Board of Directors, 2023

Elected Officers

President, Kris Williams

From Kris: “I am obsessed with fly fishing, fly tying, and the conservation of the resources we utilize to enjoy this sport, I am also passionate about non-profit leadership and advocacy.  We all share a love for that moment when everything lines up just right and we successfully tempt a trout with fake food, and we need to use our voices and our actions to insure that the next generations can enjoy that same thrill. 

I am also passionate about making our sport more accessible and inclusive.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime via email at .  I genuinely look forward to hearing from you.

Vice President, Available

Secretary, Kenneth Worley

Kenneth is a Facilities Planner for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. His passion is using data to inform the future activities of the Chapter. He is instrumental in our planning efforts, coordinating the planning meetings and helping determine the future activities of the Chapter.

Treasurer, Matt Rivera

Matt has been a West Denver TU Board Member since  2015.Besides serving as Treasurer, Matt has been instrumental in providing successful fishing outings like Rainbow Falls and Bartle Lakes.

Married to Denise; attended Regis College. Besides fishing, Matt enjoys shooting sporting clays and handgun shooting, bird hunting (especially waterfowl) and playing golf.  His favorite fishing spots are Rocky Mountain National Park and all over the Carbondale area.

Conservation Director, Ashley Giles

Ashley is a Colorado native and daughter of a gold prospector (aka geologist), so she grew up exploring the watersheds of Colorado. She is a self-proclaimed “Champion of Rivers,” which lends itself to a lifelong love of fly fishing. In college Ashley studied limnology, conservation biology, and ecological restoration, and she works as an environmental scientist on wetland and river restoration projects. With WDTU, Ashley is involved in collaborative Clear Creek watershed projects, including the Integrated Water Management Plan. She is an average runner, avid gardener, closet floral designer, and dreams of being a goat farmer.

Previous President, Ed Calmus

Ed grew up in Pittsburgh and moved to Colorado after graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later received an MBA degree from the University of Wyoming. Married to Jody, two daughters. Retired from University of Denver, where he directed Business Services. Ed’s passion is preserving the fly fishing experience.

Other Directors

Advertising ManagerJon Weimer
Anglers’ Edge EditorMark Shulman
Chapter CounselBruce Ducker
Colorado Parks and Wildlife LiaisonJohn Semich
CommunicationsTariq Adawi, Joe Demont, Ed Calmus
Fly Tyers Night OutFred Portillo
Fly Tying Clinic 2024Kris Williams
Meeting ProgramsOfficers
Integrated Water Management PlanAshley Giles
Member ServicesMark Shulman
Membership Database ManagerEd Calmus
RafflesEd Calmus
Resource (Conservation)Keith Greenwell
River WatchDennis Wiles