Bob Muckle grew up in Boulder attending BVSD schools and graduating from Fairview High School. He attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and went to medical school at the University of Michigan. He was a Naval Medical Officer aboard the USS Denver. He is an ear doctor (Neuro-Otologist) at Denver Ear Associates. Bob has lived in Old Town Louisville since 1997.
Elected in 2005, he served on the Louisville City Council for 14 years, the last 8 as Mayor. In 2009 he wrote and helped to pass a ballot question to impose a .125% sales tax to support historic preservation which created a fund that offers incentives for property owners to landmark their historic structures. The fund provides grants for owners of landmarked buildings to assist them in maintaining their historic structures. Renewal of the historic preservation tax in 2018 passed by 65%/35%. The tax has allowed Louisville to hire a preservation planner to support historic preservation, save the Louisville Grain Elevator, restore and expand 740 Front, restore the facade of the Waterloo, landmark and repair two historic (Blue Parrot and Empire/Colacci’s) neon signs on Main Street, to landmark two false front buildings on Main Street and landmark multiple historic residences in Old Town. Bob is a preservation enthusiast, heritage tourist, and regular attendee (and speaker once) at the annual Colorado Preservation Inc. Saving Places Conference.
Patrick is a licensed Realtor in Colorado, Illinois, Oregon & Montana. Before moving to Boulder, he was Senior Vice President for Coldwell Banker in Chicago and then Managing Principal Broker for Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty in Western Oregon.
Patrick served eight years on the Glencoe, IL Preservation Commission. As a Glencoe resident, he relocated and restored the “Howard House,” a three-story, 6,000 square for Queen Anne and the Carson House (moved two miles, across two bridges, and stored in the train parking lot for six months. Yes, he did have to pay for 12 parking spaces).
Patrick’s commercial preservation projects include the restoration of the Ziegfeld Building, an 18,000-square foot gateway building to Glencoe, and he currently owns the Woodstock Stock Exchange, also in Glencoe, IL. His “hands-on and get it done” approach to preservation in Boulder will help Historic Boulder continue its mission.
Mary Ellis worked as a journalist in Washington D.C. for more than 30 years, initially for the Italian daily l’Unità, later for Congressional Quarterly. A dual US-Italian citizen, she also served as a contract interpreter for the State Department.
After retiring, she received masters degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech, and moved with her husband to Crested Butte. She served for six years on Crested Butte’s Board of Zoning and Architectural Review, honing a strong appreciation for and knowledge of historic preservation. Mary now lives on Boulder’s University Hill, where she is active in the neighborhood association and continues her work as a freelance translator. She’s the author of “The Business of Drugs” (CQ Press), as well as articles published in Landscape Architecture Magazine and other journals.
Trudy originally fell in love with Boulder after an Outward Bound trip to Boulder thirty-seven years ago. She and her husband recently moved to Boulder after a two year stint in London, and immediately fell back in love with the Boulder community. Before retirement, Trudy was a Certified Public Accountant in California and New Jersey. She has worked in a variety of financial positions in San Francisco over the past 30 years. These include fourteen years at Ernst and Young, followed by LucasFilm, Fixster, a streaming start up which was acquired by Warner Bros and last, a Fortune 500 consumer product company. Trudy enjoys outdoor sports with her husband and two year old Labrador.
Kathryn Barth worked as a preservation architect in Washington, D.C. before setting out in 1988 for “The West” and the next chapter of her life. She joined her husband Bob Hohlfelder (CU History Department, Underwater Archeology) in Boulder. Among the first to knock on her door were Joyce Davies and Phyliss Olson, asking if they could use a likeness of her historic house on a quilt that Historic Boulder members were busy making.
Since then, Kathryn has been involved with HB in most capacities – President, Preservation Committee member, holiday house tour house captain, a spirit during Meet the Spirits events at Pioneer Cemetery, and as a host for member and Ghost Walk, Ghost Talk events. She firmly believes that Historic Boulder IS Boulder, and is looking forward to Historic Boulder’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2022.
Laurie is a preservationist who has renovated and restored several significant residential properties in Lake Forest, IL and Jackson, WY. These included the conversion of an historic Stanley Anderson stable and renovation of an idyllic Howard Van Doren Shaw carriage house. Laurie undertook the expansion and remodeling of a log home on the Snake River in Jackson, Wyoming learning that true craftsmanship and woodworking is all about.
In both her professional and volunteer careers, she has provided dynamic nonprofit leadership; directed fund development planning; executed major and annual giving campaigns and created enduring events. The heart of her volunteer leadership rests with Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center where she held several executive roles during her forty year tenure with the Woman’s Board. She has recently moved to Boulder to be closer to her daughter’s family. Immediately prior to moving here, Laurie worked with the Sonoma Ecology Center, the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation and the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum on strengthening these nonprofit organizations and now does so professionally as an independent consultant.
