Bob Formwalt was raised and educated in Southwest Colorado, completing his education in Business Administration at Fort Lewis College. Initiating his career in the banking industry, Formwalt rose through the ranks at Belgrade State Bank of Belgrade, Montana and Burns National Bank of Durango. Ultimately he served as Executive Vice President, with a focus on real estate and agricultural loans.
Formwalt’s involvement in Archuleta County includes service on the Upper San Juan Planning Commission, San Juan Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, Archuleta County Airport Board, San Juan National Forest Grazing Advisory Council, Archuleta County’s Weed and Pest Control District Board and the 208 Water Quality Control Council.
An Archuleta County Commissioner for 12 years, Formwalt’s volunteer experience also includes the San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Board, Colorado 208 Water Quality Control Board, Colorado State Soil Conservation Board, Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board, Colorado Abandoned Mine Lands Advisory Council, Colorado Job Training Job Partnership Board and Private Industry Council, Southwest Colorado Workforce Investment Board, Region 9 Economic Development District Board and Governor Romer’s Smart Growth Initiative.
Currently a rancher with his wife Jessie, Formwalt also serves part time as a commissioner for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. With LPEA, he is the Western United representative.
Contact Bob Formwalt: 970.264.2506 or JFormwalt@lpea.coop.
Mark Garcia has lived in Pagosa since 1994. He is a mechanical engineer and currently serves as the executive director for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. A consultant to local governments in southern Colorado, he was Pagosa Springs Town Manager, 2003-2008. He also served on the LPEA Round Up Foundation Board 2000-2004 and was president for three years.
Contact Mark Garcia: 970.398.0573 or MGarcia@lpea.coop
Bob Lynch is presently both a business management consultant and cattle rancher. Lynch is co-founder of QualTeam, Inc. of Atlanta, Denver and Pagosa Springs, as well as founder of the O’Neal Park Cattle Company in Pagosa. His involvements in Archuleta County include board or committee positions with the Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs, the Foundation for Archuleta County Education, Pagosa Springs Elementary School Accountability Committee and Upper San Juan Planning Commission.
Lynch is a member of the Round Up Foundation board.
Contact Bob Lynch: 970.749.4957 or BLynch@lpea.coop