Theresa has been active in Western heritage events for many year. She has volunteered as an active member of Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc and as part of the Rooftop Rodeo team in many capacities including Hospitality Chairperson, a royalty committee member, a bylaws committee member and recently moving into the Treasurer position. Theresa brings years of bookkeeping experience and a keen ability of thinking outside the box. Theresa and her husband, Sean, live in Estes Park and have a grandson and two wonderful daughters and son-in-laws.
Doug and his wife Lisa moved to Estes Park in 2014 following his career in the non-partisan, public interest sector, where he began as a public policy analyst and successively assumed senior management roles in energy and natural resources policy research; organizational development; and, for the last 20 years, as director of information technology and online services. Doug now uses his experience in management, business development and technology to help companies and organizations in the Estes Park community to achieve their goals through strategic management of information technology, communications and marketing. Before joining the EPWHF board, Doug was a member of the organizing steering committee for the Estes Arts District. He also was a member of the selection committee that interviewed the applicant consultant teams for the 10-year Estes Park Downtown 2025 vision plan and recommended the finalist to the Town Board. Doug is serving as marketing director and website developer for the Windows to the West Art Show and Sale, a principal fundraising event of the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation.
Dr. J’Ann Wright, Director
J’Ann is one of the incorporators of Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. and the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation. . She has served on the Rooftop Rodeo committee since 2005. During that time, she has been the chairperson of the Western Heritage Antique Show and she developed the “Behind the Chutes Tour” program and served on the Rooftop Rodeo Parade planning committee. J’Ann began her professional career as a middle school teacher. After completing her Doctorate in Adult Education, she worked with pre-professional teachers as an associate professor at MidAmerica Nazarene University and later with professional educators as the Director of Graduate Studies in Education. After moving to Estes Park, J’Ann worked as the Director of Field Seminars for the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Her goals for EPWHF are to help the organization share and promote the Western Heritage of the region and to assist young people in achieving their goals through the Estes Park Western Heritage Scholarship Fund of which she is the chairperson. J’Ann lives in Estes Park, CO with her husband, Howell. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Howell F. Wright, Chairman of the Board
Howell is one of the incorporators of Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. and the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation. He has been on the Rooftop Rodeo committee/EPWH Inc. since 2005. Seven of those years he served as President/CEO. As a young man he started in rodeo as a bareback rider, bullfighter, and clown. He has had careers as a United States Marine (Colonel, Ret.), a senior education manager for the Internal Revenue Service, and a university professor. He holds a Doctorate in Adult Education and he demonstrated his 501 (c) (3) leadership capabilities as the President of a major chapter of the American Heart Association. After the 2014 rodeo season, he passed on the presidency of the Rooftop Rodeo in order to concentrate on building the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation – a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit, public charity. His goal for the Foundation is that the organization will develop as a positive influence in the Estes Park community and become a steward of the Western Heritage in the Estes Valley. Howell lives in Estes Park, CO with his wife J’Ann. They have two children and two grandchildren.