Chris Nesset: Chief Executive Officer
Denver, CO – Conservation leader Chris Nesset has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Nesset, who brings over 25 years of nonprofit experience in volunteerism and conservation to this role, has held leadership roles with the Northwest Youth Corps, Montana Conservation Corps, Conservation Legacy and the Pacific Science Center.
Throughout her career in environmental stewardship, Nesset has honed her skills in developing innovative partnerships, strategic planning to support organizational growth and relevancy, and nonprofit management. She was recognized as a Together Green Audubon Fellow and has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Youth Corps Association, Continental Divide Trail Alliance, and the Wilderness Recreation Partnership.
Nesset’s long career in conservation began in part at VOC, when she volunteered to help build the walking trail in Denver’s Washington Park. Since that experience in 1995, she has had the opportunity to work with many organizations that bring volunteers to address pressing community and conservation needs across the West.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's leading outdoor stewardship organization. Each year, VOC engages thousands of people, providing a volunteer workforce for recreation and ecosystem restoration projects in partnership with land management agencies, nonprofits, and community groups. These volunteer projects take place in every corner of Colorado. Over the decades, VOC has grown beyond its boots on the ground projects within Colorado’s borders to help other organizations launch and build their own volunteer stewardship programs. As an industry leader, VOC inspires everyone to find their place in caring for the outdoors.