Executive Board

Aspen Strong’s executive team is the backbone to our operations. They are strong advocates for mental health and their executive director. They intricately and voluntarily support the operations, programs and events, sustainability of finances and progress of goals to support Aspen Strong’s mission.  

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Leadership & Advisory Board

Aspen Strong’s Leadership & Advisory members believe in and advocate for Aspen Strong and our mission. They support a specific advisory position to meet the needs of our organization. They also provide financial support for long-term sustainability. They are advocates of mental health and Aspen Strong.  


In Remembrance


Carlin Brightwell

Aspen Strong Board 2017

Originally from Cincinnati, OH Carlin has called CO home for ten years. She manages the Emporium and Flying Circus. Carlin takes pride and passion for her love of the arts and the Aspen community. Carlin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her Aspen family. She is Aspen’s SUNSHINE!


Ryan Marcil

Aspen Strong Board 2016-2017

Ryan Marcil grew up in Vero Beach, Florida and attended Bucknell University where he studied psychology and played Division I Tennis. After working in the foreign exchange industry for two years in New York City, he decided to make a change and pursue his passions for the outdoors, athletics, and mental health.


Get Involved

If you are interested in being involved in the Aspen Strong Foundation at a board level, please email us.

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    "This was a very effective presentation and helped numerous employees connect to local resources and improve their mental hygiene. We will want to do it again," 2018 Workplace Partner

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    "In Aspen we spend so much time talking about and working on our physical and spiritual fitness, but for some reason we completely ignore our mental wellness. Its as if we believe mental illness is reserved for those far removed from us, as if we are too "fit" for that type of thing. I would argue there is a fine and precarious line between mental wellness and illness. It is our duty to all of the parts of ourselves to keep our minds strong. Aspen Strong aims to do just that through ensuring that valley wide there are resources available to each of us that assess and support our mental hygiene, our mental fitness and our mental wellness. We can't be well in our physical and spiritual realms if our mental selves are not part of the equation. We truly are as great as the sum of our parts."

    Lady Fuller, International Gifting Company

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    "Aspen Strong plays an essential role-- increasing awareness of community resources, decreasing stigma, and advocating for the most vulnerable.  Their annual symposium empowers professionals in the community, and their year-round efforts educate and connect people to mental health resources in order to reduce substance abuse, mental health crises, and suicide.  By focusing on mental health hygiene and emotional literacy, as well as supporting the front line professionals, and promoting connections and various resources, Aspen Strong’s commitment to health wellness is inspiring."  

    Tina Payne Bryson, PhD; Co-author of The Yes Brain, and bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline; Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection & The Play Strong Institute

  • Lawrence Altman, CBD Trading & ASF donor.

    I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!