RJ Lara - Executive Director
RJ Lara joined The Historic Stanley Home Museum & Education Center in May 2020. Tasked with leading the institution through its opening and beyond, RJ comes to the Stanley Home from the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, where he was a Lois F. McNeil Fellow from 2017 to 2019. RJ received his BA from the University of Wyoming, majoring in Secondary Education and History with a minor in Museum Studies. After graduating from UW and working for a six-horse hitch harnessmaker...(read full bio).
The Board of Directors of The Historic Stanley Home Foundation
JoAnn Batey, President
JoAnn has been co-owner and Vice President of Intercontinental Bearing Supply Company since its founding in 1981. JoAnn has been a resident of Estes Park since 2012 and has served as President of the Estes Park Newcomers Club, Chair of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Seniors Advisory Committee, Vice President of the Meadowdale Hills Property Owners Association, and member of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Foundation Board. She was also a part of the successful election campaign to raise funds for Estes Park roads, trails, and emergency communications, as well as the successful campaign to fund the Estes Valley Community Center. JoAnn was also a member of the Community Recycle Committee which was responsible for adding a dedicated glass recycling center for Estes Park residents.
Randy Kampfe, Vice President
Randy worked as an engineer and operations manager for Archer Daniels Midland Company for 41 years. He was the Corporate VP of Corn Processing Operations worldwide at the time of his retirement in 2015. He and his wife Patty had a vacation home in Estes Park since 2008 and then built their retirement home in 2015. He has served on many community and church boards in various leadership roles. Currently he works part-time for Kinley Built. He is the Treasurer of the Rockwood Estates POA and Junior Warden of the Vestry of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.
Andrea Anthony, Treasurer
Andrea Anthony, CPA, CDFA, M. Acc. has over 30 years of accounting experience and has served as a director, treasurer, and advisor for numerous boards, from nonprofits to private companies to political organizations. Her Estes Park, Colorado-based firm, Changing Tides CPA, Inc., gives her the flexibility to volunteer for the Historic Stanley Home Foundation, enriching Estes Park through bringing to life the accomplishments and home-life of one of its founding fathers.
Anthony received her Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of North Florida and began her career with the two firms that would later become Price Waterhouse Coopers. She is the Finance Director for St. John's Academy, a private school in St. Augustine, FL., where she has served for more than 25 years. Anthony has also volunteered accounting support to nonprofit humanitarian agencies in Kosovo, Albania, and Sudan. Recently, she served on the Board of Directors for The Betty Griffin Center in St. Augustine, FL, which helps local victims of domestic violence and their children. She is currently Treasurer of the Board for The Historic Stanley Home Foundation.
Kendra Wallis, Secretary
Kendra worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for 25 years, most recently as Manager of Revenue with Kodiak Oil and Gas in Denver. She and her husband, Kevin, have also flipped houses over the years as a "fun" side-job. In 2014, Kendra joined Keller Williams and began a successful career selling real estate. She and Kevin often rode their motorcycle up to Estes to take in the beautiful Estes scenery. When Kevin took an early-out package from American Airlines in 2017, they quickly sold their house and moved to Estes. Kendra has served on the Estes Park Newcomers Board, and she is an active member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Estes Park as well as The Wandering Wildlife Society of Estes Park. She is a REALTOR with Keller Williams 1st Realty and is helping people buy and sell homes in the Estes Park and surrounding areas. Kendra and Kevin also own a vending business in Estes Park.
David Batey, Board Member
Prior Experience – Career Information:
- Epidemiologist/Advisor, Global Medicine & Occupational Health Department, ExxonMobil, 1990-2012; Associate Director, Preventive Cardiology Program, New Jersey Medical School, 1986-1990; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, New Jersey Medical School, 1984-1986; Co-Chief Medical Psychology Intern, Duke University Medical School, 1981-82; “Live For Life” Wellness Program, Program Development, Training, and Implementation Consultant, Johnson & Johnson, 1979-81 and 1982-84; Research Assistant, Rutgers University, 1978-1979; Teaching Assistant, Ball State University 1977-78; Volunteer Leader, Peace Corps Afghanistan, 1973-1977; Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps Afghanistan,1971-73.
- New Jersey Medical School: Co-Principal Investigator of two National Institutes of Health multi-center research studies on Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia prevention, Designed, conducted, analyzed, and communicated studies of cardiovascular disease issues; Coordinated multi-disciplinary teams to address research and/or operational issues.
