Staff and Board of Directors

At Adaptive Sports Association, our dedicated staff and Board of Directors allows us to provide outstanding adaptive sports programs.

Ann Marie Beresford

Executive Director
annmarie@asadurango.com

Ann Marie came to ASA as an intern in the fall of 2006 after working at a summer camp for people with disabilities. She has worked at ASA as a volunteer, an intern, a staff instructor and as the program director. She is a commercial raft guide in both Colorado and Utah, a swift water rescue technician, has her wilderness first responder certification and is a Leave No Trace Trainer. When she is not at work she can be found making snow angels, playing in the mountains, chasing her dogs or tubing the river.

Klancy Nixon

Program Director
klancy@asadurango.com

Klancy started as a winter volunteer in 2015 and joined the ASA staff full-time the following spring. She is a commercial raft guide in Colorado and Utah, and has Wilderness First Responder, White Water Rescue Technician, and PSIA Alpine Level 1 certifications. She loves to ski, snowboard, hike, fish, play in the river, watch birds, laugh, and use her dog as a pillow.

Beth Gleason

Assistant Program Director
bethany@asadurango.com

Beth came from Denver, where she ran an Adventure Education program at a high school, guided backpacking trips, and coached rock climbing and mountain biking. After a brief year in Michigan as an arborist and tree climber, it was time to return to the mountains! She joined the ASA team in July 2017 as the assistant program director. Beth is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, has her professional teaching license, Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Level 1, and AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor certifications. When not at work, she can be found on her mountain bike or motorcycle, skiing, climbing trees, playing her guitar, crafting, or cooking.

Berrey Becton

Program Coordinator
berrey@asadurango.com

Berrey, an Adventure Education Major from Northwest Arkansas, came to Adaptive Sports the summer of 2017 as an intern and joined the staff team the following winter. When she is not working with Adaptive Sports she can be found paddling with her raft racing team the San Juan Sirens, riding her bike, or soaking in sun where ever she can find it. Berrey is Swiftwater Rescue Certified, Wilderness First Responder Certified, and is a Certified Instructor on the Lower Animas.

Taylor Irwin

Events and Development Coordinator
taylor@asadurango.com

Taylor joined the Adaptive Sports staff in the summer of 2019. She moved to Durango from Pittsburgh, PA where she was born and raised with her non-profit fundraising and marketing experience. When she isn’t working on events or at the ASA office, she enjoys stand-up comedy, hiking, reading, and paddle boarding.

Board of Directors

President

Kristin Smith

Vice President

David Hardy

Secretary

Lori Hendrick

Treasurer

Eric Beyler

Volunteer Representative

Carol Johnson

Board Member

Chris Farquar

Board Member

Sachiko Umbhau