The Leadership Team

We are inspired every day by our participants who have physical, cognitive and behavioral disabilities. Simply coming to work provides us all with a daily perspective on life and what is possible. People with disabilities who participate in therapeutic recreation and sports realize the depth of their abilities while improving overall health and well-being. They improve endurance, coordination and competitive skills, as well as build self-esteem and confidence. They become empowered.

We have witnessed so many inspiring moments:
Middle school students with autism who struggle with social skills, communication and repetitive behaviors, Nordic skiing independently in the NSCD’s program – motivated by a skill where they have fun and experience freedom.

A man, whose injury resulted in an amputation of one leg, finding the will to live by snowboarding with the NSCD. He said, “I was sitting in my La-Z-Boy chair with my leg propped up, and the next big event in my life was to die, which I thought about a lot.” He credits the grace and inspiration of an NSCD instructor and fellow amputee for empowering him to live.

Against all odds, our participants convey the potential for exceeding life’s boundaries and reaching new heights. It is crystal clear what the power in empowerment means.

Julie Taulman
President & CEO
[email protected]

Julie is an experienced leader with over 17 years in Executive Management roles in both the non-profit and corporate sector. She held leadership positions in the adaptive industry for over 12 years. Julie is considered a seasoned fundraising executive with expertise in individual donors, corporate sponsorships, grant writing and capital campaigns. Julie’s most important role is Mom to her two boys, one of which is a NSCD athlete on the competition team.

Malinda Anderson
Director of Finance & Human Resources
(303) 285-9065

Malinda joined the NSCD in 2019. She has over 25 years of experience with nonprofit leadership in accounting, finance, operations, programs and fundraising. Malinda brings comprehensive executive level non-profit leadership and management.

Diane Eustace
Operations and Communications Director
(303) 285-9067

Diane joined the NSCD in January 2012. She has 20 years of marketing experience in branding, PR, and social media with a variety of Colorado companies. Diane brings together our brand, events and programs in Winter Park and the Front Range under a common marketing theme. Diane also leads the operations team for the NSCD.

Erik Petersen
Competition Center Director
(970) 726-1548

Erik has trained more than 300 athletes in his time at the NSCD. He has more than 30 years’ experience in competitive ski racing and is a seven-time All American in Alpine Skiing. Currently, Erik is an International Paralympic Committee member as Head of Competition for North America and a member of Adaptive Sports Committee USA.


NSCD Board of Trustees

Rich Karlis, Chair Small Business Owner Fred Peyerl, Vice Chair Alpine Media
Andrew Wilson, Treasurer Stantec Sarah M. Mercer, Secretary Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLC
Liz Agostin Winter Park Resort Todd Antoniuk Allstate Financial Services, LLC
Molly Cuffe W.L. Gore Sandy Dukat Adaptive Spirit
Jim Johnson Ascent Wealth Partners, LLC Joe Johnson Quorum Prosthetics
Kristi Lamar Deloitte Consulting Rian Morrissey Sindrich & Associates
Andrew Ostrognai Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dana Polonsky Craig Hospital
Adrienne Rivera Raytheon Technologies Lisa Contillo Robb Connessione Consulting
Ruth Rohs IMA Foundation Karen Sanford Alterra Mountain Corporation
Charles (Chuck) Stout D.B. Root & Company Paul Tarell Gaia, INC.
Justin Webster Denver Broncos Jarvie Worcester Trammel Crow Residential

NSCD Emeritus Board of Trustees

John Beake John Beeble
Peter Boyles Pat Cortez
Tom Cox Gary DeFrange
Larry DiPasquale Joe Ellis
Don Marshall Steve Shapiro
Dean Singleton Stockton Baker
Mary Kay

NSCD Young Professionals

Rian Morrisey, Young Professionals Chair Sindrich & Associates Brad Baugh Stout
Sean  Connors Deloitte LLP Ben Eagleton Mammut North America
Brodie Kime Web Development Nicki Eustace Beacon Hill Technologies
Daniel Flesher Slalom Alex Fullerton IMA, INC.
Sarah Heinen Springs Wealth Group Garrett Howhannesian Forum Investment Group
Olivia Kowalkowski Beacon Hill Corporate Recruiting Ken McGee Colliers Design
Nicholas Nasharr Colliers Industrial Emily Norcross Corporate Strategist
Rachel Potter Optiv Cyber Security Jack Sanders JLL
Evan Segal Deloitte Consulting Joe Sieben CADflow
John Whitney Deloitte LLP Liz Zeile UV Concepts
Alejandro Brown i70 Things Elizabeth Wylie
Collin Sawyer