Board of Directors

The TMVOA Board Of Directors is comprised of seven members of which two are residential directors serving alternating two-year terms, one is a lodging director serving a two-year term which expires at the end of odd numbered years, one is a commercial director serving a two-year term which expires at the end of even numbered years and the remaining three are mountain special appointments by TSG with no term limits.

Class A – Residential

Tim Kunda


Tim spent his career in the alcohol beverage industry, owning and operating several businesses with his brothers, including a wholesale distribution business, a beer/wine/spirits importing company and a retail beer store. His areas of expertise are finance and technology. He and his family (wife Susie, daughters Madeleine (24), and Olivia (22)) belong to the Telluride Ski and Golf club where they can often be found on the course or on the slopes, Tim’s two favorite pastimes. They also own a home in Naples, Florida. He feels truly welcomed into this warm, wonderful and beautiful community and would like to participate in the effort to preserve and protect this place that he so dearly loves by serving on the TMVOA Board.

Mr. Kunda was elected to the TMVOA Board in December 2016, re-elected in December 2018 & again in 2020, and his two-year term will last through December 2022.


Jim Royer


Jim Royer and his wife Carol first visited Telluride in 1983 and returned every year realizing that this was a unique and special place. They bought land in Mountain Village on Benchmark Drive in 1992 and built their home in 2002. Jim has been active in local Mountain Village issues and was very active in working on the Mountain Village Comprehensive Plan with residents and the Town Council. Jim has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. He was Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of AECOM Technology Corp. when he retired in 2011. AECOM is a global engineering, architecture, and program management company. Jim looks to bring his engineering and development expertise to TMVOA in dealing with the continued development of Mountain Village to ensure that it continues to be a unique and special place.

Mr. Royer has served on the TMVOA Board of Directors since December 2015 and was re-elected to the TMVOA Board in December 2017 & 2019. His current two-year term will last through December 2021.


Class B – Lodging

John Volponi


John has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, specializing in unique and special resort locations including Colorado, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the Eastern Shore. As the leader of the opening team for what was then Capella Telluride, John is familiar with Mountain Village and its unique and special characteristics. Now with Auberge Resorts, John has regional responsibilities for Auberge’s mountain resorts, including The Madeline.

John previously served on the TMVOA board in 2009-2011 and was appointed by the TMVOA Board of Directors as per the Bylaws by unanimous consent on August 5, 2020 and verified at the September 16, 2020 Board of Directors meeting. The Board appointed him to fill a vacancy and he will serve the remainder of the lodging term through December 2021. The next lodging seat election will take place at the end of 2021 for the 2022-2023 term.

Class C – Commercial

Abbott Smith


After graduating from the Lubar School of Business at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Abbott spent his winters on the Freeride World Tour, amassing a world ranking with several podiums with a coveted sickbird award. The 2006-2007 winter season was his first to home base out of Telluride, ultimately moving to Mountain Village in 2010. The proximity and serenity is what drove him to ultimately purchase his own home with his wife, Joanna, in 2013 in the Meadows. His pro Mountain Village mentality is also why he chose to bring the Tasting Room for his Business, the Telluride Distilling Company, to Mountain Village. He regularly attends Merchant Meetings and serves on the board for the Mountain Village Promotional Association.

Mr. Smith was elected to the TMVOA Board of Directors in the 2020 election and his two-year term will last through December 2022.


Class D – Mountain Special Member Appointments (no term limits)

Chad Horning


Jeff Proteau


Jeff Proteau has worked at the Telluride Ski & Golf Resort for over 25 years.  In his role as Vice President of Operations and Planning he oversees the day to day operations of the ski area operations and the planning and implementation of mountain improvement projects.  He served several years as the Vice President of Planning and Environmental affairs where his skills were utilized to acquire approvals and implement the ski area expansion into Prospect and Palmyra Basins.  Jeff has served as the Chairman of both the Mountain Village Owners Association and the Mountain Village Design Review Board and also served as President of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club.  Prior to his work in the ski industry, Jeff was leading a Design/Build department for a Landscape and reclamation contractor in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  He is an avid skier, fly fisherman, and backcountry enthusiast.


Tom Richards


Tom Richards has been with Telluride Ski & Golf for 18 years, and has served as CFO for the last 6 years, overseeing Accounting/Finance, Information Systems and Skier Service Sales. He has a hospitality background with Westin Hotels & Resorts, and is a graduate of the School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver. In addition to his tenure with Westin, Tom has held various management positions in Breckenridge, Snowmass and served as Senior Accountant with Booth Creek Ski Holdings in Truckee, CA. Tom holds an MBA/Masters in Finance from the University of Colorado. In his free time he loves to ski, travel, and has a passion for collecting and playing guitars.


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