SPOT Board of Directors


Donna Rhoads

Salida resident, founding member of SPOT, trail consultant, community planner, grant writer, Chaffee County Transportation Advisory Board member, co-owner with her husband of D&J Rare Gems, certified swim instructor at Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, FIBArk historian and seamstress.

Katy- Grether

Katy Grether

Salida resident, owner of the Salida Mixing Bowl kitchen store, grant writer, historic preservationist, project leader in restoring the Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center and the current restoration of the historic Valley View School, Board member for Guidestone which supports a vibrant local agricultural future.


Denise Wentz

Salida resident, co-owner of Wentz Foot and Ankle Specialists, physical therapist, project leader in replacing the playground equipment in Salida’s Alpine Park.

Chris Miller
SPOT board member

Salida Resident, avid outdoors enthusiast in skiing, biking, boating and hiking. Volunteer for many trail and bike-related projects and non-profits. Chris is currently a local builder.

Wayne Sawyer

Wayne Sawyer
SPOT board member

Salida resident, realtor with First Colorado Land Office, business consultant, trail project coordinator.


Cheryl Brown-Kovacic
SPOT board member

Salida resident, Salida City Council Member, education consultant, member of the League of Women Voters, previously on Salida Planning Commission and Chaffee County Heritage Board.

Jessica Downing
SPOT board member

Salida resident. Avid bike commuter/recreationalist. Absolute Youth Cycling Director and women’s mountain biking coach. Recreation Adopter Coordinator for GARNA and Envision Chaffee County. Member & Secretary of the City of Salida’s Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Parks Advisory Board.

Susan Roebuck
SPOT board member

Salida resident and avid trail advocate. Susan is a writer, artist and teacher who appreciates Salida’s outdoor opportunities and is passionate about trail connectivity in the Salida area.

Lisa Walner
SPOT board member

Salida resident, Office Coordinator at the Salida Chamber of Commerce, retired educator, lifelong learner, nature lover & outdoor enthusiast. Lisa is always ready for an adventure in the wilderness!