Colorado Dream Hunts is managed and overseen by its Volunteer Board of Directors.

Spencer Nicholl

Spencer was born and raised in Colorado and started hunting with his dad at an early age. He has guided big game hunts in both Colorado and Alaska. He lives near Gunnison, CO with his wife Annette where they operate a non-profit ministry. Together they have hosted over a dozen disabled youth hunts over the years.

His favorite part of helping youth hunters is seeing the smile that only a dream hunt can bring to their faces. His favorite hunts include archery, elk hunting and mule deer. His favorite wild game to eat is elk tenderloins followed by strawberry/rhubarb pie!

Janel Green, CPA, CGMA

Janel Green serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of Colorado Dream Hunts and is a member of its Board of Directors.  Janel grew up in Western Colorado and shared a love for the outdoors and hunting with her dad from a young age until high school.  Janel was able to rekindle her love for hunting when she met her future husband John, an avid outdoorsman.  With John, Janel has been able to share many hunting adventures together and pay it forward to family, friends and to the next generation of friends.  It has been through these experiences that Janel sees how hunting has helped young people love the outdoors, develop communication and problem-solving skills and to persevere through challenges and struggles.  Janel is honored to be part of Colorado Dream Hunts as it gives young people that may never have a chance to hunt otherwise the opportunity to do just that.  Janel enjoys hunting turkey in the spring, elk during archery season and mule deer during the rut.  Janel welcomes the opportunity to cook with wild game, with her favorite meal being backstrap/tenderloin cooked in a cast iron skillet with butter, served with roasted potatoes and asparagus and enjoying peanut butter pie for dessert.

Professionally speaking, Janel has been an accounting and finance professional for over 20 years. She currently engages in freelance work that complements her realm of knowledge including being the CFO for a family office and their related businesses.  Janel and her husband John currently live on the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado with their Jack Russell Terrier, Jack.

Steve Warner

Steve has been involved in the lives of physically challenged youths for over 25 years. Tyler, his son, was born with cancer and cerebral palsy and through hope, perseverance and family support and he has overcome his significant challenges to lead a fulfilling and successful life.  Steve has been involved with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) as a ski instructor, Hunt of a Lifetime as the Director of Marketing and Sponsorships and numerous other organizations that have reached out to provide youth’s with opportunities to build their self-esteem. The chance to create Colorado Dream Hunts allows the physically challenged and seriously ill youth of Colorado to finally have a local organization where they can experience the grandeur of Colorado while making their hunting dreams come true.

Steve and his wife Kris split their time between living in the mountains of Tabernash Colorado and their home in Boulder County where they enjoy all things outdoors. Annual outdoor highlights include Archery elk hunting, guiding elk and mule deer hunts and fly fishing all year round.  Loving all wild game dishes, bacon wrapped tenderloin with a side of garlic mashed potatoes tops his list of favorite eats.

Shawn Ridgley

Shawn has been hunting the mountains of Colorado for over 20 years and loves chasing Elk with a bow during the month of September. Elk, Bear, Mule Deer and Turkeys are his favorite animals to chase. One of his greatest passions is sharing a hunting experience with someone and providing them a memory and experience that they will take with them forever. He looks forward to each Fall season and the opportunity for fellowship and new friendships made while enjoying God’s country. He has multiple years of experience of hunting with youth and physically challenged hunters of all ages, and is truly grateful to be a part of Colorado Dream Hunts and their mission.

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