Cheryl moved to Boulder from Washington DC, where she worked for the World Bank. While in DC, she lived in Georgetown and was an active member and president of the Georgetown Citizens Association and served on its Historic Preservation and Zoning (HPZ) Committee. Georgetown is a one square mile federally-mandated historic district, and all new construction and external renovations are reviewed by the HPZ. Through this experience, she has gained an appreciation of issues around historic preservation and their relationship to economic development in an urban setting.
Cheryl studied economics at Stanford and has advanced degrees in public policy and law from Harvard. She and her husband now live in the landmarked Scott Carpenter house at Aurora and Seventh Street in the University Hill neighborhood.
Linda Haertling grew up in Boulder. Her day job is as a speech pathologist for the Adams County School District, but her passions are music/singing and art and modern architecture.
Linda has served on the boards of the CU Art Museum, the Museum of Boulder, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and on Boulder’s Arts Commission. She’s been an intrepid volunteer on several Historic Boulder house tours, and helped secure houses for The Month of Modern 2018 Haertling tour and helped with the 2019 Papachristou tour.
Michael Matts has spent his 36-plus year career as a preservationist. For 15-years he worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, first as a field representative for an eight-state region based in Denver and then as the Director of Programs for eight Midwest states.
As a Principal and Director of Historic Preservation and Planning at Gray and Pape, Inc., Cincinnati, he managed a wide array of large preservation projects and started his own consulting firm in 2014. Michael first came to Boulder to work at the Colorado Chautauqua as the Director of Cultural Resources and Development before returning to his consulting practice. He and his wife live in Longmont.
Sue has lived in Boulder since 1976 and is an avid hiker, biker, skier and history buff. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering. She is Senior Vice President at CDM Smith, a global engineering firm that specializes in municipal water infrastructure. As the firm’s Water Resources Practice Leader, Sue has specialized in long range water supply planning projects at the state and local levels. She is expert in working with large stakeholder groups to achieve consensus and is very familiar with the inner workings of government at multiple levels.
Sue has volunteered and attended many Historic Boulder events and is passionate about historic preservation. She firmly believes that in order to know who we are today we need to understand how we got here.
Darcy is a small business owner and photographer who has been in the area since attending CU in the 1980”s. She is fluent in Spanish and studied in Madrid for a year. She has a teaching degree and has taught secondary education in the BVSD schools. She has always had a passion for old buildings.
Darcy’s first experience with Historic Boulder was working under Betty Chronic years ago, when Betty was at the helm of Historic Boulder. Betty taught her that every era will be “old” sometime, so it’s best to think ahead and get things done now. In addition to her career as a history teacher, she has enjoyed volunteering for historic preservation causes for many years. She was an intern for the Boulder Historical Society. Her main love is keeping the feel of town’s the same and preserving what (little) we have left. She is an ardent and unwavering supporter of historic preservation.
Steve Wallace is a longtime member and supporter of Historic Boulder. For more than 30 years he lived in an historic house in the Whittier neighborhood and is a stalwart supporter of neighborhood and Historic Boulder events. He recently moved to a condominium, but is still in the Whittier neighborhood.
Steve was an owner and managing partner of the Boulder Inn, a Best Western property. He served as a director of the National Best Western organization, and locally is (and has been) the president of Boulder’s Hotel/Motel Association, is (and has been) on the city’s Liquor Board and has been a member of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This dapper gentleman is Len Segel, Historic Boulder’s new Executive Director. Often seen at HBI events channeling ghosts from the past, he is a multi-talented fellow.
He is an architect, having earned his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Over his 40 year career he has achieved a wide perspective, working in design offices in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York and Colorado. He’s taught at CU and served on the boards of the Museum of Boulder, the Urban Land Institute, the Modern Architecture Preservation League of Colorado and, of course, Historic Boulder. Len co-authored the “Historic Context and Survey of Modern Architecture in Boulder” and he knows more about modern architecture here than just about anyone.
He and his wife Rachel renovated their home in the Mapleton Hill Historic District and have enjoyed the qualities of that neighborhood for many years. In Len, we believe we’ve found Historic Boulder’s perfect match.
Melanie Julian Muckle served on Historic Boulder’s Board for six years (two years as Treasurer) until she was term limited in 2021. These days she serves as HBI’s bookkeeper, membership chair, database manager, tech assistant, event planner and “just about anything that needs doing” person. She grew up in Boulder (Arapahoe, Douglass, Platt, Fairview), has a BA in Human Biology from Stanford and a JD from the University of Michigan. She practiced law in both the public and private sectors, including plaintiff’s environmental (oil spill) litigation in Alaska.
Melanie and her husband Bob live in Louisville where she was elected to the city’s Charter Commission in 2000. There she fought hard to get a plank in the Charter creating a Historic Preservation Commission, helped draft Louisville’s preservation ordinance and served on the first Commission. She campaigned successfully for the town’s Historic Preservation Tax, as well as for local candidates who understand the importance of saving old buildings.