- ExxonMobil: Managed a variety of operational units; Medical information systems: supervised program and practice implementation, quality analysis and reporting, Designed and implemented international drug and alcohol testing program; Designed and conducted international training and reporting programs for operational quality control assessment, Designed and implemented multi-county financial and operational outcomes reporting systems.
Previous Participation on Local Boards or Committees:
- Current: Chair, Estes Park Health Board of Directors; Chair, Estes Park Economic Development Corporation Strategic Planning Committee; Member, Historic Stanley Home Foundation Board; Member, Estes Park Trail Gazette Editorial Board
- Selected Past: Chair, Estes Park Committee, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado; President, Meadowdale Hills Property Owners Association Board; Chair, Estes Park Development Corporation Competitive Broadband Committee; Chair, Estes Valley Community Center Campaign Committee; Chair, Estes Park SB-152 Broadband Campaign Committee; Chair, Estes Park One Percent Sales Tax Campaign Committee; Member, Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center Board; Member, Estes Park Ambassadors Board
Educational Background: Kalamazoo College, BA, Psychology; Ball State University, MA, General and Experimental Psychology; Rutgers University, PhD, Clinical Psychology emphasizing Psychophysiology and Behavioral Medicine; Medical Psychology Internship, Duke University Medical School; Postdoctoral Fellow, New Jersey Medical School, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MPH, Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods; University of Texas School of Public Health, completed coursework and qualifying exam for DrPH, Occupational and Environmental Health
Tom Bryant, Board Member
Tom grew up in a small town in southeast Iowa. His family frequently vacationed in Estes Park beginning before Tom started school. His father was a deputy sheriff and along with his wife ran a small photography business. The kids helped work in their home's basement darkroom. After high school Tom helped pay for his education at the University of Iowa by working in the infectious disease research laboratory. He earned both a BS and MD degree at Iowa.
Tom completed a surgical residency in Akron, Ohio and then practiced general surgery in southern Ohio and eastern Colorado. Tom is a former naval reserve officer. He retired in 2020. He and his wife, Joy have four children and three grandchildren. Tom has been an avid lifelong reader of history and enjoys weaving historical narratives for visitors in the Stanley Home.
John Forster, Board Member
John is the owner of a propane company and began in the industry 26 years ago with his father. He also has several real estate investments and has a small hobby farm in Fernley, NV. His love for Estes Park began when he and his wife were married here in 2011 by Judge Brown, current owner of the Historic Stanley Home. He is an avid vintage car collector and appreciates the history behind all things motorized. As retirement approaches, he and his wife hope to also be part-time residents of Estes Park.
Bob Fulton, Board Member
Danny Gigax, Board Member
Danny has a Ph.D. in Agronomy (Weed Science) and has had a successful career with both Bayer and Monsanto, specializing in Project Management, Technology Sales Support, and licensing technology to companies and growers. Danny has crop expertise in cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, alfalfa, sugar beets, and corn. His love of agronomy started early as Danny grew up on a farm in SW Nebraska where his family raised cattle, wheat, and corn. Danny moved to Estes Park in 2016 with his wife, Judy, and they both quickly fell in love with the town. Danny has served on the Estes Park Newcomers board as the president and VP of Programs, and he worked on the Capital Campaign for Our Lady of the Mountains. Danny joined the HSHF board because he wants to help ensure the board is successful in preserving the history of Estes Park.
Dan Scace, Board Member
Dan served in the Air Force and Air National Guard, retiring as a Brigadier General in 2008 after 34 years of service. He and his wife Tami retired full-time to Estes Park in 2013. Dan has served on the boards of Overlook Condominium Association, Estes Park Newcomers, Friday Niters Dance Club, Estes Park Honor Flight and Veteran’s Monument Committees, Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies Personnel Committee and PCCR Foundation and Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo Committee.
Tom Shamburg, Director Emeritus
Tom practiced as a CPA in both Colorado and Nebraska. He also served over 20 years as the Vice President and CFO of the Lincoln, Nebraska YMCA Association. He and his wife Jan, have owned their home in Estes Park for 15 years and resided here full-time for 5 years. He has served on the Boards of the EPNRC, Newcomers, Stanley Hills HOA and is the Council President of Mt Calvary Lutheran.