Staff & Board of Directors
Sara Loflin, Executive Director
Sara Loflin transitioned to the LOGIC Executive Director roll in September, 2015 after serving for 18 months as the State Director for Clean Water Action. She has spent the last 13 years working across Colorado to elevate the voices of Coloradans across the state on initiatives including from voting and civic engagement, health care, the environment, lands protections and oil and gas initiatives. Sara has led multiple political campaign and issue advocacy efforts as a campaign manager, a community organizer, a political director, an outreach director and a state director. Sara has served as a Program Manager at the Western Conservation Foundation, an Outreach Director for the State Senate, and as the Field Director for America Votes.
Sara holds a degree in International Relations and History from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Sara has served on multiple Colorado non-profit boards. She lives in Lafayette with her husband Brian and her dog, Hannah. When Sara is not working, she spends her spare time running, playing tennis, snowboarding, cooking, and enjoying the best of the Colorado outdoors.
Board of Directors
Jim Ramey, Board Member, Denver
Jim serves as Outreach Coordinator for The Wilderness Society’s Energy and Climate Campaign. In this role, he works to build political support in western states for energy policy reform. Prior to joining TWS, Jim was Executive Director of Citizens for a Healthy Community, a grassroots group in Western Colorado that works on oil and gas issues on public lands. Jim received his Master’s in Public Administration from The Ohio State University and his BA in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati. In his spare time, Jim enjoys photography, home-brewing, hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding with his wife Lindsey and their dog Crackers.
Leslie Robinson, Board Member, Rifle
After graduating from Colorado State University, moved to the Glenwood Springs/Rifle area and began a career in journalism that spanned over 25 years. She was a key management leader in the start-up of five different publications. Robinson led United Way of Garfield County and was involved with other human services non-profit agencies and causes throughout. As a board member or chair, she helped guide several economic development, social, and political organizations, including second-vice chair of the state Democratic Party. In 1996, Leslie ran for Garfield County Commissioner. Leslie has been actively working on oil-and-gas policies and in politics since the Oil Shale Boom and Bust in the early 1980s. She has been involved with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rule making processes for almost a decade. Leslie currently serves as chair of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance and is excited to serve on the LOGIC board of directors, noting that “individually, our citizen groups serve our communities well, but a statewide organization is needed to bind our voices together so we can be heard above the din of the industry’s paid lobbyists and PR campaigns.”
Pete Kolbenschlag, Mountain West Strategies
Pete Kolbenschlag lives in Paonia in Delta County and is a long-time public lands, conservation and climate activist. In 2007 Pete founded Mountain West Strategies, a strategic and campaign consulting company. In that capacity he has helped lead public lands, climate and other campaigns including community-based efforts around oil and gas development. Prior to founding his current company Pete served for nine years as the Western Slope Field Director with Colorado Environmental Coalition (now Conservation Colorado). With CEC Pete helped develop and run several high profile conservation campaigns in western Colorado, including the Save Roan Plateau campaign and other public lands initiatives. More recently Pete is founder of the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance, a Colorado nonprofit organization uniting farm and food stakeholders for conservation advocacy and climate action.
Pete studied English and Communications at Western Kentucky University, receiving a BA in 1988 and moving west that month to work at a ski mountain among other pursuits. From 1995 until he served as the start-up director for the Utah Progress Network, until 1997. He moved to western Colorado that year to lead the Western Slope Office for the Colorado Environmental Coalition. In addition to serving on the boards of directors for Colorado LOGIC and the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance, Pete also serves on the board of the Friends of the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, a community-based nonprofit that owns and operates the town’s historic theater and helps bring knowledge, entertainment, and community to residents and visitors of the North Fork Valley.
Bill is an impacted Coloradan from Broomfield. In 2016, he discovered that he was facing being forced pooled. He cofounded the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, developed informational websites and online communities, and rallied his neighbors and the surrounding communities through education and activism to defend their rights. Bill helped launch the 301 ballot initiative to shape the future of oil and gas development in Broomfield. He is excited to serve on the LOGIC board of directors to help prepare, protect, and educate neighborhoods like Wildgrass as they face similar issues.
Bill is an information security leader that has dedicated his career to detecting and thwarting malicious threat actors. A problem solver, he brings together people and technology to find common sense solutions to mitigate risk.
When not working on oil and gas related issues, Bill fundraises for New Avenues for Youth, an organization that helps at risk and homeless children. He is also an avid beer enthusiast, volunteering for both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
Judy Cova Kelly was an educator in Michigan for 40 years, spending most of her career doing staff development for teachers. She presented at literacy conferences around the country and co-authored a professional book on test taking skills. She retired and moved to Colorado in 2013 to live close to her son and his family.
When Judy and her husband decided to move to Colorado, she thoroughly researched the area to avoid drilling close to her home. She knew Weld County had many, many wells and decided they wouldn’t move there. Instead, they bought a home in Broomfield in a retirement community. Unfortunately, since then Broomfield has approved 84 wells to be drilled within two miles of her home. Additionally, Weld County has approved another 30+ wells within 1.5 miles of her home.
As an impacted citizen, Judy helped to organize and co-chairs a neighborhood group of about 650 members, all residents of her neighborhood. She helps organize monthly meetings to keep everyone informed.
Judy also co-chaired the 301 ballot initiative in Broomfield. This amendment to the City Charter passed with 57% of the vote. It says the City must ensure that oil and gas development does not adversely impact the health and safety of its residents.
While working on oil and gas issues takes up much of her time, Judy still enjoys gardening, line dancing, and spending time with her grandsons. This is not how she envisioned her retirement years, but she is passionate about fighting large-scale residential drilling to protect Coloradans’ health and safety.