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Elizabeth O’Connell

Donor Relations Officer



Area of Focus:

Development and individual donor program


Elizabeth is an east coast transplant, originally from Virginia with a diverse background of Development and youth program work with Habitat for Humanity, Event planning in the Boulder area, and sales and business management from her five-year tenure as Publisher of Elevation Outdoors Magazine. Putting all those skills together will be the means to success in working to develop relationships and improve our individual donor stewardship at WRA.


BA in History from the University of Mary Washington

Favorite thing about the West:

The variety of landscapes has to be one of my favorite parts of living and playing in the West. We have so much here to offer all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts and I feel incredibly lucky to live in Colorado. I love getting outside with my husband and our dog Winston, camping, fly fishing, skiing and mountain biking.

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