Meet the Board of Trustees

Town of South Fork Board of Trustees

Mayor

 Mayor Rodney Reed

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2022

mayor@southfork.org

Rodney Reed and his wife Joyceann bought a home and moved to South Fork in 2009 from East Texas. He was elected to the town board in 2012.  While serving as Mayor Pro Tem he was appointed Mayor by the board in 2017 when the previous Mayor moved. He was elected to the position in 2018.  He and Joyceann own Alpine Trails RV Park and Elk Country Jeep Rentals. His interests are fishing, hunting and grandkids. 

Trustee Schmidt

 Mayor Pro-Tem Tyler Schmidt

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2022

tschmidt@southfork.org

Tyler Schmidt moved to South Fork in 2016 in pursuit of a business opportunity.  In 2019 he was promoted to the Captain's position on South Fork Fire Rescue, and continues to develop his business in town.  Tyler is a 7th generation Southern Colorado Native, and has deep roots in the San Luis Valley and Huerfano County.  A veteran of both law enforcement and fire service, Tyler has spent most of his adult life in public service, with no plans to retire anytime soon.

Trustee Sparrow

 Trustee Sarah Sparrow

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2022

ssparrow@southfork.org

Sarah Stephens-Sparrow was born to residents of South Fork.  Sarah was raised in South Fork and graduated from Del Norte High School. Trustee Sparrow participated in Student Council in both middle and high school. Mrs. Sparrow has always been interested in politics and bettering her community through involvement in local organizations. After attending both Adams State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder she began working at Wolf Creek Ski Area. Sarah learned to ski at Wolf Creek at a very young age and also developed a love for South Fork and the surrounding outdoors in her childhood. Sarah and her husband, August (Augie) also born and raised in South Fork, love to ski, fish, hike, jeep and spend time with family.  Mrs. Sparrow believes her upbringing in such a beautiful and unique community should be available to future generations.  Sarah hopes that her involvement in town politics will help better the town and make South Fork a place that is sustainable and inviting to the younger generations and families.

Trustee Paterson

 Trustee Jim Patterson

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2022

jpatterson@southfork.org

My name is Jim Patterson. I moved to South Fork, Colorado from Plano, Texas in 2007. I retired at age 50 from Bank of America as Assistant Vice President. I love the small-town quiet living with the mountains, beautiful scenery, and wildlife. I enjoy the abundance of year-round recreation. Along with being on the board of trustees, I like helping the community and am presently EMT-I99 for South Fork Fire and Rescue. 

Trustee Cruse

 Trustee Michele Cruse

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2024

mcruse@southfork.org

My passion for South Fork began in the 1980’s. Winter skiing and summer hiking introduced me to our wonderful area. In 1997 I was fortunate to find a cabin in South Fork. In 2017 after working in education for 25 years and in private business for 15, I retired here to enjoy our mountains, our scenery, our seasons and our town full time. I serve on the South Fork Town Board because I want the best for our town. As a tourist town we welcome and embrace our visitors. We provide extraordinary opportunities for outdoor activities and support our businesses in their endeavors to provide for both full time residents and seasonal tourists. Small tourist towns face unique opportunities in terms of infrastructure and community services. Our town strives to meet these needs while considering the desires of our citizens and the future prosperity of South Fork. I look forward to continuing to work for our community.

Rick Morgan

 Trustee Rick Morgan

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2024

rmorgan@southfork.org

My wife JoAnne and I moved from Broomfield, CO to South Fork in 2018. For several years we had traveled the US in our RV and could have lived anywhere but it was South Fork that we chose to make our home. We love living in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado, the small town values, and the friendly independent spirit of South Fork. 

Trustee Stickens

 Trustee Kevin Stickens

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2024

kstickens@southfork.org

Kevin Stickens, owner of Grandview Cabins & RV Resort.  Our family moved to South Fork June of 2017 after deciding the big city was no longer for us and it was time for us to get back to our small town roots.  My favorite thing about South Fork is the location and access to all my hobbies such as ATV trails, hiking trails, hunting, fishing, and skiing.  Also, we are thankful to the friendly people who have welcomed us to this community.  I enjoy volunteering my time helping with the Friends of South Fork, logger days, chili cook off, dog sled races, community Easter egg hunt, and whatever else the town might need help with.  I believe in community and I am looking forward to serving the town of South Fork for the next several years.