Garrett Stephens


Garrett joined JCD staff in 2014 to support the forest conservation program and is now the Lead Forester and Staff Supervisor. He's had a variety of work experiences in the Midwest and Western states in back-country leadership and natural resource management. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Greenville College in 2008 and a M.S in Ecology from Colorado State University in 2014. 

Matt McLemore

Conservation Forester

Matt joined the JCD team as a Conservation Forester in June of 2019.  Prior to joining JCD Matt was a Natural Resource Specialist in Forestry for Jefferson County Open Space.  He has a Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree with a concentration in ecological restoration from Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

Tatum VanDam

Conservation Forester

Tatum joined the JCD team as a Conservation Forester in April 2021.  Prior to joining JCD she worked in forestry research.  Tatum has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability from Colorado State University.  

Dan Walsh

Natural Resource Specialist

Dan joined the JCD team in 2019 as a Natural Resource Technician. Before joining JCD, Dan worked for the National Park Service in Alaska and Colorado and ran a freelance science writing and editing business. He has a BA in Geosciences from Williams College. 

Kyle Weber

Forest Biomass Coordinator

Kyle joined the JCD team in May of 2022 as the Forest Biomass Coordinator. Prior to joining JCD Kyle worked in several forest management and utility forestry positions. He has his BS in Environmental Science from Truman State University.  

Mitch Yergert

Operations Assistant

Mitch joined the District in 2019 with over 30 years of experience in agriculture.  He provides administrative and operational support for JCD programs.  He earned a degree in Agronomy from Colorado State University.

Alison Wermuth

Marketing Specialist

Alison joined JCD in 2023 as the marketing specialist. She earned a degree in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a degree in graphic design from Parsons The New School for Design.