Keith Hammond, President
Keith Hammond was born in the north of England and grew up on the North Wales Coast. As a child he learned to play the violin. He gave up playing before going to college, a decision he has regretted ever since. Choosing instead a scientific career he moved to the United States in 1968 and attended graduate school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC). After earning his Master’s Degree in Pediatrics and Biochemical Genetics he became a Senior Instructor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Director of the Pediatric Clinical Research Center Laboratory at UCHSC until he retired in 2000. His interest in the early detection and diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis resulted in Colorado being the first state to introduce routine newborn screening for this disease. After retiring from the faculty at UCHSC he joined the staff of McAir Aviation in Broomfield as a Flight Instructor and Check Airman, putting his Commercial Pilot Certificate to use for eleven more years until retiring for a second (and final) time in 2011,
With his wife Nancy, Keith moved to Estes Park in 1987 (commuting to Denver every day for 25 years) where they now live with their two cats. In addition to being an enthusiastic hiker and snowshoer he maintains a strong interest in literature and classical music and joined the Board of the Estes Park Music Festival in 2012, and was elected President in 2013.
Madison Casey, Vice President/Treasurer
BS with an accounting emphasis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976. MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978.
Lived in New York City From 1978-1991, and worked as a securities analyst first at Morgan Guaranty Trust (now J.P. Morgan) and then at Cyrus J. Lawrence, Inc. Earned Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Passed CPA Examination.
Moved to Evergreen, Colorado in 1991 and worked as a financial analyst at American Express in Englewood which was spun-off as First Data Corp. Later went with the spin-off of MoneyGram in Lakewood.
Retired in 1997 to take on a full-time volunteer role for five years as president of the board of Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, CO, a 60-year-old summer classical music camp. I moved to Estes Park in 2000.
Amateur classical pianist -- Resumed playing in 2001 after having studied classical piano from age 7 through college.
Other affiliations: Rotary Club of Estes Park
Estes Park Car Club, Treasurer
Nancy Stevens, Director of Programs and Development
Nancy Stevens received her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Business from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. She also holds a Master Degree in Psychology and Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Nebraska. In addition, Nancy has undergraduate, graduate and post graduate studies in Philosophy and Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Oxford University, Oxford, England and post graduate study at the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri Block School of Business in Kansas City in the Funding and Administration of Non Profit Organizations. Her professional experience includes Director of International Studies, Barat College and ten years with Oxford University at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Keble College as American Representative coordinating American undergraduates and visiting academics for
special programs abroad. After her retirement from her position in Oxford, she became the Senior Management Consultant for Paragon, Inc. in Lincoln, NE, specializing in the development of selection systems to provide customized training for employees of large corporations. Relocating to Kansas City, she advanced to the Executive Director and Director of Development for the Kansas City Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Stevens has been a Board member and officer of several community and academic organizations, is past President of the Estes Park Music Festival and currently Director of Development and Programs for the Festival. Nancy Stevens is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
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