East side of US Hwy 40, Fraser/Winter Park Area
Director Since 2019
Kristen Taddonio started her career at the Energy Star program, which has helped families and businesses save over $360 billion on utility bills since 1992. While there she worked on New Homes and later managed Energy Star Appliances, helping start the Emerging Technology awards and "Most Efficient" labels. Taddonio later joined the U.S. Department of Energy as a Team Lead in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While there, she worked with our nation’s National Labs to research and develop innovative energy efficiency technologies, and managed energy partnerships with our country's leading retail, commercial real estate, healthcare, and higher education sectors. She earned the Department’s “Energy Rockstar” Award in 2013 for her work to help businesses save money through energy efficiency. After moving to Grand County in 2015, she served on the Mountain Parks Electric Green Power Advisory Committee from 2016-2019. Taddonio studied Science & Technology Policy at George Washington University, earning a master's degree with honors in 2006. In 2016, she completed a grid-tied solar photovoltaic installation certificate from Solar Energy International. In her free time, she volunteers with Grid Alternatives (link is external), helping install solar panels for low-income families and military veterans to lower their electricity bills.
PO Box 1947
Fraser, Colorado 80442
West side of US Hwy 40, Fraser/Winter Park Area
Director Since 2022
An MPE member since 1982, Cray and his wife, Nina, live west of Fraser. Their two adult sons are in Denver and Bend, Oregon. Cray is a semi-retired consulting geologist specializing in ground water supply, water resources and water rights issues in Colorado.
PO Box 611
Fraser, CO 80442
Carl Trick II
Jackson County Area
Carl Trick II
Director Since 2006
Carl is a long-time resident in North Park. The ranch that Mr. Trick is president of has been an MPE member since the first lines were run in North Park. Carl is MPE's representative on the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Board.
PO Box 15
Cowdrey, CO 80434
Kremmling/Summit County Area
Western United Rep.
Director Since 2017
An MPE member since 1983, Mark worked 38 years for the USDA as a District Conservationist. Mark is a CSU graduate. Mark and his wife Audrey have two boys, Cody and Andy. Both sons are pursuing engineering degrees at CSU.
PO Box 9
Kremmling, CO 80459
Grand Lake Area
Mountain Parks Electric is now seeking letters of interest from qualified members living in District 5 to fill a recently vacated director seat. District 5 is generally described as the Grand Lake area and is identified in this map. A written description of the district boundaries is available at mpei.com/bylaws (see Article IV, Section 2).
Director qualifications include the following:
a. Each candidate for election to the Board shall be a member of the Cooperative and shall have his/her “main home” in the District for and in which the election is to be held, (as the term “main home” is defined by the Internal Revenue Service), and who shall have furnished the Cooperative with a written statement telling why the member wishes to run for election and that the member, if elected, can and will attend all meetings of the Board, subject only to unforeseen conditions beyond the control of the member, and meets or will meet the qualifications set forth in subparagraph (b) below.
b. To be eligible to become or remain Director, the person shall: (i) be a member of the Cooperative; (ii) receive electric service from the Cooperative at his or her “main home”; (iii) be able to actively participate in the management of the business and affairs of the Cooperative; (iv) not be employed by, substantially financially interested in, or represent the interests of a business in competition with the Cooperative; and (v) become NRECA certified as a director through course attendance within five (5) years of the election or appointment as a Director.
i. No more than two (2) Directors (other than a publicly elected government official) shall be permitted to serve concurrently who are either employees of, serve as a Director or trustee of, or act as a consultant to, the same organization. Employee means employment for at least 20 hours per week for 20 consecutive weeks.
ii. If a circumstance described in (i) arises after a Director is elected, the Director who obtains a relationship with an organization subsequent to the formation of a relationship with an organization subsequent to the formation of a relationship by other Directors shall be disqualified from serving.
Interested District 5 Mountain Parks Electric members should submit a letter of interest by January 27 to:
Mountain Parks Electric
ATTN: Liz McIntyre, Board President
PO Box 170
Granby, CO 80446
Hot Sulphur Springs and North Granby Area
Director Since 2016
Justin, his wife Gretta and two children live between Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs. Justin along with his family have owned and operated the Drowsy Water Guest Ranch for the past 40 years. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Denver.
South Granby Area
Director Since 2014
Liz first skied at Winter Park in 1984. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she was a member of the US Ski Team for many years, first as an athlete and later as a coach. Despite extensive travel she chose to return to this area and call it home.
She studied Colorado energy related issues through the Governor’s Energy Office Community Energy Coordinator program. She is self-employed and focuses on emerging opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy.