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Our Passionate People

Our Board of Directors

Andrew Blood, President

Owner, Runnit CNC, Inc.
Founder and Executive Director, Blood Brothers Foundation

Adam Buniger, Vice President

Mortgage Loan Officer with Academy Mortgage and Grand Junction native

Jill Cordova, Ph.D.,Secretary

Professor of Kinesiology at Colorado Mesa University. 30+ year involvement in adaptive sports and recreational activities.

Karen Kiefer

Retired Adaptive Physical Education Teacher. Karen has been a committed volunteer for over 25 years!

Christy Charles

Christy is the mother of a daughter in CDA programs. She has been a CDA volunteer for 11 years. Christy is a PSIA certified ski instructor, and a Level 2 Kayak Instructor. In 2016, Christy was named Summer Volunteer of the Year.

Keegan Reilly

Hops farmer in Palisade. Fifteen years of experience participating in, and volunteering with, disabled sports. Volunteer with CDA for 3 years

Janelle McHugh

Retired Special Education Teacher, volunteer with CDA, Certified Adaptive Ski Instructor

Marietta Martin

CPA with over 30 years of experience, currently with The Hancock Group, LLC

Michael Chamberlain

Video Coordinator, Grand Junction Rockies baseball team.  Social media volunteer for three local nonprofits: Steppin’ It Up Inc., CDA and Challenger Baseball

Karl R. Zander, OTR, MSHA

Administrative Director
Rehabilitation and Bariatric Services
St. Mary’s Medical Center

Michael “Mo” Crowe, Treasurer

Emergency Room Tech, St. Mary’s Hospital, Level III ski instructor

Chris Muhr

Our Staff

Terry Harper

Terry Harper

Executive Director

Terry has been Executive Director of two Olympic sports National Governing Bodies, US Sailing and US Synchronized Swimming over an 18 year period. Prior to that he practiced as a civil trial lawyer for several years in San Diego, CA and, from 1988 to 1992, he served as Vice President of Operations/Race Management, for the 1988 and 1992 America’s Cup international sailing competitions.

After moving to Grand Junction in August 2013, he joined the board of directors of Colorado Discover Ability, and was selected as its Executive Director in August 2014.

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Michele Rehl

Office Manager

Michele spent twenty years in the restaurant business, moving up to District Manager of five restaurants for a major chain in Las Vegas, NV. She became one of the twelve original members of the General Managers Advisory Council for the 1,600 restaurant chain.

She moved to Grand Junction in 2004, owned a restaurant for two years, then accepted a job in Human Resources in the oil and gas industry. Michele has a certificate in Human Resource Management from the Malcolm Baldridge School of Business at Post University, Waterbury, CT.

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Daniel Brown

Program Director

"The ability to enjoy recreation as a part of a full and happy life is one of my core beliefs. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to facilitate such experiences for people of all abilities at Colorado Discover Ability. Perhaps this passion began at an early age growing up in North Carolina as one of three boys who really were not allowed inside unless eating, sleeping or finishing schoolwork. I've enjoyed 16 years of a career in whitewater guiding and snowsport instruction that has led me to incredible people and locations all across the country and world. I always say adaptive recreation challenges us in unique ways to utilize creative thought, and a lot of duct tape. And that's not only the beauty in it, but the fun as well. 

My certifications include:  PSIA Adaptive Ski Level III, Children's Specialist Level II, AASI Snowboard Level I, PSIA-Intermountain DECL, 2016 Candidate for PSIA National Adaptive Ski Team, State of Alaska EMT-1, NOLS Wilderness First Responder, Whitewater Rescue Technician, ACA Level IV Kayak Instructor, still amateur banjo player after 17 years..."

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