UWP Board: Brad Wallis


Brad has been a consultant in financial reviews and conflict resolution for the National Park Service for 32 years, and is also a training corps member for the Association of Partners for Public Lands, where he assists with nonprofit financial reporting, board training and operational reviews. His favorite work was supporting education and science for public lands as executive director of Canyonlands Natural History Association in Moab, executive director of the Grand Canyon Association, and most recently, CEO of Pacific Historic Parks in Hawaii.

Brad chose to live in Ridgway due to the natural beauty and the proximity to the mountains. He owns a small design/build firm, BTB Construction & Consulting, which specializes in high efficiency structures.

He loves spending time outdoors, especially hiking and fly fishing. He and his wife Sue enjoy visiting his four children and twelve grandchildren. Brad’s hope is to instill in his family a love of the natural world and a desire to preserve and protect it.

In his view, water is the lifeblood of the American Southwest and we must learn to protect and preserve its quality to have any expectation for continued life in the this area. By participating on the UWP board, Brad hopes to effect some positive change in the condition of our threatened watershed. Having rafted down all the major watercourses in the west, he would like his volunteer work to provide his grandchildren with the same opportunity.