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Board of Directors

Where Passion Makes A Big Difference

The Volunteers Behind Many Rivers Brewing (and one paid employee)

We founded this company because we are passionate about rivers and making beer. Many Rivers provides us with an opportunity to combine those passions to make a positive difference in the world. We are an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Tim Carlson

Board President and Secretary

Tim is an environmental engineer with more than 40 years of experience. His career spans the range of restoration including soil, ground and surface water, and riparian lands throughout the West. Recently retired, he spent the previous 20 years working or consulting with nonprofits serving as president, executive director, research director, and consultant. This included founding the Tamarisk Coalition, which is focused on riparian restoration efforts and consulting to the Walton Family Foundation on their watershed restoration initiatives. Tim’s “having fun” passions are fishing and rafting on western Colorado rivers

Chip Norton

Board Vice President

Chip has worked over 35 years, most of that time as a corporate officer, for a family-owned construction and construction management company specializing in development and management of water and wastewater treatment projects. Chip retired at age 55 and since 2005 began his second career as a full-time community volunteer, with an emphasis on river conservation. He is a founder of the Friends of the Verde River Greenway, a nonprofit watershed organization that has created successful collaboration between public land managers and private landowners working to restore riparian habitat. Within the Verde River watershed, he continues his work on all aspects of river conservation, including the development of collaborative partnerships, sustainable funding for conservation NGOs, riparian restoration, flow restoration, sustainable river recreation and tourism, groundwater pumping mitigation and sustainable land management. When not volunteering, Chip can be found rafting the Grand Canyon or other great rivers in the West.

Stacy Beaugh

Board Treasurer

Stacy has 13 years combined experience in the non-profit and local government sectors in management, administration, and budget/financing. She is the current Executive Director of the Tamarisk Coalition, a non-profit that provides technical support and education to improve riparian lands in the West by controlling invasive vegetation and restoring native species. Her experience includes strategic planning, teaching environmental education for school age and adults, nonprofit management, and leadership. She earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and completed the Center for Creative Excellence Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program. She volunteers with the Grand Junction Giving Club and Colorado Riverfront Commission. Stacy loves to go camping on the great western landscapes with her husband and two young boys and to visit her family in her hometown of Chicago.

Steve Ayers

Board Director

Steve has spent 24 years in sales and marketing before returning to college and receiving a B. S. in Strategic Communications and Professional Writing in 2004. That same year he began a new career in journalism as a reporter for the Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle newspapers. During his eight-years as a journalist, he wrote extensively on the Verde River, environmental issues, local agriculture and Verde Valley history. He received over 40 statewide and regional journalism awards including seven from the Arizona Newspaper Association and the Arizona Farm Bureau Print Journalist of the Year in 2010. In 2013 he made yet another career change taking over as the Economic Development Director for the Town of Camp Verde. Over the last two years, he has been instrumental in developing a model that blends traditional economic development programs with asset-based, place-making initiatives and environmental conservation. He is a master home brewer who provides both marketing and craft beer expertise to the Board.

Carey Matthews

General Manager

Many Rivers now has one official employee! Carey comes to Many Rivers with 11 years of craft beer experience. Previously she was the Marketing Manager for Summit Brewing Co, the 25th largest craft brewery in the U.S. Before that she spent 8 years in non-profit administration at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Twin Cities to Chicago AIDS Ride. She holds a BFA from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Carey, along with her partner Jim and toddler son, recently moved from St. Paul, MN. She originally hails from Toledo, OH (Go Mud Hens!). She is excited to be joining the family in Grand Junction, also CO transplants, and to share the mission and beer of Many Rivers. And, no, she doesn’t miss the Minnesota snow, but is still a hopeless, yet ever hopeful, Vikings’ fan.

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