Board of Directors

The Gilpin County Senior Living Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers with extensive history in the community who bring a broad range of expertise.

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Board Members on building site with guests

Rob Sawyer, President

Rob has over twenty years of experience in the planning, development, and funding of non-profits. He was the Executive Director of Colorado Community Action Association for ten years and helped start two new 501(c)(3) non-profits during his tenure. Rob was on the Eagles’ Nest Early Learning Center Board of Directors for 10 years, and President of the Board for 7 of those. As President, he over saw renovations and new construction for the Center, helping it become a “green” building, while managing to keep the Center on budget.

Craig Holmes, Treasurer

Craig has worked in the retail convenience store industry for 34 years. He is Zone Manager, Colorado West at CST Brands, overseeing the operation of 84 stores in Colorado and New Mexico. Craig has been the Board of Education President for Gilpin County School RE-1 for the past four years and has served on the board for six years total. He also serves as an eight-year member of the Gilpin Education Foundation Board, currently serving as its president. Mr. Holmes has also served on the Gilpin County Little League Board. He is an officer in the Central City Elks 557 and a member of the Daylight Masonic Lodge in Wolforth, Texas.

Ardetta Robertson, Secretary

Ardetta worked in the banking industry before moving to Gilpin County in 1979.  Prior to the establishment of Eagles’ Nest Early Learning Center, she served on the Gilpin County Recreation Board and developed programs for child care in the County. She also served on the  Eagles’ Nest Board for many years. She now serves on the on the Gilpin County Extension Advisory Committee where she was president and currently serves as secretary. Adretta has been a 4-H leader and helped start a club for Gilpin County.  Ardetta has been very involved in the parent associations at the Gilpin County School, where she also worked for 23 years.  She currently works at the Gilpin County Treasurer’s office and owns a home bakery business.  She has an Associates Degree from the National College of Business.

Steve Boulter

Steve has operated a family-owned Brewpub and Casino, Dostal Alley, in Central City, which holds the oldest gaming license in the State of Colorado. He is a member to the Board of Education for the Gilpin County RE-1 School District. He has also been a Mountain Youth Football Board member for the last 10 years, serving as president for the past four years. Steve sits on the Board of Directors for Gilpin County Little League and on the Board of Directors for the Central City Business Improvement District.  Mr. Boulter is a 24-year member of Central City Elk’s Lodge 557.

Jeanne Nicholson

Jeanne served as Colorado State Senator for District 16 from 2011-2014. During her tenure as Senator she sponsored and passed over 65 Bills and served on several committees including Local Government, Appropriations, Education, Legislative Council, Health and Human Services, and Judiciary. Jeanne has lived in Gilpin, CO for over 35 years. She has been extremely active in her support of child, family, community and education based initiatives and programs both politically and personally for many years. She has also served as Gilpin County Commissioner. She holds Master’s degree from the University of Colorado is in Community Health Nursing.

Sandy Hollingsworth

Sandy is a Social Worker in Gerontology (SW-G) graduating from the University of Iowa. She worked for the City of Boulder Senior Services as the Senior Resources Manager and the city Housing Authority for a combined 25 years. She served on many non-profit boards and started programs focused on seniors, Veterans, and family caregivers. Sandy served multiple years on the Gilpin County Extension Advisory Committee and Greater Rollinsville Community Association Board. She has been a Gilpin County Master Gardener for 20 years. She revived the Gilpin Food Bank Garden and volunteers there, plus with High Country Auxiliary, and Nederland Area Seniors. She and her husband have lived in Gilpin County for 21 years.

John Pineau

After founding his law firm, Mr. Pineau has practiced in Gilpin County and throughout Colorado for 25 years as a trial lawyer focusing on criminal defense, civil rights, victims of crime, and personal injury cases. He is currently the Chair of the Gilpin County Bar Association. Mr. Pineau was appointed by the Governor, Attorney General, and Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court to the Judicial Nominating Commission. He is the recipient of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s Gideon Award (protecting children). He is a trial advocacy instructor at the University of Colorado and University of Denver law schools.

The Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. They meet in the Gilpin County School Board room and the public is welcome to attend.