Meet the Board of Trustees

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Town of South Fork Board of Trustees

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Trustee Schmidt

 Mayor Tyler Schmidt

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2026

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.

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Trustee Sparrow

 Mayor Pro-Tem Sarah Sparrow

 4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2026

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 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.

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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.

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Trustee Jesse Entz

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2026

jentz@southfork.org

Jesse Entz, born and raised native of the South Fork area, is a wife and mom of two girls. She and her husband Matt are owners of Mountain Skillz, a business that has been in South Fork since 2012. Jesse and her family have an extreme love for our very own backyard, the Rio Grande National Forest. She and her husband (a 5th generation of the San Luis Valley) love raising their girls in the small community of South Fork. She enjoys homeschooling their girls while working side by side with her husband in their business. As a lifetime local and a business owner here in South Fork, Jesse is excited to have the opportunity to sit on the Board of Trustees and represent the town in helping it grow in the best way possible while keeping South Fork unique and special for generations to come. 

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Trustee Trisha Taylor

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2026

ttaylor@southfork.org

Trisha has resided in the Southwest Colorado area for 19 Years. Relocating from Vail. CO to South Fork, CO, Ms. Taylor became instantly immersed in the community as a Project Manager for a Construction Development CO on the Rio Grande Club Golf Course. Trisha found her way in the community by serving on the Headstart Board and South Fork Music Association Board.  Impressed with the surrounding beauty and active lifestyle Southwest Colorado has to offer, she had decided long ago to remain here and has never looked back. Trisha has spent the last 19 years in the Construction, Development and Property Management industries in the South Fork area. Her three children were raised here and 2 of them still reside in the area. Stella, 20, works at Wolf Creek Ski Area and Wolf Creek Anglers and Tessa attends Creede Schools. The oldest, Regnor, is serving our Country in the United States Navy. Trisha enjoys hiking, skiing, fly fishing and traveling. Trisha is honored to serve her community by sitting on the Board of Trustees for South Fork. She will use her life experiences here to honor this beautiful place she calls home.