before moving here I was the Geneva Lake Wisconsin Lake Manager principally doing research and education and have a Master of Science degree. I was an elected official and Plan Commission member, served on many Commissions, Committees and Foundations.

The Capitol Creek Caucus Board is very active on the behalf of our residents and I am pleased to contribute to its success. Currently I am guiding the Capitol Creek Hydrological Study for the Caucus Board.


Judy Hill Lovins

Judy Hill Lovins came to Aspen in 1971.  Soon after she opened a photographic fine art gallery (The Hill Gallery of Photography) that ran for over 30 years and won national and local awards. She served on several boards, including the Aspen Village Homeowners' Association, the Skico’s Environmental, and Aspen Hall of Fame. She has served on the Farm Collaborative Board (formerly Aspen Tree) for the past 10 years.

Her oldest son, Miles, wife Nastassia and two grandchildren live in Boulder, and youngest son Nathan and wife live in Aspen Village. In 2007 she married Amory Lovins. They live in “the banana farm”, the former Rocky Mountain Institute Headquarters, which burns no fossil fuels and powers two electric cars.


Glenn Russell

Glenn has been visiting Colorado for most of his life skiing in the winter and camping/hiking in the summer. He was able to permanently move here with his family in 2016. Glenn obtained a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Oklahoma State University and has held various positions with engineering companies in Oklahoma and Texas. Starting in 2003 he worked as a Project Engineer and eventually became President of Thomas Russell Co. designing and fabricating oil & gas related processing plants. 

Glenn has always been involved in ranching and community service and is currently working on a family owned ranch here in the Valley. He supports the ranch with general management, hay production, raising livestock and with riding/jumping horses. He enjoys gardening and volunteering in local non-profit organizations. 

He was active with a grassroots effort that became the Spring Creek Coalition in eastern Oklahoma and understands the importance of local community involvement that protect our vital resources of land and water. He is a believer in honoring the past and protecting the future of pristine watersheds and supporting “Smart Growth” of the communities he is privileged to live in. 


Helene Slansky

A native of New York City, I moved to Aspen in 1971 and raised my two children here. Now two of my grandchildren have grown up here. What a special place!

I’ve been involved with many of our non-profits over nearly 50 years including Ballet West, Grassroots and the Aspen Theatre Institute. Currently I am on the Golf Advisory Board at the Aspen Golf Course, chair of the Basalt Regional Library Foundation and a member of the SnowCap Caucus Board. It is my honor to give back to our outstanding community. 

Board Candidacy

Thank you for your interest in being on the Snowmass Capitol Creek Caucus Board of Directors. Candidates eligible to serve on the Board of Directors shall all be qualified electors who are 18 or older and reside in the Caucus Planning Area or are non-resident owners of real property within the Caucus Planning Area, as set forth in Article 4 of the Pitkin County Home Rule Charter. If eligible, please completely fill out this form to submit your candidacy for the next SnowCap Board Election.

Which committees/activities are you interested in? Please select all that apply. Selection here is non-binding, but Board members are expected to participate in at least one committee.

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