Carol Hess moved to Frisco from NH (where she lived for 41 years) in 2017. Her initial impetus for moving to Colorado was to be near her children on the front range but after tasting life in Summit County during several family vacations, she and her husband Jed decided to make their home in Frisco. Carol brings to the board her experience as a trial lawyer, mediator, and conflict resolution specialist. She has worked with, and served on, non-profit boards throughout her career. A core value for Carol is helping to create healthy community, and she sees her work on the Senior Center Board as an opportunity to build on that passion.
Ron Williford, a resident of Summit County, CO long with his wife Diane. Ron retired in 2016 from a career in Aerospace Supply Chain Management and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, and a Master’s degree in Business Communications. Ron has volunteered with and held leadership positions in numerous organizations, such as Boy Scouts of America, Church, Employee’s organizations, and Little League Baseball. Ron is currently active with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Summit County Senior Citizens, SCSC Outdoor Activity groups, and occasionally volunteers with other community projects. Ron enjoys many of typical Summit County outdoor activities, such as Hiking, Backpacking, Biking, Kayaking, XC-Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hunting, and Fishing. Hobbies include Do-it-yourself projects (home and auto), wood crafts, and occasionally pencil drawing and water color painting.
Bill Kellstrom moved to Silverthorne full time several years ago from Omaha. He has been visiting the county for about forty years. He is a retired energy executive and loves bridge at the Senior Center, golfing, skiing and walking. His two children and five grandchildren are in Denver.
My husband, Ken, and I have been homeowners in Summit County for almost ten years and became full-time residents four years ago. We relocated here from the Northern Virginia, where we worked and raised our family. In my past life, I was a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton managing software engineering projects. During our (almost) 25 years in Northern Virginia, I volunteered with numerous organizations: PTA president, secretary-treasurer, and communications chair (6 years); HOA vice-president and secretary-treasurer (4 years); Boy Scout den mother and awards committee chair (4 years); Girl Scout assistant den leader (3 years); elementary school classroom assistant (5 years); high school after prom committee (2 years); and DC/MD/VA ALS board member (10 years). In addition, I served as vice-president/education chair of a local investment club, evaluated grant requests for a (charity) giving circle, and basically provided ad hoc support whenever necessary to support my children’s activities. We have enjoyed living in Summit County and I look forward to becoming a productive member of this wonderful community
Helen Gerstein – Secretary
Helen Gerstein moved to Frisco in 2012 and immediately immersed herself by volunteering throughout Summit County. She has participated in such events as Bike Races, 5Ks, Ushering at Riverwalk, Science Night, History Day, Active Shooter and Gondola evacuation just to name a few. She has even helped the Senior Center with the Margarita Booth, Rummage Sale, Senior Games, Loosey Goosey, and Movie Night. As a 5th grade teacher and sponsor of the Student Counsel, she instilled in her students the aspect of the common good. Her student counsel followed her advice and implemented such events as Pennies for Pearl Harbor, Trick n Treat for UNICEF, School Supplies for Afghan and Tsunami students, Toys for Tots, and Wyoming Cares walk a thon. Her leadership skills were developed when she became an active parent and participated in the PTA. She was president of the local PTA, Central Council PTA as well as president of the Wyoming State PTA. She was Legislative Chair and lobbied at the state level in Cheyenne, Wyoming as well as the federal level in Washington D.C. As a result, she landed on the board of directors of the National PTA. She has organized conventions and conferences for the state PTA. She also was on the Cheyenne Sting Youth Soccer board where she was co-chair of several soccer tournaments. Her professional career started in a detox center and moved on to the corrections field working at a halfway house, group home and penitentiary. After having her two sons, she slowed her pace down and was the client services coordinator for Meals on Wheels in Cheyenne, Wyoming. When no longer volunteering in her sons' elementary school she switched her career path and became a substitute teacher and later a classroom teacher. She has been married to her husband Don for 37 years. They have two sons. Noah who was in the Marine Corp and now lives in Michigan with his wife Casie and their three sons, Logan, Landon and Lawson. Their other son Eli and his wife Sam live in Avon and they also have a son Ezra. Her motto, adopted from John Kennedy’s quote, is “Ask not what your community can do for you; ask what you can do for your community.”
Past - President
Sandy and her husband, Steve, moved to Summit County three years ago. Both Sandy and Steve have parents with Alzheimer’s. Sandy has a heart for those affected by this terrible disease, and is a presenter with the Colorado Alzheimer’s Speakers Bureau. She currently leads the SCSC Memory Loss Support Group. Her vision is to start a respite care program for caregivers in Summit County. She was recently elected to the SCSC Board. Some of her volunteer activities include the Frisco Info Center, Dillon Theater, Backstage Theatre and the weekly Community Dinner at Father Dyer Church. She enjoys being a new grandma, reading, hiking, skiing and biking.
I have lived full time in Frisco for 4 years after retiring and moving from Littleton, CO. We have had property in Frisco for over 20 years. My career has been in telecommunications and healthcare consulting and most recently my husband and I owned a security company. My interests include biking, skiing (downhill, cross-country and water), hiking, and boating. I have worked on projects at the Community Care Clinic and volunteered for the Winter Games and Holiday Home Tour. I have been on the Boards of the CU EMBA Association, the Lupus Foundation of Colorado, and most recently served as the Treasurer of the SkiMeister’s organization for three years
I've lived in Summit Co. for 19 years. As a volunteer for the SCSC, I'm on the council as the coordinator of outdoor activities, liaison for the friends of the Dillon Ranger District Adopt-a-Trail program, serve on the newsletter committee and started Neighbors Helping Neighbors, which arranges for seniors to assist other seniors that are temporarily incapacitated or ill by doing small chores such as rides to appointments, grocery shopping, etc. I also volunteer at the animal shelter and will be a small animal rescuer in the event of a wildfire. I'm on the boards of Summit Music & Arts and Summit Biking, Inc.