Leadership

Lauren Pierce

Executive Director
Lauren Pierce oversees the programming of events, fundraising and marketing of the Foundation’s mission, as the executive director. Pierce began her career at the Office of Special Events in the City of Albany, New York. She moved to Aspen to work for the City of Aspen at the Wheeler Opera House. She has a decade of...
Lauren Pierce

Anna Schwinger

Program Coordinator
Anna Schwinger oversees the marketing and coordinating of events and programs for the Foundation’s mission, as the program coordinator. Schwinger began marketing and branding when she working in the scuba diving industry in San Diego. She then continued to do marketing and branding for people in the entertainment and music industries in Los Angeles. She...
Anna Schwinger

The Board

Chris Klug

Founder/ Chairman
In 2003 Chris used $3,000 out of his own pocket to start the Chris Klug Foundation. Chris was a professional snowboard racer when he was placed on the National Transplant Waiting List three years after being diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a rare degenerative bile duct condition. After six years of being on the...
Chris Klug

Missy Klug

Treasurer
Missy is the treasurer of the Chris Klug Foundation and a loving mother of two beautiful children, Bali and River. She is Chris’ wife and the backbone to the foundation. You can find Missy proudly supporting CKF at nearly all of our events such as NYC Marathon and Leadville 100 MTB.
Missy Klug

Esther Blom-Geiser

Property Manager
Esther was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to the United States when she was 21. She fell in love with the Roaring Fork Valley in 1993, and has called it her home since. As a mother of three young boys and a full-time executive assistant/property manager, she focuses on retaining her health...
Esther Blom-Geiser

Jon Gibans

ER Physician
Jon has been an ER Physician for over 21 years. An avid cyclist, skier, and mountaineer, Jon has summited two, 8000-meter peaks: Gasherbrum II in Pakistan in 1994 and Mount Everest in 2003. He has summited Denali twice (including working as a volunteer doctor on the mountain for the National Park Service) and has taken...
Jon Gibans

Warren Klug

General Manager of Aspen Square Condominium
Warren has been in management in the resort condominium business since the early 70s. His original home was Chicago. He has managed properties in Vail, CO and Bend, OR and is currently the General Manager of Aspen Square Condominium Hotel in Aspen, CO. He is active in the local Aspen community as the Chairman of...
Warren Klug

Eric Sherman

Marketing
Eric has over 20 years of marketing experience – a career launched with a master’s degree from Kent State University. Over his career he developed, implemented, and managed marketing programs for Anheuser-Busch, Chevy Truck, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, Paul Mitchell Haircare, Seagram Company, Saturn (General Motors), Staples, Visa, and University of Phoenix, among others. His...
Eric Sherman

Dave Quick

Marketing Director for California Science Center
Dave founded Saturn National Donor Day in 1997 and served as Project Leader over the next decade for America’s largest annual lifesaving donation drive. Between 1997 and 2006, over 2,000 community Donor Day drives were held on and near Valentine’s Day collecting over 220,000 units of blood, adding over 20,000 potential donors to the National...
Dave Quick

Bob Wade

Owner of Ute Mountaineer
Bob is the owner of the Ute Mountaineer; a business he started in 1976. Presently, Bob is the President of the Independence Pass Foundation, board member of the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Council, member of the Max Marolt Scholarship Committee (for local athletes). He is the father of Robbie Wade, an organ donor. Chris spoke to...
Bob Wade

Michael Woodrow

President of Aspen Technology Labs, Inc.
Michael has over fifteen years of financial services recruiting and executive search experience. Prior to founding Risk Talent in 2001, Michael ran an IT search firm while completing his MBA at the University of Chicago. Michael is a 1986 graduate of Georgetown University with ten years of corporate finance experience prior to beginning his career...
Michael Woodrow

Charles Lucarelli

I am a Personal Trainer, I am an opportunist and adventurist. I grew up in the town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. After graduating high school in 2000, I choose The University of Montana. I received bachelor of arts in Communications and Marketing. “Montana was the gateway drug for the Mountains”. When he is not helping...
Charles Lucarelli

Angie Callen

Welcome our newest board member Angie Callen! Bio Coming Soon