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.
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.
Tim was elected to the TMVOA Board in December 2016, re-elected in December 2018, and his two-year term will last through December 2020.
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.
Jim was re-elected to the TMVOA Board in December 2017 and his two-year term will last through December 2019.
Jeffrey Badger was elected as the Class C – Commercial Representative in the 2014 Board of Directors Election. Jeff grew up working in his family’s ski shop in New Hampshire, and moved to Telluride in 2000 after a career in real estate. Jeffrey founded Siam Restaurants in Ridgway in 2005, and is the owner of the popular Thai restaurant Siam Telluride and the Asian seafood restaurant Siam’s Talay Grille located in the Inn at Lost Creek in Mountain Village. Jeffrey feels a strong desire to be involved in the future of Mountain Village and believes that his personal experience as a business owner will help him represent the interests of the merchant community. Jeff’s perception is that we need to build traffic in the village core and create an ambiance will keep customers in Mountain Village.
Jeffrey was elected to his third term in December 2018 which will last through December 2020.
Bill Jensen has enjoyed an influential career leading three of the most successful and recognized mountain resorts in North America. Previously, Bill Jensen served for six-and-a-half years as CEO of Intrawest, North America’s second largest ski resort company. At Intrawest, Jensen was responsible for the oversight of Whistler Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park, Stratton, Snowshoe, the company’s hospitality business, and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world’s largest heli-skiing company.
Prior to Intrawest, Jensen was an executive with Vail Resorts for 11 years, including two years as Chief Operating Officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort and nine years as Chief Operating Officer of Vail Mountain, where he also served as President of Vail Resorts Mountain Division.
Jensen’s extensive industry experience also included six years as President of three California ski resorts: Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Bear Mountain.
Bill Jensen is a Past Chairman of the National Ski Areas Association and the Colorado Tourism Office Board of Directors. He is a two-time recipient of the Colorado Ski Country USA Chairman’s Award and was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 2008. Throughout his career Jensen and his wife, Cheryl, have been active community leaders, serving on various boards and foundations in the communities in which they live and work.
“Coming to Telluride brings me full circle in my career, taking me back to the passion and excitement I first felt when I discovered my love for skiing and the mountains.” Added Jensen. “This shaped who I am today. Telluride is wonderful for what it is and for what it can become. A world-class mountain resort that is a great place to live and work.”
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 has been with Telluride Ski & Golf for 17 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.